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Molecular Biology of Cardiac Disease
joint with Cardiac Development and Congenital Heart Disease
Organizer(s): Jonathan G. Seidman and Christine E. Seidman
Date: March 07 - 12, 2004
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by The Director's Sponsor Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Modern technologies are identifying the molecular mechanisms leading to heart disease, a leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past several years, mutations leading to some forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, and congenital heart disease have been identified. The process of disease gene identification continues and we anticipate that new discoveries will be discussed at this meeting. Most of these disease gene identifications define steps in cardiac development or cardiac physiology. The identification of disease causing mutations leads to new challenges: How do these mutations cause disease? Does understanding the mechanisms that lead to disease lead to therapies? Bringing together cardiac physiologists, developmental biologists, human geneticists and cardiologists will allow interactions that should help address these questions.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 24 2003
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 7 2004
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Grant No. 1R13HL076493-01
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