Dear Colleagues and Friends,
As Chair and Co-chair of The 45th International Aldosterone Conference (IAC) we are pleased to announce our next Annual Meeting will take place in San Francisco from March 26 - 27, 2020.
Over the past fifty years the IAC meeting has become the premier forum for new findings in the fields of aldosterone, corticosteroids, metabolizing enzymes and the mineralocorticoid receptor in hypertension, heart failure, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, diabetes for example. New avenues in renal diseases, eye or lung diseases for example now extent possibilities to translate these finding to clinics. The development of new mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists and potential use in novel indications is also exiting.
Research from basic, clinical and translational studies are presented throughout the program to achieve a comprehensive and cohesive update to the field.
We are delighted to have Professor Ronald Kahn, Joslin Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA as our plenary speaker in 2020. Professor Kahn is recognized internationally for his work on insulin signal transduction and mechanisms of altered signaling in diabetes and metabolic disease.
Invited Senior Lectures will be given by Professor Iris Jaffe (Boston), Professor Massi Caprio (Roma) and Professor Fumitoshi Satoh (Tokyo). These lectures will cover basic, clinical and translational aspects of aldosterone and mineralocorticoid receptor research over the last decade as well as recent updates from the speakersí research groups.
A Young Investigator Competition for PhD students and Post Doctoral Fellows less than 5 years post PhD is open and finalists will be selected from submitted abstracts for presentation at the meeting. Following the success of the last IAC meetings we will again hold a moderated poster session format with poster awards.
The meeting is open to all who are interested in the function of aldosterone and the mineralocorticoid receptor from universities, hospitals, research institutes and industry from around the world.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Please also spread the word to your colleagues who may be interested in attending.
For junior investigators in France and Germany who are selected for the Young Investigator Awards, the local ESAC (European Section of the Aldosterone Concile) in each country has an additional opportunity for travel support. Further details will be posted on our website in the coming months.
We very much look forward to the pleasure of seeing you in San Francisco in March!
Frederic Jaisser (Chair)
Adina Turcu (Co-Chair)