International Hawaii Cardiovascular Symposium (IHCVS)

2020 International Hawaii Cardiovascular Symposium (IHCVS)


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IHCVS Details
When: February 5-6, 2020
Where: UH Cancer Center Sullivan Center, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI 96813


We are pleased to announce the upcoming meeting “The 4th Annual International Hawaii Cardiovascular Symposium (IHCVS)” taking place at UH Cancer Center Sullivan Center

The meeting will explore the latest basic medical research on cell death, mitochondrial dynamics, autophagy, with a specific focus on heart failure. The program will host session talks by international experts on stem cell biology and myocardial repair, mitochondrial dynamics, autophagy, necrosis, and metabolism with a major focus on translating basic and clinical heart failure. The Symposium is sponsored by John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Satellite Symposium

The first JABSOM Diabetes Symposium will be held on Tuesday February 4, 2020. This symposium will be held one day prior to the official IHCVS; please note that this is not part of the IHCVS program. The event will be hosted by the Diabetes Research Center at JABSOM. 


Abdellatif, Maha
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA

Arany, Zoltan
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Ardehali, Hossein
Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

Backx, Peter
York University, Canada

Boisvert, William
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, USA

Bolli, Roberto
University of Louisville, USA

Czubryt, Michael
University of Manitoba, Canada

del Monte, Federica
Medical University of South Carolina, USA

Dhingra, Sanjiv
Albrechtsen Research Centre, Canada

Drosatos, Konstantino
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, USA

Fujio, Yasushi
Osaka University, Japan 

Kirshenbaum, Lorrie
University of Manitoba, Canada 

Kontaridis, Maria
BIDMC Harvard Medical School, USA

Kranias, Litsa
University of Cincinnati, USA

Lefer, David
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Medicine, USA

Liao, Ronglih
Stanford University, USA

Martino, Tami
University of Guelph, Canada

Matsui, Takashi
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, USA

McKinsey, Timothy
University of Colorado Denver, USA

Megeney, Lynn
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada

Michalak, Marek
University of Alberta, Canada

Minamino, Tohru
Niigata University, Japan

Molkentin, Jeff
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA

Oike, Yuichi
Kumamoto University, Japan

Pierce, Grant
University of Manitoba, Canada

Sadoshima, Junichi
University of Newark Medical, USA

Shohet, Ralph
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, USA

Steinberg, Susan
Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Tallquist, Michelle
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, USA

Tian, Rong
University of Washington, USA

Yoshida, Masayuki
Tokyo Medical Dental University, Japan



Meeting Organizers






Lorrie A. Kirshenbaum, Ph.D.
Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiology
Head, Division of Cardiovascular Science and Disease,
Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
University of Manitoba

Ms. Kairee Ryplanski
Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manitoba






Takashi Matsui, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology
Deputy Director of the Center of Cardiovascular Research
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Ms. Michele Tom
Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology, John A. Burns School of Medicine