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Halifax at Night


37th Meeting of the ISHR-North American Section:

"Cardiovascular Disease in Vulnerable Populations"


Meeting Organizer: Dr.Susan Howlett

Dates: May 29 - June 1, 2018
Venue: Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada


The Preliminary Program will be available soon!


  • 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).
  • Posters should be no larger than 36" in height  by 72" in length

Make your hotel reservations at the Lord Nelson Hotel at the special ISHR rate of $169/night (double room, single occupancy).

Meeting Highlights:

Important Dates and Deadlines:

November 15, 2017: Registration opens
November 15, 2017 – April 15, 2018: Abstract submission open
March 15, 2018: Deadline for submitting an abstract for consideration as oral presentation 
March 15, 2018: Deadline for applying for Early Career Investigator Travel Awards ($500)
March 15, 2018: Deadline for applying for Young Investigator Competitions 
April 15, 2018: Deadline for submitting an abstract for poster presentation 
April 1, 2018: Early registration deadline
April 30, 2018: 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, 2018.  Watch this space for updated 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, 2018.

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

  • ECI Scientific Symposium – ECI speakers chosen from submitted abstracts
  • Career Development Panel Discussion
  • Luncheon with Senior Investigators – Meet senior investigators in a “speed-dating” format
  • ECI Social – Meet your fellow ECIs and network over drinks

Watch this site for updated meeting information!!!

2017 ISHR-NAS meeting in New Orleans, LA:  Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology shortly (watch this site for citation).

Port of New Orleans 
 (Gnovick, CC by 3.0)


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). 




Upcoming Events
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Monday, June 3, 2019

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Section Member Secretary
Susan Howlett
Section Past-President
Elizabeth Murphy
Section President
Gary D. Lopaschuk
Section President-Elect
Peipei Ping
Section Recording Secretary
Thomas M. Vondriska
Section Treasurer
Evangelia Kranias

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