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Dear Colleagues,

The International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB) was founded in 1987 and is devoted to improve the quality of basic and applied research in all areas of cardiovascular biology, enhance communication between basic scientists, industry scientists and clinicians involved in these disciplines throughout the world and provide a forum of meetings featuring presentations of original work and topical reviews relevant to basic applied and clinical science of the cardiovascular system in health and disease.

This year ISACB is organizing a European meeting in Nuremberg, Germany. This meeting is focusing on bridging the gap between bench science and clinical practice. Topics are: Novel device therapies, novel cardiovascular biomaterials, potential failure mechanisms of therapies, new heart valve technologies, new drugs in cardiovascular therapy, atherosclerosis, endothelial protection, tissue degeneration, prospects (legal and scientific) of tissue engineering. Top class specialists will give key note lectures on latest results in the cardiovascular field. Keynote speakers include:

Francois Laborde, Paris: “Challenges in preclinical validation of TAVI, a glimpse on the future”

Stephan Nees, Munich: “The vascular wall and its diseases in the light of new cell biological findings”

Gaetano Thiene, Padua: “Tissue degeneration”

Simon Hoerstrup, Zurich: “Evolution of tissue engineered heart valves”

Peter Zilla, Cape Town: “The Challenge of Heart Surgery in the Third World: Tailor-made Innovations rather than imported First-World Technologies”
We  encourage all colleagues working in these fields to take actively part in this unique Meeting. Please contact us for further details.

Yours Sincerely

Theodor Fischlein MD

Head of Department , Cardiac Surgery

Paracelsus medical university

Klinikum Nuremberg,


Johann Meinhart PhD

Deputy Director of the Karl Landsteiner Institute

for Cardiovascular Surgical Research

Hietzing Hospital

Vienna, Austria