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Heart Disease and Regeneration: Insights from Development (X1)


Organizer(s) Vincent M. Christoffels, James F. Martin and Deborah L. Yelon
March 1—6, 2015
Copper Mountain Resort • Copper Mountain, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 4, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Dec 3, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 4, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 6, 2015

Sponsored by AstraZeneca and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals


Summary of Meeting:
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, affecting both children and adults. It is now clear that congenital heart defects result from disorders in developmental mechanisms of differentiation and morphogenesis and that these disorders are often the consequence of genetic variation. Moreover, there is increasing evidence that these same developmental mechanisms and genetic variations contribute to heart disease throughout life, and this understanding could be leveraged for regenerative therapies. This meeting will highlight new concepts in cardiovascular development, regeneration and repair and will emphasize common molecular mechanisms with therapeutic potential for cardiovascular regeneration. Sessions on the regulatory mechanisms of cardiac development, lineage specification, stem cell differentiation and proliferation will integrate current insights into the molecular mechanisms connecting patterning, morphogenesis, homeostasis and disease. Emerging technologies for genome editing and imaging will be discussed with the aim of facilitating new research directions and translational approaches. Overall, the goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers with expertise in cardiac development, molecular biology, stem cell biology, genetics and epigenetics to facilitate our understanding of heart development and homeostasis and to explore scientific directions and therapeutic approaches for the treatment of heart disease in children and adults.

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Scholarships/Awards

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

Sangita Choudhury
Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Jessica De Angelis
University of Queensland, Institute of Molecular Bioscience, Australia

Jesse Macadangdang
University of Washington, USA

Ahmed I. Mahmoud
Harvard University, USA

Michaela Patterson
University of Southern California, USA

Kelvin See
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Chi-Chung Wu
Ulm University, Germany

Fu-li Xiang
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA