The 2017 Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Workshop and Symposium, part of the National Hearth, Lung, and Blood Institute's Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), will be held March 2-3, 2017, at the UAB Hill Student Center (day 1) and the UAB Alumni House (day 2).
March 2-3, 2017
The goal of CVTE 2017 is to identify novel potential CVTE therapy products and to discuss new approaches to repair a damaged heart and vasculature. Significant advances in our understanding of how to coax stem cells towards a cardiovascular cell fate as well as scaffold technologies have made it possible to now consider when and how for these CVTE products are ready for clinical trials. A major goal of this 2nd annual workshop is to organize a Consensus Conference on Cardiac Patch Tissue Engineering aimed for biologists, engineers, and clinician-scientists to converge and conduct translational research related to cardiac repair or regeneration.
The consensus objectives are:
- Summarize and discuss recent experimental results related to generation of patch materials aiming at myocardial repair.
- Exchange technologies or approaches to the development of novel delivery to the heart.
- Form collaborations to assess the structural, biological and functional outcomes of engineered biomaterials in myocardial repair.
- Create a report on the current state of the art in patch development for cardiac repair or regeneration to be published as a collaborative work by participants of the interest group; 5) Promote delivery of cardiovascular tissue engineered products for patients with myocardial infarctions.
The Workshop will be held in the morning for PCBC investigators and collaborators. This will be tightly focused and feature a small number of attendees (~20) with the goal to further anneal the collaborative efforts of the members of the PCBC in the area of scaffolds and pluripotent stem cells for cardiac tissue engineering. The Symposium will take place in the afternoon and will be open to a larger group of faculty, and trainees, and feature the invited speakers from the PCBC and national leaders in CVTE. Both events will help form networks of expertise, guide discussion, and lead to high quality collaboration in the field of cardiovascular tissue engineering.
Please contact Kelly Hillard at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.