nal aortic aneurysm is a multifactorial disease, involving genetic susceptibilities, features of autoimmunity, and environmental influences like smoking," added Dr. M. David Tilson III of Columbia University and the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a co-organizer of the meeting.
Consisting of five plenary sessions and poster sessions, the symposium will present the latest research to unravel the causes and improve treatments for this relatively common but poorly understood disorder. The conference will cover topics such as epidemiology, enzymology, methods for surgical repair, development of new experimental models, and the genetics of the disorder.
Among the topics to be discussed:
- Genetic risk factors likely to contribute to the disease and rapid aneurysm growth
- New surgical methods for repair and the availability of experimental models for AAA study
- Assessing the benefits of risk of rupture assessment at different ages and thresholds of abdominal aortic aneurysm in the context of epidemiologic studies
- Epidemiology and pharmacological approaches to prevent AAA enlargement and rupture
- The use of animal models for study and their underlying pathophysiology and biomechanical aspects.
- Enzymology; another approach to interventional pharmacology
- The biological aspects of endovascular devices to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Molecular biology and immunology in abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Among the speakers are: Craig Basson, M.D., Ph.D., Weill Medical College, Cornell University; Ramon Berguer, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Gillian W. Cockerill, Ph.D., St. George's Hospital London, U.K.; Norman R. Hertzer, M.D., The Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Jes Lindholt, M.D., Ph.D., Viborg Hospital, Denmark; William Pearce, M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Marc Schermerhorn, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Beth IsPage: 1 2 3 Related biology news :1
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