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Preliminary Agenda

Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 a.m.  - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome – Dr. Kass
8:25 a.m.

Morning Session – Invited Speakers
8:30 a.m. - noon

Each speaker gets between 30-40 minutes for their talk, with 10 minutes for questions.

  • Douglas Robinson, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, medicine, pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, chemical and biomolecular engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will discuss: Cellular form: The basis of healthy function.
  • Narutoshi Hibino, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will discuss: Use of 3D printing for generating multicellular cardiac and vascular tissues.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Zoltan Arany, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss: Metabolic mechanisms and treatment of insulin resistance
  • Samia Mora, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, will discuss: The primary factors needed for primary prevention

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Oral Abstract Competition
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Top pre-reviewed abstracts from 60 submitted abstracts are presented for an award competition. Two from basic research, and two from clinical/translational research are selected. Only grad students, fellows, and post docs can compete. Prizes are awarded at the end of the meeting, courtesy of the Blumenthal Family Foundation.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wassup? A lightening round of 5 (6 min) presentations from leaders in basic, clinical, translational, and population based CV sciences to give a quick roundup of new initiatives and active thrusts going on at Hopkins. The goal is to foster new

Poster session
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All 60 posters are presented, and attendees get to meet with the researchers and learn what is actively being pursued at JHMI in CV research fields. Of these, a total of 16 have been pre-selected based on prior grading scores from the internet upload to be in competition for prizes. Real-time judging takes place, and the top three posters from the two primary different categories — basic science and clinical/translation/epi research — are determined based on judging scores.

 Award Ceremony and Meeting Closing
4:00 p.m. -  4:15 p.m.