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Cellular Processes

Cellular Processes

Development
Co-sponsored by Cure HHT

Chairs: Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and
Rosemary Akhurst, University of California, San Francisco

Holger Gerhardt, Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine
        Functional plasticity in vascular networks - a developmental perspective
Victoria Bautch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
         How blood vessels form in space and time

Angiogenesis and Arteriogenesis I
Co-sponsored by the European Vascular Biology Organisation

Chairs: Anna Randi, Imperial College London and Rong Wang, University of California, San Francisco

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, University of California, Los Angeles
        Common and distinct operative mechanisms during vascular growth and sprouting angiogenesis
Young-Guen Kwon, Yonsei University
        New regulators of vascular sprouting and remodeling

Angiogenesis and Arteriogenesis II
Co-sponsored by the Japanese Vascular Biology and Medicine Organization

Chairs: Brant Weinstein, NICHD/NIH and Takashi Minami, Kumamoto University
Hong Chen, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
        The role of endocytic adaptor proteins, epsins in vascular biology
Nobuyuki Takakura, Osaka University
        Apelin/APJ system for the vascular maturation

Extracellular Matrix

Chairs: Robert Mecham, Washington University and Thomas Wight, Benaroya Research Institute
Tatiana Byzova, Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Institute
        Integrin-dependent crosstalk between microglia and vasculature
Martin A. Schwartz, Yale School of Medicine
        Fluid shear stress mechanotransduction in vascular health and disease

Vascular Remodeling

Chairs: C. Keith Ozaki and Mark Feinberg, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
David G. Harrison, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
        Immune mechanisms in cardiovascular disease
Andrew Baker, University of Glasgow
        The influence of non-coding RNA on vascular cell function

Permeability

Chairs: Radu Stan, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and
Peter Hordijk, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

Lena Claesson-Welsh, Uppsala University
        Therapeutic targeting of VEGF-regulated vascular permeability
Dietmar Vestweber, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
        Regulation of endothelial junction integrity

Immunity I
Co-sponsored by the American Society of Nephrology

Chairs: William A. Muller, Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine and
S. Ananth Karumanchi, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Tanya N. Mayadas, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
        Leukocyte trafficking in renal autoimmune disease
Klaus F. Ley, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
        Harnessing protective autoimmunity to vaccinate against cardiovascular diseases

Immunity II

Chairs: Masayuki Yoshida, Tokyo Medical & Dental University and
Francois Mach, University Hospital/Geneva Medical School

Sussan Nourshargh, Barts and The London School of Medicine
        Neutrophil transmigration in vivo: Mode, mechanisms and novel concepts
Paul Kubes, University of Calgary Medical Center
        Monocyte/macrophage recruitment to sites of inflammation 

Calcification

Chairs: Linda Demer, University of California, Los Angeles and
Catherine Shanahan, King's College London

Cecilia M. Giachelli, University of Washington
        Cellular regulation of vascular calcification
Elena Aikawa, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
        The role of microvesicles in cardiovascular calcification

Lipid Mediators

Chairs: Dipak Panigrahy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Hong Chen, Boston Children's Hospital
Ingrid Fleming, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
        The identification of novel biologically active PUFA epoxides and diols
              in angiogenesis and vascular disease
Timothy Hla, Weill Cornell Medical College
        Sphingosine 1-phosphate biology at the nexus of vascular and hematopoietic systems