Cardio-Renal Research Symposium and Poster Session

Bornstein Amphitheatre  |   Cabot Atrium   |   Zinner Breakout Room
Thursday, May 24, 2018

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About the event

The Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Center in collaboration with the Renal and Cardiovascular Divisions cordially invite you to participate in the upcoming Cardio-Renal Research Symposium. The goal of this session is to bring together clinicians and researchers working in various fields from cardiovascular to nephrology to encourage cross-collaborative research efforts and stimulate new ideas for further investigation.


The plenary session will feature short talks by selected junior investigators and two lectures by this year’s Helen Randall Dunham Cardio-Renal Lecturer, Andrew Levey, M.D., former Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Tufts Medical Center. Following the talks, there will be an interactive poster session focusing on early stage ideas. Attendees are encouraged to participate by submitting an abstract to present as a poster and a select few will be given the opportunity to give a short talk. Cash prizes will be given to selected talks and top posters!



“Update in GFR Estimation” | Andrew Levey, M.D.,
2018 Helen Dunham Lecturer
8:30am, Bornstein Amphitheatre


“Serum and Urine Renal Biomarkers and Cardiovascular Risk in
Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Recent Acute Coronary
Syndromes form the EXAMINE Trial” | Muthiah Vaduganathan,
M.D. , M.P.H
9:30am, Bornstein Amphitheatre


“Role of Endplasmic Reticulum Aminopeptidase 1 in
Salt-Sensitive Blood Pressure” | Sanjay Ranjit, Ph.D.
9:45am, Bornstein Amphitheatre


“A small molecule inhibitor of TRPCS ion channels
suppresses progressive kidney disease in animal
models” | Yiming Zhou, Ph.D.
10:00am, Bornstein Amphitheatre


“CRISPR mediated activation of STAT3 upregulates
profibrotic response in pericytes” | Amrendra Ajay, Ph.D
10:15am, Bornstein Amphitheatre


Electronic Poster Session
10:30am, Cabot Atrium


“GFR and Albuminuria – Measures of Kidney Disease
and Markers for Risk and Predication of Heart and
Vascular Disease” | Andrew Levey, M.D., 2018 Helen
Dunham Lecturer
1:00pm, Zinner Breakout Room


Poster Award Recipients Announced
2:00pm, Zinner Breakout Room

Meet with Dr. Levey

Faculty may schedule a time to meet in the afternoon, 2pm onward. Email to schedule a time.


Fellows and students (only) are welcome to join Dr. Levey for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
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Short Talks and Poster Information

How to submit

Please submit an abstract of your project (limit 250 words) electronically via this online submission form by 5:00 PM EDT on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Additional Rules and Information
  • Prizes of $250-$500 will be awarded to all speakers and selected posters.
  • Talks and Posters selected for presentation will be notified by May 4, 2018.
  • Previously presented research is acceptable for both short talks and posters.
  • BWH researchers with a rank of assistant professor, instructor, postdoctoral researcher/clinical fellow and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract to give a short talk (10-12 mins) or present a poster (limited to the 30 most qualified applicants, one submission per applicant).
  • Abstracts in any area of basic, clinical, epidemiological or translational research related to either cardiology or nephrology are welcome.
  • Preference will be given to abstracts describing early stage ideas, novel hypotheses and preliminary or current work.
  • Abstracts that are not selected for talks will by default be considered for inclusion in the poster session, which will be displayed on electronic poster boards.
  • Successful applicants MUST be available to talk or present a poster at the Cardio Renal Symposium on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Room Directions

Direction to Bornstein Family Amphitheater ( via 45 Francis Street): Coming from 45 Francis Street lobby, take left at (F) elevators, take next right, take left on Main Pike, 2nd door on right.


Direction to Cabot Atrium (via 15 Francis Street): When you walk in you take a left down the hallway (The Pike) and walk about halfway down until you see another lobby on your left. You will also see Coffee Connection; there you have entered 45 Francis Street, Cabot Atrium.


Direction to the Zinner Breakout Room (via 70 Francis Street): The Zinner Breakout Room is located in the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at 70 Francis Street, Boston, MA. Upon entering the building at the street level, walk straight towards the escalators in the rear of the building. The Zinner Conference Center is located on your right; the Breakout room is through the large doors on the left.


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