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All day virtual event (Zoom and Gather Town). The programme will run from 10am to 5.30pm.


Full Programme to download

Booklet - programme, speaker abstracts, poster list, poster abstracts.

Booklet - programme, speaker abstracts, poster list.


Morning session speakers: 10am – 12.15pm

Oxford BHF CRE Transition Fellows

  • Dr Kerstin Timm: The crucial role of metabolism in cardio-oncology
  • Dr Peter Chan: Air pollution and cardiovascular health: what’s more to know?
  • Dr Marion Mafham: Cardiovascular outcomes in clinical trials: definitions of truth
  • Dr Qiang Zhang: ‘Virtual contrast dye’ to replace gadolinium and needles: How AI is advancing cardiac MRI

Short-listed poster presenters

  • Short talks from poster presenters who have been short-listed by the poster judges and who will compete for overall winner in each of the categories of student and non-student.

Interactive poster session: 12.30 – 1.30pm

  • All invited poster presenters will be available in a Gather Town setting, so attendees can view the posters and ask questions of the authors in real time.

Afternoon session speakers: 1.45pm – 4pm

  • Dr Chris Toepfer CVMed, RDM - Human stem cell models for defining cellular pathomechanisms in inherited cardiomyopathies
  • Francesca Margara Dept Computer Sciences - Human-based Computational Investigations into Cardiac Electromechanical Alterations Caused by Drugs and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Professor Ellie Tzima CVMed, RDM - Mechano-pulling the strings on atherosclerosis
  • Dr Jason Torres NDPH - Genetic insights from the Mexico City Prospective Study
  • Dr Alice Neal DPAG - Transcriptional regulation of arterial-venous patterning
  • Dr Richard Tyser DPAG - Defining Cardiac Progenitors During Early Human Heart Development

4pm: Keynote Speaker – Professor Eric Olson, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Title: Toward Genetic Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease

If you have any queries please contact Philippa Major or Kate Forbes.