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Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Development
joint with RNA-Based Approaches in Cardiovascular Disease
Organizer(s): Benoit G. Bruneau, Brian L. Black and Margaret E. Buckingham
Date: March 26 - 30, 2017
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
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.
Scholarship Deadline: November 30 2016
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 30 2016
Abstract Deadline: January 11 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 26 2017
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bethyl Laboratories, Inc.March of Dimes Foundation, Grant No. 4-FY16-317
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Grant No. 1R13HL135924-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL135924-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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