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Transcriptional regulationGenetics and congenital heart defects Hands-on session on congenital heart diseaseEndothelium and endocardium Cardiac lineages and progenitor populationsCardiac growth and regenerationCardiovascular genetics and transcriptional regulationCardiomyopathyCilia and growth factor signalling Anatomy and PathologyHands-on session on adult onset cardiovascular disease
The meeting organisers are Dr. Marina Campione and Prof. Cristina Basso, University of Padova.
The 2017 meeting of the Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology will be held in Padua, Northern Italy.
Padua is one of the oldest Universities in the world (founded in 1222). Its botanical gardens are an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Giotto frescos in Scrovegni Chapel are very special indeed. The scientific program and history of Padua, coupled with modern Italian hospitality and style makes this a meeting not to be missed.
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".
All submitted abstracts will be automatically entered for these prizes.
The Padua Meeting will award travelling expenses up to five PhD-students and/or Junior Post-Docs (within 3 years after their PhD).
Applicant must be registered member of the Working Group (if not member yet, you can still join for free now)
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.
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Main University building "Palazzo del Bo"2 via VIII Febbraio, 35122 PadovaLecture Hall, Great Hall, "Aula Magna"
14:00-14:15: Welcome address by the local organisers - Cristina Basso
Chairs: Deborah Henderson, Marc-Philip Hitz
14:15-14:45: Lecture: Genetics of Congenital Heart Diseases: clinical implications - Bruno Marino
14:45-15:00: Cardiac microstructure analysis by high-resolution synchrotron X-Ray Phase-Contrast Imaging of complex congenital heart disease in a human fetus - Patricia Garcia-Canadilla
15:00-15:15: Deciphering the Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders (DMDD): a powerful new resource for studying congenital heart disease (CHD) - Dorota Szmuska
15:15-15:30: Critical role of Phosphodiesterase 2A in congenital heart defects - Maria Rita Assenza
15:30-15:45: Exome Sequencing and Crispr-Cas9 Modelling of Left Ventricular Non-Compaction - Marcos Siguero-Alvarez
15:45-16:15: Coffee break
Chair: Jose Maria Pérez-Pomares, Kalliopi Pilichou
16:15-16:30: Lecture: Animal models on inherited cardiomyopathies - Jeffrey Saffitz, Boston-USA
16:45-17:00: Characterization of a zebrafish AC8 model for the identification of early pathogenetic events and new therapeutic targets - Giorgia Beffagna
17:00-17:15: Whole-exome sequencing identifies mutations in TJP1 gene associated with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy - Alessandra Rampazzo
17:15-17:30: Genetic testing in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: new insights into the disease determinants and new doubts - Elisabetta Lazzarini
17:30-17:45: Myocardial loss of Hand1 in the developing heart results in survivable morphological defect that end in diastolic heart failure - Antony Firulli
18:00: Opening Lecture: Cardiovascular Pathology in the Land of the Doges: from morphology to DNA - Gaetano Thiene, introduced by Rosario Rizzuto, Rector Magnificus University of Padua
19:00-19:30: Free guided tour of the old University: Anatomical Theater, Hall of 40, Galileo Chair (Fabio Zampieri and Alberto Zanatta)
19:45-22:00: dinner buffet
Caffe Pedrocchi - Sala Rossini15 Via VIII Febbraio
Institute of Pathological Anatomy, University of Padua Medical School61 Via A. Gabelli, 35121 PadovaAnfiteatro G.B. Morgagni (Morgagni Hall)
08:15-08:30: poster setup
Chair: Maurice van den Hoff, Martina Brueckner
08:30-09:00: Lecture: Imaging cardiomyocyte cell behavior during development - Didier Stainier
09:00-09:15: Neuregulin-1 regulates cardiomyocyte polarity and oriented cell division during trabeculation - Paula Gómez-Apiñániz
09:15-09:30: COUP-TFII expression defines two different septum transversum cell compartments crucial to cardiac septation and compact ventricular wall growth - Jose Maria Perez-Pomarez
09:30-09:45: CCBE1 Is Required for the Development of the Sinus Venosus-Derived Coronary Vasculature - Josè Belo
09:45-10:00: Functional analysis of a novel causative gene for congenital heart defects - Srinivasan Sakthivel
10:00-10:30: Coffee break and poster viewing
Chairs: Didier Stainier, Mélanie Philipp
