Programming

BCVS Scientific Sessions 2020

Basic Cardiovascular Science Scientific Sessions
Emerging Opportunities in Cardiovascular Diseases

July 27–30, 2020
Hilton Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
Registration Information
Last day for EARLY Registration is May 26!



 
Abstract Submission
NEW Submission extended to Wed., April 8 at 11:59 p.m. CDT/UTC-5


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About this Meeting

The 15th annual BCVS 2020 Scientific Sessions has become the premier conference for molecular cardiovascular biology and disease. Sponsored by the American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council, the world’s leading organization of cardiovascular scientists, the conference attracts leading researchers in fields such as microRNAs, cardiac gene and cell therapy, cardiac development and most recently tissue engineering and iPS cells.

The planned agenda includes 15 fast-paced sessions during 3½ days, set in a forum that promotes the relaxed exchange and discussion of cutting edge research in molecular and translational cardiovascular biology and disease. The program includes a diversity of speakers representing the best cardiovascular scientists from around the world.

In addition, the symposium will be of great value to scientists and executives of pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology firms who are in the cardiovascular space.

Target Audience

  • Basic cardiovascular scientists
  • Molecular/cellular biologists
  • Physiologists
  • Translational investigators
  • Clinical trialists
  • Practicing cardiologists
  • Cardiovascular nurses and pharmacists

Preliminary Program

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BCVS Preliminary Program - Monday 7.27
TimeActivity
8:00 a.m.Registration & Exhibits
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Early Career Pre-Conference
Welcome Address
9:15 a.m. -  10:15 a.m.Early Career Pre-Conference 1
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Early Career Pre-Conference 2 
11:16 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Early Career Pre-Conference Featured Presentation 3
"A Career in Science & Lifelong Lessons"
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.Break/Lunch on your own
 12:30 p.m.- 12:55 p.m.BCVS 2020 Scientific Sessions: Opening Welcome
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Concurrent Session 4A
"Beyond the Heart; Systemic Effects of Pathogenic Cardiac Remodeling"
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Concurrent  Session 4B
"Cutting-edge Approaches to Targeting  Complex Cardiomyopathies"
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Refreshment/Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 5A
"Cardiovascular Risk Factors - Nicotine Use, Diet and Physical Activities as Modulators"
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 5B
"Sex Differences in Heart Failure"
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Poster Session 1 and Reception

BCVS Preliminary Program - Tuesday 7.28
TimeActivity
7:00 a.m.Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfasts and Exhibits
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Women in Science Breakfast
Registration & ticket required to attend
8:00 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.Concurrent Session 6A
"Molecular Predictors & Biomarkers of Heart Failure Progression"
8:00 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.Concurrent Session 6B
"Cardiac Effects of Oxidation and Inflammation"
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Refreshment Break & Exhibits
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Session 7A
"Apoptosis, Necrosis and Autophagy in Heart Disease"
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Session 7B
"Novel Pathogenic Pathways in Cardiac Remodeling: Early vs. Late"
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Session 8
Keynote Lecture:
"All is in Flux: Cardiac Metabolism in Transition"
Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD | Houston, TX
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on your own / Poster Viewing / Exhibits
OR
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Early Career Session
"Amplify the Signal, Not the Noise"
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Concurrent Session 9A
"Harnessing Precision Medicine to Treat Cardiovascular Disease"
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Concurrent Session 9B
"Novel Animal Models and Translational Insights"
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Refreshment Break & Exhibits
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Session 10
"Genomic, Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Heart Failure"
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Workshop 1
"The Practice of Biomedical Research: Honesty, Transparency and Early Career Funding Opportunities"
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Poster Session 2 & Reception
7:00 p.m.Early Career Investigator Social Event
Organized in cooperation with the BCVS Early Career Committee

BCVS Preliminary Program - Wednesday 7.29
TimeActivity
7:00 a.m.Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Bootcamp 1
"Single-cell RNA Sequencing"
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Concurrent Session 11A
"HFpEF in Metabolic Diseases"
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Concurrent Session 11B
"Cardiotoxicity of Cancer Therapeutics: Mechanisms and Potential Therapies"
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Session 12
"Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Hypertrophy" (BCVS-HFA Joint Session)
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Workshop 2
"Nailing Your Statistics: Rigorous Analysis for Grants and Papers"
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Concurrent Session 13A
"Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award Competition"
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Concurrent Session 13B
"Metabolism and Redox Mechanisms of Heart Failure"
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Early Career Session: Lunch and Learn
Registration/Ticket required to attend
OR
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own, Poster Viewing, Exhibits
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Concurrent Session 14A
"Molecular & Cellular Therapy for Heart Failure"
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Concurrent Session 14B
"Diastolic and Contractile Dysfunction in Heart Failure"
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Refreshment Break & Exhibits
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Session 15
"Shark Tank: Promoting Your Own Cutting-Edge Ideas"
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Workshop 3
"Advanced Methods in Metabolism"
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Poster Session 3 and Reception
7:00 p.m.BCVS Council Dinner

BCVS Preliminary Program - Thursday 7.30
TimeActivity
7:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast & Registration 
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Bootcamp 2
"Genome Editing with CRISPR"
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Concurrent Session 16A
"Extracellular Matrix: Fibroblasts and More"
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Concurrent Session 16B
"Regulation of Small RNAs in Heart Failure"
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Refreshment Break
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Session 17A
"Cardiac Arrhythmias: from Basic Mechanisms to Precision Medicine"
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Session 17B
"System Approaches to Cardiac Disease: Novel Mechanisms"
11:00 a.m.Conference Adjourns

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the latest research on cardiac metabolism and their implications for clinical practice.
  2. Identify critical areas of research and research gaps in heart failure.
  3. Describe current knowledge gaps in research and understanding of the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use.
  4. Describe opportunities to bring a greater emphasis on translational research to your work.
  1. Discuss the cardiovascular effects of traditional, targeted, and immunological therapies for cancer patients and on their role in the management and prevention of these conditions.
  2. Describe the potential role of and challenges involved in the use of big data analytics to precision medicine to guide cardiovascular research and patient care, and their implications for your work.