Part I: Oct 9th–10th, 2020
Part II: Dec 6th–7th, 2020
Important Message: NAS2020 conference has been transformed into an online meeting with two parts. Part I will take place on Oct 9th&10th, 2020. Part II will take place on Dec 6th&7th, 2020. The detailed scientific program, including exciting events for ECI, MCI, and NAS awards will be available soon. We welcome and invite the participation from all members in the NAS@ISHR community, as well as from our friends, collaborators, and partners of the global ISHR communityRegister Today
at the Curtis, a Double Tree Hilton Hotel
Registration and Abstract Submission opens
Early Registration Discount ends
Deadline for abstract submission for consideration as oral presentation.
Deadline for Eris Olson mentorship award normination
Young Investigator Competition Awards (YICA) Deadline
The NAS2020 Innovator Award Lectures
The NAS 2020 President's Award Lecture
The Eric N. Olson Mentorship Award
The Litsa Kranias ECI Leadership Award
ISHR NAS Young Investigator Competition Awards
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of NAS Organizing and Scientific Committees, it is our great pleasure to warmly welcome you to the XXXVIII Annual Conference of the ISHR North America Section, as two parts virtual meeting online. The theme of the conference is "Cardiovascular Community of NAS@ISHR2020: Staying Connected and Staying Focused."
The Scientific Committee has developed an exciting, informative, and up-to-date program with seven main topics devoted to Metabolism and Metabolomics; pathological remodeling and fibrosis; New Approaches in Cell and Gene Modulation; Stem Cells; Pediatric Heart Failure, and Epigentics/omics.
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.
We sincerely hope that during this novel way to meet, you will enjoy the experience and, most importantly, the science of ISHR NAS.
We look forward to welcoming you online.
Greetings from the North American Section of the International Society for Heart Research (NAS@ISHR)! On behalf of NAS@ISHR, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the XXXVIII NAS annual conference, and our first fully virtual meeting! Despite the pandemic challenges we face together as a community, this annual conference for NAS@ISHR has received overwhelming support from many of you. The highlights of this year's meeting include an outstanding scientific program, extensive early- and mid-career activities, and an opportunity to connect with international colleagues
Meetings such as this do not happen without commitment and work from our colleagues, and it is a tremendous amount of effort. We wish to extend our deepest thanks to Kelley Brodsky, Alec Emmons, Anders O. Garlid, and Ding Wang from the organizing committee, as well as David Lefer, Jay Zhang, Tim McKinsey, Maha Abdellatif, Kika Sucharov, Gary Lopaschuk, and many members of the NAS@ISHR Council for putting together an outstanding series of symposia for both Part I and Part II. NAS@ISHR 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 exciting events and, based on experience from previous Annual Conferences, these ECI events are certain to be a highlight of our virtual meeting in 2020. NAS2020 is also pleased to welcome the participation of the NAS@ISHR Mid-Career Investigator (MCI) Committee, chaired by Sarah Franklin and Rajasekaran Namakkal-Soorappan, and our MCI faculty mentor Maria Kontaridis, who have worked tirelessly to organize engaging scientific sessions and career activities. Special thanks to our Treasurer & Acting Secretary of Recording, Maha Abdellatif, and our Acting Secretary of Membership & Assistant Treasurer, Chen Gao, for all they have done to support NAS operations. An important new event this year is also the inauguration of three NEW awards enabled by our generous sponsors and hard-working NAS Award Committee (chaired by Lorrie Kirshenaum), including the very first Eric Olsen Mentorship Award, the launch of Litsa Kranias ECI Leadership Award, and the NAS Innovator Award. Much more, NAS2020 will also host the newly invigorated Young Investigator Competition Award (YICA), as well as the tradition prestigious NAS@ISHR President's Award. Importantly, I want to honor and to thank our NAS Executive Committee for their extraordinary insights and commitment to our community, and for their trust in our efforts moving NAS forward.
Most of all, I would like to personally thank each and every one of YOU, our friends and members of NAS@ISHR, for making this the outstanding community that we love so much. I am looking forward to two amazing sections (Part I & Part II) and for a precious chance to interact with our wonderful colleagues!
Welcome and enjoy the online Conference!
Peipei Ping, FAHA, FISHR, Ph.D.
President of NAS@ISHR
The ISHR NAS 2020 conference excitedly welcomes Featured Speakers with thrilling topics in the field, in alphabetic order: