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22nd International Vascular Biology Meeting Sessions

Meet the PI - Friday Morning Breakfast (for trainees)

Friday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
OCC 208
Summary
Organized by Xiaolei Liu, Temple University; Stephanie Niemczyk, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Daniah Beleford, UCSF. Take a seat at the table with your favorite IVBM speakers. During our daily Meet the PI breakfast sessions, participants will have the opportunity to pick the brains of their favorite vascular biologists. This small group format, consisting of eight attendees and two speakers per table is sure to facilitate an interactive and lively discussion to get your brain primed for the day to come! Please limit your selection to one Meet the PI Breakfast in order to give more trainees this opportunity.

Moving Conversations ala Speed Dating Style (for trainees)

Friday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
OCC210/211
Summary
Meet one-on-one with other attendees ala a speed dating format. Great way to network and meet future colleagues. We'll provide some ice breakers for you.

Meet the Editors (for Trainees)

Friday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
Junior Ballroom 3/4
Summary
This session is organized by Xiaolei Liu, Temple University and Sai Yuan, UCSF. This roundtable session will bring a great opportunity for trainees at any career stage to meet with editors from several journals of the vascular field. It provides a great interactive discussion to help you to prepare your research for publication and to know the direction and big pictures from the journals. Bring up any questions/challenges you have here!  Grab this opportunity to learn from journal editors.

Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging Approaches to Vascular Research

Friday Workshops

Location
Junior Ballroom 1/2
Speakers
  • Lindsey Hughes - Manager - Scientific Applications
Summary
Ultra-high frequency ultrasound provides superior spatial and temporal resolution for imaging preclinical animal models. When ultra-high frequency ultrasound is coupled with optical imaging, a true multimodal imaging system is unlocked. This coupled approach of ultrasound and optical imaging is called photoacoustics. Learn how these technologies can advance all aspects of in-vivo vascular biology research, and how recent innovations for this ultra-high frequency platform open doors for further development of novel ultrasound imaging techniques. Presentation by Sarah Burris, Manager - Scientific Applications Liaison, FujiFilm VisualSonics, Inc.

3D Visualization of Vasculature Using Light Sheet Microscopy

Friday Workshops

Location
Junior Ballroom 3/4
Summary
Sponsored by Miltenyi Biotech An introduction to light sheet and clearing that will discuss some recent publications and results produced using the Ultramicroscope. Presenter: Christopher Carmona, Field Applications Scientist

Empowerment Roundtable for Advancement of Gender Equity

Friday Late Afternoon

Location
Junior Ballroom 3/4
Summary
Discussion Leaders: Elena Aikawa, M.D., Ph.D. – Harvard Medical School Masuko Ushio-Fukai, Ph.D. – Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Hiromi Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D. – University of Tsukuba Guest speaker: Karina Yaniv, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science Target Audience: Students, fellows, junior, mid and senior faculty members of any gender who are interested in women’s empowerment and leadership. Description: We are approaching the 3rd year of a global pandemic, which negatively impacted the health system and economy worldwide. During the pandemic, women in STEM have been affected unevenly by paid workload, budgetary restraint, and overall household responsibilities. Therefore, strong institutional support is crucial to maintain STEM women’s career development achieved prior to the pandemic era. In this roundtable discussion, our guest speaker, Dr. Karina Yaniv, who has pioneered the “advancing women in science” movement at the Weizmann Institute of Science, will share her experience and insights on supporting the career of women scientists systematically. Her presentation will be followed by an open discussion to identify the needs and exchange ideas for better solutions on how to improve women’s careers in academic medicine.

Meet the PI - Saturday Morning Breakfast (for trainees)

Saturday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
OCC 208
Summary
Take a seat at the table with your favorite IVBM speakers. During our daily Meet the Speaker breakfast sessions, participants will have the opportunity to pick the brains of their favorite vascular biologists. This small group format, consisting of eight attendees and two speakers per table is sure to facilitate an interactive and lively discussion to get your brain primed for the day to come! Please limit your selection to one Meet the PI Breakfast in order to give more trainees this opportunity.

