We are pleased to invite you to the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism (SHVM), to be held in the vibrant and charming seaport city, Halifax, Canada, from 21 to 24 June 2020.
Metabolic homeostasis and balanced nutrient uptake and utilization are essential for cardiovascular function and to respond and adapt to physiological stimuli including exercise. Conversely, dysregulation of nutrient metabolism and signaling in the heart plays an important role in cardiac muscle injury and heart failure due to a variety of causes, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer therapy.
This meeting will focus on metabolic mediators and nutrient signaling pathways in the heart and vasculature in health and disease. Also, the relationship between novel metabolic biomarkers and cardiovascular disease will be discussed. Invited speakers of this meeting will highlight our current understanding of nutrient sensing and signaling pathways in the heart that can possibly be targeted for the prevention and/or treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
The 2020 annual SHVM meeting aims to foster interaction and collaboration among researchers and provides an interactive learning environment for trainees. We sincerely hope that you will participate at this meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Halifax, a port city at the East Coast of Canada known for its warm Maritime hospitality, dynamic culture, and heritage.
See you in Halifax!