Full Agenda

3rd Biennial Los Angeles Cardiovascular Symposium

Opening Remarks

Dr. Jennifer Van Eyk

Director, Advanced Clinical Biosystems Institute in the Department of Biomedical Sciences; Director, Basic Science Research in the Women's Heart Center

Keynote Address


Eduardo Marbán MD, PhD., Director, CSMC Heart Institute

Cell Therapy for Heart Disease: A Parable of Reverse Engineering

Session I: Moderators Tamer Sallam, UCLA & Joshua Goldhaber, Cedars-Sinai

9:45 am

"Novel Pathways to inflammation in Atherosclerosis"

Prediman K. Shah, MD

10:15 am

Regulation of Macrophage Proliferation in Atherosclerosis

Jake Lusis, PhD

10:45 am

"Post-Infarction Neural Remodeling: Modifiable Target for Arrhythmia Risk Reduction"

Olujimi Adeoluwa Ajijola, MD, PhD

11:15 am

“Nanomedicine for Atherosclerosis"

Eun Ji Chung,  PhD

11:45am to 2:00pm

Lunch and Poster Session

Session II: Moderator Jian XU, USC

2:00 pm

"Emerging Role for Non-Coding RNAs in Cholesterol Metabolism and atherosclerosis"

Tamer Sallam, MD PhD


2:30 pm

Biological Therapies for Cardiac Arrhythmias: Are we ready?”

Eugenio Cingolani


3:00 pm

"Integrating Genetic Studies with Targeted Metabolomics to Identify Novel Genes for Coronary Artery Disease"

Hooman Allayee PhD


3:30 pm

"Molecular Mechanism for Flow-Induced Lymphatic Expansion"

Young-Kwon Hong, PhD

4:00 pm

Coffee Break

Session III: Moderator Austin Nakano, UCLA

4:15 pm

“Mechanisms of Endothelial Regeneration”

Luisa Iruela-Arispe PhD


4:45 pm

“Proteomic Signatures of Vascular Disease"

Sarah Parker PhD

5:15 pm

"Heart Metabolism and regeneration"

Henry Sucov, PhD

5:45 pm

Closing Remarks & Poster Award