Cardiac Recovery Symposium 2016

Save the date! UCARS 2016 will be held January 14-15.

Read the highlights of our UCARS – Jan 16 & 17, 2015 conference.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you at the 4th Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS), which will be held on January 14-15, 2015 at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT.

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. 
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Keynote Speakers

Jay N. Cohn, MD
University of Minnesota

Phillippe Menasche, MD
Hospital Europeen Georges Pompidou

International Faculty

Jeroen J Bax, MD, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands

John Cleland, MB
Imperial College London
Harefield, UK

Lorrie Kirshenbaum, PhD, FISHR, FAHA
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Ivan Netuka MD, PhD
Institute for Clinical & Experimental Medicine
Prague, Czech Republic

Marielle van de Veerdonk, MD
VU University

Local Faculty

Stavros G. Drakos, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine

James C. Fang, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine

Abdallah G. Kfoury, MD
Intermountain Healthcare

Stephen Mckellar, MD
University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Brad Rasmusson, MD
Intermountain Medical Center

John J. Ryan, MD
University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Craig H. Selzman, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine

Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dean Y Li, MD, PhD
University of Utah School of Medicine


Stavros G. Drakos, MD, PhD
Abdallah G. Kfoury, MD
Craig H. Selzman, MD
Josef Stehlik, MD

Guest Faculty

Keith Aaronson, MD
University of Michigan

J. Timothy Baldwin, PhD
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Dan Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Columbia University

Uri Elkayam, MD
University Southern California

Brian Lindman, MD
Washington University School of Medicine

James W. Long, MD
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

Nader Moazami, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Wilson Tang, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Jeff Teuteberg, MD
University of Pittsburgh

Joseph Woo, MD
Stanford School of Medicine


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

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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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