Event Cancelled

Efforts to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have resulted in the cancellation of events sponsored by and hosted at Baylor College of Medicine. Additional details will be provided at a later time. For questions, contact cvri@bcm.edu or (713) 798-2145.

8th Annual Cardiovascular Research Institute Symposium

Date: April 8, 2020
Location: Baylor College of Medicine, Main Campus, Rayzor Lounge and Cullen Auditorium
Start time: 8 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
Scientific sessions start at 8:50 a.m.


This year’s symposium will feature keynote speaker Alan Daugherty, Ph.D., DSc, Director of the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Chair of the Department of Physiology, and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

View the full program details.

This year we will have a special ‘hot topic’ panel session on the impact of e-cigarettes/vaping on cardiovascular and lung disease. Because of the vaping crisis among middle and high school teens, we have also invited students that are part of the ‘Saturday Morning Science’ program at BCM as special guests to participate and interact with distinguished experts in the field.

Abstract Submissions

Participants are invited to submit an abstract to present their cardiovascular research during Rapid Fire Poster Sessions the day of the symposium. This is a great opportunity to share the latest research and network with other cardiovascular researchers in the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Medical Center community. Several abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the symposium.

Awards: Presenting Students, Postdocs, Clinical Fellows and Junior Faculty will be eligible for prizes and awards. There will be a special award for clinical (patient based) research.

The abstract submission deadline is Monday, March 16, 2020 6 p.m. CST 

Registration / CME credits

Registration: Cancelled

CME credit: CVRI is pleased to offer physicians s CME credits for participation in this year’s symposium. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

We hope to see you at this year’s symposium and that you will take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your research progress. For inquiries, please feel free to contact cvri@bcm.edu or (713) 798-2145.