Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine
Scientific Sessions 2018

(Formerly ATVB|PVD Scientific Sessions)

May 10–12, 2018
Hilton San Francisco Union Square | San Francisco, California

In association with: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council
Peripheral Vascular Disease Council | Genomics & Precision Medicine Council (Formerly FGTB)

Registration Information
Advanced Registration rates end April 11

See details on our Registration and Housing page
Abstract Submissions
Abstract submission is now closed for 2018.


2018 Abstract Submission Rules & Guidelines (PDF)
This annual 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.

Program Highlights

Precision Medicine Sessions
• Learn about recent advances in precision medicine from the views of clinical investigation, basic science, and patient care
• Join a Town Hall meeting and Panel Discussion with thought leaders in the field to discuss the future of Cardiovascular Precision Medicine
• Organized in collaboration with the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Translational Science of Vascular Medicine: Cutting Edge Technologies session
• Get exposed to the newest experimental imaging and device technologies in vascular research
• Learn about the newest advances of translating vascular science into clinical applications

Cardiometabolic Mechanisms of Vascular Complications in Diabetes session
• Hear about new discoveries into the links between metabolic disorders, platelet dysfunction, peripheral vascular disease, and atherosclerosis

Next Generation Technology Bootcamps: CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing
• Be sure to register for hands-on learning sessions to gain experience in basic and advanced genome-editing technologies (organized by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine)

Research Priorities in Thrombosis: A Bedside to Bench Approach
• Experts will lead discussions on provocative and pressing questions in thrombosis science
• Organized in collaboration with the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease and International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Special events for new and established investigators
• Young Investigator Award Competitions
• Three dedicated poster sessions
• Professional Development sessions offered by the Early Career Committee
• The Mentor of Women Award Luncheon (Everyone invited!)
• Product Theaters
• ATVB Journal Report

Keynote Lecture
• Stefanie Dimmeler, PhD, will present the Keynote Lecture on RNA Control in Vascular Biology: Implications for Atherosclerosis and Neovascularization. Dr. Dimmeler is Professor of Experimental Medicine and Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Center for Molecular Medicine at the University of Frankfurt.

Distinguished Lecture
• The 2018 Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Paul M. Ridker, MD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, a translational research unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Medicine (HMS).

Key Dates

2018 Key Dates
November 1, 2017Abstract and Awards submissions OPEN
December 20, 2017Registration Opens
January 10, 2018Abstract and Awards submissions CLOSE
March 14, 2018Early Registration Deadline
March 15, 2018Advanced Registration rates apply
April 11, 2018Advanced Registration Deadline
April 12, 2018Standard Registration rates apply
May 10–12, 2018Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine

Target Audience

The conference will especially appeal to:

  • Basic scientists
  • Translational and clinical investigators
  • Clinicians interested in:
Target Audience - Clinicians interested in:
Vascular HealthVascular Medicine
AtherosclerosisVascular Biology
ThrombosisVascular surgery
ThromboembolismPeripheral artery disease
Molecular/cellular biologyFunctional genomics

Conference & Media Questions?

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