Stanford Cardiovascular Institute to hold symposium Oct. 27

The annual event will feature 15 speakers from Stanford and outside the university.

Envisioning a future in medicine that ensures all varieties of heart damage can be repaired will be the focus of the 2015 Stanford Cardiovascular Research Symposium.

The annual event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 8:20 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

The symposium will feature 15 speakers from Stanford and outside the university. Topics covered will range from outcomes research to editing genomes to building new technologies for repairing damage to the cardiovascular system.

Speakers will include Nobel laureate Brian Kobilka, MD, professor molecular and cellular physiology at Stanford, and Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine.

A total of 61 research posters will be presented from multiple disciplines, including surgery, pediatrics, vascular medicine and genetics. The symposium includes breakfast, lunch and a reception scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

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