UCARS - 2013

UCARS - 2013

UCARS - 2014

UCARS - 2014

UCARS - 2014

UCARS - 2014


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you at the 3rd Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS), which will be held on January 16 -17, 2015 at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT, in the Eccles Health Sciences Education Building’s Alumni Hall.

The objective of this conference is to bring together thought leaders to exchange ideas, debate paradigms, and share information directly focused on issues related to myocardial recovery and regeneration. Last year, more than 350 attendees from all over the world participated in the symposium. Past keynote addresses were delivered by Sir Magdi Yacoub, MD, Eduardo Marban, MD/PhD and Karl Swedberg, MD/PhD. The upcoming U-CARS symposium topics will expand across the basic, translational, and clinical sciences to provide a unique forum to push the field of heart recovery forward. The keynote address will be presented by Eugene Braunwald, MD.

Guest Faculty

Eugene Braunwald, MD
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Donna M. Mancini, MD
Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons
Joseph C. Wu MD, PhD
Stanford University
Leslie Cooper, MD
Mayo Clinic
Kenneth B Margulies, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Faiez Zannad, M.D., PhD, FESC 
University Henri Poincaré
Ulrich Peter Jorde, MD
Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Mandeep R Mehra, MB, BS
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Navin K. Kapur, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
Andrew N. Redington, MB, BS, MRCP
University of Toronto
David Kass, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Todd K. Rosengart, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
James K. Kirklin, MD
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Martin Strueber, MD
University Heart Center Leipzig
Lorrie Kirshenbaum, PhD, FISHR, FAHA
University of Manitoba
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Thomas Krabatsch, MD, PhD 
German Heart Institute
Nir Uriel, MD, MSc  
The University of Chicago

Local Faculty

International Faculty

Melanie Everitt, MD
Primary Children´s Hospital
Thomas Krabatsch, MD, PhD
German Heart Institute
Berlin, Germany
Nassir Marrouche, MD Andrew N. Redington, MB, BS, MRCP
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Brent Muhlestein, MD
Intermountain Medical Center
Martin Strueber, MD
University Heart Center Leipzig 
Leipzig, Germany
Ravi Ranjan, MD, PhD
University of Utah
Faiez Zannad, M.D., PhD, FESC 
University Henri Poincaré
Nancy, France
Frederick Welt
University of Utah

Directors: Stavros G. Drakos, M.D., Ph.D., Abdallah G. Kfoury, M.D., Craig H. Selzman, M.D., and Josef Stehlik, M.D.


The conference will be held at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Health Science Education Building, Alumni Hall, Salt Lake City, UT.

For directions, please refer to our map.

NEW THIS YEAR: The best abstracts will be presented during two Oral Presentation Sessions (15 min each abstract- please see Symposium’s Agenda tab). A Poster Session will also take place. Waived registration fees for all abstract presenters.


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