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This meeting provides a forum for academic scientists and engineers, clinicians and industry representatives within all areas of cardiovascular biology. The goal of the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB) consists in enhancing development and clinical translation of basic research into cardiovascular therapies and diagnostic modalities. It was founded in 1987 in Cape Town to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first heart transplantation. Since then biennial meetings are held all around the world to enable junior researchers to meet leading scientists and clinicians within the cardiovascular field. Combining this society with the International Symposium on Vascular Tissue Engineering (ISVTE), we therefore aim to build new relationships with one-another and to enable successful collaborations from the understanding of cardiovascular pathologies to the development of regenerative approaches. In particular tissue engineering approaches for the development of novel and alternative vascular grafts for clinical applications are within the focus of the biennial symposium organised by the ISVTE. A pre-meeting was held in 2012 in Tianjin followed by meetings in Leiden, Shanghai and Columbus. The ISVTE is actively participating in the TERMIS annual meetings with a thematic group based on vascular tissue engineering and is contributing in the publication of a Springer reference e-book on tissue engineered vascular grafts.

This time the meeting will be hosted in Zurich, Switzerland, by the Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM). The institute has recently been build as part of the Faculty of Medicine from the University of Zurich, with its main mission to advance molecular life sciences into next generation bio-inspired therapies at the interface of degeneration and regeneration. The major focus of the Institute includes neuro-degeneration and cardiovascular diseases. We are therefore excited to bring this unique event to Zurich and to host leading scientists and clinicians in the field of cardiovascular research and tissue engineering. Don't forget to register already today!


President of the ISACB
Elena Aikawa, MD, PhD
Boston, Massachusetts



President of the ISVTE
Beat H. Walpoth, MD
Geneva, Switzerland



Local Meeting Chair
Simon P. Hoerstrup, MD, PhD
Zurich, Switzerland

Registration will be open from January, 2019 to May, 2019

Function Members Non-members
Students * 300 CHF 350 CHF
Regular 400 CHF 450 CHF

* Student fee applies to Bachelor, Master and PhD students

Registration fees include:

  • access to all oral and poster presentations
  • lunch and coffee breaks (20th and 21th)
  • Excursion: guided boat trip at the lake of Zurich (20th)

Extra tickets for:

  • Event dinner for participant: 100 CHF (limited tickets available!)
  • Event dinner for accompanying person: 100 CHF (limited tickets available!)
  • Excursion ticket for accompanying person: 60 CHF

Cancellation and refund policy:

  • Notification of cancellation must be sent by email here.
  • If the notification of cancellation is received before May 20th, 2019, it will be refunded minus a 100 CHF cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after.


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