What to look forward to at Vascular Discovery 2022

The primary goal of the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions is to provide a forum for the timely exchange of information about new and emerging scientific research in lipids and lipoproteins, arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, genomics, precision medicine, peripheral vascular disease, and vascular surgery. This meeting is planned to kick-off on Thursday … Read more

How Poster Presentations Are Vital to the Conference

The poster presentation provides an excellent platform to communicate research findings and promote networking visually. Poster presentation helps make clever use of time and space for scientific discussion among conference attendees, thus are beneficially for both presenter and the conference organizer1,2. The outbreak of COVID-19 dramatically changed our lives, especially traveling and gatherings. With most … Read more

The Researcher’s Ultimate Toolkit: The PPI network Passion, Perseverance, and Interaction.

I had the pleasure of having a one-on-one virtual meet-up with Mabruka Alfaidi MD, PhD who won the ATVB Investigator in Training Award Competition during last year’s Vascular Discovery 2021 meeting based on her fascinating work on endothelial cells and IL-1b signaling pathway as well as her active involvement with the research community. We discussed … Read more

The Vascular Discovery Meeting Is This Week!

Scientific knowledge is constantly evolving, and scientific meetings change over time to stay current with the target audience. Sometimes a revamp of the conference name is timely. For example, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) retitled its annual Renal Week to Kidney Week in 2011 to move away from using nomenclature that might confuse the … Read more

Vascular Discovery 2018: Prologue

This year, the previously known ATVB conference will debut its new name as the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine 2018 Scientific Sessions. The collaboration of three well-known AHA Scientific Councils, (the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease and the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine) will provide … Read more

Weight Loss And Exercise: A Remedy For A Better Functioning HDL

We all know that weight loss and exercise are essential for a better health. A healthy life style reduces cardiovascular risk, obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes. In a previous post, I briefly touched upon the idea that weight loss and exercise make HDL, or our “good cholesterol,” better at reducing cholesterol circulating the bloodstream. In … Read more

Can Increasing HDL Reduce Heart Disease? An Issue Of Constant Debate!

A couple of years ago I was fortunate to attend the HDL workshop that followed the ATVB council conference, which was held in San Francisco. The workshop’s main focus was to discuss and debate high-density lipoproteins (HDL), or what is commonly known as “the good cholesterol,” and how it influences heart disease.   You may … Read more

Entering The Scientific World- As A Woman

As I was entering into the Anaheim downtown area, I was just mesmerized by people walking with red tags around their necks bringing a smile onto my face, giving me a sense that they all belong to the same community as me, the scientific community. There are so many emotions running inside me, contemplating how … Read more