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Cardiovascular Development Meeting 2019

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

14/10/2019 14:00 16/10/2019 12:00 Europe/Paris Cardiovascular Development Meeting 2019

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


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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 organising and scientific committee

Organiser: Prof. José M. Perez-Pomares, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Spain, and Chairperson of the ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology.

Scientific committee: Nucleus Members of the ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology.

Meeting venue

University of Malaga's Rectory

Avenida Cervantes, 2

29016 Málaga


Meeting preliminary schedule

Monday 14 October

13:00-14:00: registration

14:00-14:15: welcome address

14:15-15:30: abstract based oral session I

Cardiac progenitor cell differentiation

15:30-16:45: abstract based oral session II

Single cell heart transcriptomics: from embryo to adult

16:45-17:30: coffee break

17:30-18:30: keynote lecture I

Biology of skeletal muscle stem cells

Free evening

Tuesday 15 October

09:00-10:15: abstract based oral session III

Insights in vascular biology

10:15-10:45: coffee break

10:45-12:00: abstract based oral session IV

Cardiac Anatomy & CHD

12:00-13:00: lunch

13:00-14:00: keynote lecture II

Hippo signaling in heart homeostasis and regeneration

14:00-15:15: abstract based oral session V

Connective tissues in cardiac development and disease

15:15-15:45: WG General Assembly

15:45-16:15: coffee break

16:15-18:00: poster session I

20:30-23:30: conference reception

Wednesday 16 October

08:30-09:45: abstract based oral session VI

Remodeling of the AV canal: from valves to conduction system

09:45-10:15: coffee break

10:15-11:30: abstract based oral session VII

Animal models in cardiac development and regeneration

11:30-12:00: prize and closing remarks

Access 2018 meeting report

Abstract submissions: deadline extended to 15 July

In order to submit an abstract, you will be required to create an account on the submission platform. Please access general guidelines and do not hesitate to contact the Technical Secretariat by email or by phone (+34 938 823 878)
Submission deadline extended to Monday 15 July
All abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations and the scientific committee will select the 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 travelling 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.


Full Meeting Fees Early fee until 31 July Late fee until 14 October
Standard €330 €380
Young (Student, Post-docs) €230 €330
Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology Member* €300 €300

*Reduced fee for WG members only applies if membership is settled before the date of registration. The reduced fee for delegates who became Working Group members after registering will not apply.


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Meeting Secretariat

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Plaza de Europa, 17-19

08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Barcelona (España)

Recommended hotels nearby

AC Hotel Málaga Palacio ****

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