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DAY 0 - November 26, 2021  (HK Time Zone UTC/GMT +8 hours / No DST)

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Welcome Reception

Day 1 - November 27, 2021 (HK Time Zone UTC/GMT +8 hours / No DST)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SESSION 1: Endothelium-dependent Vasodilatation

(Chair: Yu Huang & & Ching L. Cheung)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
NL01 - Robert F. Furchgott Lecture by Barbara Kemp-Harper

Vasoprotective actions of nitroxyl (HNO): a story of sibling rivalry

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
IL01 - Susan W.S. Leung
Second messengers for nitric oxide-mediated vascular responses: more than cyclic guanosine monophosphate
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
OR01 - Jay S. Naik
Heterogeneous endothelial cell membrane cholesterol restrains hydrogensulfide signaling
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
OR02 - Juan Huang (YIA competition)
KLF2 mediates the suppressive effect of laminar flow on vascular calcification by inhibiting endothelial BMP/SMAD1/5 signaling
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
OR03 - Maria Jelinic (YIA competition)
Single cell transcriptomic analysis of fibrogenic cellular drivers of vascular stiffening
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM
Sponsored Symposium
Antibody selection and enhanced validation strategies
Speaker: Alejandra Solache
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(Moderators Yu Huang & Ching L. Cheung)


PS02 - Pengcheng Zhang

Clusterin mediates the metabolic function of adipose SIRT1

PS03 - Sandeep Singh (YIA Competition)

Angiotensin ii activates p25/cdk5 pathway and regulates SIRT1 signaling in endothelial cells

PS04 - Musammat Kulsuma Begum

Abnormal accumulation of leucine in per2 mutant mice contributes to diastolic cardiac dysfunction

PS05 - Haoyun Li 

Lipocalin-2 variants in mice and humans

PS06 - Lei He (YIA competition)

The role of defective tfeb-autophagic flux axis in endothelial dysfunction in diabetic mice

PS07 - Candela Diaz Canestro (YIA competition)

Molecular choreography of chronic exercise in overweight individuals with prediabetes

LA01 - Lufengzi Yuan

Neutrophil serine proteases as the endogenous suppressors of white adipose browning and adaptive thermogenesis in obesity

2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

SESSION 2: Smooth Muscle Regulation

(Chair: Robert Widdop & Connie W. H. Woo)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
NL02 - John T. Shepherd Lecture by Julian Paton
Brain chips, devices and repurposed drugs for vasodilatation in disease
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
IL02 - Jane Bourke
Using precision‐cut lung slices to identify novel dilators of intrapulmonary airways and arteries
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
OR04 - Andy W. C. Man (YIA competition)
L‐citrulline ameliorates pathophysiology in a rat model of superimposed preeclampsia
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
OR05 - Maria Bloksgaard
Increased velocity and amplitude of endothelin‐1 induced resistance artery contraction in diabetes
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
OR06 - Michelle Broekhuizen (YIA competition)
The placental effects of pentoxifylline; a novel therapeutic option for preeclampsia
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Coffee & Tea break
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

SESSION 3: Cell‐cell Communications

(Chair: Jo G.R. De Mey & Aimin Xu)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
NL03 - Tudor Griffith Lecture by Christopher Garland
EDHF to EDH: the evolution of myoendothelial microdomains
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
IL03 - Thomas A.Q. Jepps
The effect of colchicine in hypertension
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
IL04 - Carmine Cardillo
Vasodilator dysfunction in human obesity: established and emerging mechanisms
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
OR07 - Huige Li
B lymphocyte-deficiency in mice causes vascular dysfunction by inducing neutrophilia
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
OR08 - Valerie Schini‐kerth
Pro‐inflammatory cytokines‐induced SGLT1/2 expression promotes endothelial dysfunction
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