2 world class events for Winnipeg in September 2014

1) Opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

(photo includes the gift which Dr. Naranjan Dhalla [assisted by Ivan Berkowitz] arranged for the Government of India to donate the life-sized statue of Mahatma Gandhi)

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photo by Al Dueck

2) 2nd Cardiovascular Forum for

Promoting Centres of Excellence and Young Investigators

Winnipeg Convention Centre

Manitoba, Canada, September 4-6, 2014

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Organizations: Cardiac Sciences Program, Asper Institute of Clinical Research, St. Boniface Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, and International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences-North America, Winnipeg, Canada

Chairs: Alan Menkis, Professor and Chair, Cardiac Surgery, Winnipeg
Naranjan Dhalla, Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba

Organizing Secretaries: Michael Czubryt, Department of Physiology, Winnipeg
Davinder Jassal, Division of Cardiology, Winnipeg
Bram Ramjiawan, Asper Institute of Clinical Research, Winnipeg

Committee Members:

Devendra Agrawal, Omaha
Aubie Angel, Toronto
Aruni Bhatnagar, Louisville
Sue Boreskie, Winnipeg
Debbie Brown, Winnipeg
Sumeet Chugh, Los Angeles
Pedro D’Orleans-Juste, Sherbrooke
Buddhadeb Dawn, Kansas City
James Gilchrist, Winnipeg
Otoni Gomes, Belo Horizonte
Grant Hatch, Winnipeg
Jennifer Hall, Minneapolis
Morris Karmazyn, London, Ontario
Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Winnipeg
Chuck LaFleche, Winnipeg
David Lefer, New Orleans
Merry Lindsey, Jackson
Peter Liu, Ottawa
Gary Lopaschuk, Edmonton
Bruce McManus, Vancouver
Dennis B. McNamara, New Orleans
Jawahar Mehta, Arkansas
Sharon Mulvagh, Rochester
Tofy Mussivand, Ottawa
Jagat Narula, New York
Grant Pierce, Winnipeg
Amir Ravandi, Winnipeg
Brian Rodrigues, Vancouver
Hani Sabbah, Detroit
Stephen Schaffer, Mobile
Ernesto Schiffrin, Montreal
Pawan Singal, Winnipeg
Michael Sole, Toronto
James Tam, Winnipeg
Suresh Tyagi, Louisville
Daniel Villarreal, Syracuse
Karl Weber, Memphis
Shelley Zieroth, Winnipeg

Conference Coordinator:

Dr. Vijayan Elimban, Winnipeg E-mail: velimban@sbrc.ca
Ms. Eva Little, Winnipeg E-mail: elittle@sbrc.ca
Dr. Paramjit S. Tappia E-mail: ptappia@sbrc.ca

Conference Administration:
Mr. Ivan Berkowitz
St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
351 Tache Avenue , Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6, Canada
Ph: 204-235-3448; Cell: 204-228-3193
E-mail: ivan@mymts.net

Objectives and Program of 2nd Cardiovascular Forum

for Promoting Centres of Excellence and Young Investigators

Winnipeg, Canada (September 4-6, 2014)

The Cardiovascular Forum is being organized to: (i) Encourage the interaction of young investigators with established individuals to improve their training and develop highly qualified manpower in the fields of cardiovascular science, medicine and surgery; (ii) Exchange and blend biomedical and clinical information to emphasize translational knowledge for improving the therapy of heart disease; (iii) Promote research collaborations and establish linkages to carry out multi-disciplinary investigations for finding solutions to diverse cardiovascular problems; (iv) Facilitate interaction with industrial partners for cardiovascular technology development, and (v) Share the scientific and clinical experiences between South and North American investigators.

