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ISACB President’s Letter for Winter 2020

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you all the best in 2020. This year is sure to be an exciting one for ISACB as we prepare for our next biennial meeting in Tokyo.
The meeting is will be held this year on December 11th-12th. More details will be announced soon and can be also found on our website ( Please save the date, start making travel arrangements, and plan to submit an abstract for this exciting conference. If you have not attended ISACB meetings in the past, you have truly missed out on some unique experiences. We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming atmosphere that encourages networking, facilitates mentoring, promotes early career and women scientists and inspires discussions of cutting edge research.

Over the past few years, we have sought to continue the communications between our biennial meetings by partnering with other societies in off-year gatherings. This past year, we collaborated with the International Symposium on Vascular Tissue Engineering (ISVTE) to host an outstanding meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. I would like to personally thank Dr. Beat Walpoth, President of ISVTE, and Dr. Simon Hoerstrup, the local meeting chair, and Dr. Christopher Breuer of ISACB for helping ensure the success of this meeting. I would also like to thank Dr. Melanie Generali and Dr. Debora Kehl for helping organize the conference and for providing a summary and outstanding photos from the meeting in this issue of the eCirculator!

We look forward to continuing our off-year meeting tradition in 2021 by collaborating with the Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Symposium to hold a meeting in Tianjin, China, hosted by Professor Deling Kong. We hope that this meeting, in addition to the biennial meeting in Tokyo, will expand ISACB visibility and interactions in East Asia. Please stay tuned for more information on these exciting events. Also, be sure to keep a look out for announcements regarding our informative Webinar series. These events are a great way to stay involved with ISACB year-round! I would like to close by thanking all ISACB members for your hard work in 2019. If you would like to become more involved in the society, please take a look at our website for more information on committees and ways to contribute. Also, reach out to us with your news and announcements on Twitter (@AppliedCVB). I look forward to a great 2020, and I can’t wait to see you all in Tokyo!

Elena Aikawa, MD PhD

ISACB President


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