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CV Regen Conference

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Texas Heart Institute International Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine! The meeting was a great success and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.


In the current landscape of development of the field of clinical regenerative medicine it is important to share new findings, discuss and debate the state of the field in order to direct further development and build the framework for clinical implementation. This meeting will provide an important forum for these activities.

Unlike areas with known evidence-based knowledge, the field of clinical stem cell therapy is a nascent field in which most of the competence and performance issues are unestablished. The primary need for this educational activity is knowledge based. Both need for knowledge and application of knowledge to establish successful strategies in clinical regenerative medicine are the goals of this symposium.

This two-day symposium will include advanced lectures and dynamic case presentations from leaders in each field and the opportunity to interact with leaders in an intimate meeting format.

Our audience for this continuing medical education activity will include physicians and researchers with an interest in cardiovascular regenerative medicine.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize the latest developments in the field of clinical cardiovascular stem cell and regenerative medicine
  2. Evaluate a broad composite of new knowledge in the field of regenerative medicine
  3. Determine the successful strategies for using the field of regenerative medicine found through new research


To review the full symposium agenda and to register to attend, click here


Emerson C. PerinTexas Heart Institute (Houston, TX)
James T. WillersonTexas Heart Institute (Houston, TX)
Doris TaylorTexas Heart Institute (Houston, TX)
Alan TyndallUniversity Hospital and Felix Platter Spital (Basel, Switzerland)
Amit PatelUniversity of Miami Health System (Miami, FL)
Andres ZeiherGoethe Univeristy (Frankfurt, Germany)
Anthony MathurQueen Mary and Barts University Hospitals (London, UK)
Bojan VrtovecUniversity of Medical Center (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Carl PepineUniversity of Florida Health (Gainesville, FL)
Douwe Atsma Leiden University Medical Center (Leiden, The Netherlands) 
Eric Duckers University of Medical Center (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Francisco Fernandez-AvilesUniversidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
Guilio Pompilio
Centro Cardiologico Monzino (Milan, Italy) 
Jay Traverse Minneapolis Heart Institute (Minneapolis, MN) 
JB Duran MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)
John Cooke The Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)
John Martin University of College (London, UK) 
Jonathan Seltzer
Lankenau Heart Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
Joshua Hare University of Miami (Miami, FL) 
Jozef Bartunek Cardiovascular Center OLV Hospital (Leuven, Belgium) 
Karen Christman
University of California (San Diego, CA) 
Keith March Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN) 
Lem Moye NIH NHLBI CCTRN (Houston, TX) 
Leslie Miller Baycare Health System (Tampa, FL) 
Mehdi Shishehbor UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute (Cleveland, OH) 
Marc Penn Summa Health (Akron, OH) 
Mark Sussman San Diego State University (San Diego, CA) 
Michael Kutryk St. Michael’s (Toronto, Canada) 
Mike Murphy Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN) 
Milton Packer Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
Mitchell Krucoff Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) 
The Honorable Paul Bettencourt
(Houston, TX) 
Phillip Yang Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford, CA) 
Philippe Menasche Hospital George Pompidou (Paris, France) 
Randall Lee University of California (San Francisco, CA) 
Ricardo Sanz-Ruiz Universidad de Valladolid (Madrid, Spain)
Roberto Bolli University of Louisville (Louisville, KY) 
Roger Hajjar The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY) 
Stefan Janssens KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium) 
Steve Winitsky FDA (Bethesda, MA) 
Thomas Povsic Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) 
Timothy Henry
Cedars Sinai (Los Angeles, CA) 
William Cohn Texas Heart Institute (Houston, TX) 
William R. Mays Athersys (Cleveland, OH) 


Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meeting Site

The symposium will be held in the Texas Heart Institute at CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Denton A. Cooley Building located within the Texas Medical Center. The building’s address is 6770 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030. The conference center is located on the lower level (B1), green elevators of the building.


There are several hotels in the Texas Medical Center:

Hotel ZAZA
5701 Main Street
Phone: 713-526-1991

Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Phone: 713-796-0080
Book your group rate for THI Symposium
Hilton Houston Plaza
6633 Travis Street
Phone: 713-313-4000

Wyndham Hotel & Suites
Houston Medical Center
6800 S. Main Street
Phone: 713-528-7744

Ground Transportation/Parking

Taxi service to the hotel from Hobby airport averages $35 one way. Taxi service from Bush Intercontinental Airport averages $50 one way. The drive to the hotel is approximately 20 minutes from Hobby Airport and approximately 45 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Timely and inexpensive airport transportation is available to and from the hotel by Super Shuttle. To schedule service, call Super Shuttle at 713-523-8888. Rental car services are also available at both airports.

For participants not staying at one of the area hotels, the Texas Heart Institute at CHI St. Luke’s Health offers valet parking for $14 per day (no in/out privileges).  More information on parking and directions for the Texas Medical Center is available online at

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