Early Career Investigator Events (ECI)

There are several events at the meeting organized by/for our Early Career Investigators [up to Associate Professor or equivalent].
Note that some events are for ECIs only.

  • ECI Symposium 1

    Co-chairs: Sarah Franklin – Kimberley Mellor

  • “TRPV2 regulates the development of myocyte hypertrophy”

    Rubistein, Jack. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

  • “Normalization of Cardiac Energy Metabolism and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Precede Functional Recovery in the Regression of Heart Failure”

    Byrne Nikole J. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

  • “HAX-1 regulates contractile recovery after ischemia/reperfusion injury by preventing SERCA2a degradation”

    Bidwell Philip. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

  • “ProteoSeq – a proteotranscriptomics approach to decode alternative isoform expression in cardiac hypertrophy”

    Lam, Maggie PY. University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

  • “Monoamine oxidases are major contributors to mitochondrial ROS formation and dysfunction, and cardiac damage in diabetic cardiomyopathy”

    Deshwal, Soni. University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

  • “ADP-stimulated contraction: a predictor of thin-filament activation in cardiac disease”

    Sequeira, Vasco. VU University Medical center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Coffee Break

  • ECI Symposium 2

    Co-chairs: Carlos A. Valverde – Stephan Lange

  • “Folic acid reduces doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy by modulating endothelial nitric oxide synthase”

    Octavia, Yanti. Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

  • “Endogenous annexin-A1 is cardioprotective against myocardial infarction in mice in vivo”

    Qin, Cheng Xue. Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

  • “Identification of a high affinity, high efficacy adenosine A2B receptor agonist with potent anti-fibrotic activity”

    Vecchio, Elizabeth. Monash University, St Kilda East, Australia.

  • “Proliferative and hypertrophic defects contributes to LMNA associated dilated cardiomyopathy”

    Onoue, Kenji. Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Japan.

  • “Polycystin-1 regulates L-type calcium channel stabilization during mechanical stretch in cardiomyocytes”

    Pedrozo, Zully. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

  • “Endothelial ATP-binding Cassette G1 in Mouse Endothelium Protects against Hemodynamic-induced Atherosclerosis”

    He, Jinlong. Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.

  • Coffee Break

  • Workshop Panel: “Publishing: A Career Development Panel”

    Co-chairs: Helen Viola - Sakthi Sadayappan

    • David Eisner (Editor in Chief of JMCC)
    • Joseph Hill (incoming Editor in Chief of Circulation)
    • Howard Rockman (Editor in Chief of JCI)
    • Karin Sipido (Editor in Chief of Cardiovascular Research)
    • Rui-Ping Xiao (Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine)
  • Lunch & networking with ECI

Research in Germany

Fellowships, Exchange and Collaboration Programs

Wednesday April 20th, from 17:00 to 19:00

Representatives of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Max Planck Society (MPG) as well as guest speaker and Outstanding Investigator Award winner Prof Dr Johannes Backs (University Hospital Heidelberg) will provide an insight into the German research landscape, funding schemes and collaboration opportunities.

Travel Bursaries for Laboratory Visits

Following on from the success of this initiative at the World Congress in San Diego in 2013, the ISHR International Council will sponsor five laboratory visit bursaries for Early Career Investigators (ECI) to undertake training in new techniques/methods at local Section institutes within the host region of the World Congress in 2016.

The purpose of the bursaries is to facilitate training visits for ECI to laboratories located in the World Congress host city/locale (i.e. Latin American Section). It is hoped that the bursaries will support ECI skill development, collaboration establishment and foster exchange between sections.

Five training bursaries of USD 1000 will be awarded to successful applicants prior to the World Congress. Bursaries are specifically for subsidizing travel and accommodation costs related to visiting the nominated lab to train in a new technique. Lab visits should occur immediately before or after the Congress and the expected duration is at least one week.

Details regarding eligibility criteria, selection criteria and the application process are outlined . The relevant forms can be downloaded here: and

Please note that there has been one change to the eligibility criteria for lab visit bursaries. The head of the host lab must be a member in good standing of the ISHR (i.e. a paid ISHR member for 12 months or longer). The applicant must also be a paid member of the ISHR for 12 months or longer, unless they commenced their PhD less than two years prior to the opening day of the Congress.

In light of the above amendment, we have extended the deadline for applications until Wednesday 20th January. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by Friday 29th January.