MCW Cardiovascular Center Research Retreat

December 13, 2023, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookfield Conference Center

Registration has officially closed for this years retreat.

Please email Christina Gara with any questions.

Poster Session FAQs

  • Deadline to Register to present a Poster is November 15, 2023
  • There is no abstract submission for this year
  • There will be (2) Poster Sessions scheduled for the retreat, session assignment will be random
  • Please prepare your poster to fit within a 8 feet wide x 4 feet high space
  • ANY changes to the poster or poster presentation AFTER initial submission must be made no later than 10 days prior to the retreat

Keynote Speaker | Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhDJoseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, is the Director of Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Stanford University. Dr. Wu received his MD from Yale University and PhD (Molecular & Medical Pharmacology) at University of California, Los Angeles. He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine.

His lab works on cardiovascular genomics and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The main goals are to (i) understand basic disease mechanisms, (ii) accelerate drug discovery via “clinical trial in a dish” concept, and (iii) implement precision medicine for patients. Dr. Wu has published >500 manuscripts with H-index of 125 on Google scholar. He is listed as top 0.1% of highly cited researchers by Web of Science for past 5 years (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022).

Dr. Wu has received several awards, including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Roadmap Transformative Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) given out by President Obama at the White House, American Heart Association (AHA) Distinguished Scientist Award, AHA Merit Award, and Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Innovation in Regulatory Science Award. Dr. Wu serves on the FDA Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee. He is on the Board of the Keystone Symposia. He is the current President of the American Heart Association (July 2023 – June 2024).

Dr. Wu is an elected member of American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Association of Physicians (AAP), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), National Academy of Inventors (NAI), and National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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Brookfield Conference Center
325 S. Moorland Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005
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