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Cardiovascular Development Meeting 2018

The Official Meeting of the ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology

22/10/2018 13:00 24/10/2018 15:00 Europe/Paris Cardiovascular Development Meeting 2018

This official meeting of the ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology.


ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology DD/MM/YYYY
Basic Science
Cardiovascular Development and Anatomy


The goal of this annual meeting is to provide a highly interactive forum for researchers in the field of cardiovascular development, anatomy and pathology.

Meeting Organiser

The meeting organisers are Dr. Stephane Zaffran and Prof. Robert Kelly, University of Aix-Marseille, France.

Meeting venue

The 2018 meeting of the Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology will be held in Palais du Pharo of Marseille, France.









Registration: 2 July - 22 October

Open from 2 July to 22 October 2018. Early fee deadline is 29 August.

Early standard: 350€
Early for student/post doc: 250€

Late standard: 380€
Late for student/post doc: 280€

Working Group Members: 300€
Nucleus Members: 150€

An additional 20€ is requested to participate in the hands-on session on Monday morning. Session limited to 20 seats, first come first serve.


Abstract submission: 11 June - 11 September

Please upload your abstract in Word format, with maximum 250 words in policy Arial 12.
Submission deadline: 11 September 2018

All abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations and the scientific committee will select best abstracts for oral presentation in each session.

Young Investigator Awards

Pexieder Award 

The Working Group will award the Pexieder prize for the best oral presentation during the meeting.

This award had been named in tribute to Tomas Pexieder, founder and first Co-Chairman of the Working Group on Development Anatomy and Pathology, formerly named "Embryology and Teratology".

Poster Awards

All submitted abstracts will be automatically entered for these prizes.

Travel Awards

The Meeting will award traveling expenses up to four PhD-students and/or Junior Post-Docs (within 3 years after their PhD).

Applicant must be registered member of the Working Group (if not a member yet, you can still join for free now) and submit an abstract online (see above), indicating that they wish to apply for a travel grant.

Reimbursement is processed after the meeting and awardees may claim travel expenses via the ESC website with a maximum cash prize of 400 Euro. In the case of a no-show or lack of data presented at the meeting, the travel expense claim will not be processed. Also, in case travel awardees are also awarded for poster presentation, they will only receive the award certificate without any financial prize.

Preliminary programme

Monday 22 October

9.00 - 12.00 Hands-on session - La Timone Medical School

12.00 Registration - Palais du Pharo

13.15 Welcome

13.20 - 15.30 Session 1: Valve development, anatomy and pathology

Invited speaker: D. Henderson (Newcastle, UK)

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 18.00 Session 2: Cardiomyopathies

Invited speaker: JL de la Pompa (Madrid, Spain)

18.00 - 18.20 Working Group General Assembly

18.20 - 20.00 Reception, drinks and cocktail

Tuesday 23 October

8.30 Posters and speaker set up

9.00 - 10.30 Session 3: Cardiac progenitors

Invited speaker: M. Frasch (Erlangen, Germany)

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.15 Session 4: Transcriptional regulation of heart morphogenesis

Invited speaker: A. Baldini (Naples, Italy)

12.15 - 13.30 Lunch, trade stands and odd posters

13.45 - 15.15 Session 5: Conduction system

Invited speaker: V. Christoffels (Amsterdam, NL)

15.15 - 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 - 17.00 Session 6: Genetics and epigenetics of congenital heart defects

Invited speaker: P. Scambler (London, UK)

17.00 Short break

17.10 - 18.10 Keynote lecture: C. Blanpain (Brussels, Belgium)

18.10 Free evening

Wednesday 24 October

9.00 - 10.30 Session 7: Endocardium and flow

Invited speaker: A. Faucherre (Montpellier, Fr)

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.15 Session 8: Coronary vessels

Invited speaker: P. Riley (Oxford, UK)

12.15 - 13.45 Lunch, trade stands and even posters

13.45 - 15.15 Session 9: Regeneration

Invited speaker: Maurice van den Hoff (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

15.15 - 16.00 Prizes and closing remarks

16.00 - 17.00

Roundtable with French Associations

Useful information

Accommodation is not included in registration fees, but you can benefit from the negotiated price at the Ibis Budget Vieux Port Hotel.

Flexible discounted rates, for single occupancy, breakfast and city tax included
Monday 22 October 2018: 61,99€
Tuesday 23 October 2018: 63,99€
For double occupancy, an additional 10,99€ will be requested, breakfast and city tax included
Free cancellation up to 30 days before arrival

Access this page to benefit from discounted rates. Kindly note that discount cannot be guaranteed after 15 September, may you be interested, please book before this deadline.


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