ISACB eCirculator | Summer 2007
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President’s Column

Translational Cardiovascular Research: The Good, the Bad and the Role of the ISACB - Frederick J. Schoen, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Schoen discusses the “good” and the “bad” about translational cardiovascular research and the role of ISACB in the whole discussion. To read the full text of Dr. Schoen’s insightful essay, click here .

ISACB Announces Theme,
Session Topics and Speakers for
11th Biennial Meeting

ISACB Bordeaux 2008The Program Committee for the 11th Biennial Meeting has been working diligently to design a program of unparalleled quality and interest for ISACB’s 11th Biennial Meeting which will be in Bordeaux, France September 17-20, 2008. ISACB will present 5 Scientific Sessions over 2 ½ days pertaining to the program theme Translation of Applied Biology to the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases. The titles of the scientific sessions, the chair(s) of each session and the invited speakers for the program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking ISACB 2008. Ample time has been built into the program for presentation of proffered abstracts. And, as always, the poster presentations are expected to be a highlight of the Bordeaux meeting. Mark your calendars now and SAVE THE DATES. This will be a program you should not miss. Special thanks to the program committee for their efforts. Members of the program committee included: Art Coury, David Vorp, David Williams, Frederick Schoen, Howard Greisler, Jeffrey Hubbell, Peter Zilla, Bob Nerem, Steven Schmidt and Simon Hoerstrup.

Cite Mondiale Selected as Venue for 11th Biennial Meeting

With the assistance of local arrangements chair, Laurence Bordenave, ISACB has selected the Cite Mondiale as the venue for the 11th Biennial Meeting. This modern conference facility is just a short tram ride from the center of Old Bordeaux and features a state of the art amphitheater where the scientific sessions will be held, an adjacent salon for posters and exhibits and a 7th floor dining room and terrace with panoramic views of Bordeaux and the River Garonne. This venue will be the perfect setting for the collegial exchange of ideas that has been the hallmark of past ISACB meetings.

Social Time and Wine in Bordeaux

Social Time and Wine in BordeauxNo meeting in Bordeaux would be complete without the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of the region. Once again Bordeaux local arrangements chair, Dr. Bordenave has designed a social program for Bordeaux that should please wine connoisseurs at every level including a welcome reception that will include a wine tasting, a reception at the Bordeaux City Hall (Hotel deVille) hosted by the city of Bordeaux, and a gala dinner/awards ceremony at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte just outside of Bordeaux.

Applied Cardiovascular Biology

Darwin, Northern Territory Australia, 13-14 August 2007

Applied Cardiovascular Biology Mini-SymposiumIn keeping with the tradition established in 2005 when Peter Zilla organized an applied cardiovascular mini-symposium in CapeTown, South Africa, ISACB Executive Council member Julie Campbell is recruiting the really adventurous of you to join her and other ISACB colleagues in the Northern Territory of Australia in August 2007. - > Learn More

ISACB Website Revision –
It’s about time!

New ISACB Web SiteIt has been long overdue and thanks to a generous contribution from St. Jude Medical it is now happening – the ISACB website is being redesigned to provide more information in a user friendly format. We look forward to announcing the launch of the new site in the near future and will inform you of the launch by email when it is up and running.

Reduced Subscription Rates to Cardiovascular Pathology for ISACB Members.

Cardiovascular PathologyISACB and the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology (SCVP) have many goals and members in common and the two societies have collaborated in several successful ventures over the years. Elsevier, the publisher of Cardiovascular Pathology, the journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology, is now offering ISACB members special subscription rates to Cardiovascular Pathology. For details on how you can take advantage of this offer click here.


Former Young Investigator Award Winner Luke Brewster writes about the importance of societies like ISACB to the careers of young, energetic cardiovascular scientists in this eCirculator essay - > Read Essay

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Positions Available

Click here for specific information regarding a
Post-doctoral research position in the Vascular Bioengineering Research Laboratory at The University of Pittsburgh.

Click here to learn more about an available postdoctoral position in polymer science in the Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Click here to access selected articles for free from Macromolecular Biomaterials Interfacing with Cells >

If you would like to have an available position description posted please send copy to

ISACB Membership

If you have not done so, please renew your current annual membership. Your membership dues maintain the operations of the business office for ISACB throughout the year and are important in supporting the development and production of our biennial meetings. Hard copies of membership renewal notices have been sent to the offices of all members. You may renew by payment with credit card or check.

Please contact if you have questions about the renewal of your membership.

Atrium Medical CorporationISACB thanks Atrium Medical Corporation

The costs of preparation of this issue of the eCirculator have been once again generously underwritten by Atrium Medical Corporation. ISACB gratefully acknowledges Atrium’s generous support.

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ISACB - International Society For Applied Cardiovascular Biology
Applied Cardiovascular Biology Mini-Symposium August 13-14, 2007 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Darwin, Australia
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ISACB 11th Biennial Meeting September 17-20, 2008 Bordeaux, France
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