Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions 2021

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Important Note

We strongly encourage you to register for Vascular Discovery before September 21, 2021.

If you register on or after September 21 at 10 p.m. CST, please email immediately after you register. Registrants who register on or after this time will be imported to the system each day of the meeting at 8:00 a.m. CST, 11:00 a.m. CST, and 3:00 p.m. CST.

Depending on what time you register for the meeting, you may not be able to access the platform until after the next import time. Please remember that if you miss a session, the meeting content will be available on demand for 90 days until December 23rd, 2021.

If you have already registered but have not received your credentials yet, please add to your Safe Sender list and be on the lookout for an e-mail with the subject line: "Welcome to #VascularDiscovery21! Login instructions enclosed." This email will provide you with information on how to login to the virtual conference platform prior to and on the days of the meeting. This information will be sent to the email address that was entered during the registration process. Please also make sure you check your spam/junk folder.

If you've already registered and have received your login credentials, you can join us starting Monday, September 20 and explore the conference at prior to conference opening on Wednesday, September 22.

Why Join Us in 2021

The virtual event will provide you with an exchange of information about new and emerging scientific research in the areas of arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, genomics, precision medicine, peripheral vascular disease, and vascular surgery. We will offer a broad representation from many disciplines and encourage young scientists to join us.

This event should appeal to scientists and clinicians in cardiovascular medicine, cardiovascular research, thrombosis research, clinical cardiology, molecular/cellular biology, vascular biology, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, endocrinology, genetics, functional genomics, hematology, immunology and physiology.

Registration is open for #VascularDiscovery21

Plenary Session Speakers


Yogen Kanthi, MD, FAHA, FSVM
Presenting in Plenary Session I on Innate and Adaptive Immune Regulation of Thrombosis in COVID-19

Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Presenting in Plenary Session II on Clonal Hematopoiesis and Cardiovascular Disease


Cristen J. Willer, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School
Presenting in Plenary Session II on Genetic Discovery in Trans-ethnic Cohorts for Blood Lipid Levels and Implications for Polygenic Score Development: From the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium


Michael Inouye, PhD

Michael Inouye, PhD
University of Cambridge
Presenting the Keynote Lecture in Plenary Session III on Polygenic Scores: Potential for Clinical Utility and Therapeutic Target Identification

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, FAHA, FACC
Stanford University School of Medicine
Presenting the Distinguished Lecture in Plenary Session III on Converging Pathways in Pulmonary Vascular Pathobiology


Nicholas J. Leeper, MD

Nicholas J. Leeper, MD
Stanford University
Presenting the Jeffrey M. Hoeg Award Lecture in Plenary Session III on The Role of Pro-efferocytic Therapies in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Thank you!

The American Heart Association gratefully acknowledges the following for their support of the Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Additional Resources

Catch up on science presented during Vascular Discovery 2020!

Get access to Vascular Discovery 2020's science presentations by purchasing Vascular Discovery OnDemand Content is available through May 13, 2022.

  • $99 for AHA Members
  • $199 for Non-members



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