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Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Development (X7)


Organizer(s) Benoit G. Bruneau, Brian L. Black and Margaret E. Buckingham
March 26—30, 2017
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 30, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Jan 11, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 30, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 26, 2017

Supported by the Directors' Fund


Summary of Meeting:
The heart is the first organ to form in the embryo, and its development and function is essential for life. Defects in heart formation result in congenital heart disease, which affects at least 1% of live births. The lessons learned from heart development are also critical for the development of strategies aimed at regenerating diseased adult hearts. This meeting will address advances in our understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms of heart development, with a view toward congenital heart disease and cardiac regeneration. It will bring together developmental biologists, cardiologists, geneticists and basic scientists from many disciplines to discuss current findings and to promote multi-disciplinary collaborations. The pairing with the Keystone Symposia meeting on “RNA-Based Approaches in Cardiovascular Disease” presents an opportunity to bridge exciting fields in cardiovascular biology.

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Scholarships/Awards

KS/ABRCMS Travel Award Recipients

T.M. Ayodele Adesanya
Ohio State University, USA

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Scholarship Recipients

Thomas J. Cahill
University of Oxford, UK

Anastasia Felker
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Yuxuan Guo
Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Grégory Lacraz
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands

Fabienne Lescroart
Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Alexander Mikryukov
University Health Network, Canada

Rangarajan Nadadur
University of Chicago, USA

Min Zhang
Shanghai Children's Medical Center, China