Vascular Discovery 2018 Programming

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, Calif.

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

About This Meeting

Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine is sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology and the Peripheral Vascular Disease Council, in cooperation with the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine, and the Society for Vascular Surgery. This meeting provides unique opportunities to meet with colleagues from around the world with wide-ranging research interests and expertise within the research communities of arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology. The primary goal of this conference is to provide a forum for the timely exchange of information about new and emerging scientific research in lipids and lipoproteins, arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, genomics and peripheral vascular disease.

One of the areas of emphasis for this conference is to encourage interactions between young scientists and more senior scientists in their research area to foster dialogue and facilitate the exchange of ideas. The format of the conference, with many invited presentations as well as a dedicated focus on poster presentations, is intended to maximize a thought-provoking flow of information and discourse among scientists.

2018 Schedule - Select a Day

ATVB|PVD 2018 Programming

The following symposia are not part of the educational activities of Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine. Separate registration is required to attend.

Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine - Wednesday, May 9
Time Session
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HDL Structure-Function Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chinese American Academy of Cardiology (CAAC)
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine - Registration Opens

Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine - Thursday, May 10
TimeSession
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits
7:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.Early Career Training Session
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Conference Opening Welcome
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Plenary Session: Functional Genomics - Cardiovascular Precision Medicine
Organized in Cooperation with the Council on Genomics and Precision Medicine & the NHLBI
  • Dan M. Roden, MD - Precision Medicine, The View from Patient Care
  • Paul A. Gurbel, MD - Precision Medicine: The View from Industry
  • Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD - Precision Medicine: The View from Basic Science
  • Interactive Discussion / Q&A
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Refreshment Break, Exhibits
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Session: Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis
  • Kenneth Walsh, PhD, FAHA - Somatic Mutations that Contribute to Clonal Hematopoiesis and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Session: Molecular, Developmental and Cellular Biology of the Vessel Wall
  • Delphine Gomez, PhD - Epigenetic Control of Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation and Plasticity
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Session: Cardiovascular Precision Medicine
Organized in cooperation with the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine and the NHLBI
  • Edward Abrahams, PhD
  • Christopher J. O'Donnell, MD, MPH, FACC
  • Sanjiv J. Shah, MD
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
12:15 p.m - 1:45 p.m.Town Hall Meeting and Panel Discussion: Cardiovascular Precision Medicine
Organized in cooperation with the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine, and the NHLBI
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.The Mentor of Women Award Luncheon (ticket required)
  • Luncheon Presentation by Rachel Haurwitz, PhD - Re-writing the Genetic Code: The Science and Ethics of CRISPR Gene Editing
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Or, lunch on your own
1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Plenary Session:  Young Investigator Award Competition
  • Kenneth M. Brinkhous Young Investigator Prize in Thrombosis Competition
  • Irvine H. Page Young Investigator Research Award Competition
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Refreshment Break, Exhibits
4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Concurrent Session: Apolipoproteins and Lipid Metabolism
  • David Y. Hui, PhD - ApoE Receptor-2 dysfunction Accelerates Atherosclerosis Progression to Complex Lesions
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Concurrent Session: Immunity and Inflammation in Vascular Biology
  • Elena Aikawa, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Concurrent Session:  Translational Science of Vascular Medicine: Cutting Edge Technologies
Organized in cooperation with the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Stephen Quake, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • Scott Wasserman, MD, Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California
  • Bruce Given, MD - The Promise of RNA Interference as a Therapeutic Approach for Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Tzung K. Hsiai, MD, PhD
  • Panel Discussion / Q&A
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Poster Session and Reception
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Joint Council Dinner (ticket required)

Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine, Friday, May 11
Time Session
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Exhibits
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Early Career Training Session
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Plenary Session: Cardiometabolic Mechanisms of Vascular Complications in Diabetes
  • John Hwa, MD - Platelet Mitochondria in Health and Disease; the "Low Battery" Warning
  • Catherine Shanahan, PhD Novel Mediators of Vascular Calcification in Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Stanley L. Hazen, MD, PhD
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m . Refreshment Break and Exhibits
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session:  Lipoprotein Metabolism and Therapeutic Targets
  • Marina Cuchel, MD, PhD
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session:  Blood Coagulation and Antithrombotic Therapy
  • Robert Harrington, MD
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session:  Research Priorities in Thrombosis: A Bedside to Bench Approach
Organized in cooperation with the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and the American Venous Forum.
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Next-Generation Technology Bootcamps: CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing (basic and advanced) (ticket required)
Lunch on your own. 
Organized in cooperation with the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine.
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Or lunch on your own
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Plenary Session: Highlights from the ATVB Journal
  • Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, FAHA - ATVB Journal Report
  • Presentations by the 2018 ATVB Journal Early Career Investigator Award Recipients - Names TBA
  • Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH
3:15 p.m. - 3: 45 p.m. Refreshment Break and Exhibits
3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Session:  Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • Amy S. Shah, MDHDL Subspecies: A Risk Factor in Adolescent Onset Type 2 Diabetes
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Session: Platelet Production, Signaling and Function
  • Invited Presenter TBA
  • Oral Abstract Presentations
3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Session: Translational Science of Vascular Medicine: Vascular Dysfunction
Organized in cooperation with the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease.
  • Sanjay Misra, MD 
  • Mary M. McDermott, MD 
  • Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Presentations
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Poster Session and Reception

Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine - Saturday, May 12
TimeSession
7:00 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast available in the Poster Hall
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Poster Session
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Plenary Session: Invited Lecture Series
  • Jeffrey M. Hoeg Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Award for Basic Science and Clinical Research Lecture - TBD
  • Keynote Lecture: Stefanie Dimmeler, PhD
  • Distinguished Lecture: Paul M. Ridker, MD
12:00 p.m.Closing Remarks / Conference Adjourns
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Kinetics Metabolism (KinMet)
This activity is not part of the accredited educational activities of Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine.
Separate registration is not required, all attendees are invited to attend.

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
Tools for Presenters

Reminder: All abstract presenters must register for the conference in order to present their research.