ISACB Meeting Announcments


ISACB is delighted to host three sessions in advance of our 2018 biennial meeting in Bordeaux, France! Details for these meetings are provided below. Please join other ISACB members at these exciting networking opportunities!


VRIC: Vascular Research Initiatives Conference

Edith Tzeng, MD; Chair Society of Vascular Surgery's Research and Education Committee

Your ISACB is proud to co-sponsor the Translational Session at the upcoming Society for Vascular Surgery's Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) in the afternoon on May 3rd, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

VRIC is held the day before the ATVB/PVD meeting of the American Heart Association, and this year Dr. Robert Tranquillo and Dr. Ronald Fairman will moderate this session entitled, "Matrix Revolution: Vascular Repair and Regeneration."

Speakers include ISACB members Drs. David Vorp and Dr. Christopher K. Breuer. In addition Dr. Jeffrey Lawson [Vascular Surgeon Duke University and CMO of Humacyte].

In addition, Dr. William Sessa, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address, named for our Past-President Alec Clowes.


If you are going to be attending ATVB/PVD, please consider arriving a day early to attend the full day of VRIC sessions. 




European Society of Vascular Surgery

5th Annual Spring Meeting in Leiden May 19-20, 2017

Your ISACB is proud to co-sponsor a session at the upcoming ESVS spring meeting in Leiden. This will be two days of lively discussions on leading research in vascular biology, novel materials and innovative devices covering all aspects of vascular disease with focus on basic and translational vascular research.

The Spring meeting warmly encourages researchers to come with their teams and collaborators to present their cross-disciplinary work. The meeting will be Friday through to Saturday afternoon, with key note lectures from international experts, oral and poster presentations. Confirmed keynote speakers are Prof Dr Keith Ozaki, Harvard Medical School, Prof Yvonne Alexander, MMU, and Dr Joris Rotmans, LUMC.

This meeting is being organized by Drs. Yaël Nossent, Jaap Hamming, Paul Quax, and ISACB members: Drs. Janice Tsui, Thomas Schnitz-Rixen and George Hamilton.


Please consider attending this meeting and interacting with premier vascular surgeons, vascular biologists, and cardiovascular engineers.




Courage and Innovation: 50 Years of transplantation

50th Anniversary Heart Transplant Celebration in Cape Town December 2-5, 2017

Information available in April at:

The 3rd of December 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant by Dr. Christiaan Barnard at Groote Schuur hospital. The University of Cape Town will be celebrating surgeons and scientists who have been courageous and innovative in their advancement of patient care and scientific endeavor.

In 1987, a small group of cardiovascular biologists met in Cape Town for the 20th anniversary celebration, and it was at this meeting that the ISACB was conceived with the election of Allan Callow as the first president. Therefore, we will use the occasion of the 50th heart transplant celebration to also celebrate the heritage of ISACB by hosting an off-year meeting “ISACB is 30 years old! The era of repair, replacement, and regeneration”. The ISACB sponsored sessions and dinner will be head on Monday, December 4th and will feature talks that highlight both the history and future of applied cardiovascular biology research.

This meeting will coincide with the following satellite meetings:

-        North-South Dialogue: Cardiac Surgical needs in the presence of different pathologies; young patients; social determinants and limited access.

-        Meeting cardiovascular medical needs in developing nations

-        Donation after Cardiac Death Symposium

-        Ventricular assist Device Symposium

-        Rheumatic heart disease


This meeting promises to provide excellent discussions across a wide array of cardiovascular research topics. Please join us in celebrating the past and future of ISACB!



ISACB Biennial Meeting

16th Biennial Meeting in Bordeaux, France September 16-19, 2018

Are you focused on APPLIED vascular biology?  Do you sometimes feel lost in these huge vascular meetings?  No matter if you are studying a clinically available device or developing the next tissue-engineered heart, the ISACB meeting is for you!  Known for their convivial atmospheres, ISACB meetings bring together pioneers and taught leaders from all areas of the vascular field.  These single-track meetings are designed to promote discussions between academia and industry, between super stars and rising stars, and between physician and scientists.  This Euro-centric 2018 edition will be held in Bordeaux and promises to be a remarkable event.  Come enjoy the warm September weather and take a walk along the Garonne River.  Historic Bordeaux is a UNESCO world heritage site filled with picturesque streets and fantastic restaurants.  Visit the new interactive wine museum La Cité du Vin or take a short trip outside the city to visit directly the vineyards brimming with ripe grapes in world-renowned place like Saint-Émilion, Sauternes, or Margaux.  Taste these fabulous wines with French cuisine including local specialties such as foie gras, duck, fish or oysters from the near-by Bassin d’Arcachon bay.  The 2018 Bordeaux meeting will be a meeting to remember both from a scientific and social perspective.

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