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The Grover Conference - September 4 - 8, 2019

Pulmonary Vasculature in Lung Development, Homeostasis, Injury, Repair and Aging


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The Grover Conference, which is held on a biennial basis, is the only international meeting in North America that repeatedly focuses on subjects relevant to lung vascular biology and medicine. Initiated in 1984 and named in honor of Robert Grover, the Conference is held in a secluded, rural setting in the Rocky Mountains. Participation of young scientists is particularly encouraged. The setting has been proven many times to be an excellent meeting that has led to fruitful collaborations between investigators young and old and often in different fields. You are encouraged to participate in future Grover Conferences by coming to the meetings as well as by taking part in the planning and development of new subjects. More information can be obtained from the PC Assembly Chair.

2019 Grover Conference Schedule

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Learn about the influence of epigenetic, maternal, and neonatal factors on pulmonary vascular development across the lifespan. 
  2. Learn the power, promise and limitations of applying transcriptomic based approaches to pulmonary vascular research. 
  3. Recognize the implications of hypoxia relative to the regulation of pulmonary vascular tone and lung development
  4. Consider the implications of translating gene editing technologies from bench to bed. 
  5. Recognize the implications of cell-cell communications in physiologic and pathophysiologic pulmonary vascular development.

The American Thoracic Society and the conference organizing committee gratefully acknowledge the educational grants provided for the support of this conference by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc, Malllinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and the Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund.

If you have any questions regarding the Grover Conference, please contact, Assistant Manager, Tai Zahir at or call (212) 315-8691, Ext:6691.


Last Reviewed: August 2019