Cardiovascular Center

Cardiovascular Center Research Retreat

Register to Attend by October 14!

October 18, 2019
Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, WI

Theme: New Approaches to Old Problems

Join us as we break down barriers to research within the CVC, exploring new models and approaches to old problems, and building bridges to connect data and investigators to lead to new discoveries.

2019 CVC Research Retreat Booklet (PDF)

CVC Research Retreat 2019


Keynote Speaker:

Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Circulation: Heart Failure and Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

Call for Abstracts:

This year’s CVC Research Retreat will again feature a poster session, open to not only trainees (graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents), but to junior faculty, faculty, community partners, and research support staff as well. The CVC is encouraging the presentation of original research, as well as community projects, and laboratory bios as well. This is a great opportunity to receive valuable feedback, hone your presentation skills, and promote your lab to the CVC community.

Poster prizes will be available ($300 and $100 Amazon Gift Cards) for 1st and 2nd place for the following categories:

  • Medical Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Clinical Fellows & Residents
  • Research Support Staff

A number of presenters will be selected from the submitted abstracts to give oral presentations during the retreat. These speakers will be selected by the CVC Research Retreat Trainee Selection Committee. If you are a trainee and would like to gain scientific session planning experience by taking part in this committee, please contact CVC Research Retreat Trainee Chair, Jennifer Stancill, PhD at

If you are interested in presenting a poster at this year’s retreat, please submit the completed Abstract Submission Form (DOCX) to by August 23, 2019.