Seminar Series & Daily Conferences

Texas Heart Institute offers a collection of live activities as part of its commitment to furthering the education of physicians and other medical professionals on cardiovascular health and patient care. The Institute’s offerings include:

  • THI Cardiology Grand Rounds  (CME credits and Live Webcasting available)
  • James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
  • THI Cardiology Education Conferences Daily conferences & journal clubs are led by the THI Teaching Staff and Fellows (i.e. Interventional Fellows Conference, EP Conference, EKG Conference, Cath Conference, Core Cardiology Lecture Series, Journal Club, M&M and Echo/MRI Clinical Correlation Conferences). Open to all THI trainees including cardiology, surgery, anesthesiology, and critical care residents and fellows.

The schedule below provides details for available, non-accredited seminars and series for the current academic year. It is updated frequently as speakers and presentations are finalized.

January 11, 2018 | John P. Cooke, MD, PhD

Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

John P. Cooke, MD, PhD
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

January 18, 2018 | Kathy Griendling, PhD

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Kathy Griendling, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine

Poldip 2 and Vascular Disease

January 25, 2018 | Swathi Balaji, PhD

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Swathi Balaji, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

February 1, 2018 | Charles Lin, PhD

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI, Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Charles Lin, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Targeting chromatin remodeling in cardiovascular disease

February 8, 2018 | Tony Eissa, MD

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium B1

Tony Eissa, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Regulation of Inflammasomal Activation

February 15, 2018 | Joshua D. Wythe, PhD

Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Joshua D. Wythe, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Probing the genetic and molecular basis of sporadic brain arteriovenous malformations

February 22, 2018 | Kristin Eckel-Mahan, PhD

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Kristin Eckel-Mahan, PhD
Brown Institute of Molecular Medicine

Circadian Clocks in Health and Disease

March 1, 2018 | Calum A. MacRae, MD, PhD

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Calum A. MacRae, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Building systems to integrate discovery and care

March 15, 2018 | Yibin Wang, PhD

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Yibin Wang, PhD
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Dissecting Genomic and Epigenetic Complexity in Heart Failure

March 22, 2018 | Xinchun Pi, PhD

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Xinchun Pi, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

The role of vascular endothelium in metabolic health

March 29, 2018 | Maha Abdellatif, MD, PhD

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Maha Abdellatif, MD, PhD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

The transcriptional landscape during cardiac hypertrophy

 

April 5, 2018 | Yuka Morikawa, PhD

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Yuka Morikawa, PhD
Cardiomyocyte Renewal Laboratory

Texas Heart Institute

“Hippo pathway and heart regeneration”

April 12, 2018 | Christie Ballantyne, MD

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

“Precision Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?”

April 19, 2018 | Nicholas Leeper, MD

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Nicholas Leeper, MD
Stanford University Medical Center

“The role of efferocytosis in atherosclerosis”

April 26, 2018 | William Craigen, MD

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

William Craigen, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Mitochondria, and the Heart

May 3, 2018 | Denisa Wagner, PhD

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Denisa Wagner, PhD
Harvard Medical School

May 10, 2018 | To Be Announced

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

May 17, 2018 | Jennifer Hall, PhD

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 4:00 PM
James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series
THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

Jennifer Hall, PhD
University of Minnesota