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International Weinstein Cardiovascular Development Conference meets in Indy

Indiana University

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cardiovascular investigators and post-doctoral fellows and students from throughout the U.S. will attend the 2007 Weinstein Cardiovascular Development Conference on May 10-12 at the Indianapolis Union Station Conference Center. This year, the conference is hosted by the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and Krannert Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The freestanding meeting, unaffiliated with any society or parent organization, was created by the cardiovascular research and education community to advance the field of cardiovascular development by providing a venue for investigators to meet, discuss the latest research and create collaborations in cardiovascular development. An area of focus this year is the tertiary heart field and the pros and cons of conditional gene targeting approaches.

Participants in the annual meeting include engineers, clinicians, geneticists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. One of their goals is to identify new investigators and students in the field and introduce them to the cardiovascular development community.

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For more information on the conference, visit www.weinsteinmeeting.org. This year's local organizing committee is headed by Loren Field, Ph.D., professor of medicine and pediatrics, IU School of Medicine.

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