The international conference “HEART WITH]OUT[ BORDERS– cardiovascular development, disease & repair”, was held in Porto on 28-29th November 2014.

This event has been conceived to nurture and promote fundamental and translational research in cardiovascular biology. A panel of renowned keynote speakers furthered our knowledge of the heart and discussed how to develop regenerative/repair therapies that may be effectively translated into the clinic. This first edition of “HEART WITH]OUT[ BORDERS was particularly designed to encourage direct contact amongst young and senior researchers in a trans-disciplinary perspective that  clearly reflects the aspirations of three independent scientific societies, i.e. the Society of Cardiology (SPC), the Society of Developmental Biology (SPBD) and the Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE-TC) which were co-responsible for organization of the event.

Your participation was essential to promote insight and animated discussion in a way that  inspired all participants! We look forward to the next one! 

See pictures from the meeting here!


List of Speakers: 

CHRISTINE MUMMERY | Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands  

EVA VAN ROOIJ | Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands

FELIX B. ENGEL | University Hospital Erlangen (Academia), Nephropathology, Experimental Renal and Cardiovascular Research, Erlangen, Germany

JOSE M. PÉREZ-POMARES| Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Bioptechnology, University of Málaga, Málaga & CNIC-Madrid, Spain

SIGOLÈNE MEILHAC| Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France

THOMAS BRAUN | Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany