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

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Texas Heart Institute, UTHealth Houston, and The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS). The Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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
  • 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
Day 1: September 19, 2024

Venue: James T. Willerson, MD Symposium

Sep 19, 2024

2 PM

Registration - Day 1

Sep 19, 2024

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Welcome Comments

Ali J. Marian, MD, UTHealth; Joseph G. Rogers, MD, The Texas Heart Institute; and Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, UTHealth

Sep 19, 2024

4:15 – 4:25 PM

Presidential Address

Michael Czubryt, PhD, University of Manitoba

Sep 19, 2024

4:25 – 4:30 PM

Introduction of the Medal of Merit Award

Naranjan S. Dhalla, PhD, MD, DSc, University of Manitoba

Sep 19, 2024

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Medal of Merit Lecture

Eats to Beat: The Essence of Cardiac Metabolism

Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, DPhil, FACC, FAHA, UTHealth

Sep 19, 2024

5:00 – 5:15 PM

A Tribute to James T. Willerson, MD

Slide Show

James T. Willerson, MD Symposium

Chairs: Drs. Naranjan S. Dhalla, Joseph G. Rogers, and Ali J. Marian

Sep 19, 2024

5:15 – 5:45 PM

Mesenchymal Precursor Cells: A New Approach to the Treatment of Heart Failure

Emerson Perin, MD, PhD, The Texas Heart Institute

Sep 19, 2024

5:45 – 6:15 PM

Hippo Signaling in Heart Regeneration

James F. Martin, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine/The Texas Heart Institute

Sep 19, 2024

6:15 – 6:45 PM

Delivery of Therapeutic RNA to the Infarcted Heart

Robert J. Schwartz, PhD, University of Houston

Sep 19, 2024

6:45 – 9:00 PM

Reception and Dinner Buffet (Cooley Atrium)

Day 2: September 20, 2024

Session 1: ADVANCES IN CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCE
Venue: Cooley Auditorium

Sep 20, 2024

7 AM

Registration - Day 2 & Breakfast

Sep 20, 2024

8.00 - 8.25 AM

High Cardiac Fatty Acid Oxidation Rates Decrease Cardiac Efficiency in Heart Failure

Gary Lopaschuk, PhD, University of Alberta

Sep 20, 2024

8.25 - 8.50 AM

Senescence Cardiomyopathy

Junichi Sadoshima, MD, PhD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Sep 20, 2024

8.50 - 9.15 AM

Cardiac cell Therapy: Cumulative Evidence and Emerging Approaches

Buddhadeb Dawn, MD, University of Nevada

Sep 20, 2024

9.15 - 9.40 AM

Homocysteine and Related Compounds in Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research

Dragan M. Djuric, MD, MS, PhD, University of Belgrade

Sep 20, 2024

9.40 - 10 AM

Coffee Break / Exhibitor Hall


Session 2: THE JCA SYMPOSIUM
Venue: THI Library

Sep 20, 2024

8.00 - 8.25 AM

Endothelial Senescence: Mechanisms, Consequences and Potential Therapeutics

Lisa Lesniewski, PhD, University of Utah

Sep 20, 2024

8.25 - 8.50 AM

Epigenetic and Chromatin Regulation of Aging in Mammalian Stem Cells

Weiwei Dang, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

Sep 20, 2024

8.50 - 9.15 AM

Targeting the Circadian Clock in Disease and Aging

Zheng Chen, PhD, UTHealth

Sep 20, 2024

9.15 - 9.40 AM

Lecture 4: To Be Determined

Ronald DePinho, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sep 20, 2024

9.40 - 10 AM

Coffee Break / Exhibitor Hall


Session 3: NOVEL THERAPIES FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Venue: Cooley Auditorium

Sep 20, 2024

10.00 - 10.25 AM

The Promise of RNA Therapeutics for Cardiovascular Diseases

John P. Cooke, MD, PhD, Houston Methodist Hospital

Sep 20, 2024

10.25 - 10.50 AM

Update on Development of Genetically Identified Targets for the Treatment of Lipids and Atherosclerosis