I. September 4:

5:00 to 7:00 PM: Registration

7:00 to 10:00 PM: Welcome Reception
1. Welcome Remarks (10 min)
2. Program Highlights (10 min)

II. September 5:

A. 8:00 to 9:00 AM: Breakfast and Networking

B. 9:00 to 10:30 AM
1. Thematic Symposium: Sudden Cardiac Death and Arrhythmias (4 speakers)
2. Grant Pierce Young Investigator Award Competition in Cardiovascular Science: Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (4 speakers)
3. Advances in Women Heart Health (4 speakers)
4. Canada-Brazil Postdoctoral Symposium #1 (4 speakers)
5. Poster Mentoring: Translational Medicine

C. 10:30 to 11:00 AM: Coffee Break

D. 11:00 to 12:30 PM
1. Thematic Symposium: Cardiac Fibrosis and Heart Failure (4 speakers)
2. James Willerson Young Investigator Award Competition in Cardiovascular Medicine: Residents and Postgraduate Fellows (4 speakers)
3. Gender Difference in Heart Disease (4 speakers)
4. Canada-Brazil Postdoctoral Symposium #2 (4 speakers)
5. Poster Mentoring: Biomedical Sciences

E. 12:30 to 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

F. 1:30 to 3:00 PM
1. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science: miRNA in the Regulation of Cardiovascular Function (4 speakers)
2. Karl T. Weber: Presentations by Clinical Fellows and Residents (4 speakers)
3. Cardiovascular Complications in Obesity (4 speakers)
4. Canada-Brazil Postdoctoral Symposium #3 (4 speakers)
5. Poster Mentoring: Biomedical Sciences

G. 3:00 to 3:30 PM: Coffee Break

H. 3:30 to 5:00 PM:
1. Pathophysiology and Therapy of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy (4 speakers)
2. Pathophysiology and Therapy of Hypertension (4 speakers)
3. Ischemia-reperfusion Injury and Preconditioning (4 speakers)
4. Signal Transduction in Heart Disease (4 speakers)
5. Poster Mentoring: Translational Medicine

I. 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Distinguished Lectures: Developments in Cardiovascular Science and Translational Medicine (2 speakers - 30 min each)

J. 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Celebration Dinner – A Tribute to John H. McNeill

III. September 6:

A. 8:00 to 9:00 AM: Breakfast and Networking

B. 9:00 to 10:30 AM
1. Thematic Symposium: Cardiovascular Complications in Chronic Diabetes (4 speakers)
2. Eric Olson Young Faculty (within 10 years of appointment) Orations in Cardiovascular Biomedical Sciences (4 speakers)
3. Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure (4 speakers)
4. Nutritional Strategies for the Prevention of Heart Disease (4 speakers)
5. Poster Mentoring: Translational Medicine

C. 10:30 to 11:00 AM: Coffee Break

D. 11:00 to 12:30 PM
1. Thematic Symposium: Vascular Remodeling and Hypertension (4 speakers)
2. Kern Wildenthal Young Faculty (within 10 years of appointment) Orations in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery (4 speakers)
3. Myocardial Infarction and Acute Ischemic Syndrome (4 speakers)
4. Cardiac Care and Patient Safety (4 speakers)
5. Poster Mentoring: Biomedical Sciences

E. 12:30 to 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

F. 1:30 to 3:00 PM
1. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine: Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration (4 speakers)
2. Dennis B. McNamara Symposium: Presentations by Biomedical Fellows and Students (4 speakers)
3. Pathogenesis and Therapy of Atherosclerosis (4 speakers)
4. Lifestyle Strategies for the Prevention of Heart Disease (4 speakers)
5. Poster Mentoring: Translational Medicine

G. 3:00 to 3:30 PM: Coffee Break

H. 3:30 to 5:00 PM:
1. Biomarkers and Risk Factors for Heart Disease (4 speakers)
2. Molecular Biology of Cardiac Dysfunction (4 speakers)
3. Pharmacotherapy of Ischemic Heart Disease (4 speakers)
4. Cardiovascular Devices: Diagnosis and Treatment (4 speakers)
5. Poster Mentoring: Biomedical Sciences

I. 6:00 to 7:00 PM:
Distinguished Lectures: Developments in Cardiovascular Science and Translational Medicine (2 speakers – 30 min each)

J. 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Banquet and Award Presentations