ATVB | PVD 2015 Scientific Sessions 

In Collaboration with the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, the Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and the Society for Vascular Surgery's Vascular Research Initiatives Conference

Conference Dates:
May 7-9, 2015

San Francisco, Calif.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Become A Member

Join or renew your AHA/ASA Professional Membership today to save on registration
for all AHA Scientific Sessions.
  Registration Information

Registration is closed.
Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions are now closed.


Related Councils 

What's New

Why Attend?

The meeting includes diverse disciplines within the arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, peripheral vascular disease, vascular surgery, and functional genomics research communities that allow investigators to explore areas of cross-disciplinary interests. We expect a broad representation from many disciplines and encourage young scientists to attend.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to: 

  1. Discuss recent advances in knowledge about the role of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non?high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in atherosclerosis and the clinical implications of those findings.
  2. Discuss recent findings about the role and mechanism of action of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TGRL) in cardiovascular disease, approaches to assess TGRL proteins, the results of large genetic studies implicating TGRL in atherosclerosis, and the clinical relevance of this research.
  3. Discuss current controversies in the contribution of HDL-C to atherosclerosis and the clinical implications.
  4. Discuss recent research related to mechanisms of atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, and aortic aneurysms particularly related to inflammatory signaling and the interplay of immune cells, endothelial biology and vascular smooth muscle cell homeostasis in the vascular matrix.
  5. Review novel pathways and therapeutic opportunities in blood coagulation and thrombosis.
  6. Discuss the latest research in the signaling and genetic pathways involved in vascular dysfunction and the implications of such research for new therapeutic options and management.
  7. Describe current efforts to reverse atherosclerotic damage through medical therapy and vascular regeneration.
  8. Describe the biology of cardiometabolic pathways and risk factors in relation to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and discuss potential options for management.
Target Audience

The conference will especially appeal to scientists and clinicians in:
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Functional Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular/cellular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Thrombosis Research
  • Vascular Biology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery

The American Heart Association gratefully acknowledges the unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca LP.

Let people know you are attending!

Add an ATVB E-tag to your email signature!

Join me, I am attending American Heart Association ATVB 2014 May 1-3 Toronto, Ontario.
  1. Right-click to save the image to your computer

  2. Open Outlook > Options > Mail Format > Signatures

  3. Click on the picture icon to add the image from your computer, and save!

Phone: (888) 242-2453 or (214) 570-5935

Media Inquiries: Direct media inquiries to Corporate and Media Communications at (214) 706-1396.

You can direct news media to our newsroom for inquiries and registration and housing information.


The American Heart Association, in partnership with Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, is proud to announce AHA HealthJobsPlus. 

The new version of our job board provides a first-rate source for those seeking and posting jobs by connecting qualified healthcare professionals with top-notch employers in the healthcare industry.


ATVB/PVD 2015 Scientific Sessions
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California
May 7-9, 2015

ATVB/PVD 2016 Scientific Sessions
Omni Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee
May 4-6, 2016

Other Conferences of Interest

The following conferences/symposia are not part of the education activities for ATVB 2014.

  • The 28th Annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference
    VRIC 2014 is sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery, is on April 30th, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.  There is a separate registration to attend this meeting.  Researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract on the ATVB submission site for consideration at VRIC.  The deadline for VRIC submissions is January 17th. VRIC registrants receive a $100 discount on ATVB 2014 registration.
  • Kinetics-Metabolism 2014
    KinMet 2014 is Tuesday, April 30, 2014 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Scientists interested in lipoprotein and cellular metabolism and kinetic modeling are invited to attend  There is no additional cost to attend this meeting, and all registrants are invited.
  • Workshop on HDL Structure-Function
    On Saturday afternoon, May 3rd, immediately following ATVB 2014, plan to attend the HDL Workshop (PDF), a gathering of experts in HDL research to share and discuss current basic and clinical studies.  There is not cost to attend, but registration is limited.  Meeting organizers are Jonathan Smith and Jan Johansson.  To register, please send an email to

Become A Member

Become a professional member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Join or renew your AHA/ASA Professional Membership
to qualify for members-only awards, and:

• Affiliate with one of 16 Scientific Councils.
• Save on AHA/ASA Scientific Sessions.
• Save on print publications.
• Apply for research funding and not pay a fee
• Enjoy many more membership benefits.

Promo code: WDJ008ZZ

CME/CE Credit

The American Heart Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Statements and Guidelines

Statements and Guidelines

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association issues scientific statements and clinical guidelines on various cardiovascular disease and stroke topics. 

View the Latest Information