Francois M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center 4th Annual Symposium

ACRC University of Iowa

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

9:00 am - noon

Poster Session, MERF Atrium 

Poster Session Winners

Pre-Doctoral Winners

Post-Doctoral Winners

Noon - 1:00 pm

ACRC Symposium / Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series/ IM Grand Rounds Speaker 

Christine Seidman, MD

Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

"Genetics of Cardiomyopathy: Getting to the Heart of the Matter"

Prem Sahai Auditorium

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Luncheon, MERF Atrium

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Trainee oral abstract presentations, 1459PBDB 



Post – Doctoral Presenters

2:00-2:50 pm presentations by

Larry Agbor (Sigmund Lab) and Trevor Fidler (Abel Lab)


Pre- Doctoral Presenters

3:00- 3:50 pm presentations by

Daniel Matasic (London Lab) and Lucas Bon Durant (Potthoff lab)


4:00 pm

ACRC and Molecular and Cellular Biology guest speaker:

Kathy Griendling, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Emory University 

"Poldip2 and Vascular Disease"

Kelch Conference Room, 1289CBRB

Friday, March 31st, 2017

8:30 - 11:30 am

Cardiac Resuscitation and Imaging Scientific Session in memory of Richard E. Kerber, MD  with guest speakers: 

8:30- 8:40 am - Introduction-by Dr. Saket Girotra, MBBS, MS,  Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

8:40-9:05 am - Dianne Atkins, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa.

"Pediatric Defibrillation: My Collaboration with Richard E. Kerber"

9:10-9:30 am - Myron Wiesfeldt MD, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

"Richard Kerber MD: My Partner in Public Access Defibrillation"  

9:40- 10:05 am - Laurie Morrison, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto.

"Richard Kerber MD: a mentor inspiring courage to innovate"

10:10-10:35 am - Clifton Callaway, MD, PhD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.

"What to do after ACLS"

10:40 am – closing remarks by Linda and Ross Kerber.

Medical Alumni Auditorium, E311GH

1:00 - 2:00 pm Hypertension Center guest speaker:  

Theodore Kurtz, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 

"How Does NaCl Make the Blood Pressure Go Up? It’s Not What You’ve Been Told by Either the Renal Physiologists or Molecular Geneticists"

Kelch Conference Room, 1289CBRB

(lunch served)
5:00 - 7:00 pm 4th Annual ACRC reception

Iowa River and Power Restaurant

501 1st Avenue - Coralville Iowa

ACRC Poster and Oral Abstract Submission Form (Submissions Closed)

(*Those selected for oral presentation will not be eligible for poster awards.)