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Stanford University
July 22-25, 2024

Joyce Teng, D.V.M., M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

Edda Spiekerkoetter, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Joseph Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Radiology


Monday, July 22: Basic Vascular Biology and Recent Innovations
Topics will include:
Lineage tracing, scRNAseq, cell atlas, 3D imaging, Spatial transcriptomics and proteomics

Tuesday, July 23: Vascular Diseases and Disease Models
Topics will include:
Arteriovenous malformations in the lung, brain, skin, pulmonary hypertension, coronary arteries, capillary rarefaction in lung and heart, arteriosclerosis, interaction between the immune system and vasculature, abnormalities of the lymphatic system

Wednesday, July 24: From Biology to Therapy (Translational Research)
Topics will include:
iPSCs as disease models, in vitro disease systems, regenerative medicine, drug repurposing

Thursday, July 25: Turning Promising Research Ideas into Clinical Applications
Topics will include:
Investigator initiated trials, patent applications, gene therapy

Confirmed speakers include:
Vinicio de Jesus Perez, Stanford University
Mingxia Gu, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Kenzo Ichimura, Stanford University
Mark Krasnow, Stanford University
Maya Kumar, Stanford University
Marlene Rabinovitch, Stanford University
Kristy Red-Horse, Stanford University
Stanley Rockson, Stanford University
Edda Spiekerkoetter, Stanford University
Hua Su, University of California, San Francisco
Serena Tan, Stanford University
Joyce Teng, Stanford University
Avnesh Thakor, Stanford University
Rong Wang, University of California, San Francisco
Joseph Wu, Stanford University
Ke Yuan, Boston Children's Hospital
Adam Andruska, Stanford University
Brian Graham, UCSF

Registration for Vasculata 2024 is open.

Early Bird Registration Rates
(early bird ends on May 31)

Trainee (students and postdocs) members of NAVBO:  $165USD ($215 after May 31)

Non-member trainees: $245USD ($295USD after May 31)

All undergraduate students: $75USD ($100USD after May 31)

NAVBO Regular Members:  $425USD ($475USD after May 31)

Non-members who are faculty, PIs, etc.:   $525USD ($575USD after May 31)

There will be a $25 fee for workshops and wet labs.  Panel discussions on career development are free.

Consider joining NAVBO to save on your registration plus receive other benefits as well -

Special notice for students - if you identify with an underrepresented group in science (Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Indigenous Peoples of America/Native American, including Native Hawaiian and Alaskan, and LGBTQ+) join NAVBO for free through our Advancing Young Voices through Diversity and Inclusion Program.  Complete the membership application here:


Abstracts are due April 15 by 5:00pmEDT

The submission site is open.

When preparing your abstract:

  • Abstract Size and Limitations: Titles of abstracts are limited to 250 characters; the abstract text is limited to 2,000 characters (this number includes spaces and punctuation).
  • Format: Do not include authors’ names and affiliations within the abstract body. The name of your company or institution will appear as it does in the entry you create for authors.  Remember to add yourself as an author.
  • Enter institution names exactly the same for all authors from a single institution.
  • Enter complete information for all co-authors including their email addresses.
  • Do not include references, credits or grant support in your abstract; however, these should be acknowledged within your poster.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission. No proof pages will be sent to authors, but you can preview your abstract within the site for accuracy.
  • The presenter is responsible for expenses associated with the presentation of an abstract and attendance at the meeting (if you need financial assistance, apply for a scholarship).
  • Incomplete abstracts will be deleted on May 31, 2024.
  • All abstracts will be presented as Posters.

Topics for poster presentations are:

Cardiovascular Disease
Cell Biology
Organ Specific
Vascular Biology – Other

Submit your abstract

A number of scholarships will be available based on need and will cover at a minimum the registration and housing.

The deadline for applications is May 1.

Applications will be accepted online only through May 1.

Applications must include the following:

1) Responses to the four questions below. 

  • Please provide a summary of your project in layman's terms. Describe in 300 words, the disease or basic scientific question that you are investigating, the hypothesis, methods used, results and conclusions.
  • Where do you, the applicant, see yourself in five years?  Describe in 100 words. your professional goals and plans.
  • What is the main reason that we should select you for this scholarship? Describe in 100 words, any circumstances which the committee should be informed of to make their decision. 
  • How will you spend the money? Describe in 100 words, how you will use the scholarship money.  Be as specific as possible.

2) A letter from the applicant's supervisor/PI that

  • verifies your status within the lab/department (Be specific--3rd year graduate student; post doc in lab for two years, etc.)
  • confirms that there are little to no funds available for your trainee to attend Vasculata

3.) Applicant's CV

ALL documents should be in pdf format.

Be sure you have all supporting documents on hand when completing this form.    You will not be able to save and return to the form.

Check back here for descriptions of the workshops.

Vasculata 2024 is taking place at a conference center on the Stanford University Campus..

Additional information about the location of sessions will be posted here by March 2024

The organizers are currently confirming on campus housing.

We will compile a list of local restaurants and diners, and links to tourist sites to help you make the most of your trip to Stanford!


Registration will open soon.

Support Vasculata!
Contact Bernadette Englert

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL164033 from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). 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 by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.