XXXVIII Annual Meeting
of the ishr-north american section

Aug 17th–20th, 2020

Denver, Colorado

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at the Curtis, a Double Tree Hilton Hotel

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Important Dates

December 16, 2019

Registration and Abstract Submission opens

June 15, 2020

Deadline for abstract submission for consideration as oral presentation.

June 15, 2020

Deadline for Eris Olson mentorship award normination

June 15, 2020

Young Investigator Competition Awards (YICA) Deadline

June 23, 2020

Early Registration Discount ends

July 1, 2020

Abstract submission ends

July 1, 2020

Deadline for Michael Bristow Trainee Investigator Travel Award

July 1, 2020

Deadline for submitting an abstract for poster presentation

Novel Mechanisms of Heart Failure:
Advancing New Therapies

Meeting Organizers

Dr. Timothy McKinsey,
Dr. Carmen (Kika) Sucharov,
& Ms. Kelley Brodsky

May 26–29, 2020
Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO, USA

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Meeting Highlights

ISHR NAS Innovation Award Lecture

The Eric N. Olson Mentorship Award
The Litsa Kranias ECI Leadership Award

The Michael Bristow Trainee Investigator Awards
ISHR NAS Young Investigator Competition Awards

Opening Reception at The Curtis Four Square Ballroom
ISHR NAS Awards Ceremony/Banquet at The Cable Center


Welcome from the Program Co-Chairs of the 38th Annual Conference of the International Society for Heart Research North American Section 

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Local Organizing and Scientific Committees, it is our great pleasure to warmly welcome you to the XXXVIII Annual Conference of the ISHR North America Section in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the conference is "Novel Mechanisms of Heart Failure: Advancing New Therapies".

The Scientific Committee has developed an exciting, informative, and up-to-date program with seven main topics devoted to Mechanisms of Cardioprotection and Injury, New Insights into Cardiac Dysfunction, Ion Channel Mechanisms and Arrhythmias, Signaling in Cardiac Disease and Therapy, Emerging Concepts for Cardiac Regulation: Beyond the Genome, Cardiac Metabolism, and Regenerative Medicine for Heart Disease.

As in previous meetings, the XXXVIII Annual Meeting of the ISHR North American Section will invite internationally distinguished speakers to participate in our conference and provide a platform for basic and clinical scientists to present their new findings, technical advancements, and therapeutic innovations. We hope that all delegates can benefit maximally through exchange of views and social networking to promote global cardiovascular health.

May is a great time to visit Denver, the largest city in Colorado. Denver has the largest number of cultural heritages in the world. We sincerely hope that during your stay in Colorado, you will enjoy the experience in The Mile High City and, most importantly, the science of ISHR NAS.
We look forward to welcoming you in Denver.

Best wishes,

Conference Co-Chair

Carmen (Kika) Sucharov

Conference Co-Chair

Timothy McKinsey

Local Organizing Committee Chair

Kelley Brodsky

Welcome Address from the ISHR NAS President

On behalf of the International Society for Heart Research North American Section, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Denver, CO and the XXXVIII ISHR North American Section Conference. The Annual Conference is the main event for ISHR NAS and is shaping up to be an outstanding scientific meeting. The highlights of the meeting include an outstanding scientific program, extensive early- and mid-career activities, expansive poster sessions, social interactions, and a chance to connect with international colleagues.

Meetings such as this do not happen without a lot of work and effort. First and foremost, thanks to Kelley Brodsky, Kunhua Song, Maggie Lam, Kathleen Woulfe, Peter Buttrick, & Leslie Leinwand of the local organizing committee, as well as the North American Section for their tireless work on our 38th ISHR NAS Annual Conference. Thanks also to Timothy Mckinsey, Kika Sucharov, and the ISHR NAS Council for putting together an outstanding series of symposia. The ISHR NAS is tremendously grateful to the Early Career Investigator (ECI) committee, chaired by Sam Das and Ron Vagnozzi, their faculty mentor Ronglih Liao, and our local ECI contacts Rushita Bagchi, Anastacia Garcia, & Jennifer Major. The ECI committee has planned numerous scientific and social events and, based on experience from previous Annual Conferences, these ECI events are a highlight of the meeting. We are pleased to announce the formation of a new ISHR NAS Mid-Career Investigator (MCI) Committee, chaired by Sarah Franklin and Rajasekaran Namakkal-Soorappan, together with/supported by local MCI contacts Kathleen Woulfe & Maggie Lam. This committee has planned a number of activities at the Annual Conference and I encourage all Mid-Career Investigators to attend. Special thanks to our Executive Secretary Susan Howlett for all she does and to the ISHR NAS Executive Committee for their leadership.

Welcome and enjoy the Conference!

Peipei Ping, FAHA, FISHR, Ph.D.
President of the ISHR NAS

NAS President

Peipei Ping

NAS President-Elect

David J. Lefer

NAS Past-President

Gary Lopaschuk

NAS Secretary

Susan Howlett

NAS Treasurer

Maha Abdellatif

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Make your hotel reservations at the Curtis Denver, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1405 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202, with special NAS rate of $219.00/night (double room, single occupancy).
Booking is available online until August 4th, subject to availability of rooms. After this date, please contact the reservations department directly at 303-571-0300.

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