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11th Annual North American Section meeting of the International Academy of the Cardiovascular Sciences

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Organizing Committee

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Ali J. Marian, MD

Conference Chair
  • Professor of Molecular Medicine and Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Director, IMM-Center for Cardiovascular Genetics
  • James T. Willerson Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Research
  • McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX
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Joseph G. Rogers, MD

Conference Co-Chair
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • O’Quinn/Willerson Endowed Chair
  • The Texas Heart Institute
  • Houston, TX
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  • Distinguished Professor
  • University of Manitoba, Canada
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Scientific Committee

Scientific Advisors

  • Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • John P. Cooke, MD, PhD
  • Priyatansh Gurha, PhD
  • Lorrie Kirshenbaum, PhD
  • James F. Martin, MD, PhD
  • Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD
  • Jagat Narula, MD, PhD
  • Mehdi Razavi, MD
  • Leila Rouhi, MD, PhD
  • Junichi Sadoshima, MD, PhD
  • Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, DPhil, FACC, FAHA
  • Xander H.T. Wehrens, MD, PhD
  • Darren Woodside, PhD
  • Yibin Wang, PhD

IACS NAS Council

  • Michael Czubryt, PhD - (President), Winnipeg, Canada
  • Buddhadeb Dawn, MD (President Elect), Las Vegas, US
  • Devendra K Agrawal, PhD - (Secretary General and Treasurer), Pomona, CA US
  • Rushita Bagchi, PhD - Little Rock, US
  • Ren-Ke Li, PhD - Toronto, Canada
  • Gary Lopaschuk, PhD - (Past President), Alberta, Canada
  • Tami A. Martino, PhD - Ontario, Canada
  • Ali J Marian, MD - Houston, US
  • Ravichandran Ramasamy, PhD - New York, US
  • Finosh G Thankam, PhD - Pomona, US
  • Suresh C. Tyagi, PhD - Louisville, US

IACS World

  • Grant Pierce, PhD (President) - Winnipeg, Canada
  • Andras Varro, MD, PhD (President Elect) - Szeged, Hungary

Scientific Program Snapshot

View the full agenda PDF
September 19, 2024

Sep 19, 2024

1 PM Onwards

Registration Starts

Venue TDB

Sep 19, 2024

4 PM Onwards

Sep 19, 2024

5.00 - 6.00 PM

Keynote Lectures

Sep 19, 2024

6.00 - 7.30 PM

Hors d'oeuvre & Beverages

Sep 19, 2024

7.30 - 9.00 PM

Reception Dinner

September 20, 2024

Sep 20, 2024

7 AM Onwards

Breakfast

For Embassy Suites Guests Only

Sep 20, 2024

8.00 - 8.50 AM

Sep 20, 2024

9.00 - 10.30 AM

Scientific Sessions 1-3

3 parallel sessions and 4 talks in each session.
Each speaker gets 20 minutes including a 15 min presentation and 3-4 minutes for Q&A

-- Coffee break --

Sep 20, 2024

10.45 - 12 PM

Scientific Sessions 4-6

Sep 20, 2024

12.00 - 1.30 PM

Lunch

Sep 20, 2024

1.30 - 3 PM

Scientific Sessions 7-9

-- Coffee break --

Sep 20, 2024

3.15 - 4.15 PM

Fire Side Chat 1 / Fire Side Chat 2

Sep 20, 2024

5.00 - 6 PM

Poster Presentation

30 -40 posters will be presented

September 21, 2024

Sep 21, 2024

7 AM Onwards

Breakfast

For Embassy Suites Guests Only

Sep 21, 2024

8.00 - 8.50 AM

Sep 21, 2024

9.00 - 10.30 AM

Scientific Sessions 10-12

3 parallel sessions and 4 talks in each session.
Each speaker gets 20 minutes including a 15 min presentation and 3-4 minutes for Q&A

