18th Annual Scientific Sessions:

18th Annual Scientific Sessions:

Nutrient Sensing and Signaling in
Heart and Vascular Metabolism

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada • June 21-24, 2020

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
June 21-24, 2020


  • Registrations
  • Abstracts
  • Accommodation
  • Online registrations are open from 4 December to 11 May 2020.

    Registration packages

      Early Registration
    (until 13 April 2020)
    Late Registration
    (until 11 May 2020)

    *To qualify for the reduced rate, participants must fall in one of the following categories: student (undergraduate to Ph.D.), postdoc or clinical fellows; postdocs or clinical fellows with over 6 years experience are not eligible for the discount. A confirmation must be provided by the direct supervisor (further details are available during registration procedure).
    **The fee covers all meals, including the Gala dinner on Tuesday; it does not allow full time access to the scientific sessions or poster viewing. Accompanying guests do not register autonomously: they must be registered by a participant through the mySHVM area. Children up to the age of 12 can be registered as accompanying guests at no cost.

    Regular Registration $ 650 $ 750
    Student/Trainee Registration* $ 475 $ 575
    Corporate Registration (Sponsoring Participant) $ 950 $ 1100
    Corporate Registration (Non-Sponsoring Participant) $ 1100 $ 1200
    Accompanying Guest** $ 250 $ 350

    The deadline for early registration is 13 April 2020.

    The "complete package" (regular, students/trainees, or corporate) entitles delegates to the following:

    • Entry to all scientific sessions and poster viewing
    • A copy of the Programme & Abstracts book
    • All coffee breaks and meals, including the Gala dinner on Tuesday

    The registration fee does not include accommodation. Check the Accommodation tab for more details on this subject.

    Please note that the meeting is limited to 150 participants. You are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible (if overbooked, registrations will be closed).


    Payment is possible by credit card or bank transfer. Further details about the payment procedure is available through your personal mySHVM area.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations with a refund request must be sent by e-mail to the secretariat and must be accompanied by a valid justification. Refunds will be decided case by case by the organising secretariat. If accepted, cancellations by 18 May 2020 will be refunded less 50% of the registration fee; no refunds will be provided after 18 May 2020.

  • Guidelines for Abstracts


    Abstracts are accepted exclusively through your personal mySHVM page; you will need to register to have access to the latter. Registration does not require an immediate payment but all submitted abstracts will be discarded if payment is not received by 13 April 2020.

    To be considered for an oral presentation, the abstract submission deadline is 20 March 2020. The Scientific Committee will then review the received abstracts for inclusion in the scientific programme in one of the following formats:

    • Short oral communications
      Selected abstracts will be presented during specific symposia as deemed appropriate by the organising committee.
    • Poster presentations
      Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, with ample opportunity for presentation and discussion.

    The organising committee will notify the presenting authors via e-mail by 7 April 2020 whether their abstract will be an oral or poster presentation.


    • The title must start in uppercase and continue in lowercase, except for conventional terms (ATP, DNA, NFκB, etc). Example:
         This title is written correctly
         This Title is Not Properly Written
    • If more than one author, underline your name (the presenting author, in whatever position you appear in the author list) and use commas to separate the names; do not use 'and' before the last author. The presenting author's first name(s) and surname should be written in full; for all other authors, write first name(s) as initials and surname in full. If more than one affiliation, use sequential superscript numbers to identify each institution. Example:
         Mario Rossi1, J. Doe2, F. Bloggs1,2
         1Dept Biomembranes, Golgi & Veratti Univ., Pavia, Italy
         2Dept Bioblast Analyses, Altmann Univ., Leipzig, Germany
    • The abstract text must be no longer than 1350 characters, spaces included. The text should include the following sections: Rationale, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion.

    "William C. Stanley" Early Investigator Award

    The "William C. Stanley" Early Investigator Award (EIA) highlights the scientific accomplishments of promising young researchers and is a major focus of the Annual Congress of the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism. There will be four winners and, for each, the registration fee will be waived and a personal check of 250 USD will be issued. The winners will present their work in a special section of the plenary sessions.

    Entrants for the EIA competition should be either students or postdoctoral fellows (postdocs or clinical fellows with over 6 years experience are not eligible for the competition).

    Admission to the EIA competition is by submission of an abstract and a curriculum vitae by the abstract deadline. In the event that an entrant is not selected as an EIA winners, the abstract will still be considered for presentation as a regular communication at the meeting and for publication as part of the meeting proceedings.

    Previous winners of the "William C. Stanley" Early Investigator Award (or its precursor, termed "Early Investigator Commendation") are not eligible for this competition.

    A more detailed document regarding the EIA can be obtained through this link .

    The EIA application deadline is 20 March 2020, and notification of commendations will be given by 7 April 2020.


    English is the official language for the meeting.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation for all SHVM participants will be at the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites (1515 South Park Street, B3J 2L2 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) which will also be the conference venue (see the venue section). Payment for your accommodation is not included in the registration fee: you will be responsible for booking your room directly and for its payment (most major credit cards are accepted).

    The Organisers have secured preferential room rates for all SHVM participants. To make your reservations, you will have access to a dedicated link through your personal mySHVM area after signing up for the meeting.

    You are encouraged to make your reservations as soon as possible — and within May 6, 2020 —  since rooms are subject to availability.
    Lord Nelson
    Lord Nelson