Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease (2021)

The five-year U13 Bench-to-Bedside conference grant is a cooperative effort between the National Institute on Aging and the American Geriatrics Society.

About the Conference

The 2021 AGS/NIA/ACC U13 conference will take place Oct. 18-19 in Washington, DC and is the third and final conference in the current series. It will focus on interface between Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease. Heart disease and cancer remain the two leading causes of death among older Americans, but medical advancements have transformed them into chronic conditions. Recent attention has focused on the clinical interface between these two conditions. Age-related changes in inflammatory response, stem cell regeneration, or metabolism and insulin regulation may be implicated in the pathogenesis of both conditions. Emerging data suggest chemo-therapy cardiotoxicity involves disrupted cell signaling and cellular senescence. Prognostication and treatment decisions for each condition are impacted by the presence of the other condition. The conference will include a professional development track for young investigators who are rising stars in their fields to ensure continued excellence in tomorrow’s generation of geriatrics researchers.

The application for the conference is now available and can be accessed here. Applications are due by FRIDAY, JUNE 14th, 2021 and applicants will be notified if they are invited to participate by the end of July. Please review the following eligibility criteria before applying.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 1-2 years of research experience in a related field.
  2. Hold an MD, PhD, PharmD or equivalent degree (e.g., DDS, DNP, DO, DPT, OD, PsyD).
  3. Have an academic appointment as a research fellow, instructor, or faculty member.

Please note, we are planning an in-person conference, but we will follow CDC guidance and local policies at the time of the conference. We will consider special requests for other ways accepted attendees can participate (virtually) on a case-by-case basis, although we encourage applicants to plan to attend in-person, if allowed and possible.

DRAFT Conference Agenda

Conference Planning Committee

Heather Whitson, MD (PI)
Duke University School of Medicine 
Durham VA Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS (Co-Chair) 
New York University School of Medicine
Supriya Mohile, MD, MS (Co-Chair)
University of Rochester Medical Center
Wilmot Cancer Institute
Peter M. Abadir, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
William Dale, MD, PhD
City of Hope National Medical Center
Daniel E. Forman, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Holly M. Holmes, MD, MS, AGSF
University of Texas, McGovern Medical School

Javid Moslehi, MD
Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Karen M. Mustian, PhD, MS, MPH, ACSM, FSBM
University of Rochester Medical Center
Wilmot Cancer Institute
Michael W. Rich, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Susan Zieman, MD, PhD
(NIA Representative)

National Institute on Aging - NIH