-- Coffee break --

Sep 21, 2024

10.45 - 12 PM

Scientific Sessions 13-15

Sep 21, 2024

12.00 - 1.30 PM

Lunch

Sep 21, 2024

1.30 - 3 PM

Scientific Sessions 16-18

-- Coffee break --

Sep 21, 2024

3.15 - 4.15 PM

Scientific Writing and Grant Writing by Eminent Speakers

Sep 21, 2024

5.00 - 6 PM

Poster Presentation

30 -40 posters will be presented

Sep 21, 2024

6.30 PM Onwards

Awards and Gala Dinner

Event Registration and Membership

Can't attend 3 days? Register for any One Day at $150

Regular

$ 350
  • Before July 1, 2024
  • attendance to the scientific program
  • two lunch
  • reception dinner
  • awards gala dinner
  • coffee break
  • program booklet
  • conference badge

Student / Trainee / Staff

$ 200
  • Before July 1, 2024
  • attendance to the scientific program
  • two lunch
  • reception dinner
  • awards gala dinner
  • coffee break
  • program booklet
  • conference badge

Industry Participants

$ 650
  • Industry Attendees
  • attendance to the scientific program
  • two lunch
  • reception dinner
  • awards gala dinner
  • coffee break
  • program booklet
  • conference badge

Distinguished Speakers

Reza Ardehali, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA

  • Professor and Chief of Cardiology
  • J. S. Abercrombie Endowed Chair
  • Medicine-Cardiology
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, Texas United States
  • reza.ardehali@bcm.edu

John P. Cooke, MD, PhD

  • Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter and Carole Walter Looke
  • Presidential Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Research
  • Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Academic Institute
  • Full Member, Research Institute
  • Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration
  • Medical Director, Center for RNA Therapeutics
  • Houston Methodist
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • jpcooke@houstonmethodist.org

Thomas Cooper, M.D.

  • Professor of Pathology & Immunology
  • Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Professor Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • R. Clarence and Irene H. Fulbright Chair in Pathology
  • S. Donald Greenberg Chair in Pathology
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, Texas United States
  • tcooper@bcm.edu

Anita Deswal, M.D. MPH, MBBS

  • Chair, Department of Medicine/ Cardiology
  • Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Distinguished Chair
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Houston, TX
  • ADeswal@mdanderson.org
  • Priyatansh Gurha, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor,
  • Center for Cardiovascular Genetics
  • The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine,
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
  • 6770 Bertner Avenue, DAC950G, Houston, TX 77030
  • Priyatansh.Gurha@uth.tmc.edu

Priyatansh Gurha, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor,
  • Center for Cardiovascular Genetics
  • The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine,
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
  • Houston, TX 77030
  • Priyatansh.Gurha@uth.tmc.edu

Asa B. Gustafsson, Ph.D.

  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • University of California San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA,
  • abgustafsson@ucsd.edu

Joshua M. Hare, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.

  • Director, Donald Soffer Endowed Program in Regenerative Medicine
  • Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Medicine
  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Chief Science Officer
  • Senior Associate Dean for Experimental & Cellular Therapeutics
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI)
  • Miller School of Medicine
  • University of Miami, FL
  • jhare@miami.edu/li>

Bradford G. Hill, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cardiometabolic Science
  • Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Louisville
  • bradford.hill@louisville.edu

Jason Karch, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Integrated Physiology
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX
  • karch@bcm.edu

Lorrie Kirshenbaum, OM, PhD, FAHA, FIACS, FISHR, FFGTB, FCAHS

  • Naranjan Dhalla Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences,
  • Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre,
  • Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiology,
  • Head, Division of Cardiovascular Science and Disease,
  • Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pathophysiology, and
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine
  • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • LKirshenbaum@sbrc.ca

Gary D Lopaschuk, Ph.D.

