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Editorial - October 2019

ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Regenerative & Reparative Medicine

The 2019 ESC Congress was a great experience for the ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine. Several sessions focused on the topic and interesting studies were presented. Of note, the announcement of Prof. Zimmermann that some tissue engineering solutions are about to start the clinical research phase in humans was especially important. In addition, several preclinical studies with exosomes and other cell-free products were presented. The expectations in the field are more realistic than few years ago, and the hard work of many researchers ensures a future clinical application of these advanced therapies.

During the Congress, the WG Nucleus celebrated a face-to-face meeting and all WG members had the chance to meet and interact with other Working Groups during the ESC WG Networking Reception.

In addition to the ESC Congress, the WG on Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine has organized two webinars focused on New concepts in cardiac regeneration with more than 400 participants. You can see those webinars on our education webpage.

Last but not least, please do not forget to send your abstracts to participate in the 2020 Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biomedicine conference. Deadline will be next October 25th.

ESC Congress 2019 highlights

Session: Cardiac tissue engineering: disease modelling and novel therapeutics

Presentation: The challenge of mature cardiac tissue formed from pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

Session: Mechanisms behind intrinsic myocardial repair and regeneration

Presentation: Extracellular matrix in cardiac repair and regeneration

Presentation: Myocardial repair and regeneration: state of the art

Presentation: T-cells in cardiac repair and regeneration

Session: Cells, Cell Cycle, Cell Senescence, Cell Death

Presentation: CRISPR/dCas9 Activated Expression of Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Factors in CDCs in Myocardial Infarctions

Presentation: N-cadherin promotes cardiac regeneration by stabilizing beta-catenin

Session: IPS disease modelling and congenital heart disease

Presentation: Differentiation of iPS-derived cardiac mesoderm cells into cardiomyocytes using inducible shRNA

Session: Insights into cardiac cell biology for repair and regeneration

Presentation: Exosomes mediate myocardial regeneration of cardiac progenitor cells in a swine model of dilated

Presentation: The cardiac endothelial cell transcriptome in neonatal, adult, and remodeling hearts

Key reference libraries and other articles

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