To access Final Program, click here.

 

Forum Hotel

Delta (Future Marriott) Sherbrooke Hotel and Conference Centre

2685 King Street West

Sherbrooke, QC, J1L 1C1

Tel: 1-819-822-1989

The hotel is located on the main street in Sherbrooke and is within a 10-minute walking distance from the shopping mall.

 

Hotel reservation website http://cwp.marriott.com/yscdr/iacsmedsherb. The special meeting rate for room reservation is available until August 29, 2016 (Group code : MS1MS1A). Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible in order to benefit of the low price of the meeting rate. 

 

Please note that before the meeting date, Delta will be changed into Marriott.

 

Shuttle Information

A free shuttle from the Montreal airport to the conference site (Delta Sherbrooke Hotel) will be available for free to all delegates on Thursday September 22 and back to Montreal airport on Sunday September 25. Three shuttles will be available with departure from Montreal airport at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The delegates will be asked to indicate their arrival time as well as the airline and flight number. Departure from the conference site to the Montreal airport will take place at 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM on September 25. It is also encouraged to rent a car with a special price for the meeting at the Montreal airport (details will be communicated later). Driving is very easy and pleasant to the Eastern Townships (approximately a 90-minute drive from the airport, please see details in the preliminary program). Parking at the hotel is free of charge. City bus passes for delegates will also be provided free of charge by the City of Sherbrooke.

 

Registration
Registration fee includes all meals (except friday evening free time dinner) and entertainment as well as complementary shuttle from and to Montreal airport.

 

Early Bird Registration Start-Deadline and Fee

May 25, 2016 to July 15 extended to July 25, 2016

Students and postdoctoral fellows: 450 $ US includes hospitality

Regular attendee: 550 $ US includes hospitality

 

Late Registration Fee

Following July 25, 2016

Students and postdoctoral fellows: 550 $ US includes hospitality

Regular attendee: 650 $ US includes hospitality

 

Registration Desk

September 22: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

September 23: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

September 24: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Abstract Submission Process & Deadlines

  • Abstract submission starts on May 25, 2016. The submission deadline for abstracts to be published and presented at the forum is July 20 has been extended to July 25, 2016.
  • To submit your abstract without registration, please click here https://www.fourwav.es/view/280/registration/, select Submit abstract and register later and then click Join conference. Then go to Submission section in the menu.
  • Abstracts can also be submitted after registration as part of the online registration process.
  • If you have a problem submitting your abstract online, please send it to danielle.jacques@usherbrooke.ca, and we will take care of it.
  • If your abstract is not fully prepared, we still encourage you to register. There is no abstract submission fee. However, in order to be eligible for award nomination and competitions, it is mandatory to register at the same time of abstract submission.

 

Formatting requirements for abstracts are as follows (see Submission section above):

 

  • Abstract title section (maximum 25 words);

 

  • For the Authors’ names and Affiliations section, please follow the indications in the submission section (see above);

 

  • Abstract section :
    • Abstract length limit is 250 words and do not includes the title, authors’ names and affiliations.
    • Rich text formatting and special characters are permitted.
    • The abstract body [structured or free form styles are both permitted].
    • Acknowledgements
    • *Please do not include author titles or credentials in the abstract itself.

 

Regular Oral Presentations

Speakers are allocated approximately 20 minutes (including question period)

 

Poster Oral Presentations

Poster presenters in the category of poster oral presentations are allocated approximately 5 minutes including questions for a PowerPoint oral presentation on Saturday September 24 between 2:50 and 4:10 PM (see preliminary program).

 

Speaker Ready Room

Please provide your talk on a USB memory stick to the Speaker Ready Room at least 30 minutes prior to your session. You may make minor edits and review your talk at this time; however, access to the Ready Room PC is limited. Our staff will transfer your talk to the computer in your presentation room. Should you need to use your own laptop, please bring this to our staff’s attention at least 30 minutes prior to your session. For Apple users, please ensure that you have any required cables for interfacing to a standard VGA connector.

 

Poster Presentations

Posters (4' x 4' or 121 cm x 121 cm) should be mounted on the appropriate numbered poster boards before 9:00 AM on Friday, September 23. The posters should be displayed until 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 24. We are not responsible for any posters remaining in the Poster Room after 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 24.

 

Exhibition Displays (Reception Lower Level Hall)

 

Hospitality

All invited guests and registered participants have access to the following events:

1. Breakfast

2. Coffee breaks

3. Lunches

4. Reception

5. Dinners/Entertainment

 

Lecture Rooms

Three lecture rooms located (Grand Salon Sherbrooke A, B and C) located on the main level below the lobby will be used simultaneously for the symposium sessions. Each symposium session room will be identified. A floor plan inside the back cover of the Program Book can be used for orientation purposes.

