Symposium "Extending the Health Span: Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Aging (MoCA)" 15.-17. June 2022

Welcome

Aging is a major risk factor for diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, or stroke. Cardiovascular diseases have an alarming prevalence and research into their causes is urgently needed. Conversely, aging of the vasculature has a strong impact on whole-organism aging.

Recent evidence strongly suggests that an age-related decrease of vascular endothelial growth factor C (Vegfc) is causative to aging mice. In fact, activating vascular levels of Vegfc extends lifespan. Telomere shortening, genomic instability, epigenetic modifications, mitochondrial dysfunction, or loss of proteostasis also contribute to pathomechanisms. However, how the underlying genetic alterations condition the development of cardiovascular disease has remained largely unexplored.

This meeting at the University of Potsdam close to Berlin will bring together international leading experts, junior scientists and interested translational researchers that are dedicated to a better understanding of molecular and cellular processes during aging of the cardiovascular system.

This two-day symposium will cover molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular aging with an emphasis on:

  • Age-related alterations in signal transduction
  • Pathogenetic mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases
  • Prevention of cardiovascular aging
  • Disease models of cardiovascular aging
  • Genetic traits of cardiovascular diseases and
  • New therapeutic approaches

Event Details

The Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Aging Symposium (MoCA) will be held on Thursday 16. till Friday 17. June 2022 as an in-person meeting.

Venue: Audimax, Neues Palais, University of Potsdam

Due-date for symposium contribution proposals: 01. June 2022

Notifications of acceptance: will be sent by first week of June

Start of Registration: May 2022

Source: Karla Fritze

Junior scientists are invited to attend the pre-satellite junior session on 15. June 2022. As places will be limited in this session, we recommend to register early.

Program & Registration

Registration is now open

We strongly encourage advance registration. The following registration fees apply:

Registration by 01. June 2022
PhD Students50,00€
Postdocs100,00€
Principal Investigators150,00€

Travel and Presentation Fellowship Award

We intend to award travel and presentation fellowships. Further information on application will follow.

Speakers

Hellmut Augustin, VMD, PhD
Hellmut Augustin, VMD, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Johannes Backs, MD
Johannes Backs, MD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Reinier Boon, PhD
Reinier Boon, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Ralf Brandes, MD
Ralf Brandes, MD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Ivo Buschmann, MD
Ivo Buschmann, MD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Alessandro Cellerino, PhD
Alessandro Cellerino, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Anna Cszisar, MD, PhD
Anna Cszisar, MD, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Jeanette Erdmann, PhD
Jeanette Erdmann, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Tilman Grune, PhD
Tilman Grune, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Christian Heiss, MD
Christian Heiss, MD
Speaker at the MoCA 2022
Eli Keshet, PhD
Eli Keshet, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Edward Lakatta, MD
Edward Lakatta, MD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Christiane Ott, PhD
Christiane Ott, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Michael Potente, MD
Michael Potente, MD
Speaker at the MoCA 2022
Oliver Ritter, MD
Oliver Ritter, MD
Speaker at MoCA 2022
Salim Seyfried, PhD
Salim Seyfried, PhD
Speaker at MoCA 2022

Submission & Presentation Guidelines

Submissions for three types of symposium contributions are invited:

  • short talk (10-15 minutes)
  • poster presentations
  • pitch presentation for joint project proposals (3-5 min)

The MoCA 2022 provides an additional opportunity for young scientists to present and discuss their research among their peer group during the pre-satellite junior session on 15. June 2022.

Junior scientists are encouraged to submit abstracts for short talks (10-15 min) for this satellite session, or indicate whether they want their poster contribution for the main conference also considered for a short talk in the pre-satellite junior session.

Source: Karla Fritze

All submissions should consist of an abstract of max. 250 words. In addition, each submission has to inculde author(s) with affiliations, a title, and contact information.

The review committee will review all submissions during the first week of June 2022.

Presentation Guidelines will be announced shortly.

Stay Informed

If you wish to receive current information about MoCA 2022, please subscribe to our mailing list with a short request to moca2022(at)fgw-brandenburg.de.

The MoCA 2022 is organized by the Faculty of Health Sciences, Brandenburg: Stefanie Oess (MHB/FGW), Salim Seyfried (UP/FGW), and Stefanie Regel (FGW).

We thank the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the KoUP funding of the University Potsdam for their support and funding of the MoCA 2022.

Gemeinsame Fakultät
Der Universität Potsdam, der Medizinischen Hochschule Brandenburg Theodor Fontane und der Brandenburgischen Technischen Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg