The SCVP staged two enormously successful companion meetings. The Saturday evening session was held at the South Lake Union campus of the University of Washington (UW) and was hosted by Chuck Murry. The event was entitled “Heart Regeneration and Tissue Engineering.” It featured a number of UW faculty who are working on problems related to preparing stem cells for heart regeneration. The Sunday morning sessions were a line up of topics related to sudden cardiac death. Talks by Heather MacLeod, Michael Ackerman, and Barbara Sampson and our young investigators set the stage for the Distinguished Achievement Awardee Jeff Saffitz. Dr. Saffitz’s keynote lecture pertained to his career’s work in understanding arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies.
The Sunday evening awards banquet was at Ponti Seafood Grill. A delicious meal preceded our hearty congratulations to Jeff Saffitz and the announcement of our young investigator awardee, Charles LeDuc.
During the USCAP meeting, there were excellent presentations during the poster session, the oral session and the evening specialty conference. Seattle was temperately mild, occasionally rainy but a wonderful host city.
Everyone is looking forward to another excellent meeting at the 2016 USCAP meeting to be held in San Antonio, Texas.