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The 15th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease

Cancellation due to Coronavirus

Dear friends, In the past week, the rapid spread of the new Coronavirus has prompted institutes worldwide to impose travel restrictions for researchers. This has forced many of the speakers to cancel their participation in the meeting. As a result, we cannot guarantee the quality and consistency of our scientific program. It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel this year's meeting.

We will organize a new edition next year August 8-13 2021 in the USA , which we are proud to announce will be our first Gordon Research Conference.

Thank you, participants, speakers, poster presenters and sponsors, for your understanding and continued support. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

With warm regards,

  • Kim van der Heiden
  • Frank Gijsen
  • Jolanda Wentzel
  • Paul Evans
  • Hanjoong Jo
  • John Oshinski

Announcing 2021 GRC on Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Biology and Disease

For more information please visit the following link: GRC on Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Biology and Disease

When: Aug 8-13, 2021 (not 2020)
Venue: Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, USA
Organizers: Chair: Hanjoong Jo at Emory and Georgia Tech
Vice Chairs: Kim van der Heiden at Erasmus Medical Center and Tzung Hsiai at UCLA

Overview: The new GRC on Biomechanics in Cardiovasulcar Biology and Disease is a continuation and expansion of the International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease, which began in Rotterdam but expanded to other cities, Atlanta, London, and Montreal. As our community grows in recent years, we decided to expand our meeting as a GRC to significantly improve the meeting quality and interactions among participants for better collaborations across different groups.

Goal of our conference is to elucidate the effect of biomechanical factors, including shear stress and wall stress, on the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and aneurysms.

Our Mission is to bridge advances in inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and team science with discovery, education, and translation to understand and conquer the cardiovascular disease.

The Focus Areas: 1) cellular mechanosensors and signaling; 2) biomechanically-mediated initiation, progression, and rupture of atherosclerotic plaques and aneurysms; and 3) imaging and computation of atherosclerotic plaques and aneurysms.

Stay tuned for more details. Send questions to the organizors:

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