Dear Colleagues and Friends:
As Chair and Co-chair of The 43rd International Aldosterone Conference (IAC) we are proud to announce our next Annual Meeting, which will take place in Chicago, March 15-16, 2017.
The IAC meeting will feature Plenary Lecturers, free communications in oral and poster sessions, and a Young Investigators Award Program. Over the past forty years the IAC meeting has become the premier forum for new findings in the fields of aldosterone, corticosteroids, metabolizing enzymes and receptors (basic, clinical and translational) in areas such as arterial and pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, atherosclerosis, and the metabolic syndrome.
The 2018 Lecture will be given by Jens Titze of Vanderbilt University on “Seeing the Sodium in Humans.” This talk should be of great interest for all of us, as abnormal sodium homeostasis is a key mediator of hyperaldosteronism and hypertension. Dr. Titze has demonstrated that VEGF-C signaling, lymphatic drainage, and skin sodium storage contribute to extra-renal sodium handling.
Moderated Poster Session Format
Posters will be classified as either “Basic Science” or “Clinical/Translational” for the moderated poster session. Each group will be led by two senior investigators, and each poster presenters will be given 3 minutes to present a succinct overview of their poster, followed by brief questions. There will be additional time for discussion, food, and beverages following the moderated session.
For many years attendance to the IAC was by personal invitation only. From 2005 on, we have enjoyed sponsorships and allowed the meeting to be open to all who are interested- from Universities, Hospitals, Research Institutes and Industry.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Please also spread the word to your colleagues who may be interested in attending.
We look forward very much to the pleasure of seeing you in Chicago next March!
Matt Luther (Chair)
Morag Young (Co-Chair)