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

Virtual sessions 28th May - Mid July

We are organizing a series of virtual sessions related to the International symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease aiming to exchange research and catch-up with each other.

If you'd like to join the virtual sessions, please send an email to Sharon Sewell-Albert (shearstresssymposium@gmail.com) to be added to our mailing list. The meetings are free of charge.

Announcement virtual session May 28th 2020

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Virtual Sessions Program

Date Time Speaker
28 May 4 pm CEST Prof. Peter Stone (Harvard University, USA) Dr. Elizabeth Jones (KU Leuven, Belgium)
4 June 4 pm CEST Dr. Zhongzhao Teng (Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) Dr. Giulia Luraghi (Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering ‘Giulio Natta’, Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Dr. Nicolas Baeyens (Physiology and Pharmacology Laboratory, Université Libre de Brussels, Belgium)
11 June4 pm CEST Prof. Carlijn Bouten (Department biomedical engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) Dr. Gabor Závodszky (Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
18 June4 pm CEST Dr. Carlos Collet (Department of Cardiology, OLV ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium) Dr. Giuseppe de Nisco (Department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Politecnico di Turino, Italy) Dr. Anne Saris (Department of Radiology, RadboudUMC, the Netherlands)
25 June5 pm CEST Prof Tzung Hsiai (Department Bioengineering, Samueli School of engineering, UCLA, USA) Dr. Richard Lopata (Department Biomedical engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
2 July4 pm CEST Dr. Steve White (Department of Life Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom) Dr. Patrick McGarry (Department of engineering and informatics, NUI Galway, Ireland)
9 July4 pm CEST Prof Michael Walsh (Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering. University of Limerick, Ireland)

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: