Cardiac Development and Regeneration Symposium

Venue: Doubletree Guest Suites Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 11, 2008
Early Registration Date: Aug 10, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 10, 2008
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Abcam is delighted to announce that Dr. Jonathan Epstein and Dr. Edward Morrisey (University of Pennsylvania) have agreed to chair a symposium on Cardiac Development and Regeneration in Boston, Massachusetts on the 10-11 October 2008.

Topics will include:
- Early cardiovascular development
- Epigenetics
- Reprogramming and cardiac progenitors
- Genomics
- Molecular pathways and congenital heart disease
- Cardiac stem cells and regeneration

Keynote speaker:
- Cliff Tabin (Harvard Medical School, US))
Morphogenesis of the heart and other organs

Invited speakers:
- Margaret Buckingham (Pasteur Institute, France)
Cardiac progenitor cells of the second heart field in the mouse embryo
- Deepak Srivastava (Gladstone Institute, UCSF, US)
microRNA regulation of cardiac stem cells and regeneration
- Benoit Bruneau (Gladstone Institute, UCSF, US)
Chromatin remodeling in heart development
- William Pu (Children's Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School, US)
Epicardial-derived Wt1+ progenitors contribute to the cardiomyocyte lineage in the embryonic and adult heart
- Debbie Yelon (Skirball Institute, New York University School of Medicine, US)
Signaling pathways that shape the heart field in zebrafish
- Stephen Duncan (Medical College of Wisconsin, US)
Control of cardiac development by Gata4 and Gata6
- Michael Parmacek (University of Pennsylvania, US)
Myocardin related transcription factors: Critical co-activators regulating heart and outflow tract development
- Nathan Lawson (University of Massachusetts Medical School, US)
Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of vascular development
- Sean Wu (Massachusetts General Hospital, US)
iPS, ES, or endogenous cells in cardiac regeneration
- Kenneth Chien (Massachusetts General Hospital, US)
Towards human models of human heart disease: The islet-1 heart progenitor story
- John Mably (Massachusetts General Hospital, US)
Title to be announced

Abstracts for poster presentation are invited. Those which most closely fit within the topics of the meeting will be selected. Posters will be judged. The winner will receive up to $150 off their registration for a future Abcam conference or an antibody from the Abcam catalog.
- Deadline for poster abstracts: September 10, 2008

The registration fee is fully inclusive of:
- attendance at sessions (plenary & poster)
- lunch and refreshments
- drinks reception
- conference materials, including book of abstracts

Early bird and student registration fees are available for this meeting.
- Early bird deadline: August 10, 2008

For futher information and to register please visit the Cardiac Development and Regeneration Symposium website (


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