2013 Conference

May 13, 2013
Ottawa, Canada

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute and its regional partners present the Ottawa Heart Research Conference: Emerging Pathways in Cardiovascular Disease.

In honour of the lifetime contributions of retiring scientists Dr. Yves Marcel and Dr. Ross Milne, an international panel of scientists will present their latest findings in atherosclerosis, genetics and lipid metabolism.

This accredited one-day conference will provide a unique opportunity to interact with key cardiovascular scientists from across North America and beyond. Plenary sessions will be followed by open discussion and networking opportunities.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Ron Do, PhD
    Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School
  • Mark Feinberg, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Edward Fisher, PhD, MPH, MD
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Kathryn Moore, PhD
    New York University
  • Ira Tabas, MD, PhD
    Columbia University
  • Christian Weber, MD
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Yves Marcel and Dr. Ross Milne will present honorary lectures highlighting their lifetime research.

Presentation topics will include: microRNAs in lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis, genetic contributors to cardiovascular disease, macrophage biology and the role of inflammation in the vasculature.

This inaugural conference in Ottawa is hosted in conjunction with the Heart Institute’s annual Research Day, to be held on May 14, 2013 on the UOHI campus. All conference attendees are invited to attend at no additional cost.

Download the Ottawa Heart Research Conference preliminary program for a listing of presentation topics and speakers.

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This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Medical Education.