Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine
Scientific Sessions 2019

Formerly ATVB|PVD Scientific Sessions

May 14–16, 2019
Marriott Copley Square Hotel | Boston, Massachusetts

Sponsored by: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council
Peripheral Vascular Disease Council and Genomics & Precision Medicine Council

Program for Vascular Discovery 2019

Below you'll find a daily schedule of #VascularDiscovery19:

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Programming for Tuesday, 5/14
7:00 a.m.Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Early Career Training Session 1
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Conference Opening, Welcome
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Plenary Session I: Innovative methods in Vascular Discovery
Dissecting the Spatiotemporal Subcellular Organization of the Human Proteome, Emma Lundberg, PhD, Stanford University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Uppsala University

Sex Differences in Vascular Diseases, Lisa Cassis, PhD, University of Kentucky

Genetic Studies of Blood Production and Disease, Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD, Harvard University Medical School
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Speakers Corner, Break, Exhibits
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
IA: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis

Neutrophils in Vascular Inflammation: From Physiology to Intervention, Oliver Soehnlein, MD, PhD, University of Munich
Oral Abstract Presentations

IB: Moleuclar, Developmental and Cellular Biology of the Vessel Wall
Additional information coming soon

IC: Translational Science in Vascular Medicine: Research Priorities in Thrombosis
Additional information coming soon
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Lunch on your own or Lunch Activities

The Mentor of Women Award Luncheon
Ticket Required
Featured Presentation: Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, Harvard University

Next-Generation Technology Bootcamp: Data Science
Lunch will not be provided; please bring your lunch and laptop to the session

PVD Annual Business Meeting and Networking Luncheon
Ticket Required
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Plenary Session II: Highlights from the ATVB Journal
Presentations by Ziad Mallat, MD, PhD, University of Cambridge and the 2018 ATVB Journal Early Career Award recipients
Additional information coming soon.
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Break, Exhibits
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions

IIA: Apolipoproteins, Lipoproteins and Lipid Metabolism
New Pathways for Cellular and Systemic Lipid Transport, Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD, UCLA Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Oral Abstract Presentations

II B: Vascular Cells, Inflammation and Thrombosis
Additional information coming soon

II C: AHAs Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) on Vascular Disease
Frances J. Miller, MD, will provide an overview of the Strategically Focused Research Network on Vascular Disease. Representatives from the four SFRN Centers, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Kentucky, will present on their projects. Additional information coming soon.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Poster Session I and Reception

Programming for Wednesday, 5/15
7:00 a.m.Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhbits
7:00 a.m – 8:00 a.m.Early Career Training Session 2
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Plenary Session III: Intersections between the Vascular System and Cancer
Presentation title TBD, Rosandra N. Kaplan, MD, National Cancer Institute

Clonal Hematopoiesis as a Driver of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease, Siddhartha Jaiswal, MD, PhD, Stanford University

Presentation title TBD, Kathryn J. Moore, PhD, New York University Medical Center
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Speakers Corner, Break, Exhbits
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
III A: Therapeutic Targets in Atherosclerosis
The Role of Macrophage Metabolism in Atherosclerosis, Andrew J. Murphy, PhD, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Oral Abstract Presentations

IIIB: Blood Coagulation and Antithrombotic Therapy
Platelet TFPI, and Anticoagulant Protein in a Procoagulant Cell, Alan E. Mast, MD, PhD, Blood Center of Wisconsin

Oral Abstract Presentations

IIIC: Translational Science in Vascular Medicine: Vascular Dysfunction
Presentation title TBD, Yabing Chen, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Presentation title TBD, Cecilia Giachelli, PhD, University of Washington

Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Presentations
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own or Lunch Activities
Next-Generation Technology Bootcamp: Single Cell Sequencing

Lunch will not be provided; please bring your lunch and laptop to the session

Activity Sponsored by the ATVB Early Career Committee and Diversity Committee
Additional information coming soon
1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.mPlenary Session IV: Young Investigator Award Competition
Abstract presentations from the finalists of the Kenneth M. Brinkhous Young Investigator Prize in Thrombosis and the Irvine H. Page Young Investigator Research Award. Additional information coming soon.
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Break, Exhibits
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
IV A: Metabolic Disorders and Atherosclerosis
New Pathways Linking Insulin Signaling with Cholesterol and Lipoprotein Metabolism, Rebecca A. Haeusler, PhD, Columbia University

Oral Abstract Presentations

IV B: Platelet Production, Signaling and Function
Malignancy-Associated Platelet Dysfunction: Leads to Mechanisms, Katya Ravid, DSc, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine

Oral Abstract Presentations

IV C: Pro/Con Debate: The Utility of Genomics in the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine
Michael J. Joyner, MD, Mayo Clinic

Calum A. MacRae, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Poster Session 2 and Reception
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.Council Dinner
Ticket Required

Programming for Thursday, 5/16
7:30 a.m.Registration
7:30 a.m – 8:30 a.m.SDG/CDA Showcase
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Poster Session 3 and Continental Breakfast
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Plenary Session V: Invited Lecture Series
Jeffrey M. Hoeg Award for Basic Science and Clinical Research Lecture:
Immunomodulary Actions of Cholesterol Biosynthetic Intermediates on Macrophage Activation during Atherosclerosis, Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

Keynote Lecture:
Vascular Patterning in Development and Disease, Anne Eichmann, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

Distinguished Lecture:
Genetic Basis for Myocardial Infarction, Sekar Kathiresan, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
12:00 p.m. (Noon)Closing Remarks/Conference Adjourns

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.

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.