Program and Speakers


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Catherine 'Lynn' Hedrick, PhD
Catherine ‘Lynn’ Hedrick, PhD
Professor, Division of Inflammation Biology
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
La Jolla, CA
Li-Hao 'Paul Huang, PhD
Li-Hao ‘Paul’ Huang, PhD
Post-doctoral Scholar
Department of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO
Nicholas Leeper
Nicholas Leeper, MD
Associate Professor of SurgeryChief, Vascular Medicine/Vascular SurgeryDirector, Vascular Surgery Research
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA
Peter Liu, MD, FRCPC
Peter Liu, MD, FRCPC
Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Research 
Director, Cardiac Function Laboratory
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
Ottawa, ON
Gary K. Owens, PhD

Gary K. Owens, PhD
Robert M. Berne Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Director of the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Director of the Cardiovascular Training Program
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Josef Penninger
Josef Penninger, MD
Senior Scientist and Scientific Director
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA)
Vienna, AT
Katey Rayner, PhD
Katey Rayner, PhD
Conference Chair
Scientist; Director, Cardiometabolic microRNA Laboratory; 
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Clinton Robbins, PhD
Clinton Robbins, PhD
Peter Munk Chair in Aortic Disease Research, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Scientist, Division of Advanced Diagnostics
Toronto General Research Institute
Assistant Professor
Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Immunology
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Dr. Benjamin Rotstein
Benjamin Rotstein, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Ottawa
Scientist and Director, Molecular Imaging Probes and Radiochemistry Laboratory
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON
Maya Saleh, PhD
Maya Saleh, PhD
Director, Inflammation and Cancer Program
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
McGill Life Sciences Complex
Montreal, QC
Ahmed A. Tawakol, MD
Ahmed A. Tawakol, MD
Co-Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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