Vascular Discovery 2024 Scientific Sessions

Attendees absorb the science from Poster Session 1, at Vascular Discovery 2023 in Boston, Mass.

Why you should attend

Vascular Discovery
Scientific Sessions

Join the exchange of new and emerging research in vascular sciences and medicine. This conference is designed to maximize thought-provoking discourse among scientists, as well as foster connections and mentorship opportunities between generations of researchers.

Engage with a global forum on timely discussions of research in lipids and lipoproteins, arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, genomics, precision medicine, peripheral vascular disease, and vascular surgery. Network with top professionals and share your expertise.

Key Dates

Key Dates for Vascular Discovery 2024
Date Activity
Mar. 13, 2024 Hot Off the Bench Abstract Submission Closes
May 15-18, 2024 Vascular Discovery 2024 in Chicago Illinois

Important Links

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Vascular Discovery 2024 Program Committee


Kathleen Martin, PhD, FAHA

Kathleen Martin, PhD, FAHA
Program Committee Chair
Yale University

Peter Henke, MD, FAHA

Peter Henke, MD, FAHA
Program Committee Vice Chair
University of Michigan

Katey Rayner, PhD

Katey Rayner, PhD, FAHA
Immediate Past Chair
University of Ottawa Heart Institute


  • Mete Civelek. PhD, FAHA, University of Virginia
  • Scott Damraue, MD, FAHA, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jason Fish, PhD, University of Toronto
  • Katherine A. Gallagher, MD, University of Michigan
  • Guillermo Garcia-Cardena, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Luisa Iruela Arispe, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Yogendra Kanthi, MD, FAHA, NHLBI-National Institutes of Health
  • Genesio Karere, PhD, FAHA, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Milka Koupenova, PhD, FAHA, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jason Kovacic, MD, PhD, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Iftikhar Kullo, MD, FAHA, Mayo Clinic
  • Liwu Li, PhD, Virginia Tech University
  • Alicia Lyle, PhD, FAHA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Solomon Mensah, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MSc, FAHA, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Andrea Obi, MD, University of Michigan
  • Nathalie Pamir, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Casey Romanoski, PhD, University of Arizona
  • Jean Ruddy, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Kerry-Anne Rye, PhD, FAHA, University of New South Wales
  • Daisy Sahoo PhD, FAHA, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Mary Sorci Thomas, PhD, FAHA, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD, FAHA, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Timothy Stalker, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Adam Straub, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Yajaira Suarez, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Thomas Vallim, PhD, MSc, University of California Los Angeles
  • Roberto Vazquez, PhD, FAHA, University of Miami
  • Ying Wang, PhD, University of British Columbia
  • Francine Welty, MD, PhD, FAHA, Harvard Medical School
  • Marit Westerterp, PhD, University of Groningen
  • Sidney Whiteheart, PhD, FAHA, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Xiaofeng Yang, MD, PhD, FAHA, Temple University Katz School of Medicine
  • Jun Yu, MD, FAHA, Temple University Katz School of Medicine
  • Hanrui Zhang, MD, PhD, FAHA, Columbia University Medical Center
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The American Heart Association is committed to supporting women and families in science and medicine, and will offer onsite childcare centers for all scientific conferences during conference and special activity hours.

Childcare is available for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years.

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AHA Policies and Guiding Values

The American Heart Association policies on conflict of interest, ethics and inclusiveness and our guiding values reflect the high standard of business conduct that has always been, and remains, a hallmark of our organization.

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Other Meetings of Interest

Vascular Research Initiatives Conference(link opens in new window)
May 15, 2024, All Day 
Location: 720 South Michigan Ave. | Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sponsored by: Society for Vascular Surgery®
A separate registration fee is required to attend

The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) emphasizes the exchange of basic and translational vascular science that stimulates thoughtful discussion and motivates participants to discover solutions to important problems affecting vascular patients. The VRIC brings together vascular surgeons, vascular biologists, physicians with an interest in vascular problems, vascular surgery trainees and research trainees in vascular surgery and vascular biology.

The VRIC, presented by Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS), is a one-day session preceding Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions, also held at the Hilton Chicago. 
The SVS has teamed up with AHA to offer these two exclusive meetings in the same location and timeframe to help save attendees on travel costs; however, please note the VRIC and Vascular Discovery are two separate conferences with separate registration fees.

2024 HDL Workshop(link opens in new window)
May 18-19, 2024
1:30pm-7:00pm on May 18th and 8:30am-Noon on May 19th. 
Location: 720 South Michigan Ave. | Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL

Held immediately following the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions, the HDL Workshop provides an opportunity for researchers in the HDL community to discuss the latest developments in the field. In addition to a panel discussion driven by leaders in the field, this highly interactive international forum features short talks and stimulating discussions among the attendees and speakers.

Registration is free and open until February 16, 2024 11:59 PM CST.



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