Environmental Cardiovascular Research Thematic Platform Session


“The Impact of the Environment on Cardiovascular Health and Disease”


Steven P. Jones, PhD, FAHA
Professor of Medicine and University Scholar
Director, Diabetes and Obesity Center
University of Louisville

Session topic:

Selected abstracts will be taken from basic, clinical, and/or population studies.  This will be a highly diverse and interdisciplinary session.

 Session format:

Lecture/seminar style session will consist of one plenary session (45 minutes, plus 15 minutes for discussion); six abstracts selected from submissions (each will be 12 minutes presentation, plus 3 minutes discussion).

 Session audience:

Although the focus of this session is on the cardiovascular system, we anticipate that those interested in diabetes, toxicology, inflammation, and metabolism will also be interested.  Selected abstracts will be taken from a broad cross-section of interests.

 Plenary Presentation:

“Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease: Insights from Cells to Animals to Patients”
Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, FACC, FAHA
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
Director, Case Cardiovascular Research Institute

Herman K. Hellerstein MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Case Western Reserve University