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Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology 2014
ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology 2014

04 Jul 2014 - 06 Jul 2014 , Barcelona - Spain


Stress and natural disasters may pose high risks for coronary artery spasm

In the William Harvey Lecture Hiroaki Shimokawa will urge cardiologists to pay more attention to coronary artery spasm. The condition, he says, can sometimes be overlooked by cardiologists in the West, who are often cautious about provocation tests.  Read more

A paradigm of translational medicine: the genetic basis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

In the  Rene Laennec lecture Gaetano Thiene will recall the translational research odyssey which led him from studying arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) at autopsy to the discovery of culprit genes encoding proteins at cell junctions.  Read more 

Pictured left:  Gaetono Thiene with his wife Marialuisa Valente, who together discovered the cause of failure in porcine bioprosthetic valves.

FCVB 2014: Discover the scientific slides

If you missed the whole congress or only some sessions, you can now retrieve 70 slides available in 10 topics allowing you to be aware of what was presented during this key meeting in Basic Science.  


Our third Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology meeting has been shaped after the two previous successful editions in Berlin and London.

The Core Scientific Committee, the Programme Committee and the Local Organising Committee are delighted to have organised a meeting that will bring the best and most novel cardiovascular science to participants. Read more

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Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology 2014 Congress is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) and by the European Accreditation Council in CME (EACCME) for 18 hours of external CME Credits.

EBAC/EACCME credits are also recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Please refer to the AMA website for instructions to convert EACCME Credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Developmental biology
Genetics, Epigenetics and Genomics
Growth/death, Regeneration and Stem cells
Ion channels and electrophysiology
Excitation-contraction coupling, Cardiomyopathy
Metabolism, Oxygen, Ischaemia and Protection
Circulation, Vascular biology
Lipids, Atherosclerosis
Integrative mechanisms, Novel diagnostic and Therapeutic approaches
Pre-arranged programme 
  • Symposium
  • Featured Symposium
  • Keynote lectures

Abstract based programme

  • Oral Abstract Presentations
  • Young Investigator Award Session
  • Poster Sessions

Abstracts now available online

If you want to know what FCVB looks like, have a look at the 2012 edition

You can still access slides, photos, and other resources from FCVB 2012 in London.


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