Cardiac Development, Repair and Disease Modeling
Scientific Organizers: Sean M. Wu, Wolfram H. Zimmermann and Christine E. Seidman
Date: February 01 - 04, 2021
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Significant advances in recent years in understanding the mechanisms of cardiac development, function, and degeneration has led to a growing interest in identifying novel therapeutic agents that may help treat children and adult patients with cardiovascular diseases. Except in rare cases, however, therapies developed in cells and animal models have been met with significant challenges when translating into human. The goals of this meeting are to advance our understanding of the normal processes of heart formation and homeostatic function and how derangement in these processes lead to diseases and organ dysfunction. Since human cardiovascular tissues are difficult to obtain for experimental perturbation, this meeting will address the use of a spectrum of cells and engineered tissue models as well as small and large animal models of disease. It is anticipated that by bringing together scientists with diverse research backgrounds who employ different tools and technologies to address mechanisms of cardiomyocyte and vascular dysfunction, new approaches may be identified to uncover novel cardiovascular biology. Along with this, it is expected that innovative and molecularly targeted strategies to treat both rare and common cardiovascular diseases will be showcased at this meeting.
Registration opens in January 2020