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Overview of the Program

Opening Plenary Session
Sunday evening, October 30 at 6:30pm

Targeting Endothelial Cell Metabolism: Principles and Therapeutic Potential
Peter Carmeliet, University of Leuven

Inflammation and Atherothrombosis: A Clinical Investigator’s Perspective

Paul Ridker, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Presentation of the Travel Awards from NAVBO, JVBMO, Natur Communications and Edwards Life Science/UC Irvine

Followed by the

Welcome Reception Hosted by Kowa

Thematic Sessions
Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 2 from 8:00am to 6:00pm
Click a tab on the left or a header below for a list of speakers and their presentations within each track

Sponsored Sessions
Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 2 from 4:00am to 6:00pm
Symposia sponsored by Collaborating Societies and Exhibitor Showcases (Click here for the listing)

Poster Sessions
Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 2 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Poster topics will coincide with sessions in the thematic programming

Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 2 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Exhibits will be intermingled with posters.  Please visit them at any time, especially during breaks and lunch.

Eye-Opener Sessions for Trainees
Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 2 from 7:30am to 8:15am
Trainees pre-registered for Meet-the-Professor Breakfasts and Opportunities in Cardiovascular Research - see the listing.

Closing Plenary Session
Thursday morning, November 3 (conference will conclude 1:00pm)

Rethinking the Thrombotic Complications of Atherosclerosis
Peter Libby, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Earl P. Benditt Award Lecture:
Transcriptional Regulation of Endothelial Cell Plasticity in Health and Disease

Elisabetta Dejana, Uppsala University

Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology Lecture:
Reciprocal Regulation of the Vascular and Immune State in Distinct Tumor Niches

Gabriele Bergers, VIB - Vesalius Research Center, University of Leuven

Mechanisms of Vessel Maturation: Closing the Loop
Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois Chicago



Large vessel disease outside heart
Neurovascular disease
Pulmonary hypertension
Vascular malformations


Cells and Vascular Beds

Endothelial cells
Smooth muscle cells

*There will be at least two sessions on these topics 

Cellular Processes

*Angiogenesis and arteriogenesis
Extracellular matrix
Vascular remodeling
Lipid mediators


Emerging topics

New roles of lymphatics in
Drug discovery/gene therapy
*Stem cells
Tissue engineering
Transcription and epigenetics
Complexity and computational
New technologies


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