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Save the Date!

 The 2017 ISHR-NAS Meeting will be held
May 30-June 2 in New Orleans, LA

Port of New Orleans 
 (Gnovick, CC by 3.0)

36th Meeting of the ISHR-North American Section:

"Translation of Cardiovascular Therapeutics to the Clinic"


Meeting Organizer: Dr. David Lefer

Dates: May 30 - June 2, 2017
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA, USA


The Preliminary Program is now available!


  • Abstracts (300 words max) must be uploaded to the Abstract Submission site (above link will be activated shortly). An Abstract Template with further instructions will be available on the Abstract Submission site.  (A $50 Abstract Fee will be charged for each abstract submitted).

Make your hotel reservations at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside at the special ISHR rate of $189/night (double room, single occupancy).

Meeting Highlights:

  • Plenary lecture by Eric Olson (UTSW)
  • Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecture by Tetsuji Miura (Sapporo Med Ctr)
  • Outstanding Investigator Award lecture by Xander Wehrens (Baylor)
  • Research Achievement Award lecture by Rong Tian (Univ Wash)
  • Peter Harris Distinguished Scientist Award lecture by R. John Solaro (UIC)
  • Dinner Reception/Awards Ceremony and Social at Club XLIV and Encore for conference participants
  • Travel awards of $500 for young investigators
  • Enjoy the exciting riverfront and nearby French Quarter: New Orleans Official Guide; New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Important Dates and Deadlines:

November 15, 2016: Registration opens
November 15, 2016 – March 15, 2017: Abstract submission open
March 15, 2017: Deadline for submitting an abstract for consideration as oral presentation *extended*
March 15, 2017: Deadline for applying for Early Career Investigator Travel Awards ($500)
March 15, 2017: Deadline for applying for Young Investigator Competitions
April 15, 2017: Deadline for submitting an abstract for poster presentation *extended*
April 1, 2017: Early registration deadline
April 30, 2017: Deadline for discounted ISHR rate at convention hotel

Early Career Investigators!!!

  • Apply for the prestigious Young Investigator Competitions for Graduate Students & Early Postdocs and Senior Postdocs & Early Asst Professors - Deadline is March 15, 2017.  Watch this space for additional information!
  • ECI Travel Awards: Competitive Travel Awards of US$500 are available for young investigators (within 5 years of terminal degree) who are presenting an abstract at the meeting as a first author. Deadline for application is March 15, 2017.

Events organized by and for ISHR-NAS Early Career Investigators (ECIs):

  • ECI Scientific Symposium – ECI speakers chosen from submitted abstracts
  • Career Development Panel Discussions – “How to choose a postdoc lab” and “How to prepare for a faculty position”
  • Luncheon with Senior Investigators – Meet senior investigators in a “speed-dating” format
  • ECI Social – Meet your fellow ECIs and network over drinks while playing Pokemon Go!

Watch this site for updated meeting information!!!


2015 ISHR-NAS Meeting in Seattle, WA: Abstracts have been published in the Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology (JMCC 85(2015) S1-61). 


2014 ISHR-NAS Meeting in Miami, FL:  Abstracts have been published in the Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology (JMCC 74(2014) S1-S37). 




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