BCVS 2019 Welcome and Program Highlights
BCVS program co-chairs Sakthivel Sadayappan, Jil Tardiff, and Loren Wold welcome attendees to BCVS 2019 in Boston and share some of the program highlights they have planned for the meeting this year.
Other science highlighted Monday
The Effects of Age, Menopause, and Body Mass Index on Blood Pressure and Radial Pulse Wave in Women
Chi-Wei Chang, Mii-Ann Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote Lecturer Christine Seidman on Genetic Approaches to Cardiomyopathy
BCVS Council Vice Chair Beth McNally and BCVS 2019 Co-Chair Jil Tardiff interview Keynote Lecturer Christine Seidman about her recent work on the genetics of dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and how it might be harnessed to develop new, earlier treatments.
Using Cardiac Organoids to Develop New Drug Therapies for Heart Failure
BCVS Council Chair Joseph Wu interviews James Hudson of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland, Australia, about his work using cardiac organoids to identify new targets for developing new drug therapies for treating heart failure.
Other science highlighted Tuesday
Studying Cardiovascular Effects of Marijuana on Healthy Individuals Using Human Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Tzu-Tang "Thomas" Wei | Department of Pharmacology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
- AHA press release: Antioxidant compound from soybeans may prevent marijuana-induced blood vessel damage
- AHA consumer news: In lab, soybean compound fights blood vessel damage from marijuana
Plasticizer Interaction With the Heart: Chemicals Used in Plastic Medical Devices Can Interfere With Cardiac Electrophysiology
Nikki G Posnack | Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Genetic Approaches to Identify and Treat Cancer Patients at High Risk for Cardiotoxicity
BCVS 2019 Co-Chair Sakthivel Sadayappan interviews Paul Burridge about his recent work using genetic approaches to identify and treat the cancer patients most at risk of doxorubicin cardiotoxicity and subsequent heart failure.
BCVS 2019 - What We Learned
Co-Chairs Loren Wold, Jil Tardiff, and Sakthivel Sadayappan recap some of the highlights and innovations of BCVS 2019, and invite you to next year's conference.
Outstanding Early Career Award Winner Luigi Adamo
Farah Sheikh interviews Luigi Adamo, this year's winner of the BCVS Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award for his groundbreaking research on the role of myocardial B cells in regulating the composition of leukocytes in the heart and myocardial growth (opens in new window).(link opens in new window)
Asian Cardiovascular Symposium
Members of the South Asian Heart Association (SAHA) joined three other groups for the first Asian Cardiovascular Symposium, held Sunday, July 28 2019 in Boston. The symposium was well-attended and included members of the Academy of Cardiovascular Research Excellence (ACRE), the Japanese Cardiovascular Group (JCS), and the Korean Cardiovascular Society (KCS).
The symposium featured oral and poster presentations, as well as a dinner and award ceremony. The ACS gives cardiovascular professionals from across the world a chance to network and learn the latest in cardiovascular prevention and science.
This year's keynote speaker was Walter J. Koch, PhD, of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. See and download more photos from the Asian Cardiovascular Symposium. (link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)