form pictureNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Form and Function: New Views on Disease and Therapy for the Heart

April 25-26, 2002
Bethesda Marriott Hotel,
Bethesda, Maryland

[Agenda (PDF)][Logistics][Participants]

NHLBI Workshop
Form and Function: New Views on Disease and Therapies for the Heart

Leslie Reinlib, Ph.D. and George Sopko, M.D., M.P.H.
Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Co-chairs
Gerald Buckberg, MD, UCLA, Department of Surgery
Michael Weisfeld, MD, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine

Place and Location
This activity will be held April 25-26, 2002 at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel on Pooks Hill Road in Bethesda, Maryland

Workshop Goals
The primary purpose of this Workshop is to discuss the relationships of cardiac form to function to produce a prioritized set of novel research recommendations that will likely lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of myocardial dysfunction. The Workshop goals are to be accomplished by assembling applied and basic scientists, including clinicians, physicists and bioengineers to define crosscutting research directions on how altered heart shape may dictate the mechanisms of heart failure and disease progression.

It is anticipated that the recommendations will embrace several disciplines and encourage crosscutting research directions on the relationships among altered ventricular shape, altered myocardial performance, and the mechanisms responsible for such changes that lead to development of heart failure and cardiovascular disease. The key areas of interest for the Workshop are:

  1. Improved understanding of the temporal structural and mechanical changes of the heart in disease progression and how these changes alter cardiac performance
  2. Development of new surgical and non-surgical therapies to restore optimal myocardial structure and performance in diseased and malformed hearts
  3. Development and validation of novel technologies and simulations (e.g. imaging) to assess the features of altered structural and functional states of the heart, and application of novel diagnostic concepts to produce therapeutic strategies to maintain proper cardiac function

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is organizing this workshop of a panel of experts to discuss how new strategies to maintain normal cardiac shape apply to heart disease, failure, and congenital defects. The workshop will serve as a broad forum to extending prioritize future research directions from the cellular level to the whole organ to develop methods to restore proper cardiac form; determine surgical and other therapeutic procedures towards that goal; elucidate cellular, molecular, and organ temporal changes associated with the evolution between abnormal and normal cardiac shape; and apply the concepts of maintaining shape to congenitally malformed hearts.

List of Participants
Agenda
• Sub-Group Summaries will be posted after the meeting
Logistics and Information

 If you have any questions, please contact NHLBI, Leslie Reinlib, Ph.D. (301-435-0504).


Participants

Subgroup: Imaging

CHAIR
Dr. David Sahn
Portland, Oregon
sahnd@ohsu.edu

Members:

Dr. Raphael Bayer
Haifa, Israel
rafael@biomed.technion.ac.il

Dr. Gerald Pohost
Birmingham, Alabama
gerry@uab.edu

Dr. Manel Ballester
Barcelona, Spain
mballesterr@wanadoo.es

Dr. Matthew O’Donnell
Ann Arbor, MI
odonnel@umich.edu

Dr. Edward Shapiro
eshapiro@jhmi.edu

Dr. Martin LeWinter
Burlington, VT
martin.lewinter@vtmednet.org
 

Subgroup: Surgery

CHAIR
Dr. Cecil Coghlan
Birmingham, Alabama
ccoghlan@cardio.dom.uab.edu

CO-CHAIR
Dr. Henry Spotnitz
New York, New York
hms2@columbia.edu

MEMBERS

Dr. Gerald Buckberg
Los Angeles, California
gbuckber@surgery.medsch.ucla.edu

Dr. Myron L. Weisfeldt
Baltimore, Maryland
mlw5@jhmi.edu
 

Subgroup: Electrical

CHAIR
Dr. Francis Spinale
Charleston, South Carolina
wilburnm@musc.edu

CO-CHAIR
Dr. Ray Ideker
Birmingham, Alabama
rei@crml.uab.edu

MEMBERS

Dr. David Kass
Baltimore, Maryland
dkass@bme.jhu.edu

Dr. James Cox
Washington D.C.
jamescoxmd@aol.com

Dr. Neal Epstein
Bethesda, MD
epsteinn@nhlbi.nih.gov

Dr. Louis Terracio
New York, NY
louis.terracio@nyu.edu
 

Subgroup: Mechanics

CHAIR
Dr. Neil Ingels
Palo Alto, California
ingels@stanford.edu

CO-CHAIR
Dr. Morteza (Mory) Gharib
Pasadena, California
mory@caltech.edu
MEMBERS

Dr. Raphael Bayer
Haifa, Israel
rafael@biomed.technion.ac.il

Dr. Daniel Burkoff
New York, New York
db59@columbia.edu

Dr. James W. Covell
La Jolla, California
Jcovell@ucsd.edu

Dr. Arthur Feldman
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
feldmanam@msx.upmc.edu

Dr. Francisco Torrent Guasp
Denia, Spain
ftorrentg@meditex.es

Ms. Carmine Clemente
Los Angeles, California
cdclem@ucla.edu
 

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