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The Inaugural Cardiovascular Theme Symposium was held on September 2, 2016 in the new Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus. This Symposium was the first scientific conference sponsored by the UCLA Cardiovascular Theme.
The symposium program included lectures from nine world leaders in the field of cardiovascular research and medicine. The symposium was attended by ~375 scientists, clinicians and trainees. Over 90 abstracts were presented, resulting in seven awardees in the categories of graduate students and clinical/research fellows.
Alan Kuo, MD(Mentor: Noel Boyle, MD, PhD)
Shen Li, PhD(Mentor: Arjun Deb, MD)
David Liem, MD, PhD(Mentor: Peipei Ping, PhD)
Julia Mack, PhD(Mentor: Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD)
Sara Ranjbarvaziri(Mentor: Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD)
Gregoire Ruffenach(Mentor: Mansoureh Eghbali, PhD)
Nwe Nwe Soe, MD(Mentor: Elaine Reed, PhD)
Donald Heistad, MD University of Iowa
Joseph Hill, MD, PhD University of Texas Southwestern
Jake Lusis, PhD UCLA
Hanna Mikkola, MD, PhD UCLA
Eric Olson, PhD University of Texas Southwestern
Marlene Rabinovitch, MD Stanford University
Gordon Tomaselli, MD Johns Hopkins University
Douglas Vaughan, MD Northwestern University
Karol Watson, MD, PhD UCLA
The 2018 Cardiovascular Theme Symposium will be held October 23rd - 24th, 2018 in the California NanoSystems Institute on UCLA's campus. This annual series is sponsored by the UCLA Cardiovascular Theme and features noted keynote speakers, breakout presentations, abstract poster review and awards.
The 2017 Cardiovascular Theme Symposium was held on September 25, 2017 in the De Neve Plaza and Auditorium on UCLA's campus. This Symposium, an annual series, is sponsored by the UCLA Cardiovascular Theme and features noted keynote speakers, breakout presentations, abstract poster review and awards.