The 2020 GRC/GRS on Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health and Disease is subtitled "Understanding Endothelial Cell Diversity: Regulation and Regenerative Potential". The unique feature of this meeting is its focus on the endothelial cell compartment of the vasculature, and the inherent heterogeneity within this compartment, because it is crucial for blood and lymphatic vessel development, function and regeneration. The conference will bring together researchers who study different aspects of blood or lymphatic endothelial cell heterogeneity to better understand fundamental mechanisms of vascular specialization and to determine the role of endothelial cell phenotypes in maintaining health and enabling regeneration. The conference will include scientists who study the molecular regulation of endothelial cell heterogeneity as well as vascular disease to catalyze the cross-discipline communication that is necessary to develop effective clinical therapies.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Endothelial Cell Heterogeneity
- Molecular Regulation of Endothelial Phenotypes
- Congenital Defects and Clinical Therapy
- Harnessing the Regenerative Potential of Endothelium
- Aging Endothelium and Impact on Disease Progression
- Hematovascular Interactions in Development and Disease
- Advances in Vascular Imaging and Bioengineering
- Endothelial Cell Metabolism
- Emerging Approaches to Understanding Endothelial Cell Diversity