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Scientific Focus Group Meeting

Morteza Naghavi, M.D.
Founder and President, Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE)
Chief Executive Officer, Meditex Capital, Inc., Houston, TX

Robert A. Kloner, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Director of Research, Heart Institute of Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Topic: Introduction to the concepts of ischemic conditioning
Karin Przyklenk, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Topic: Remote ischemic conditioning: an update on mechanisms
Arshed Quyyumi, M.D.
Professor of Cardiology, Co-Director of Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute,
Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Topic: Circulating progenitor cells: marker of regenerative capacity
Christopher Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension, Director of Cardiovascular-Kidney Institute, Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Medicine, George E. Schreiner Chair of Nephrology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Topic: Endothelial dysfunction in specific clinical populations
Ozlem Soran, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Epidemiology/Research,
Director of EECP Treatment Lab, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Topic: Effects of EECP therapy on CAD and heart failure treatment and integration of endothelial function measurement to follow clinical outcomes
Gregory Barsness, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Topic: Effects of enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) on endothelial function
Todd Anderson, M.D.
Director of Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Department Head Cardiac Science,
Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Topic: Clinical studies linking endothelial function and ischemic conditioning
Hirofumi Tanaka, Ph.D.
Professor of Exercise Science, Director of Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory,
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Topic: Ischemic conditioning and athletic performance