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Wednesday, June 1

  • 07:00am - 07:45am: Breakfast (on your own at your dorm, hotel or around campus)
  • 07:45am – 08:00am: Opening remarks and how to use the conference social network system (yes, your iPhone/Droid/iPad can connect you up with anyone at the conference)
  • 08:00am - 05:00pm Registration
  • 08:30am - 09:30am Plenary Presentation
    • Edward Lakatta, MD, NIA/IRP/NIH– A general theory of the heart’s beating rate and contractility
  • 10:00am - 12:00n Parallel Paper Sessions
    1. John “Wes” Cain (chair) – Cardiac Electrophysiology Modeling Part 1
      • David G. Schaeffer. PhD, Duke University, USA - Basic Notions in Modeling and Electrophysiology
      • Flavio Fenton, PhD, Cornell University, USA - Synchronization and termination of atrial and ventricular fibrillation using low-energy far-field stimulation
      • Xiaopeng Zhao, PhD, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA - A parallel framework for coupled electrical/mechanical simulation of cardiovascular dynamics
      • Wenjun Ying, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China - Modeling cardiac electrical dynamics with a space-time adaptive algorithm
    2. Mohamed Gad-el-Hak (chair) – The Laws of Nature Applied to Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Flows
      • Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA - Scales of turbulence: from the human, to the geologic, to the cosmologic
      • Ralph W. Metcalfe, PhD, University of Houston, USA – Computational fluid dynamics: From cerebral aneurysms to reactive hyperemia
      • Kerem Pekkan, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, USA – CFD validation using particle image velocimetry
      • Amy L. Throckmorton, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA – Patient-specific cardiovascular modeling, with therapeutic intervention using blood pumps
  • 12:00n - 02:00pm Lunch and Poster Session 1- Posters 1-20

Aman Ullah

Effects of channel clustering on Ca2+ signaling

Arnaud Collet

Influence of thermo-electric coupling on pacemaker activity generated by mechano-electric feedback in a one-dimensional ring-shaped model of cardiac fiber

Ashley E. Raba

A multi-scale analysis of the mechanisms of arrhythmia

Bakhtiyor Rasulev

Alkaloids as antagonist modulators of voltage-gated Na+ channels: Quantum-chemical investigations and QSAR studies

Brandon Milonovich

Mathematical analysis of the Hodgkin-Huxley model for cardiac action potentials

Clement Gallet

Application of wavelet transform and empirical mode decomposition for the continuous assessment of sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity in conscious rats

Craig G. Rusin

System for physiological data acquisition and analysis: Noise quantification in the NICU

Daisuke Sato

How does RYR2-mediated SR calcium leak fail to cause sparks?

Emmanuel Bakare

 A mathematical model of blood flow in artery with branches

Fei Yu

Electrochemical impedance spectrum and equivalent circuit modeling of atherosclerotic lesions

Henian Xia

A parallel framework for coupled electrical/mechanical simulations of cardiovascular dynamics

Hoshik Lee

A new algorithm for detection of apnea in infants in neonatal intensive care units

Jian Zhou

The effect of epithelial cell laser ablation on small airway constriction

Katharine H. Fraser

Mechanical blood damage in an axial VAD compared to a centrifugal VAD

Malakhat Turabekova

Modeling of anti-arrhythmic Aconitum and Delphinium ssp. Alkaloids with inner pore of voltage-gated sodium channel

Murugesh Easwaran

Pharmacokinetics and dynamics of potassium voltage-gated channel with gadolinium based contrast agent interaction assessment in cardiac MRI

Naveen Ramunigari


Rachel Clipp

A one-dimensional fluid dynamics evaluation of a pulmonary artery stenosis including respiration

  • 02:00pm - 03:30pm Parallel Paper Sessions
    1. Tarynn M. Witten, PhD, FGSA (chair) – Systems Modeling of Cardiovascular/Cardiopulmonary Dynamics
      • Mette Olufsun, PhD, North Carolina State University, USA - Modeling cardiovascular and respiratory dynamics and its control
      • Vera Novak, PhD, Harvard, USA - Cerebromicrovascular disease - Modeling and imaging
      • David Goldstein, PhD, NINSD/NIH, USA - Stress, allostatic load, catecholamines, and other neurotransmitters in neurodegenerative diseases
    2. Greg Smith (chair) – Modeling Normal and Pathological Calcium Signalling Pathways in the Heart – Part 1
      • Mike Stern, MD, NIA/NIH, USA - Local Control: Why Do We Still Care?
      • Tom Shannon, Rush University, USA - Mathematical modeling Ca homeostasis and movement within the cardiac myocyte
      • Eric Sobie, PhD, USA - Refractoriness and recovery of calcium release in heart cells
  • 03:30pm - 03:45pm Break
  • 03:45pm - 05:30pm Parallel General Paper Sessions
    1. John Delos (chair) – General Paper Session - 1
      • Christopher A. Del Negro, PhD, William & Mary, USA – Rhythmogenic mechanisms in early-stage neural oscillators: lessons from breathing and chewing
      • Ramana Pidaparti, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA - Modeling Airflow induced Tissue Strains due to Mechanical Ventilation
      • Carolyn McGregor, PhD, UOIT, Canada - Artemis: Charting a course for intensive care clinical decision support through uncharted waters?
    2. Tarynn M. Witten (chair) – Cardiac Imaging & Risk Assessment
      • Javid Moraveji, PhD, University of South Carolina, USA - Developing 3D finite elements computational domain from serially acquired chick heart slice images
      • Douglas E. Lake, PhD, University of Virginia, USA Statistical modeling and signal processing for quantifying cardiac risk.
      • Ender Finol, PhD, Carnegie Melon University, USA - Abdominal aortic Aneurysm risk Assessment: is it Geometry or Mechanics?
    3. Eric Sobie (chair) - Modeling Normal and Pathological Calcium Signaling Pathways in the Heart – Part 2
      • Saleet Jafri, PhD, George Mason University, USA - Stochastic mechanisms of calcium homeostasis and arrhythmogenesis
      • Pasi Tavi, PhD, Kuopio University, Finland – E-C-coupling changes of human atrial myocytes induced by atrial fibrillation
      • Zhilin Qu, PhD, UCLA, USA - Sub-cellular mechanisms of calcium alternans in ventricular myocytes
      • Greg Smith, PhD, William & Mary, USA - Moment-based modeling of the bidirectional coupling between local and global calcium signals
  • 06:00pm - 08:00pm Banquet Dinner and a Magic Show – The Amazing Mathemagical Pepé (Sadler Conference Center dining hall conference center). Food lines open from 6:00 – 6:50pm


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Workshop funding and support is provided by the following grant: NIH/NHLBI T15 HL088517-01
Computational Modeling Applications to Cardiopulmonary Dynamics - 4/01/2007 to 3/30/2011
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