ISACB eCirculator

Welcome to the ISACB eCirculator

Welcome to the ISACB eCirculatorISACB is pleased to welcome you to our new electronic newsletter – the eCirculator. The eCirculator replaces the hardcopy Circulator which has been published more or less regularly since 1990 (Archived copies of the Circulator can be found on the ISACB website at www.isacb.org). Thanks to the support of Atrium Medical Corporation, which is underwriting the development and publication costs of the eCirculator, we plan to distribute 4 issues of this electronic newsletter annually. We plan for the eCirculator to keep you effectively informed of the activities of ISACB and its members. In addition, for your enrichment we plan to publish at least one topical, thought-provoking essay in each edition written by a cutting-edge researcher who is a member of ISACB. We look forward to your comments on how we can best utilize the eCirculator to meet your needs. Please forward your suggestions to Steven.Schmidt@isacb.org.

Frederick Schoen, M.D., Ph.D., Elected as ISACB President

Frederick Schoen, M.D., Ph.D., was elected at the ISACB Executive Council meeting in La Jolla in March to serve as President of ISACB from 2006-2008. Dr. Schoen replaced Howard Greisler, M.D., who had served as ISACB’s President since 1998. Dr. Schoen has served for many years on the ISACB Executive Council. He is a Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School and is also Director of Cardiac Pathology and Executive Vice-Chairman in the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. To read Dr. Schoen's bio, click here.

In accepting the Presidency Dr. Schoen commented “As the President of ISACB, I strongly wish to see our organization continue to flourish, gain strength and thrive. I welcome your suggestions and cooperation to help make this happen.” Please read all of Dr. Schoen’s comments regarding the future of ISACB in his President’s Address.

In addition to Dr. Schoen’s election, Steven Schmidt, Ph.D. was re-elected to serve as ISACB Secretary/Treasurer for 2006-2008 and the following ISACB members were appointed to serve terms on the Executive Council: Elena Aikawa, M.D., Ph.D., Art Coury, Ph.D., Simon Hoerstrup, M.D., Ph.D., David Vorp, Ph.D., and David Williams, Dsc FREng. There are 16 members on ISACB’s Executive Council providing leadership to the organization and 7 members of the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board includes members who have had important roles in ISACB during the past 19 years.

Important Upcoming Meeting Dates - Mark Your Calendars Now

ISACB is pleased to announce the following upcoming meeting dates:

ISACB Off-year Meeting
August 13-15, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Darwin, Australia.
Special thanks to Julie Campbell, Ph.D. for organizing this exciting venue and meeting. Click here for Specific details regarding the meeting. Darwin is located in the Northern Territory in close proximity to the Kimberly coast, Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park.

ISACB 11th Biennial Meeting
September 17-20, 2008 in Bordeaux, France.
Special thanks to Laurence Bordenave, Ph.D. for organizing our 11th Biennial meeting in the midst of some of the best wine country in the world – could there be a better venue to discuss science. More details regarding the program and venue for this meeting will consistently appear in future issues of this newsletter.

ISACB to Co-sponsor Symposium with Society For Biomaterials

ISACB has been informed by the 2007 Society For Biomaterials Program Committee Chair that a proposal between ISACB and the Society for Society for Biomaterials 2007 Annual MeetingBiomaterials entitled “Biological Modification of Cardiovascular Biomaterials for Medical Devices: Translation from the Laboratory to the Clinic” has been accepted as a symposium for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials which will be held in Chicago, April 18-21, 2007. Thanks to Narendra Vyavhare, Ph.D., from Clemson University and Fred Schoen and Howard Greisler for collaborating on the formulation of this symposium.

Abstracts for the symposium can be submitted through www.biomaterials.org by November 1, 2006.

ISACB Has a New Look

ISACB - International Society For Applied Cardiovascular BiologyThanks to the creative talent at TRIAD Communications, Inc., located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, ISACB has a new look. Triad recently designed a new logo for ISACB as well as an updated design for our stationery. Look for these updated designs to be incorporated in a revised and updated website in the near future which we hope will be much more user friendly.

Positions Available

ISACB is pleased to publish the availability of open professional positions in laboratories and departments of its members. Click here to see the current listing.

If you wish to post a position for the January 2007, issue of the eCirculator, please forward the posting to Steven.Schmidt@isacb.org by December 15, 2006.

ISACB Membership

If you have not done so, please renew your current annual membership. Your membership dues maintain the operations of the business office for ISACB throughout the year and are important in supporting the development and production of our biennial meetings. Hard copies of membership renewal notices have been sent to the offices of all members. You may renew by payment with credit card or check. Please contact Steven.Schmidt@isacb.org if you have questions about the renewal of your membership.

And yes, ISACB continues to attract new members. Stephen Badylak, DVM, MD, PhD, Research Professor in the Department of Surgery Director of Tissue Engineering at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at The University of Pittsburgh, and small intestinal submucosa (SIS) innovator is ISACB’s newest member. ISACB is pleased to welcome Dr. Badylak as a full member of the society.

Enrichment

EnrichmentIt has been the tradition of the ISACB Circulator to publish essays describing reviews of topics, recent hot research results or controversial points of view.

Peter Zilla, M.D., Ph.D. has diligently recruited essayists for many years. We plan to continue that tradition by publishing at least one such essay in each issue of the eCirculator. We encourage you to submit an article that you feel will be of interest to other members. Upon review by the editors of the eCirculator we will publish it.

Atrium Medical CorporationSpecial thanks to Atrium Medical Corporation for underwriting the costs for publication of the eCirculator.

ISACB - International Society For Applied Cardiovascular Biology
ISACB Off-Year Meeting August 13-15, 2007 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Darwin, Australia
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ISACB 11th Biennial Meeting September 17-20, 2008 Bordeaux, France

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