BCVS 2016 Scientific Sessions

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

July 18 – 21, 2016
Hyatt Regency Phoenix | Phoenix, AZ
Abstract Submission
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BCVS 2016 Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Raj Kishore, PhD, FAHA, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Maria Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jay Zhang, MD, PhD, FAHA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

2016 Program Committee Members

  • Burns C. Blaxall, PhD, FAHA, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Keiichi Fukuda, MD, PhD, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • Äsa B. Gustafson, PhD, FAHA, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
  • Walter J. Koch, PhD, FAHA, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • David J. Lefer, PhD, FAHA, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Philippe Menasché, MD, PhD, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD, FACC, FAHA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Gangiian Qin, MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois
  • Milicia Radisic, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Anthony Rosenzweig, MD, FAHA, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sakthi Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Mark A. Sussman, PhD, FAHA, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
  • Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Thomas M. Vondriska, PhD, FAHA, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Jian-an Wang, MD, PhD, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Robert Weiss, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:
  1. Evaluate recent evidence supporting the use of cardioprotective strategies in the setting of acute myocardial infarction
  2. Discuss advances in understanding the underlying mechanisms of cardiomyopathies and the development of new therapeutic approaches
  3. Assess new models for the use of cardiac progenitor cells in repairing damaged cardiac tissue
  4. Examine progress in the development of novel treatment strategies for heart failure
  5. Identify new targets for drug discovery and opportunities to participate in the translational research required to identify new interventions and bring them into clinical trials

CME/CE Information

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
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. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 29.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.