iSCCa: International Symposium on Cardiovascular Calcification

The congress will take place at the Lenval Foundation Hospital (57 Avenue de la Californie – Nice, France).

Nice is very accessible via its International Airport or by train. The congress place is very close to the airport by tram or buses.

More information to come !

Program session synopsis
• Basic knowledge in biomineralization: what’s new ?
• Calcification: A cardiovascular biomarker ?
• Clinical aspects: Crossing view from the cardiologists, nephrologists, vascular doctors and surgeons.
• Therapeutics and beyond
• Final Round table

To be announced soon. We thank you to pre-register (it is free) here or scan the QR-code below:

Oral communications and posters are welcomed. Oral communications will be selected by the scientific committee. More information coming soon!

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Organizing Committees
: Prof. Lefthériotis, Georges

Local organizing Committee
Prof. Chinetti, Giulia
Clotaire, Laetitia (PhD student)
Dr. Bernardor, Julie
Dr. Blin, Claudine
Dr. Duranton, Christophe
Dr. Materozzi, Maria
Dr. Rubera, Isabelle
Prof. Sadaghianloo, Nirvana

International Scientific committee
· Prof. Dr. Elena Aikawa, MD-PhD, cardiologist at Harward Med school, Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences, USA.
· Prof. Dr. Magnus Bäck, MD-PhD, cardiologist, director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at the Karolinska University Hospital and Head of Translational Cardiology at Karolinska Institutet research co-director at the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France and editor in chief “European Heart Journal”open
· Dr. Wilko Spiering, MD-PhD, vascular physician at the Utrecht Hospital center, Vascular medicine department, the Netherland
· Prof. Dr. Andreas Pasch, MD-PhD, nephrologist, Founder and CMO Calcison, Switzerland
· Prof. Dr. Olivier Vanakker, MD-PhD, head of Genetic department at Ghent University, Belgium, coordinator of the INTEC network.
· Prof. Dr. Franck Rutsch, MD-PhD, pediatrician, head of pediatric, Münster University Children’s Hospital, Germany, expert in generalized calcification in infancy (GACI).
· Dr. Eleonor Cancela, PhD, senior scientist and research director at Molecular and Cellular dept, University of Algarve, Portugal)
· Prof. Dr. Pedro Valdivielso, MD-PhD, internist and head of the dept of Internal medicine of Malaga, Spain.
· Prof. Dr. Patrick Rossignol, MD-PhD, nephrologist and head of Dept of nephrology, Hop Princess Grace, Monaco.
· Prof. Dr. Leon Schurgers, MD-PhD, specialist of the vitamin K Netherland, Maastrich)
· Prof. Dr. Ziad Massy, MD-PhD, nephrologist, chief, Division of Nephrology, Ambroise Paré Hospital, AP-HP. Université Paris Saclay.
· Dr. H. Kempf, PhD, scientist, Group leader of the team “Pathological Mineralization” at UMR CNRS 7365, Nancy, France & president of the International scientific society on ectopic calcification (ISSEC)