16th Biennial Meeting


We are excited about the opportunity to bring the 16th Biannual International Society of Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB) Biennial meeting to Europe in 2018! The meeting will be held at the Palais de la Bourse in the historic downtown of Bordeaux, France from September 16 through the 19, 2018.


This edition of the meeting will be particularly Euro-centric and will bring together thought leaders from most EU countries.  This meeting is entitled “News Horizons and Challenges in Translational and Applied Cardiovascular Science” and will address a range of topics including: vascular grafts, heart valves, tissue engineering, cell therapies, tissue mechanics, and molecular therapeutics.  ISACB is devoted to enhancing discovery, development and clinical translation of cutting edge biomedical science for innovative, state of the art cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutics. This is a unique society that brings together the best clinicians, engineers, and scientists from academia and industry with a mix of junior and senior investigators and trainees. ISACB currently has members throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  


On behalf of the entire Executive Council of ISACB and the 2018 Biennial Meeting organizing committee, I invite you to be part of an exciting meeting. If you have never been to an ISACB Biennial Meeting, you will be impressed by its true multi-disciplinary nature and the focused, intimate feel that lends itself to networking and one-on-one interactions. Attendees from all around the world and spanning the continuum of the cardiovascular sciences – from basic scientists, to engineers, to clinician-scientists, to industry – will be present, making this a unique opportunity.”


Elena Aikawa, M.D., Ph.D.         Nicholas L'Heureux, Ph.D.

President of ISACB                    Meeting Chair



Pre - Program

We are adding the final touches to the program which, as always, will cover a wide range of fields including: 

Heart Valves Hemodynamics Vascular Remodeling
Cell-based Therapies Endothelium Functionality Stents
Vascular Grafts Atherosclerosis LVAD
Imaging Aneurysm Artificial Heart


Scientists, clinicians and engineers from both the academia and the industry will come together to discuss the most recent developments in these various fields.  The intimate setting and limited scale of this meeting will allow friendly interaction between participants to promote cross-pollination between fields and support novel approaches to clinical challenges.

Our program committee and invited speakers represent the best in their respective field and will provide up-to-date and inspirational keynotes (program is not final):

Philippe Ménasche Ulf Hedin Toshiharu Shinoka
Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou, Paris Karolinska U. Hospital Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA
Laura Nikalson Carlijn Bouten Fredrick Schoen
Yale University Eindhoven U. of Technology Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Michael Wolf Theodor Fischlein Nicholas L'Heureux
Medtronic, Inc. Paracelsus Medical U., Germany U. de Bordeaux
Peter Zilla Simon Hoerstrup David Vorp
U. of Capetown U. of Zurich U. of Pittsburgh
Christian Latrémouille Martijn Cox  
CARMAT Xeltis  




The ISACB 16th Biennial Meeting will be held at the historic Palais de la Bourse in downtown Bordeaux, France (http://www.bordeauxpalaisbourse.com/?lang=en).  The site is located on the most famous place in Bordeaux (Place de la Bourse) which is on the banks of the Garonne River.
Coffee breaks, lunches, posters and exhibitors will be the spectacular central Hall.  A Welcome reception will be held in the prestigious Salle des Commissions.  The site is surrounded by restaurants and hotels to fit everyone’s desires and budgets. 















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