The main objective of the Vascular Cell Biology Gordon Research Conference is to provide an integrated platform for presentation and discussion of latest advances in vascular biology, as they relate to both health and disease. The program will include sessions on the rapidly advancing fields of vascular metabolism, cellular heterogeneity, vascular cellular cross talk, as well as vascular development and specification, the role of the vasculature in inflammation, and vascular mechanobiology. Focus will be placed on relevance to human disease, including cardiovascular, neurovascular, and neoplastic pathogenesis. Nascent technologies will be highlighted. Interactive poster sessions will allow all participants to showcase their work, and short talks will be selected from the abstracts. Poster presenters will have the opportunity for rapid "poster preview" presentations during morning sessions to advertise their posters. Financial support will be available for travel for both junior and senior investigators.
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. The preliminary program will be available by April 17, 2020. Please check back for updates.
- Vascular Heterogeneity and Development
- Vascular Metabolism and Pulmonary Disease
- Vascular Complications of Pregnancy
- Inflammation and Vascular Heterogeneity
- Lipids and the Vasculature
- Mechanobiology and Bioengineering
- Development and Disease in the Cardiovascular Tree
- Vessels in Neurovascular Disease
- Vascular Aging