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2009 Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke Conference

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Center for Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke
Third Annual Progress & Planning Conference

Thursday August 20, 2009

2009 Cardiovascular Interest Group Progress & Planning Conference Information

Location:

Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech Campus (parking is available in front of the south entrance to the Merket Center)

Cost:

No cost for TTUHSC or TTU faculty, post-docs or graduate students; limited funding is available to cover travel and lodging costs for TTUHSC facuty from the Amarillo, El Paso & Odessa campuses

Who Should Attend:

TTUHSC or TTU faculty or students who are interested in cardiovascular research and education, including those who have applied for or received Cardiovascular Seed Grants

Tentative Schedule:

  • Thursday August 20
  • 8:30 am Conference Registration and Buffet Breakfast
  • 9:15 am Welcome with Remarks by Dr. Steve Berk, Dean SOM
  • 9:30 am Plenary Presentation A
  • Dr. Hinojosa-LabordeCarmen Hinojosa-Laborde, PhD (University of Texas HSC San Antonio)
    Postmenopausal Hypertension:  Role of Estrogen, Age and Salt Sensitivity
  • Dr. LustRobert Lust, PhD (East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine)
    What Does Latent Predisposition to Exercise tell us About Cardiovascular Health?
  • 11:30 pm Reports from CCDS-funded researchers
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Reports from CCDS-funded researchers
  • 2:50 pm Refreshment Break
  • 3:00 pm Plenary Presentation A
  • Dr. ChenChu-Huang (Mendel) Chen, MD, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Heart Institute)
    Mechanistic Basis of L5 as a Novel Treatment Target for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dr. MorrisettJoel Morrisett, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine)
    Athereosclerosis
  • 5:00 pm Reception & Poster Session
  • 6:00 pm Networking Dinner

How to Register:

Click HERE for on-line registration or e-mail Jolene Turpin.

Lodging & Travel Information:

Prior to the conference, please complete your own travel applications in your department; contact Jolene Turpin (806-743-3010) for the account number to which travel expenses should be charged. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Staybridge Suites for August 19th and 20th. Please call the hotel at 806-765-8900 by August 12 and ask to make a reservation under the group "Texas Tech Cardiovascular Conference" and specify the date of arrival. The room and tax will be paid by the University but the hotel will require a credit card at check-in for incidental purposes.

Important Dates

  • August 12: Reservation deadline for the Staybridge Suites (806-765-8900); reservations after that date are on a space-available basis
  • August 14: Abstracts for oral and poster presentations due to Betsy Jones
  • August 18: Deadline to register for the conference

CCDS News & Updates

Grant Renewal:

On August 28, 2008, the CCDS received notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of project funding of $94,352.

On August 31, 2006, the CCDS received notice from HRSA of its project funding extension through August 31, 2007. The $245,516 awarded to TTUHSC includes support for the new and competing renewals for Seed Grant projects awarded in 2005 and 2006, as well as for a Second Annual Cardiovascular Interest Group Progress & Planning Conference to be held in August 2007.

Previous Conference Information

2007 Conference Information

2006 Conference Materials

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