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This meeting took place in 2004

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Molecular Biology of Cardiac Disease (X3)

Organizer(s) Jonathan G. Seidman and Christine E. Seidman
March 7—12, 2004
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 24, 2003
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 7, 2004

Sponsored by The Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Modern technologies are identifying the molecular mechanisms leading to heart disease, a leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past several years, mutations leading to some forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, and congenital heart disease have been identified. The process of disease gene identification continues and we anticipate that new discoveries will be discussed at this meeting. Most of these disease gene identifications define steps in cardiac development or cardiac physiology. The identification of disease causing mutations leads to new challenges: How do these mutations cause disease? Does understanding the mechanisms that lead to disease lead to therapies? Bringing together cardiac physiologists, developmental biologists, human geneticists and cardiologists will allow interactions that should help address these questions.

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    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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