Cardiovascular Research Summit

On behalf of Dr. Héctor Valdivia and Dr. Lee Eckhardt, we are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Cardiovascular Research Summit: Focus on Cardiac Arrythmias to be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 in the UW-Madison Discovery Building!

Researchers, clinicians and trainees with interest in cardiovascular medicine are welcome, but we strongly encourage participation of all disciplines and academic ranks to develop a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to address cardiovascular problems. Registration is free of charge.

This was a unique opportunity to share ideas and make connections with colleagues from all corners of cardiovascular research.

Meeting organizers:

  • Hector Valdivia, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Lee Eckhardt, MD, MS, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Katie Randall, BS, University of Wisconsin – Madison



Register here if you would like to attend this event! 


Please reach out to Katie Randall with any registration questions


  • Registration & Lunch: 11:30am 
  • Welcome: 12:00pm
  • Session 1: 12:05pm
  • Coffee Break: 2:10pm
  • Session II: 2:30pm
  • Poster Fair & Reception: 4:30pm

To view a detailed MEETING PROGRAM



We encourage the participation in the Poster Fair taking place that day. Please fill out the attached Exhibition Form (fillable pdf) and email to with your 1 page abstract.  Abstracts will be reviewed by the judges prior to the poster fair. The horizontal boards are 4’x4’ and push pins for mounting will be provided.

Exhibition Form

Poster Fair Booklet


Session I: Substrates and Triggers of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  Sumeet Chugh, MD, Professor, Cedar Sinai

  Crystal Ripplinger, PhD, Professor, UC Davis

  Mohamed Hamdan, MD, MBA, Professor, University of Wisconsin

  Valentina Lo Sardo, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin

  Francisco Alvarado, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin


Session II: Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  Rishi Arora, MD, Professor, Northwestern University  

  S.R. Wayne Chen, PhD, Professor, Calgary University

  Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, MD, Professor, UC Davis

  Gail Robertson, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin

  Lee Eckhardt, MD, MS, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin


The Cardiovascular Research Summit will be held at the

UW-Madison Discovery Building

330 N. Orchard St.

Madison, WI 53715


Parking near the event (WID is circled in black on map): 2022-23-Campus-Parking-Map