This meeting will provide a forum for investigators and trainees from around the world to share and exchange ideas related to cutting edge research in vascular biology. The meeting is organized around four themes: Diseases, Cells and Vascular Beds, Cellular Processes, and Emerging Topics. With the help of a distinguished International Scientific Program Committee, a broad range of topics in each theme has been identified. Each session will feature two talks from internationally recognized experts and two short talks chosen from submitted abstracts. In addition to these sessions, the meeting will include plenary sessions and award lectures. Other features planned for the meeting include Meet the Professor Breakfasts, poster sessions, exhibit program, and career development sessions. Go to the meeting web site.
Vasculata is an intense four-day course introducing the basics of cardiovascular biology in context with the cutting edge of the impact of new approaches to our ability to treat the most common causes of human disease in our society.
Vasculata combines seminars, a self-teaching program and workshops to provide attendees with a unique learning experience in a field not covered in text books or even by courses in most universities.
This year's Vasculata will take place in Uppsala, Sweden with live broadcasts to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Both locations will have workshops and there will be a poster session in Philadelphia. Organizers are Christer Betsholtz (Uppsala University) and Mark Kahn (University of Pennsylvania).
A conference co-sponsored by NAVBO, the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) to be held at Northwestern University, will focus on the lymphatic system. The meeting is being organized by Jan Kitajewski, Columbia University; Guillermo Oliver, Northwestern University; William Repicci, LE&RN; Stanley Rockson, Stanford University and David Zawieja,Texas A&M Health Science Center. More information will be available soon.