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President’s Column

Fellow members of ISACB and ISACB Supporters:


I hope that you have had a joyful holiday season and are settling back into the routine of life. As we look forward to 2008, as ISACB President, I am greatly looking forward to ISACB's 11th Biennial Meeting in Bordeaux, France, Sept. 17-20, 2008, which will focus on translation of innovative cardiovascular research from the laboratory to the bedside. We have assembled an outstanding scientific program and now is the time to submit abstracts detailing the latest translational cardiovascular research derived from your laboratories and patient care settings.

We are making every possible effort to spread the word of ISACB and the Bordeaux meeting and would ask you to share via e-mail the attached letter from me with your local and remote collaborators and other colleagues who may have interest in submitting their work and attending the meeting. We are eager to cast the net for meeting participation and attendance as wide as possible. Abstracts are being accepted on-line through the ISACB/conference website,, for both Oral or Poster Communications, now through the February 1, 2008 deadline. Click to access the Abstract Submission letter from Dr. Fred Schoen (pdf)

Best wishes for a prosperous and productive New Year.

ISACB Launches Updated Website

New ISACB Web SiteThe ISACB announces the launch of its new and improved website. The site offers many of the same great features as the previous site but in a more streamlined, user-friendly and search engine friendly format.

Additional membership and meeting information such as the 11th Biennial Meeting in Bordeaux, which includes guidelines and information for abstract submissions is also available on the site. Check out the new site:

New Member Benefits can be found at

The newly redesigned ISACB website now offers updated and enhanced benefits to all members which includes a Membership Forum.

Features of this membership forum include:

  • Interactive discussions on special topics broken down by category
  • The ability to view and create/post photo albums to share with other members
  • View other members’ publications or post your own
  • Reference tools such as industry links

Members may register for the forum at Once the account has been created, members will be notified via email when the account has been approved.

Call for Abstract Submission for 11th Biennial Meeting - Deadline Call for Abstract Submission for 11th Biennial Meetingis February 1, 2008

For more detailed information, downloadable instructions and to create an account for abstract submission, please download the pdf or visit the website.
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ISACB Endorses London Heart Valve Meeting

Following previous meetings in Florence, Italy (2004) and Hilton Head, South Carolina (2006), the 3rd Biennial Meeting of the series entitled "Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering", is currently being organized. The meeting will be held at the Royal Society, London on 4th - 7th May 2008.

ISACB Endorses 3rd Biennial Heart Valve Biology and

Further information can be found at

ISACB Forum - Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering - the Challenge

ISACB is pleased to publish the following forum letter authored by ISACB members Adrian Chester, Patricia Taylor and Magdi Yacoub from the Harefield Heart Science Centre, Imperial College London. Read letter


The featured essay for this issue of the Circulator is entitled Aortic Valve Calcification is an Inflammatory Disease and was authored by Elena Aikawa M.D., Ph.D., from the Center for Molecular Imaging Research, Massachusetts General Hopsital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aikawa is a member of ISACB's Executive Council. 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 the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University and the Division of Congenital Heart Surgery at the Texas Children’s Hospital joint faculty position in pediatric cardiovascular bioengineering.

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

ISACB Membership

If you have not yet 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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Essay Submission

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