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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 is now available!


  • Abstracts (300 words max) must be uploaded to the Abstract Submission site (above link will be activated shortly). (A $50 Abstract Fee will be charged for each abstract submitted).
  • Posters should be no larger than 4 ft in height  by 4 ft in length

Hotel:  Make your hotel reservations at the Lord Nelson Hotel at the special ISHR rate of $169/night (double room, single occupancy).  Rooms are available online until April 12, 2018, subject to availability of Classic rooms. After this date, please contact the reservations department directly at 1-800-565-2020 or (902) 423-5130 or by email at

       Information for Families:

  • There will be a private space available at the conference hotel for breast feeding
  • The Lord Nelson Hotel can provide contact information for their preferred child care service

Stay at Dalhousie:  Hotel space in Halifax is limited during the meeting.  Rooms/Suites are available at Dalhousie University at low cost.  Go to, click on Book Accomodations Online, fill in your desired dates and room configuration and enter Promo Code ISHRNA18.

Transportation:  Fixed rate limosine services are available (as a less expensive alternative to taxi service) from the airport to the conference hotel.  Both of the services below charge a flat rate of CAD$60 regardless of the number of people in the car.

Meeting Highlights:

Important Dates and Deadlines:

December 15, 2017: Registration opens
December 15, 2017 – April 15, 2018: Abstract submission open
March 15, 2018Deadline 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 1, 2018: Early registration deadline
April 12, 2018: Deadline for making online reservations at convention hotel
April 15, 2018: Deadline for submitting an abstract for poster presentation 

Early Career Investigators!!!

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

  • ECI Scientific Symposium – ECI speakers chosen from submitted abstracts
  • Career Development Panel Discussion - Funding Opportunities and strategies for a Successful Grant Submission (Panelists:  Drs. Ronglih Liao, Gary Lopaschuk, Krystle van Hoof, Timothy McKinsey)
  • Luncheon with Senior Investigators – Talk informally with senior investigators over lunch
  • 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 have been published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (JMCC 112 (2017) p134-170).

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). 




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Section Past-President
Elizabeth Murphy
Section President
Gary D. Lopaschuk
Section President-Elect
Peipei Ping
Section Recording Secretary
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Section Treasurer
Evangelia Kranias

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