WHAT: The Fifth International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease (IC3D) is a three-day comprehensive program dedicated to the evolving field of cell-based therapies for treating cardiovascular diseases. The theme of this year's meeting is "Cellular and Molecular Building Blocks: Strategies for Cardiovascular Reconstruction in 2009."
WHY: Leaders in the field will convene to present basic, core discussions on stem cell science as well as their work, experiences, observations, and opinions on the benefits and drawbacks of the field. The 2009 meeting will encompass a broad range of cell-based therapeutic approaches to cardiovascular disease.
Research presented at IC3D will touch on topics such as:
New sessions for 2009 will include:
WHO: Warren Sherman, M.D., Conference Director, is Director of Cardiac Cell-Based Endovascular Therapies at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sherman is a renowned clinical investigator in the field of myocardial regeneration who pioneered a technique for injecting stem cells into the heart. In Rotterdam in May 2001, he performed the first catheter-based injection of stem cells into the heart of a patient with congestive heart failure due to a previous heart attack. At Columbia University Medical Center, researchers led by Dr. Sherman are using the patient's own myoblasts -- progenitor cells found in muscle -- to repair and replace injured cardiac tissue in a process called myogenesis. Dr. Sherman collaborates in studies to improve the outcomes of cell implantation with colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center, all of whom will be presenting their research at the conference.
WHEN: January 13 16, 2008
WHERE: The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY
|Contact: Judy Romero|
Cardiovascular Research Foundation