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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


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


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)
  • 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