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Annual Scientific Meeting

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
31st Annual Scientific Meeting
Gaylord National Hotel
National Harbor, MD
April 28-30, 2011

General Information

The Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation's 31st Annual Scientific Meeting will take place April 28-30, 2011, at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in National Harbor, MD.

Meeting Highlights

Highlights of the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting include:

  • 2010-11 Sarnoff Fellow Presentations

  • Scientific Presentations by Current Scholars Jonathan Brown, MD, Javier Lopez, MD and Rosanne Rouf, MD

  • Alumni Presentation by Peter Oettgen, MD, 1985-86 Sarnoff Fellow, Director of Preventative Cardiology and Associate Chief, Division of Molecular and Vascular Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

  • Keynote Address by Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics; Director, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, and Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, University of Chicago Medical Center

  • State-of-the-Art Preceptor Presentations by Sekar Kathiresan, MD, Assistant Professor, Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School and Robin Shaw, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco

  • Alumni-Focused Concurrent Sessions
    • Negotiating Skills/Leading A Team
    • Grant Writing Skills Round Table Session
    • Careers in Academia, Private Practice, Government and Industry

  • Health Care Reform Talk by Laurence Baker, PhD, Professor, Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Fellow and Alumni Poster Session

CME Accreditation

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) through joint sponsorship with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

The University at Buffalo is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor CME for physicians.

The UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives:

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Interpret topics in cardiovascular science with emphasis on research design, methodologies, and outcomes linking the basic sciences to clinical problems.
  2. Discuss innovative approaches to cardiovascular science research and the application to translational research.
  3. Outline innovative approaches to understanding fundamental mechanisms involved in the causation and therapy of cardiovascular disease.

Meeting Program

Download the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting Program.


Meeting attendance is by invitation only.
Online registration for Sarnoff Alumni, click here.
Online registration for Current Fellows, Speakers, Board members, Committee members, Preceptors and Sponsors, click here.

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