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Molecular Pathways in Cardiac Development and Disease
joint with Integrative Basis of Cardiovascular Disease
Organizer(s): Kenneth R. Chien, Eric N. Olson and Ketty Schwartz
Date: January 22 - 27, 2007
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Over the past several years, it has become increasingly clear that converging biological pathways drive embryonic cardiovascular development and adult forms of human disease. The induction of embryonic gene programs has uncovered new molecular signals for cardiac disease and potential new therapeutic targets. Developmental defects in vasculogenesis and cardiovascular lineage specification have now been linked to cardiovascular diseases that present at the adult stage. Studies of cardiovascular stem cells underscore the value of insights derived from genetic pathways guiding formation of the distinct heart lineages to identify rare post-natal heart cells and the pathways that drive their formation, renewal, maturation and triggered differentiation into diverse cardiovascular cell lineages. In short, the barriers between development and disease in the cardiovascular setting are now largely erased. This meeting will highlight cutting edge work from a wide variety of investigators with expertise in diverse fields, ranging from pediatric to adult cardiology, developmental biology and physiology, and work in multiple model systems. The topics have been chosen to feature new approaches to mine disease genes, pathways, and therapeutic strategies by rigorous study of the developmental biology of the cardiovascular system.
Scholarship Deadline: September 22 2006
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 22 2006
Abstract Deadline: October 25 2006
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 22 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Grant No. 1R13HL087686-01
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