Christie Ballantyne, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Sep 20, 2024

10.50 - 11.15 AM

Gene Editing for Lipid and Vascular Diseases

William Lagor, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

Sep 20, 2024

11.15 - 11.40 AM

Integrins as Therapeutic Targets in Cardiovascular Disease

Darren Woodside, PhD, The Texas Heart Institute

Sep 20, 2024

11.40 - 1 PM

Lunch / Exhibitor Hall


Session 4: CELL AND GENE THERAPY FOR HEART FAILURE
Venue: THI Library

Sep 20, 2024

10.00 - 10.25 AM

Cell Therapy for Heart Failure

Roberto Bolli, MD, DSc (Hon), University of Louisville

Sep 20, 2024

10.25 - 10.50 AM

Drawing the Roadmap for Forced Cell Cycle Induction in Cardiomyocytes

Tamer Mahmoud Abdelfattah Mohamed, PhD, MSc, Baylor College of Medicine

Sep 20, 2024

10.50 - 11.15 AM

Lecture 3: To Be Determined

Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA

Sep 20, 2024

11.15 - 11.40 AM

The Role of Endoglin in Cardiac Regeneration

Jop van Berlo, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota

Sep 20, 2024

11.40 - 1 PM

Lunch / Exhibitor Hall

 

Event Registration and Membership

Can’t attend 3 days? Please contact the CME office at cme@texasheart.org for one day prices.

Early

  • Before July 1, 2024
  • Physician - $350.00
  • Non-Physician - $350.00
  • Scientist - $350.00
  • Trainee - $150.00
  • Student - $150.00
  • Nurses - $200.00
  • Industry - $650.00

Late

  • After July 1, 2024
  • Physician - $400.00
  • Non-Physician - $400.00
  • Scientist - $400.00
  • Trainee - $150.00
  • Student - $150.00
  • Nurses - $250.00
  • Industry - $700.00

Onsite

  • Day of Conference
  • Physician - $450.00
  • Non-Physician - $450.00
  • Scientist - $450.00
  • Trainee - $175.00
  • Student - $175.00
  • Nurses - $275.00
  • Industry - $800.00

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Distinguished Speakers

Maha Abdellatif, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor and Vice Chair
  • Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Medicine
  • Rutgers Health
  • New Jersey Medical School

Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD, FAHA

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

Christie Mitchell Ballantyne, M.D.

  • Professor
  • J. S. Abercrombie Chair - Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research
  • Chief, Cardiovascular Research
  • Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
  • Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics
  • Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Director, The Maria and Alando J. Ballantyne, M.D. Atherosclerosis Clinical Research Laboratory
  • Director, Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention
  • Co-Director, Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic
  • Baylor College of Medicine

Jop van Berlo , MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Division
  • Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Program in Integrative Biology and Physiology
  • University of Minnesota Medical School

Roberto Bolli, MD, DSc (Hon)

  • Professor of Medicine and Physiology
  • Distinguished University Scholar
  • Legacy Foundation of Kentuckiana Distinguished Chair in Cardiology
  • Director, Institute of Molecular Cardiology
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
  • roberto.bolli@louisville.edu

Zheng Chen, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • McGovern Medical School
  • UTHealth, Houston, TX

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, Weil Cornell Medical College
  • jpcooke@houstonmethodist.org

Thomas Cooper, MD

  • 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, TX
  • tcooper@bcm.edu

Michael P. Czubryt, PhD, FCVS, FAHA, FIACS

  • Everett Chair in Fibrosis Research
  • Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba
  • St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
  • Winnipeg, Canada
  • mczubryt@sbrc.ca

Weiwei Dang, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX

Buddhadeb Dawn, M.D.

