ATVB|PVD 2016 Scientific Sessions

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology | Peripheral Vascular Disease

May 5 – 7, 2016
Omni Nashville | Nashville, TN
The meeting includes diverse disciplines within the arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, peripheral vascular disease, vascular surgery, and functional genomics research communities that allow investigators to explore areas of cross-disciplinary interests.
Registration Information
Become a Member by February 24 to get EARLY rates, and by March 23 to get ADVANCE rates

Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submission for ATVB|PVD 2016 is closed.


Highlights from ATVB|PVD 2016

Thank you for making ATVB|PVD 2016 a great success! If you missed anything at the conference, check the links below:

Attendees visit before a Plenary Session at ATVB PVD in Nashville, Tenn.

Did you see our SCIENCE NEWS coverage from the conference? See our exclusive video interviews (click the playlist icon in the upper left of the video to see more):

Josh Beckman, MD, chair of the council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, interviews Distinguished Lecturer Garret FitzGerald, MD about his research on the role of molecular clocks in cardiometabolic disease.

ATVB|PVD 2016 Virtual Sessions

What are the ATVB|PVD 2016 Virtual Sessions?
Researchers and scientists who are unable to attend ATVB|PVD 2016 in Nashville, Tenn. have the opportunity to watch selected presentations in an exclusive live stream on their home or office computers.

What does it cost?
ATVB|PVD 2016 Virtual Sessions cost $100. Purchase the Virtual Sessions through our Registration link.

Attending the Virtual Conference
After you register, a link to access the online conference will be sent to the email address we have on file approximately 48 hours before ATVB/PVD 2016 begins (if registering less than 48 hours prior to the start time, the link will be sent as soon as possible). The link will provide you with access to the presentations listed in the schedule. For questions regarding your registration, please contact 866-639-7214, or 508-743-8528 for international, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.

Continuing Medical Education
Physicians — The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Assistants — The American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Medical Association AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

All faculty participating in CME/continuing education (CE) activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience (1) significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of products from the commercial supporter(s) and/or the manufacturer(s) of products or devices discussed in their presentation, and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

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Refund Policy
Please submit your written cancellation request to Convention Data Services by May 3, 2016, midnight EST in order to receive a full refund. After this date, all purchases are non-refundable.

Convention Data Services
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Virtual Sessions Programming

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Welcome Remarks

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Plenary Session I – Functional Genomics: Moving from Association to Understanding

  • Ten Years and Hundreds of Novel Cardiovascular Loci: What Now?
    Erik Ingelsson, MD, PhD, FAHA, Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Title TBD
    Howard J. Jacob, PhD, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL
  • From Locus Association to Mechanism of Gene Causality
    Thomas Quetermous, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1:25 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.: Plenary Session II – Inflammation, Thrombosis and Vascular Disease
  • Oxidized Phospholipids: New Insights Into Their Roles in Atherosclerosis and Lp(a)
    Joseph L. Witztum, MD, FAHA, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • Patient-specific Blood Phenotypes in a Hemodynamic Context
    Scott Diamond, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Plenary Session III – Highlights from the ATVB Journal

  • ATVB Journal Report
    Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, FAHA, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Increased HDL Cholesterol Levels in Mice with XX versus XY Sex Chromosomes
    Jenny C. Link, PhD, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Local microRNA Modulation Using a Novel anti-miR-21-eluding Stent Effectively Prevents Experimental In-stent Pestenosis
    Lars Maegdefessel, MD, PhD, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Drug-free Platelets Can Act as Seeds for Aggregate Formation During Antiplatelet Therapy
    Thomas Hoefer, PhD, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Plenary Session V – Invited Lecture Series

  • Jeffrey M. Hoeg ATVB Award for Basic Science and Clinical Research Lecture:
    Immune Checkpoint Regulators in Atherosclerosis
    Esther Lutgens, MD, PhD, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Keynote Lecture:
    Immunometabolic Regulation in Atherosclerosis
    Göran K. Hansson, MD, PhD, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Attending the Next Generation Technology Bootcamp?

If you are registered to attend the Sequencing Bootcamp (Next-Generation Technology Bootcamp #1) on Thursday, May 5, please watch the video below before the camp.

If you are registered to attend the Genome Editing Bootcamp (Next-Generation Technology Bootcamp #2) on Friday, May 6, please watch the video below before the camp.

Key Dates

October 14Abstract and Award Submissions open for ATVB and VRIC.
December 16Online Registration Opens.
January 13Abstract and Award Submissions close.
February 24Last day to become an AHA member and QUALIFY for Early registration discount.
March 9Deadline for EARLY Registration discount.
March 23Last day to become an AHA member and QUALIFY for Advance registration discount.
April 6Deadline for ADVANCE registration discount.
April 7Standard registration rates apply.

Other Conferences of Interest

The following conferences and symposia are not part of the education activities for ATVB/PVD 2016.

  • The 30th Annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)

    VRIC 2016 is sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS), and will be held on May 4, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. There is a separate registration to attend this meeting. Researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract on the ATVB submission site for consideration at VRIC. VRIC registrants will receive a US $100 registration discount on ATVB/PVD 2016 Registration.

  • Chinese American Academy of Cardiology Symposium
    May 4, 2016, Omni Nashville Hotel

    A separate registration fee is required to attend.
    This event is hosted by the Chinese American Academy of Cardiology and the Major Program on Vascular biology by National Science Foundation of China. Join us to promote cardiovascular research excellence and collaboration. There is no cost to attend the symposium; however, a separate registration and fee is required to attend the reception and dinner.

  • Vanderbilt Cardiovascular Symposium 2016 State of the Art: Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Disease Research
    May 4, 2016, 208 Light Hall, Vanderbilt University

    This symposium, sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, includes experts in the field of Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Disease. The symposium begins at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 4 (registration opens at 10:30). There is no cost to attend. Abstract submission and registration are now open.

  • Kinetics-Metabolism 2016

    KinMet 2016 is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Omni Nashville Hotel from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Scientists interested in lipoprotein and cellular metabolism and kinetic modeling are invited to attend There is no additional cost to attend this meeting, and all registrants are invited.

  • 6th Annual Spring HDL Workshop

    6th Annual Spring HDL Workshop in conjunction with the ATVB|PVD 2016 Scientific Sessions – Nashville, May 7th and 8th, 2016, Omni Nashville Hotel.
    This workshop is an intimate and informal gathering of experts in HDL research. Its focus includes controversial and emerging topics in HDL structure and function, bringing experienced and young scientists together in an open forum. The objective of the meeting is to encourage lively debate and dialogue.

    There is no cost to the attend the HDL Workshop, but registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. Registration is now open.

Target Audience

The conference will especially appeal to scientists and clinicians in:
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Functional Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular/cellular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Thrombosis Research
  • Vascular Biology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery

Conference & Media Questions?

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Media Inquiries: (214) 706-1396 and American Heart Newsroom

CME/CE Credit

The American Heart Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the American Heart Association or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions. In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.

Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.