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Rome, Italy, October 11-14, 2023

General Information

Date and Place

More information will be soon

ET-12 Conference Secretariat

The Conference Secretariat is based at AIM Group International's Rome Office and can be contacted by phone (+39-06-33053.1) or e-mail (et-18rome2023@aimgroup.eu).

Go to
online registration to register for the conference.

Conference On-site Registration desk

Hotel NH Collection Roma Centro
Via di Gracchi 324
00192 Roma, Italy

On-site Registration Hours:

Wednesday, October 11: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Thursday: October 12: 7:15 AM-5:30 PM
Friday: October 13: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday: October 14: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Conferences Registration

Delegates who wish to attend the ET-18 conference must register online using the ET-18 registration link. Attendance is limited to 150 delegates and registration is available on first-come, first serve basis.

ET-18 Conference Secretariat.

Abstract Submission Deadline

Please contact the ET-18 Conference Secretariat (contact details above).

Conference Faculty

Conference Chairs

Carmine Cardiillo, Rome
Francesca Schinzari, Rome
Bean Dhaun, Edinburgh

Honorary Conference Chair

Masashi Yanagisawa, Tsukuba
Invited Speakers

Anna Bagnato
Regina Elena National Cancer Institute

Matthias Barton
University of Zurich

Jan Danser
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Kieran Docherty
University of Glasgow

Anthony P. Davenport
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Neeraj Dhaun
University of Edinburgh

Noriaki Emoto
Kobe Pharmaceutical University and Kobe University

Adviye Ergul
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, NC
United States

Anil Gulati
Midwestern University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
United States

Hiddo Lambers Heerspink
University Medical Center Groningen
The Netherlands

Donald E. Kohan
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
United States

Yukiko Kurihara
University of Tokyo

Wilhelmus Kwanten
University of Antwerp

Michael Rendl
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
United States

Rajkumar Savai
Justus Liebig University Giessen & Max Planck
Institute for Heart and Lung Research Bad Nauheim

Ernesto Schiffrin
McGill University

Pierre-Louis Tharaux
Paris-Centre de Recherche Cardiovasculaire (PARCC)

Rhian M. Touyz
McGill University

Masashi Yanagisawa
University of Tsukuba

Session Chairs

Matthias Barton
University of Zurich

Ariela Benigni
Mario Negri Institute

Carmine Cardillo
Catholic University

David Pollock
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
United States

Jo De Mey
Maastricht University

Pedro D’Orleans-Juste
Université de Sherbrooke

Michelle Gumz
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
United States

Rajat Gupta
Brigham & Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
United States

Kelly Hyndman
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
United States

Donald E. Kohan
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
United States

Janet Maguire
University of Cambridge
United States

John Pernow
Karolinska Institutet

Jennifer Pollock
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
United States

Manfredi Tesauro
Tor Vergata University Rome

Rita Tostes
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo

Ivana Vaneckova
Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic

David J. Webb
The Queen Medical’s Research Institute

Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsors

Chinook Therapeutics, Inc.

Pharmazz, Inc.

Conference Information

Transportation and Travel Information

Information about travel to Italy, to Rome, and to the vanue can be found here. For further information
please contact the
ET-18 Conference Secretariat.

Official Language

The official language of the conference is English.

Internet Access

Free WLAN internet access will be available for all conference attendees. Please collect the login details at the registration desk.

Opening Hours

The registration desk will be open during the following hours
and will be located at to be announced

Wednesday, October 11: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Thursday: October 12: 7:15 AM-5:30 PM
Friday: October 13: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday: October 14: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Special Support Needs

Conference attendees, their family members or spouses
requiring special support, dietary help, need for medical
care, or need for other forms of support please contact
ET-18 Conference Secretariat. for help
with organizing special arrangements.

Social Program


More information will be available soon

A Welcome Reception will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Time and place will be announced.


For guests, family members, and those interested a
guided tour through Rome, covering historical
Rome, will take place. Further information will be available shortly.

The “ET-18 Conference Group Photograph” of all ET-18
conference attendees will be taken immediately
following Symposium II between 11:45 and 12:15 hrs
Attendees are asked to be available for the
photographer. In case of rain a new location will be announced
on October 12, 2023 during the morning sessions.

The ET-18 Young Investigator Event will be held at on Thursday, October12th, 2023, starting at 18:00 hrs. Please contact the ET-12 conference secretariat for further information.


A pre-banquet reception will be held (weather permitting) on Friday Evening, October 13, 2023, starting at 19:00 hrs. The place will be announced.

The official ET-18 Conference Banquet will take place at
the to be announced. The banquet will start at 19:30. Please contact the ET-12 conference secretariat for details

Scientific Program

The scientific program includes oral and poster presentations
and invited lectures. Information about the Scientific Program,
lectures and oral presentations can be found

Lecture Hall

Lectures and oral presentations will be given in to be announced.

Mobile Telephones

All delegates must switch off all mobile telephones
before entering the lecture hall

Oral Presentations

A secretarial office on the ground floor of the lecture hall
will be available to the speakers for previewing their
Powerpoint slides before their presentations.
Presentations of invited speakers and presenters of oral
presentations must be provided as Microsoft Powerpoint
files, arranged in the exact order, and handed to the
persons in charge of projections at least 30 minutes
prior to the start of the corresponding session or
during breaks (coffee/lunch) prior to the session

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be held in the to be announced. The set up and the removal of the posters must be carried out by authors
according to the following schedule.

Poster et up: by 08:30 hrs every morning
Poster removal: after 17:00 hrs every evening

Poster session times will be announced.

At least one of the authors is required to attend his or her
poster during the presentation time period set in the
programme (i.e. from 12:00 to 14:00). Poster session
moderators will lead through poster presentations.

The Organizers are not responsible for any items,
including posters, left in the rooms.

Presentations Rules for Chairs

Time-tables for all of the scientific sessions must be strictly controlled.
Chairs of oral sessions and symposia are asked to remind and, if
necessary, to interrupt speakers if the time allowed for each
presentation is exceeded. Moderators of the poster
sessions are requested to have poster presenters give a
short but complete overview of their work and to lead
the discussion with the audience.

Last Minute Changes Regarding Presentations and Chairs

A notice-board will be placed in the conference area, for
any last-minute changes in the program, as well as for
other types of essential information intended for the
conference delegates. Conference delegates are kindly
asked to check this board frequently.

Coffee Breaks

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided during breaks of the morning and afternoon sessions.


Lunch will be announced. Please consult the programme
for specific lunch times, as they vary slightly on each day.

Photographs, Recordings of Presentations, Social Media, and Publication

Information will follow

Publication of Conference Proceedings

All accepted abstracts are eligible for publication as original manuscript.
Manuscripts need to be submitted online only by November 1, 2023.
All authors of accepted abstracts will receive detailed information about the
submission procedure in due time. There be no submission or publishing
charges. All manuscripts will undergo peer-review, and accepted manuscripts
will be published in a Special Issue of the Elsevier journal
Life Sciences which
will be edited by Carmine Cardillo, MD, Catholic University of Rome.