Welcome to the Cardiac Physiome Society's 20th Workshop

The Cardiac Physiome Society's annual meeting will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada in the fall of 2017 from Nov. 6th to Nov 9th. Opening reception at the Chelsea Hotel from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Main meeting: The central theme for the Nov. 7th and 8th sessions, building on the past emphasis on electrophysiology and mechanics, is on linking these to metabolism. The overt goal is to foster bridging “silos of knowledge” into conciliated structured knowledge linking metabolism, signaling, electrophysiology and mechanics, and mathematical models. Topics include:

  • Metabolic changes due to changes in electrophysiology and mechanics.
  • Quantitative analysis in tissue engineering, growth processes, and signaling, including substrate influences, and substrate-specific receptors, e.g. FFAR1-5.
  • Analyzing experimental findings via models of metabolism, excitation and contraction in health, exercise, hypertrophy and failure.
  • Examining metabolic shifts, transcription regulation with remodeling, amino acid and protein metabolism, inflammatory responses.
  • Training strategies in development and use of models in experiment design and analysis.
  • Demonstrations of reproducible modeling for dissemination and archiving and applications of modeling in clinical diagnosis and therapy.

Tutorial / Technical Sessions: Thursday AM, Nov 9th, is computational methods modeling principles and practice semedition platforms, reproducibility.


Thursday 1:00-6:00 PM: CiPA (Comprehensive in-vitro Pro-arrhythmia Assay), an international initiative, launched in 2013 by the US Food and Drug Administration, other drug regulatory agencies, industry and academic collaborators, to develop and validate a new mechanistic, in vitro and in silico paradigm for evaluating the proarrhythmic risk of new drugs. CiPA studies include ion channel effects in cell lines combined with mathematical action potential modelling to predict the effect of multiple ion channel block and associated pro-arrhythmic risk, and to check the integrated effect with stem-cell derived cardiomyocyte measurements. The CiPA project website is http://cipaproject.org/

Important Dates

May 15, 2017 Registration Opens
May 15, 2017 Abstract Submissions Begin
October 10, 2017 . Latest date to get discount rate at Chelsea Hotel
Oct. 16, 2017 Abstract Submissions Closed
Oct. 31, 2017 Registration Cancellation and Refund
Nov. 6, 2017 Evening Reception (Chelsea Hotel)
Nov. 7 & 8, 2017 . Presentations and Poster session at U of T Faculty Club
Nov. 8, 2017 Conference Banquet (Faculty Club)
Nov. 9, 2017 Tutorial session and CiPA session at Toronto General Hospital and MaRS Building


Sponsor opportunities are currently available. Please email inquiries or questions to cardio17@u.washington.edu.


A PDF of the invitation is available. Click here to initiate the download.