NHLBI Celebration of Progenitor Cell Research and Translation Meeting- March 28-29, 2023

The NHLBI Celebration of Progenitor Cell Research and Translation Meeting will be held in Bethesda, Maryland (Tuesday, March 28-29, 2023), at the Natcher Building, Main Auditorium, NIH Campus. Investigators from the past Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium (LRRC), and current Progenitor Cell Translational Consortium  (PCTC) will present recent advances and future visions in the heart, lung, and blood fields. There will be discussions among NHLBI leaders and investigators about future priorities and initiatives for research as part of the NHLBI’s reflections on its accomplishments and ambitions in its 75th anniversary year in 2023.

To remove barriers to participation, the PCTC Administrative Coordinating Center will cover transportation and hotel costs for all PCBC and LRRC faculty who attend the meeting and for all PCBC, LRRC and PCTC present or former trainees who submit approved abstracts for the TOS or poster session. 

In-person Meeting Times:

Tuesday, March 28, 2023: 08:30 AM to 5:30 PM, ET

Wednesday, March 29, 2023: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, ET

Meeting Program/Agenda: 

Agenda [tentative]


Host and Organizers:

Drs. Denis Buxton and Harold Chapman

Registration Fee:

No registration fee.



Please register as soon as you can and submit your abstract(s) early if possible on or before February 8th. This will help with travel requests for reimbursements.

Trainees Only Session (TOS)

Please note that a “Trainees Only Session” will be held on the afternoon of  Monday, March 27, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, EDT, in conjunction with the main meeting.

Meeting will be conducted in-person at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.

Organizers: Jaymin Kathiriya, Max Cohen, Asher Kahn-Krell, Yang Zhou

TOS Agenda:


Call for Abstracts (Main Meeting & Trainees Only Session)

All PCTC, LRRC, and PCBC investigators, affiliated post-doctoral fellows, laboratory personnel, and graduate students in the field of heart, lung or blood stem and progenitor cell translational research are invited to submit abstracts for presentation. Deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

  • See attachment below for guidelines or

  • Click HERE for guidelines.


Hotel Accommodations/Travel Information:

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave)

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Cut-off Date for Special Rate: March 5, 2023

A room block at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda will be open through March 5, 2023, for attendees of the Celebration of NHLBI Progenitor Cell Research and Translation Meeting. The hotel is located at One Bethesda Metro Center in Bethesda, MD, and is on the Metro red line; the red line NIH stop is a short walk to the NIH campus visitor entrance/security desk. And, it is a short walk from the entrance to the Natcher Building. Meeting attendees will be screened by security at the visitor entrance gate before entering the campus.

The room block covers the nights of March 26, 2023 (limited rooms for those who need to travel early for the trainees only meeting held Monday night) and March 27, 2023, through March 29, 2023. The nightly government rate of $258 plus 13% tax, will be available until March 5, 2023. Any reservations made after March 5, 2023, will NOT be guaranteed the reduced hotel rate and will be subject to hotel availability at the current hotel rate. We strongly encourage attendees to make hotel reservations early as there are competing events in the area and our meeting might overlap with the start of the Cherry Festival in Washington, DC.

Please use the link below to make your reservation, or call the 1-800 number listed below:

When calling central reservations, the name of the room block is Celebration of NHLBI Progenitor Cell Research and Translation Meeting, or you can use the code G-CPCR.

For attendees who will be receiving travel support from the PCTC Administrative Coordinating Center, please make your hotel reservations with your personal credit card. The PCTC Administrative Coordinating Center will cover hotel stay costs by reimbursement. 

Booking Flights/Travel Request for Reimbursement:

The PCTC Administrative Coordinating Center will provide you information on how to book airplane travel through the University of Maryland Baltimore contracted travel agent and the documentation that must be completed in advance of travel to secure reimbursements, e.g., for room nights, for ground transportation, parking and other allowable incidentals. The University of Maryland Baltimore is instituting policies that will prohibit travel reimbursements for requests initiated after the fact. It takes some time to process travel request documents through initial approval. Please register as soon as you can, submit your abstract(s) early if possible or before February 8th. We will provide more information on how to book your flight through a direct email from  Ms. Elizabeth Betz (EENSBREN@som.umaryland.edu).



Direct meeting questions to Ms. Andrea Lefever (410-706-4411 or alefever@som.umaryland.edu) and Ms. Ling Tang (410-706-0261 or litang@som.umaryland.edu)



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