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Important Dates

February 21, 2021

Registration and Abstract Submission opens

June 15, 2021

Deadline for abstract submission for consideration as oral presentation.

June 15, 2021

Deadline for Eris Olson mentorship award normination

June 15, 2021

Young Investigator Competition Awards (YICA) Deadline

June 23, 2021

Early Registration Discount ends

July 1, 2021

Abstract submission ends

July 1, 2021

Deadline for Michael Bristow Trainee Investigator Travel Award

July 1, 2021

Deadline for submitting an abstract for poster presentation

The ISHR has made it a priority to promote training and career development opportunities for early career investigators (ECIs) in the cardiovascular sciences at all stages, from students, to post-degree fellows, to early- and mid-level faculty. All of us at the early career stage face unique challenges, and the ISHR is committed to supporting and assisting us. In the ISHR North American Section (NAS), we have formed an Early Career Investigator (ECI) group of junior and established cardiovascular researchers. Our mission is to promote career development and scientific interaction among all ECIs of the ISHR. 

The major goal of the ECI Committee is to develop a networking and professional development platform that brings together early stage investigators and established researchers in the field. At the annual ISHR-NAS Meetings, the ECI Committee organizes a special ECI pre-conference day consisting of several events, including a scientific session, social event, and networking opportunities with senior investigators. ECIs can submit abstracts for consideration for oral presentations of their work at this pre-conference session. The selection is based on the merit of the submitted abstract.

Find the ECI Committee around on the web:
Twitter: @ECI_ISHR

ECI Council Leadership

Council Liaison/Faculty Advisor

Ronglih Liao

ECI Program Committee


Sam Das


Ron Vagnozzi


Erik Blackwood

Local ECI Contacts

Rushita Bagchi

Anastacia Garcia

Jennifer Major

Important Message

NAS2021 conference will take place from Sept. 12th – 16th  2021. The detailed scientific program, including exciting events for ECI, MCI, and NAS awards will be available soon. We welcome and invite the participation from all members in the NAS@ISHR community, as well as from our friends, collaborators, and partners of the global ISHR community.

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