Acute Cardiac Unloading and REcovery

1st Annual Symposium | Villa Miani | Rome, Italy | August 26, 2016

Advancing the science and mechanistic understanding of acute cardiac unloading, supporting the translation of basic and clinical research into therapies aimed at heart muscle recovery

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Abstracts submitted by July 11, 2016
will be considered for a scholarship award


The mission of the Acute Cardiac Unloading and REcovery (A-CURE) working group is to advance the science and mechanistic understanding of acute cardiac unloading and to support the translation of basic and clinical research into therapies aimed at heart muscle recovery.

Heart failure remains an unsolved and major health problem. The rate of heart failure is expected to rise over the next 20 years, placing immense strain on the resources of healthcare systems around the world.

Established in 2015, the A-CURE working group has met on two previous occasions (Paris: May, 2015; Boston: November 2015) to initiate scientific and clinical discussions on how acute cardiac unloading may increase myocardial salvage, prevent (or limit)  myocardial and ventricular injury and remodeling, improve survival, and attenuate the development of heart failure after myocardial infarction.  Many of the current A-CURE faculty members were participants in these prior working groups. To amplify these discussions and garner feedback and interest from the larger clinical and scientific community, beginning this year the A-CURE working group will establish an annual Public Symposium. The inaugural meeting will be held prior to the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Rome on August 26, 2015.

The aim of the 2016 A-CURE Public Symposium is to bring together clinical and basic researchers from around the world to share their research and ideas that investigate this emerging therapeutic field.

Keynote Speaker

Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD

UT Southwestern
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Editor-In-Chief, Circulation

Mark Anderson, MD
Einstein Medical Center

Daniel Burkhoff, MD PhD
Columbia University

Stavros Drakos, MD PhD
University of Utah Health Care

Elazer Edelman, MD PhD
Harvard / MIT Biomedical Engineering Center

Roger Hajjar, MD PhD
Mount Sinai Hospital

Derek Hausenloy, MBChB, PhD
Duke-NUS Medical School

Jose P. S. Henriques, MD PhD
Academic Medical Center

Prof. Dr. med. Patrick Hunziker
University Hospital Basel

Navin K. Kapur, MD
Tufts Medical Center

Jacob E. Møller, MD PhD
Odense University Hospital

William W. O’Neill, MD
Henry Ford Hospital

Eric D. Peterson, MD MPH
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Schäfer
Hannover Medical School

Kenji Sunagawa, MD PhD
Center for Disruptive Cardiovascular Medicine
Kyushu University

Ryan J. Tedford, MD
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nir Uriel, MD
University of Chicago

George W. Vetrovec, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University