P. Roy Vagelos, M.D., Chair
Alan Tall, M.D., Co-Chair

October 24, 2008
Columbia University Medical Center
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 W. 168th St., 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
12:00pm - 3:30pm

12:00pm – 12:10pm:
P. Roy Vagelos, M.D.
Chairman, CUMC Board of Visitors
12:10pm – 12:15pm:
Lee Goldman, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine
Introductory Comments
12:15pm – 12:45pm:
Michael R. Rosen, MD
Presentation: "Engineering Biological Pacemakers"
12:45pm – 1:05pm:
Henry M. Colecraft, PhD
Presentation: "Molecular Regulation of Cardiac L-type Calcium Channels"
1:05pm – 1:25pm:
Jeanine M. D'Armiento, MD, PhD
Presentation: "The Molecular Mechanism of Cigarette Smoke Induced Injury in Vascular Disease"
1:25pm – 1:45pm:
Henry M. Spotnitz, MD
Presentation: "Biventricular Pacing for Acute Heart Failure"
1:45pm – 2:00pm:
Break: Refreshments will be served
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Robert Kass, PhD
Presentation: "Broad Lessons from Rare Congenital Cardiac Arrhythmias"
2:30pm – 2:50pm:
Thomas Diacovo, MD
Presentation: "A Biological Model to Ascertain the in vivo Effectiveness of Anti-platelet Therapies in Patients: A New Gold Standard?"
2:50pm – 3:10pm
Roxana Mehran, MD
Presentation: "New Treatment Strategies in Acute Coronary Syndromes/Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Fine Balance Between Ischemia Protection and Bleeding Complications"