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October 2, 2020
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Important Dates

December 16, 2019

Registration and Abstract Submission opens

October 2, 2020

Early Registration Discount ends

October 16, 2020

Deadline for abstract submission for consideration as oral presentation.

October 16, 2020

Young Investigator Competition Awards (YICA) Deadline

November 20, 2020

Deadline for Litsa Kranias Award

November 20, 2020

Deadline for Eric Olson mentorship award nomination

The ISHR has made it a priority to promote training and career development opportunities for Mid-Career Investigators (MCIs) in the cardiovascular sciences at all stages, from Senior Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, to mid-level and full-faculty. Each person at the mid-career stage — with 8+ years of experience and single R01 Funding — faces unique challenges and the ISHR is committed to supporting and assisting them all. The ISHR Leadership has established the ISHR-MCI council for the North American Section (NAS) as well as the International MCI council during early 2019. The NAS MCI, in collaboration with the International MCI council, has successfully conducted initial events at the 2019 ISHR World Congress held June 2 – 7, 2019. The MCI members of ISHR include Early and Advanced Associate Professors in cardiovascular research. Our mission is to promote career development and scientific interaction among all MCIs of the ISHR. 

The major goals of the MCI include enhanced career development, collaborative research, collaborative funding, and inter-disciplinary research among MCIs across the globe. Annual meetings/social events among MCI during the ISHR conferences will form a platform to have vibrant discussions on research interests, development of collaborations, as well as career advancement. We believe that career opportunities and professional growth would enhance among the MCIs through the 2020 ISHR Conference and hence we hope that ISHR leadership will continue providing opportunities to actively participate, presenting lectures and chairing/co-chairing sessions.

MCI Council Leadership

Council Liaison/Council Chair

Maria Kontaridis

MCI Program Committee


Sarah Franklin


Rajasekaran Namakkal-Soorappan

MCI Committee Members

Kathleen Woulfe

Maggie Lam

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 community.

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