ATVB|PVD Scientific Sessions

ATVB | PVD 2016 Scientific Sessions 

In Collaboration with the Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and the Society for Vascular Surgery's Vascular Research Initiatives Conference
When and Where

May 4–6, 2016
Omni Nashville
Nashville, Tenn.

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Translational Science of Vascular Medicine Thursday at ATVB|PVD 2015:

  • Morning and afternoon sessions emphasizing Molecular Imaging and Mechanistic Biomarkers
  • Integrated programs that address the intersection of basic and clinical sciences and opportunities to collaborate at the translational interface in vascular medicine
  • resentation by NHLBI staff scientists highlighting the NHLBI Perspective on Translational Opportunities for the ATVB and PVD Communities
  • Moderated and innovative electronic poster session featuring PVD-related abstracts


Next-Generation Technology Bootcamp at ATVB|PVD 2015:

  • Early career attendees are especially encouraged to register for this hands-on session
  • Bootcamp is open to basic, clinical, and translational attendees with an interest in learning to leverage and use cutting-edge genomic technologies, including gene regulation and epigenetics (ENCODE and other computational datasets) and genome editing with the CRISPR/Cas9 system
  • Participants will be asked to view online videos before the conference
  • There is limited space available, and advance registration is required 


Metabolic Vascular Disease Symposium and China Night (PDF) – hosted by the Chinese American Academy of Cardiology, the Major Program on Vascular biology by National Science Foundation of China, and the American Heart Association’s ATVB/PVD 2015 Scientific Sessions.  Join us to promote cardiovascular research excellence and collaboration.  Separate registration and fee is required to attend.  To register for this event, select the CAAC-MPVB Symposium when you register for the ATVB|PVD 2015 Scientific Sessions.

Key Dates
Oct. 17 - Abstract and award submission opens for ATVB|PVD and VRIC

Dec. 17 - Online registration opens

Jan. 29 - Abstract and award submissions close for ATVB|PVD and VRIC

Feb. 25 - Last day to become an AHA professional member and qualify for the early registration discount

Mar. 11 - Early registration deadline

Mar. 25 - Last day to become an AHA professional member and qualify for the advance registration discount

Apr. 8 - Advanced registration deadline

Apr. 9 - Standard registration rates apply





Why Attend?

The meeting includes diverse disciplines within the arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, peripheral vascular disease, vascular surgery, and functional genomics research communities that allow investigators to explore areas of cross-disciplinary interests. We expect a broad representation from many disciplines and encourage young scientists to attend.

Target Audience

The conference will especially appeal to scientists and clinicians in:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Functional Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular/cellular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Thrombosis Research
  • Vascular Biology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery


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ATVB/PVD 2015 Scientific Sessions
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California
May 7-9, 2015

ATVB/PVD 2016 Scientific Sessions
Omni Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee
May 4-6, 2016

ATVB/PVD 2017 Scientific Sessions
Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 4-6, 2017

Other Conferences of Interest

The following conferences/symposia are not part of the education activities for ATVB/PVD 2015.
  • The 29th Annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
VRIC 2015 is sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS), and will be held on May 6, 2015 in San Francisco, California. There is a separate registration to attend this meeting. Researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract on the ATVB submission site for consideration at VRIC. VRIC registrants will receive a US $100 registration discount on ATVB/PVD 2015 Registration.
KinMet 2015 is Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Scientists interested in lipoprotein and cellular metabolism and kinetic modeling are invited to attend  There is no additional cost to attend this meeting, and all registrants are invited.
5th Annual Spring HDL Workshop in conjunction with the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Scientific Sessions – San Francisco, May 9th and 10th,  2015.   Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel
Held each year immediately following the ATVB Spring Meeting, the Spring HDL Workshop has been a convenient way to get the HDL community together to discuss the latest developments in the field.  The workshop is designed to be relatively small with an informal vibe to foster free-wheeling discussions among the attendees and speakers.  This year, the organizing committee has built the meeting around specific topics seen as unsettled in the field.  For example, we will have a session entitled simply “What is HDL?” and will hear new research from three speakers who look at this from different viewpoints.  Other sessions will center on questions such as:  How should we measure HDL?   What are the best ways to measure HDL function?   Pre-beta HDL: beneficial or not?   What roles does HDL play outside of CVD?   Ample discussion time will be included both after each talk and at the end of some of the sessions, thus the attendees should expect to play as much of a role in the meeting content as the speakers.   A consensus report based on feedback from all attendees will be generated and offered as a primer for ways to move forward as a field. 

The first session begins at 1:30 PM on the 9th and the last session ends at noon on the 10th.  Registration is free, but will be limited to the first 100 registrants.  You can register at the following link:  You will receive a response indicating a successful registration within several days.  If you need any more information please contact the meeting Chair at

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