 

Websites

www.heartacademy.org

www.fourwav.es/IACSNA2016 (registration)

 

Sherbrooke city venue

 

Reference :

http://www.destinationsherbrooke.com/en/conventions-and-meetings/organization-committee-support/event-promotion/international-academy-of-cardiovascular-sciences-iacs/index.aspx

 

Special Offers :

http://www.destinationsherbrooke.com/en/conventions-and-meetings/organization-committee-support/event-promotion/iacs-offers/index.aspx

 

Conference Administration:

Conference Coordinator

Dr. Lucien Junior Bergeron; Email: lucien.junior.bergeron@rrcmdo.ca; Tel.: 819-346-1110, ext. 12703

 

Chair of Hospitality, Accommodations and Audiovisual

Dr. Johny Al-Khoury; Email: Johny.Al.Khoury@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 819-212-1005

Mr. Marc Chamoun; Email: Marc.Chamoun@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 819-919-0950

 

Registration Team

Ms. Rana Semaan; Email: Rana.Semaan@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 819-437-6217

Dr. Yanick Simon; Email: Yanick.Simon@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 819-919-2554

Ms. Huda Alajlan; Email: Huda.Alajlan@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 873-200-4092

Ms. Maram Alshahrani; Email: Maram.Alshahrani@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 873-200-4794

 

Publication of the Proceedings of the Meeting

Abstracts of all oral and poster presentations will be published. All attendees are welcome to submit a full original manuscript based on the material presented at the conference which will be published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP). The submitted papers, following the peer review process, will be published in the special issue for original work. A second issue will be devoted to invited review manuscripts including some original unpublished data.

 

Awards

 

Dr. Grant Pierce Travel Awards

Based on the excellence of their abstract, ten graduate students and trainees will receive travel awards in the amount of $500 provided by IACS North American Section President Dr. Grant Pierce. In order to be eligible for this award, it is mandatory to register at the same time of abstract submission.

 

Young Investigator Awards

As is the tradition, several competitions will take place during our meeting to promote young investigators. This includes:

Four oral sessions:

  • The Grant Pierce Young Investigator Award Competition in Cardiovascular Science for Graduate Students. Four speakers will be selected for presentation. The abstracts of other applicants will be considered for Poster Oral Award Session.
  • The James Willerson Young Investigator Award Competition in Cardiovascular Medicine: Residents and Postdoctoral Fellows. Four speakers will be selected for presentation. The abstracts of other applicants will be considered for Poster Oral Award Session.
  • The Gary Lopaschuk Young Faculty Award Competition in Cardiovascular Biomedical Sciences. Four faculty members (within 10 years of appointment) will be selected for presentation. The other applicants will be considered for oral presentation.
  • The Roberto Bolli Young Faculty Award Competition in Cardiovascular Medicine. Four faculty members (within 10 years of appointment) will be selected for presentation. The other applicants will be considered for oral presentation.

 

Selected nominees will receive complimentary accommodation and/or registration and hospitality in addition to a plaque and a major cash prize. We therefore kindly invite you to nominate an outstanding junior faculty member and/or a trainee to be considered for these various awards. The information required for these nominations includes the name of the nominee, contact information, a two-page CV and an abstract (250 words maximum).

 

Established Investigator Awards

Furthermore, Established Investigator Awards will be given to four worthy recipients from the list of invited speakers, who will be chosen for the Howard Morgan Award, Norman Alpert Award, Naranjan Dhalla Award and a Special Award. Each awardee will receive a major cash prize and a plaque.

 

Two poster oral sessions

  • The Margaret P. Moffat Award in Biomedical Sciences.Two individuals from this Poster Oral Presentation Session will be selected. Each awardee will receive $500 and a certificate.
  • The Morris Karmazyn Award in Translational Medicine.Two individuals from this Poster Oral Presentation Session will be selected.  Each awardee will receive $500 and a certificate.

 

Two poster sessions

  • The Margaret P. Moffat Award in Biomedical Sciences.Two individuals from this Poster Session will be selected.  Each awardee will receive $500 and a certificate.
  • The Morris Karmazyn Award in Translational Medicine.Two individuals from this Poster Session will be selected.  Each awardee will receive $500 and a certificate.

 

 

 

September 22-24 2016

Forum Hotel - Delta Hotel
2685 Rue King Ouest
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Canada, J1L 1H5

Registrations
May 20, 2016 16:00 EDT to September 21, 2016 12:00 EDT
Submissions
Oral presentation (if not selected as 20 minutes oral presentation, this will be automaticaly a poster with a 5 minutes oral presentation)
May 20, 2016 01:00 EDT to July 25, 2016 23:00 EDT
Poster oral presentation (5 minutes) on Saturday September 24th
May 20, 2016 01:00 EDT to July 25, 2016 23:00 EDT
Poster only
May 20, 2016 16:00 EDT to July 25, 2016 23:00 EDT
Contact organizers
Ghassan.Bkaily@USherbrooke.ca

Sponsors