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2018 MHI/IVB Research Symposium

March 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

UNC’s Integrative Vascular Biology (IVB) Training Program and the McAllister Heart Institute (MHI) jointly announce their Annual Research Symposium on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. This year’s event will be held from 9AM – 5PM at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus (150 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514). The symposium highlights research from graduate students, postdocs, and medical fellows within the cardiovascular community at UNC and the greater Chapel Hill area and promotes multi-disciplinary collaborative research in this important field. This year’s keynote speakers will be Caroline and Geoffrey Burns (Harvard University) who will jointly present a talk entitled “New insights into zebrafish cardiovascular development and regeneration” and Karen Hirschi (Yale University) who will present a talk entitled “Regulation of endothelial cell specification”.

Abstract submission –  For those who wish to present data at the symposium, the abstract submission deadline is Monday, February 26th. Abstracts should include a title and all authors and are limited to 250 words (not including the title, etc). Note that you will need to have your abstract on hand during the registration process, and please indicate whether you wish to be considered for a limited number of oral presentations. Poster board dimensions are 3ft high by 4ft wide. For more information please contact Hannah Perrin (

The registration deadline for those not presenting is March 8th.


George Watts Alumni Center
150 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, NC