  • Professor and Chairman
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • buddha.dawn@unlv.edu

Anita Deswal, MBBS, MD, MPH

  • Chair, Department of Medicine/ Medicine-Cardiology
  • Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Distinguished Chair
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • ADeswal@mdanderson.org

Sanjiv Dhingra, PhD, FAHA, FIACS, FAPS

  • Professorship
  • Director, Canada Italy Tissue Engineering Program
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital Research
  • Regenerative Medicine Program
  • Associate Head Research- Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Biomedical Engineering Program
  • Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • sdhingra@sbrc.ca

Dragan M. Djuric, MD, MS, PhD, FIACS, FIUPS

  • Professor of Physiology and Chair/Founder, PhD Program in Physiological Sciences
  • Institute of Medical Physiology "Richard Burian"
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
  • str. Visegradska 26/2, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
  • dr_djuric@yahoo.com, dragan.djuric@med.bg.ac.rs

Mark Drazner, MD

  • Clinical Chief of Cardiology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • James M. Wooten Chair in Cardiology
  • UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Email: mark.drazner@utsouthwestern.edu

Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis, MD

  • Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx
  • New York, USA
  • nikolaos.frangogiannis@einsteinmed.edu

Priyatansh Gurha, PhD

  • 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
  • Priyatansh.Gurha@uth.tmc.edu

Asa B. Gustafsson, PhD

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

Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA

  • 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

Bradford G. Hill, PhD

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

Jason Karch, PhD

  • 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

Neil S. Kleiman, M.D.

  • Naranjan Dhalla Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences,
  • Professor of Cardiology
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Lois and Carl Davis Centennial Chair II
  • Program Director, Interventional Cardiology
  • Houston Methodist
  • Houston, TX

William R. Lagor, Ph.D.

  • Department of Integrative Physiology
  • Translat Biol & Mol Med Program
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX

Lisa A. Lesniewski, MA, Ph.D.

  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Division of Geriatrics
  • University of Utah
  • VA Medical Center‐SLC

Na Li, PhD

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

Gary D Lopaschuk, PhD

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

Douglas L. Mann, MD

  • Ada L Steininger Professor Cardiology Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology
  • John T. Milliken Department of Medicine
  • Washington University School of Medicine.
  • 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Email: dmann@wustl.edu

James F. Martin, MD, PhD

  • Vice Chairman/Professorship
  • Vivian L. Smith Chair in Regenerative Medicine
  • Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX US
  • 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
  • Dianna.M.Milewicz@uth.tmc.edu

Tamer Mahmoud Abdelfattah Mohamed, PhD

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

Sherif Nagueh, MD

  • 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, PhD

  • Professor, George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
  • Distinguished Professorship in Cardiovascular Research
  • Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • vihang.a.narkar@uth.tmc.edu

Camila H. Ochman-Mendez, MSc, PhD

  • Director, THI Biorepository and Cell Profiling Lab
  • Regenerative Medicine Research
  • Texas Heart Institute
  • 6770 Bertner Avenue
  • Houston, Texas USA
  • Email: cmendez@texasheart.org

Emerson Perin, MD, PhD

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

William Pu, MD

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

Mehdi Razavi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Cardiology
  • Director, Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX

Leila Rouhi, MD, PhD

  • Instructor
  • Center for Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Institute of Molecule Medicine, UTHealth
  • Leila.Rouhi@uth.tmc.edu

Junichi Sadoshima, MD, PhD

  • Professor and Chairman
  • Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
  • 185 South Orange Ave.
  • Medical Science Building, Rutgers
  • Newark, NJ
  • sadoshju@njms.rutgers.edu

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone
  • Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research
  • Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX
  • Philipp.Scherer@utsouthwestern.edu

Robert J. Schwartz, PhD

  • Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor
  • Department of Biology and Biochemistry
  • Science & Engineering Research Center
  • University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • rjschwartz@uh.edu

Ying H. Shen, MD, PhD

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

Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, FIACS

  • rofessor of Medicine
  • niversity of Texas Houston Medical School
  • 431 Fannin - MSB 1.246, Houston, TX
  • einrich.Taegtmeyer@uth.tmc.edu.