  • Distinguished University Professor
  • Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • University of Alberta
  • Edmonton, Canada
  • gary.lopaschuk@ualberta.ca

Na Li, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Houston, TX
  • nal@bcm.edu

James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Vice Chairman/Professor
  • Vivian L. Smith Chair in Regenerative Medicine
  • Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX US
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Director
  • Cardiomyocyte Renewal Laboratory
  • Texas Heart Institute
  • jfmartin@bcm.edu

Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD

  • President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Director of the Division of Medical Genetics
  • Vice-Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine
  • McGovern Medical School
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Tamer Mahmoud Abdelfattah Mohamed, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Cardiac Regeneration
  • Department of Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston
  • u251513@bcm.edu

Sherif Nagueh, M.D.

  • Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
  • Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
  • Full Member, Research Institute
  • Houston Methodist
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Houston, TX
  • SNagueh@houstonmethodist.org

Vihang Narkar, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Cardiovascular Research
  • Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases
  • vihang.a.narkar@uth.tmc.edu

Emerson Perin, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Medical Director of The Texas Heart Institute
  • Director of the Center for Clinical Research
  • Director of the Stem Cell Center
  • Texas Heart Institute
  • Houston, Texas
  • eperin@texasheart.org

William Pu, M.D.

  • Aldo R. Castaneda Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Chair
  • Basic and Translational Cardiovascular Research
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston Children Hospital
  • william.pu@enders.tch.harvard.edu

Leila Rouhi, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Center for Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Institute of Molecule Medicine
  • UTHealth
  • Leila.Rouhi@uth.tmc.edu
  • Junichi Sadoshima, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Professor and Chairman
  • Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine:
  • 185 South Orange Ave.
  • Medical Science Building
  • Room I-543
  • Newark, NJ 07103
  • USA
  • sadoshju@njms.rutgers.edu

Junichi Sadoshima, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor and Chairman
  • Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine:
  • 185 South Orange Ave.
  • Medical Science Building
  • Room I-543
  • Newark, NJ 07103 USA
  • sadoshju@njms.rutgers.edu

Ying H. Shen, MD, PhD

  • Department of Surgery
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • One Baylor Plaza, BCM 390
  • Houston, TX
  • hyshen@bcm.edu

Yibin Wang, Ph.D.,

  • Professor and Director
  • Signature Program in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Senior Principal Investigator and Co-Director
  • Singhealth Duke-NUS National Heart Research Institute Singapore (NHRIS)
  • National Heart Centre
  • Singapore
  • yibinwang@Duke-nus.edu.sg
  • yibinwangcvmd@gmail.com

Xander Wehrens, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Department of Molecular Physiology
  • Juanita P. Quigley Endowed Chair in Cardiology
  • Director
  • Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, Texas
  • wehrens@bcm.edu

Darren Woodside, Ph.D.

  • Vice President for Research
  • Texas Heart Institute
  • DWoodside@texasheart.org

Jay Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Medicine and of Engineering
  • T. Michael and Gillian Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership
  • Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • jayzhang@uab.edu

2024 Named & Poster Awards

Named Awards

  • Naranjan Dhalla Award for Innovation in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Norman Alpert Award for Established Investigators in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Howard Morgan Award for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Research
  • Medal of Merit: This highest honor of the Academy is bestowed for outstanding Achievements in Cardiovascular Education and Research
  • Distinguished Service in Cardiovascular Science, Medicine & Surgery Award
  • Distinguished Leadership Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Aging Symposium Lecture; William Saunders Endowment for Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
  • Grant Pierce Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • James Willerson Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Makato Nagano Award for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Research
  • Jawahar (Jay) Mehta Award for Clinical Scientist
  • Amarjit Arneja Distinguished Lecture Award for Prevention of Heart Disease
  • Dennis B. McNamara Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Howard Morgan Award for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Research
  • Paul Ganguly Distinguished Lecture Award in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Gary Lopaschuk Graduate student award
  • Roberto Bolli Early Career Researcher Award

Poster Awards

  • Morris Karmazyn poster award (4)
  • Margaret Moffat poster award (4)

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