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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH
OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE
13.00 – 14.00 Registration
14.00 – 14.15 Welcome session
Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó, Conference chair
Adelino Leite-Moreira, Co-chair
Lino Ferreira, SPCE-TC, President
J. Silva Cardoso, SPC, President
Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir, SPBD, President
1. MAPPING HEART DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE
PLENARY LECTURE I
Chairs: José Belo, CEDOC & Tatiana P. Resende, INEB
14.15 – 15.00 The developing heart
Sigolène Meilhac, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
PLENARY LECTURE II
Chairs: Elisabete Martins, CHSJ & José Bragança, U. Algarve
15.00 – 15.45 Molecular circuits controlling myocardial remodeling and regeneration
Thomas Braun, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany
15.45 – 16.15 Will the heart recall “forgotten” paths?
Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó, INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica; ICBAS, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal and Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
16.15 – 17.15 Poster Session I and Coffee Break (sponsored by MILLAR, Inc.)
PLENARY LECTURE III
Chairs: Lino Ferreira, CNC & Margarida Diogo, IST & Sólveig Thorsteinsdótti, FC-UL
17.15 – 18.00 Derivatives of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells : the new patient?
Christine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
18.00 – 18.30 Driving the “heartistic” potential of pluripotent stem cells 
José Bragança, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal
18.30 – 19.00 Signalling pathways in cardiogenesis: role of FHF and SHF derivatives
José Belo, CEDOC, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal
20.00 – 23.00  CONFERENCE DINNER

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH
2. NEW AVENUES FOR IMPROVED HEART REPAIR
PLENARY LECTURE IV
Chairs: A. Leite-Moreira, FMUP, CHSJ & Hélder Cruz, ECBio – R&D & Natália António, FMUC
09.00 – 09.45 MicroRNA function in cardiac disease
Eva van Rooij, HUBRECHT Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
09.45 – 10.15 New insights for acute myocardial infarction prognosis by circulating miRNAs
Francisco Enguita, IMM, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
10.15 – 11.30 Poster Session II and Coffee Break (sponsored by ADInstruments – Europea)
11.30 – 12.00 The role of Cx43 in mediating intercellular communication goes beyond gap junctions: exosomes enter the stage!
Henrique Girão, IBILI, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
12.00 – 12.30 Heart disease and current treatment modalities: a review for non-clinicians
António Fiarresga, Hospital Santa. Marta, Lisboa, Portugal
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch and Group Photo
PLENARY LECTURE V
Chairs: Diana S. Nascimento, INEB & Henrique Girão, IBILI & Inês Falcão Pires, FMUP
13.45 – 14.30 The role of epicardium-derived cells in heart homeostasis and repair
Jose M Pérez-Pomares, Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, University of Málaga, Malaga & CNIC-Madrid, Spain
14.30 – 15.00 Translational Research in Cardiovascular Sciences
Adelino Leite-Moreira, FMUP-CHSJ, Porto, Portugal
15.00 – 15.30 Stem cells therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Benefits and challenges
Lino Gonçalves, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
 15.30 – 16.00  Coffee Break
PLENARY LECTURE VI
Chairs: Cláudia Lobato, IST & F. Enguita, IMM
16.00 – 16.45 The molecular mechanisms of cardiomyocyte proliferation
Felix B. Engel, Pathologisches Institut, Erlangen University, Germany
16.45 – 17.15 Stem cell-based therapies for cardiac repair: integrating bioprocessing engineering and “omics” tools for better characterized cell products
Paula Alves, ITQB, Oeiras, Lisboa, Portugal
17.15 – 17.45 Advanced therapies for the heart
Lino Ferreira, Center of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
CONCLUDING REMARKS
17.45 – 18.15 Concluding remarks and best poster award (sponsored by Palmtop)
OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION
18.30 – 20.00 Launching of the art work reception with exhibition of a few special pieces (kind offer of three distinguised Portuguese Artists) and cocktail

 

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