Academic Seminars

Symposium: Inflammation in Cardiovascular and Renal Disease, Oct. 15th, 2016
October 14, 2016

The Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease is pleased to sponsor a meeting of internationally renowned scientists to discuss ?Inflammation in Cardiovascular and Renal Disease? in the Medical Education and Training Building at UNTHSC on October 15, 2016. Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted until October 1, 2016. Registration for the symposium is free. Abstracts and questions should be submitted to


8:00am ? 9:00am: Registration; continental breakfast

9:00 ? 9:05am: Welcome. Glenn Dillon, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Health Institutes & Centers, UNTHSC.

9:05 ? 9:15am: Introduction. S.W. Mifflin, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, UNTHSC.

Session 1: Renal

9:15 – 9:30am: The Role of Inflammation in the Development of Hypertension: K. Mathis, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, UNTHSC.

9:30 ? 10:00am: Renal inflammation: Source or Target? S Balamuthusamy MD FASN FASDIN, Asst. Professor of Medicine, UNTHSC and Director of Research, PPG Health, Fort Worth.

Session 2: Cardiovascular

10:00 ? 10:30am: Post-Traumatic Inflammation and Sepsis: R. Mallet, Ph.D., Professor, Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, UNTHSC.

10:30 ? 11:00am: Clinical Strategies to Mitigate Surgical Inflammation: A. Yurvati, D.O., Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Medical Education, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, DWSOP Distinguished Professor of Surgery.

Plenary Lecture

11:00am – 12:00pm Inflammatory response in cardiopulmonary bypass: prediction and intervention: Prof. T. Gourlay Ph.D. C.Biol C.Sci FSB FHEA FRSPH FRSM Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Strathclyde, U.K.

12:00pm ? 2:00pm Lunch (provided)
Session 3: Gender influences on inflammatory processes

2:00-2:30pm Sex-specific Immune Modulation of Hypertension: K. Sandberg, Ph.D., Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Dept. of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

2:30 ? 3:00pm Innate Immune Mechanisms and Maternal Vascular Dysfunction in Preeclampsia: S. Goulopoulou, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, UNTHSC.

3:00 ? 5:00pm Poster Viewing and wine/beer and cheese reception