Rhian M Touyz MBBCh, PhD, FRCP, FRSE, FMedSci

  • Directrice exécutive et scientifique en chef
  • Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer
  • Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (IR-CUSM)
  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
  • Chaire Dr Phil Gold de médecine, Université McGill
  • Dr. Phil Gold Chair in Medicine, McGill University
  • Montréal, Québec, Canada, H4A 3J1
  • Rhian.touyz@mcgill.ca

Jun Wang, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • McGovern Medical School
  • UTHealth, Houston, TX

Yaxin Wang, PhD

  • Associate Investigator
  • Innovative Device & Engineering Applications
  • Texas Heart Institute

Yibin Wang, PhD

  • 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, MD

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

Darren Woodside, PhD

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

Lilei Zhang, M.D, Ph.D.

  • Department of Molecular & Human Genetics,
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX

2024 Named & Poster Awards

Nominations for the named awards by the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences are sought by the members of the academy and other cardiovascular scientists. These nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee and top candidates for each award are selected and submitted to the Council of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences for voting, and the candidates are selected for an award if received 75% or above YES from the Council.

Named Awards

  • Medal of Merit: This highest honor of the Academy is bestowed for outstanding Achievements in Cardiovascular Education and Research
  • Naranjan Dhalla Award for Innovation in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Howard Morgan Award for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Research
  • Distinguished Service in Cardiovascular Science, Medicine & Surgery Award
  • Distinguished Leadership Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • James Willerson Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • 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
  • Gary Lopaschuk Graduate Student award Oral Presentation session
    Graduate students, including clinical residents, are invited to submit abstract for oral presentations. The local scientific committee appointed by the Conference Chair(s) review all abstracts and select the top 4 abstracts for an oral session. Other abstracts that are not selected for oral presentation are assigned for poster presentation. The selected presenters are paid complimentary registration and 3-nights hotel accommodation and local hospitality. The appointed judges of this session listen each talk and select one presentation for the award.
  • Roberto Bolli Early Career Researcher Award
    The President of the IACS-North America section invites nominations from of early career researchers (including postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, research associates, and new faculty -within 3 years) for the selection of 4 oral presentation in this award session. All nominations are reviewed by the Council of the IACS-NAS, rank each nominee, and top 4 nominees are selected and invited to present their research work in an oral session at the annual meeting of the IACS-NAS. The selected presenters are paid complimentary registration and 3-nights hotel accommodation and local hospitality. The appointed judges of this session listen each talk and select one presentation for the award.
  • The Buddha Dawn Early Career Award Symposium
    The President of the IACS-North America section invites nominations from early career research investigators or faculty within 10 years of the faculty apointment for the selection of 4 oral presentation in this award symposium. All nominations are reviewed by the Council of the IACS-NAS, rank each nominee, and top 4 nominees are selected and invited to present their research work in an oral session at the annual meeting of the IACS-NAS. The selected presenters are paid complimentary registration and 3-nights hotel accommodation and local hospitality. The appointed judges of this session listen each talk and select one presentation for the award.
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (Winnipeg) Symposium on Women’s Heart Health
    The Secretary-general of the IACS-North America section invites nominations from the clinical and basic scientists in the area of Women’s Heart Health at different stages of career development for the selection of 4 oral presentation in this symposium. All nominations are reviewed by a selection committee consisted of at least 4 Council memebrs of the IACS-NAS, rank each nominee, and top 4 nominees are selected and invited to present their research work in an oral session at the annual meeting of the IACS-NAS. The selected presenters are paid complimentary registration and 3-nights hotel accommodation and local hospitality.

IACS Poster Awards

  • Morris Karmazyn poster award (4)
  • Margaret Moffat poster award (4)
The conference participants are invited to submit abstract for poster presentations. The local scientific committee appointed by the Conference Chair(s) review all abstracts and advise on the science for poster presentation. The selected posters will be placed on assigned poster board number for display throughout the conference. However, the primary presenter of each poster is expected to be present at the poster during an assigned time when the appointed judge(s) of the poster session and conference delegates come by the posters. The primary presenter is expected to present a brief overview (3-5 minutes) of the research work and answer questions of the judges and conference delegates. Judges score each abstract and top 8 abstracts are selected for Morris Karmazyn poster award and for the Margaret Moffat poster award.

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