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BVBCD2019: Programme

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Thursday 11th April 2019

08:00-08:50 Coffee, Registration, Poster set-up 
08:50-09:00 Opening: Anthony Bull
09:00-09:30 Keynote Lecture 1 Chaired by Rob Krams
  Yiannis Ventikos , UCL, London, UK
The role of blood flow and inflammation on cerebral aneurysm formation.
09:30-10:45 Cellular mechanosensors Chairs: Hanjoong Jo and J. Serbanovic-Canic
09:30-09:50 Ellie Tzima , Oxford University, UK
The role of PECAM1 in mechano-sensing
09:50-10:10 David Beech, University of Leeds, UK 
Piezo-1 and calcium in mechano-sensing
10:10-10:30 Julien Vermot, IGBMC, France 
Cilia and its role in mechano-sensing
10:30-10:45 TBA 
10:45-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-12:30 Mechano Predictors of Atherosclerosis. Chairs: John Oshinsky and Paul Evans
11:10-11:30 Rob Krams, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Evaluation of shear stress and strain in pig coronaries.
11:30-11:50 Jolanda Wentzel, Erasmus University, NL
  Evaluation of shear stress metrics in pig coronaries.
11:50-12:10 Martin Schwartz, Yale, Manchester, UK/USA
The role of NFkB in mechanotransduction
12:10-12:30 TBA
12:30-14:30 Lunch and Poster Session 1
14:30-15:45 Imaging of Blood Vessels Chairs: Kim van der Heiden and Ton van der Steen
14:30-14:50 Antoniadis Charalambos, Oxford University, UK
Non-invasive imaging of perivascular fat to predict events.
14:50-15:10 Rene Botnar, King’s College London, UK
Molecular Imaging of advanced plaques.
15:10-15:30 TBA
15:30-15:45 TBA
15:45-16:10 Coffee break
16:10-17:30 Gender and Cardiovascular Disease  Chairs: Steve White and Jolanda Wentzel
16:10-16:30 H. den Ruijter, UMCU, NL
Gender differences in CVD- plaque erosion.
16:30-16:50 Thomas C. Gasser, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Gender differences in AAA
16:50-17:10 J. Arnal, University D,Anger, Fr
Gender differences in blood flow mediated remodelling
17:10-17:35 TBA
18:00-21:00 Conference Dinner and Drinks -

Friday 12th April 2019

08:00-08:50  Coffee, Breakfast and Poster Session
08:50-09:00 Opening: Peter Weinberg 
09:00-09:30 Keynote Lecture 2 Chaired by Peter Weinberg
  Michael Simons, Yale, USA
09:30-10:45 What is the cause of plaque rupture? Chairs: Peter Stone and Christina Warboys
09:30-09:50 Patrick Segers, University of Ghent, BE 
Shear stress is the main determinant of plaque rupture.
09:50-10:10 Martin Bennet , Cambridge University, UK 
Wall stress is the main determinant of plaque rupture
10:10-10:30 TBA
10:30-10:45 TBA
10:45-11:40 Coffee break
11:40-12:35 Pulse Wave Analysis Chairs: Peter Weinberg and Frank Gijsen
11:40-12:00 Peter Weinberg, Imperial College London, UK
A non-invasive method for measurement of arterial wave speed, intensity and reflection
12:00-12:20 Kim Parker, Imperial College London, UK
Future Directions for Wave Intensity Analysis
12:20-12:35 TBA
12:35-14:20 Lunch and Poster Session 2
14:20-15:35 Cellular Signaling Chairs: Rob Krams and M. Fragiadaki
14:20-14:40 Holger Gerhard, Leuven and Crick, BE/UK
14:40-15:00 Barry Thompson, Crick, UK
Wnt signaling
15:00-15:20 Paul Evans, Sheffield University, UK
15:20-15:35 TBA
15:35-16:00 Awards, closing and drinks