Overcoming Systemic Barriers of Science: Academic Journeys and Unique Challenges Faced by Underrepresented Groups

Saturday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
Junior Ballroom 3/4
Summary
This session is organized by Mitzy Cowdin, UT Southwestern and Lisandra Vila Ellis, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Science is a greatly evolving field that requires many diverse minds. Systemic barriers set in place have been difficult to overcome by many groups, in particular under-represented groups. These individuals face many challenges, from dealing with racism, to microaggressions in the workplace. This roundtable will include panelists that will discuss how they've overcome unique challenges faced by those from underrepresented groups. We'll then open up the floor for an open discussion about how to overcome the barriers faced in science. This session will be focused on trainees, but all are welcome to attend.

Working Together for Success

Saturday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
OCC210/211
Summary
Groups discuss problems and challenges facing trainees and collaborate to develop solutions. Each group will present their resolutions during the last 15 minutes of the session. Great way to network!

Multimodality imaging – The key to answering critical biologic questions

Saturday Workshops

Location
Junior Ballroom 1/2
Summary
PerkinElmer, a global innovation leader in the development of preclinical imaging instrumentation and optical imaging agents, provides an array of tools for monitoring and quantifying functional and anatomical attributes of disease. In this workshop, you will learn about how the innovative tools for ultrasound, optical and microCT imaging being introduced by PerkinElmer can be used to for a variety of applications. With the introduction of the Vega Ultrasound system, PerkinElmer’s latest addition in leading preclinical in vivo imaging technology, this workshop talk will highlight how the combination of data from the Vega Ultrasound, IVIS Optical system and Quantum microCT can provide more information on your disease or treatment efficacy in the same animal over time. This multimodality approach will be demonstrated in a variety of disease models in oncology for orthotopic tumor quantification and biology, kidney or cardiotoxicity, and liver diseases. Join us in this session to learn how our advanced tools for ultrasound, optical and microCT imaging will enable you get more answers on anatomical, functional and molecular aspects of disease for a variety of applications. Presenter: Olivia J. Kelada, Ph.D., Principal Application Scientist, In vivo Imaging & Team Lead, MicroCT Imaging, PerkinElmer Inc.

Vasculature-on-Chip Applications for Drug Discovery Research

Saturday Workshops

Location
Junior Ballroom 3/4
Summary
Sponsored by Nortis This workshop will provide an overview of key aspects of organ-on-chip (OOC) technology, and how it is being used to improve clinical outcomes in the world of drug development with a focus on vasculature and microvasculature models. In addition, participants will engage in hands-on learning where they experience how to operate state of the art OOC devices in the context of everyday use in a standard cell or tissue culture laboratory setting. Topics that will be covered in this workshop include advanced imaging based applications, vascularization of structures in tissue microenvironments, introduction of circulating immune cells in vasculature models, and assessment of angiogenesis. Presented by Sepand Bafti, Director of Biological Science, Nortis, Inc.

Meet the PI - Sunday Morning Breakfast (for trainees)

Sunday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
OCC 208
Summary
Take a seat at the table with your favorite IVBM speakers. During our daily Meet the Speaker breakfast sessions, participants will have the opportunity to pick the brains of their favorite vascular biologists. This small group format, consisting of eight attendees and two speakers per table is sure to facilitate an interactive and lively discussion to get your brain primed for the day to come! Please limit your selection to one Meet the PI Breakfast in order to give more trainees this opportunity.

Public Speaking for Trainees

Sunday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
OCC210/211
Summary
Organized by Mitzy Cowdin, UT Southwestern and Daniah Beleford, UCSF. This event will allow trainees to hone their presentation skills by doing an impromptu presentation on a non-science topic. This interactive exercise will allow members of the crowd to help trainees build up skills that they may be lacking in a relaxed, supportive environment. The goal of this exercise is to allow trainees to figure out what works best when speaking to a large crowd and building up their skills in communicating to people not familiar with their field. Sharpen your skills and gain confidence in this 'no judgement zone' session. Talk about any topic and have fun!

Industry as a Career Path (for Trainees)

Sunday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
Junior Ballroom 1/2
Summary
Organized by Stephanie Niemczyk, University of Illinois at Chicago and Daniah Beleford, UCSF. Opportunities abound for scientists outside of academia. Industry offers positions in laboratory research, business development, regulatory affairs, clinical trials management, and more. Join us for a breakfast panel featuring vascular biologists working in industry to discuss some of the many career options available to you and how they developed the skills to excel in their positions.

(Cancelled)

Sunday Morning - Eye Openers

Location
Junior Ballroom 3/4
Summary
We are planning to hold an online event on this topic - Navigating US Immigration and Visas in Academia: Sharing Personal Perspectives. Look for details in the NAVBO Calendar of Events.
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