Duke-Stanford Cardiovascular Research Symposium

The Duke Cardiovascular Research Center and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute will host the Duke-Stanford Cardiovascular Research Symposium, May 21-23, 2017.

The Symposium honors Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2012.

Attendees will experience the exploration of the latest research in cardiovascular signaling, regeneration, metabolomics and genomics, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and personalized medicine. There will be a personalized medicine segment, which will focus on a large study that is being done with Duke, Stanford, and Verily (the name for Google Life Sciences).

One of the goals of this study is to collect the data that will define what it means to be in good health.

This symposium is sponsored by the Edna and Fred L. Mandel, Jr. Foundation. 


Please register to attend in-person or to live stream the symposium

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May 21-23, 2017


JB Duke Hotel
230 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Event Contact

Christy Darnell
Email: christy.darnell@duke.edu
Phone: 919-613-0988

Cardiovascular Research Center Director

Howard A. Rockman, MD
Duke Cardiovascular Research Center Director in the School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Cell Biology
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Invited Faculty

Dennis Abraham, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Duke Cardiovascular Physiology Core
Division of Cardiology

Victor Dzau, MD
Professor of Medicine
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology

Neil Freedman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Christopher Granger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Professor in the School of Nursing

Michael Dee Gunn, MD
Professor of Medicine and Immunology

Christopher Kontos, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Sally Kornbluth, PhD
Provost and Jo Rae Wright University Professor
Duke University School of Medicine

Robert Lefkowitz, MD
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

L. Kristin Newby, MD
Professor of Medicine

Christopher Newgard, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Professor of Medicine
W. David and Sarah W. Stedman Distinguished Professor
Director, Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
Director, Duke Institute of Molecular Physiology

Jonathan Piccini, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Kenneth Poss, PhD
James B. Duke Professor
HHMI/Department of Cell Biology

Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Svati Shah, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology
Associate Director of Clinical Translation
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Ralph Snyderman, MD
Professor of Medicine
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University

A. Eugene Washington, MD
Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University
President and CEO, Duke University Health System

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the continuing education (CE) needs of physicians and research scientists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Present new concepts regarding precision medicine as it applies to cardiovascular research
  2. Identify key developments in the area of regeneration, including cardiovascular embryonic development science
  3. Highlight cutting edge concepts in immunology and signal transduction
  4. Highlight cutting edge concepts regarding the anti-thrombotic strategies in cardiovascular disease and identify new research approaches
  5. Highlight cutting edge concepts regarding signaling and vascular disease and identify new research approaches
  6. Highlight cutting edge concepts of the metabolomics and genetics of cardiovascular diseases

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team. 

Physicians: Physicians: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accommodations and Room Rates

A block of rooms has been reserved at the JB Duke Hotel, 230 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27705. Rooms are $179.00 per night plus applicable taxes of 13.5%. The room block will be held until April 22, 2017, but may sell out prior to this date. To reserve your room at the conference rate, please call 1-800-443-3853, or 919-490-0999 and identify yourself as part of the Duke-Stanford Cardiovascular Research Symposium.

Cancelation Policy

All cancelation requests must be submitted in writing to Christy Darnell via email (christy.darnell@duke.edu). In the event that the program is canceled or postponed, we will not be responsible for any travel costs or expenses, including cancelation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies, or hotels.