Keystone Symposia: Extracellular Matrix and Cardiovascular Remodeling

Venue: Granlibakken Resort

Location: Tahoe City, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 23, 2011 End Date/Time: Jan 28, 2011
Registration Date: Jan 23, 2011
Early Registration Date: Nov 23, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 23, 2010
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In response to normal growth as well as a variety of pathophysiological signals, the cardiovascular system undergoes a series of structural and functional adaptations, collectively known as remodeling, that are directed responses to both the initial stimulus and to feed-forward changes that result from the precipitating event. Remodeling is driven by the extracellular matrix (ECM) environment, in terms of altered ECM levels, composition, and function. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together researchers, clinicians, and pharmaceutical industry representatives to 1) focus on controversies and knowledge gaps that still prevent or limit therapeutic translation; 2) borrow from other fields (particularly cancer and skin wound healing) to gain insight into ECM functions; and 3) to offer direction and stimulate progress in cardiovascular ECM research.