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Atherosclerosis: Lessons Learned and Concepts Challenged (B2)

Scientific Organizers: Laura F. Michael, Gerard Pasterkamp and Sekar Kathiresan


February 4—8, 2018

Sagebrush Inn & Suites, Taos, New Mexico, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 5, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 5, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 7, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 7, 2017 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-B2 "Atherosclerosis: Lessons Learned and Concepts Challenged" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On October 5, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 5, 2017 until November 7, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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October 5, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 7, 2017 820.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After December 7, 2017 1020.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 7, 2017 595.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After December 7, 2017 795.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 5, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 7, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 5, 2017


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: November 7, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 5, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 7, 2017


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 4 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, February 8 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, February 9 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
George D. Yancopoulos, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA
The Impact of PCKS9 on Treating Atherosclerosis

09:00—11:15
The Natural History of Atherosclerotic Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Peter Libby, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Requiem of the Vulnerable Plaque, Challenging Current Concepts

Coffee Break

Sekar Kathiresan, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Inherited Basis for Myocardial Infarction

Gerard Pasterkamp, University Medical Center Utrech, Netherlands
Geno-Phenotyping of the Vulnerable Plaque and Patient

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Lipoprotein Risk Factors
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Kiran Musunuru, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Therapeutic Genome Editing as a Cure for Atherosclerosis

Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: New Insights from Epidemiology, Genetics and Biology

Daniel J. Rader, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Functionalizing HDL Cholesterol

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Chamisa Ballroom 2

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:00
Diabetes, Obesity and Atherosclerosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Ruth McPherson, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada
Is Obesity a Causal Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis?

Sudha B. Biddinger, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Beyond Hyperglycemia: Novel Mediators of Diabetes Associated Cardiovascular Disease

Coffee Break

Joerg Heeren, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Protective Role of Brown Adipose in Atherosclerosis Development

Laura F. Michael, Eli Lilly and Company, USA
Diabetes and Atherosclerosis: Anti-Diabetic Agents that Improve CV Outcomes

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
The Inflammation Hypothesis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Ziad Mallat, University of Cambridge, UK
Immune Modulation in Atherosclerosis

Jan Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden
Atheroprotective Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease: Therapeutic Opportunities and Challenges

Paul Ridker, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Anti-inflammatory Therapies for Chronic Atherosclerosis

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Chamisa Ballroom 2

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:00
The Milieu Exterieur
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
J. Mark Brown, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Diet, Gut Microbiota and Cholesterol Balance Influences Atherosclerosis

Seppo Yla-Herttuala, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Epigenetics of Atherosclerosis

Coffee Break

Robert E. Gerszten, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Translating Exercise into Reduced Atherosclerosis Burden

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Crosstalk Among Organs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Viktoria Gusarova, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, USA
Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Lilach O. Lerman, Mayo Clinic, USA
New Concepts in Atherosclerotic Renovascular Disease: Current Status

Joachim Herz, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Multitasking Therapeutics: Mutual Mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s Disease and Atherosclerosis

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Chamisa Ballroom 2

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:00
Models and Biomarkers for Atherosclerotic Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
Ana Isabel Ferreira-Barbosa†, Capillary Film Technology Ltd., UK
Lab on a Chip: An Intersection of Academic Research, Patient Characterization and the Commercial Market

Jacob Fog Bentzon, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Spain
Large Animal Models of Atherosclerosis - New Tools for Persistent Problems in Cardiovascular Research

Coffee Break

James K. Min, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Predicting the Future: Coronary CT Angiography

Katey Rayner, University of Ottawa Heart Institute / University of Ottawa, Canada
MicroRNA Regulation and Biomarkers of Atherosclerosis

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—18:45
Emerging Fields of Research
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
John J.P. Kastelein, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Emerging Therapies

Hester den Ruijter, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Salim Yusuf, McMaster University, Canada
How can we Reduce Premature CVD Globally in a Generation?

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/04/2018

Chamisa Ballroom 1
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Chamisa Ballroom 2

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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