10:30-11:00: Lecture: Biotechnological Drugs for Cardiac Repair and Regeneration - Mauro Giacca
11:00-11:15: Analysis of underlying molecular mechanisms of neonatal cardiac regeneration - Fatih Kocabas
11:15-11:30: Zebrafish can fully regenerate the heart by quantitative restoration of cardiomyocyte number - Alberto Bertozzi
11:30-11:45: Experimental studies on miR-130 and miR-133 roles in atrial chamber specification during early cardiac looping - Carmen Lopez-Sanchez
11:45-12:30: Live video demonstration 1 :TGA and truncus arteriosus - S. Yen Ho, Carla Frescura
12:30-14:00: lunch and odd posters presentation
Chairs: Mauro Giacca, David Brook
14:00-14:30: Genetic architecture of congenital heart defects - Marc Hitz
14:30-14:45: Investigation of the role of T-box genes in patterning the Second Heart Field - Magali Theveniau-Ruissy
14:45-15:00: Investigating a potential Tbx1-Pax9-Gbx2 genetic network in the control of cardiovascular development - Catherine Stothard
15:00-15:15: Vitamin B12 and SHF-dependent heart defects in Tbx1 mutant mice - Gabriella Lania
15:15-15:45: Coffee break and poster viewing
Chair: Thomas Brand, David Sedmera
15:45-16:00: Tbx1 Interacts Genetically with Vegfr3 to Regulate Lymphangiogenesis in mice - Elizabeth Illingworth
16:00-16:15: Regulation of Follistatin-like 1 expression - Andrea Mattiotti
16:15-16:30: Tbx1-driven enhancer programming during cardiovascular development - Andrea Cirino
16:30-17:00: General Assembly
17:30-18:15: Keynote lecture: YAP/TAZ in stem cells and tissue regeneration - Stefano Piccolo, introduced by Marina Campione
Chairs: Diego Franco, Stefania Rizzo
08:30-08:45: Conduction through developing reptilian hearts - David Sedmera
08:45-09:00: Mitochondrial density and function is similar in trabeculated and compact ventricular myocardium in healthy and noncompacted hearts - Bjarke Jensen
09:00-09:15: Bi- and three-dimensional characterization of the sympathetic innervation patterning in the human healthy myocardium - Anna Di Bona
09:15-09:30: His-Purkinje system hypoplasia induced by Nkx2-5 deletion leads to progressive conduction defects and heart failure - Lucile Miquerol
09:30-10:15: Live video demonstration 2: Cardiomyopathies (transplant and sudden death) - Annalisa Angelini, Allard C van der Wal
10:15-11:00: Coffee break and poster viewing
Chairs: Bill Chaudhry, Gaetano Thiene
11:00-11:15: Meis transcription factors in cardiac valve development and function - Maria Ester de la Cruz Crespillo
11:15-11:30: Deletion of Follistatin-like 1 from the endocardial/endothelial lineage causes mitral valve disease - Maurice van den Hoff
11:30-11:45: Investigating the role of LIM-only protein FHL2 during vascular calcification in bicuspid aortic valve disease - Vera van de Pol
11:45-13:15: Lunch and even posters presentation
Chair: Antonio Baldini, Marina Campione
13:15-13:45: Cilia guide the heart: a journey from developmental mechanism to human genetics - Martina Brueckner
13:45-14:00: miR-103/107 regulates left-right asymmetry in zebrafish by modulating Kupffer's vesicle development and ciliogenesis - Jana Heigwer
14:00-14:15: Cilia control mural cells recruitment in vertebrates - Massimo Santoro
14:15-14:30: A predictive model of heart looping dynamics from 3D reconstructions in the mouse embryo - Sigolène Meilhac
14:30-15:00: Prizes and closing remarks
15:00: Free bus to Venice airport
For participants who are willing to stay more, some extra activities are organised
15:30-17:00: Free time activity: Guided visit to Padua Botanical Garden (Unesco Heritage);(Alberto Zanatta)
Open from 15 May to 24 September 2017
Provided by Air Service, door to door service, need to be booked in advance45’ drive
Take Busitalia from Airport to Padova Autostazione (adjacent to the Railway Station)1h10’ drive
Then, taxis are available at Padua Railway Station to reach the meeting venue
Note: A shuttle bus to VCE airport will be available at the end of the meeting (15:00). Detailed information will follow.
Several mid-low budget hotels are available in the surroundings of the meeting venue, here below some links:
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University of Padova
Via 8 Febbraio, 2
35122 Padua, IT
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The PhD School on Specialistic Translational Medicine "G.B. Morgagni", Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova
ARCA- Associazione Ricerca Cardiopatie Aritmiche
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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