Call for Abstracts

The Organizing Committee is currently reviewing the abstracts submitted.

Abstract Submission is now CLOSED.

The Organizing Committee thanks the authors who submitted abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the Scientific Program.  Authors will be notified of their abstract acceptance by April 5, 2017.

The conference sessions will be organized around the three major themes of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Mechanism.  Within each of these themes we will bring together basic scientists and clinicians, in the hope of stimulating and educating both.  

Outstanding Oral Presentation and Poster Awards

Outstanding Oral Presentation and Poster Awards will be presented to Residents, Postdoctoral/Clinical Fellows, PhD Candidates or Early Stage Investigators for outstanding presentation of their abstracts. Awardees are selected on site and award recipients were announced during the last session on Sunday, June 11, 2017. These awards include a certificate and monetary award of $250.00 (US).


Cure HHT was honored to provide prizes for the best young scholar presentations. Congratulations to our winners!

Anthony Cannavicci, BSC, University of Toronto / St. Michael’s Hospital

Utility Of HHT Patient Specific Gene Mutations To Link Families In Databases

Daniel DePietro, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Can Graded Contrast Echocardiography Be Used For Post-Treatment Surveillance Of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations?

Melissa Hector-Greene, PhD, Duke University

Role Of Type III Transforming Growth Factor-Β Receptor In Regulating ALK1 Signaling And Endothelial Biology

Anna Hosman, MD, PhD, St. Antonius Hospital

Age Related Sensitivity And Specificity Of The Curacao Criteria

Sara Plumitallo, PhD, University of Pavia

Circulating Micrornas In Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Preliminary Results Identify Significant Differences Among Patients

Elisa Rossi, PhD, Université Paris Descartes

Human Endoglin As A Potential New Partner Involved In Platelet-Endothelium Interactions

Ali Tayebi-Meybodi, MD, University of California San Francisco

Surgical Treatment Versus Non-Surgical Treatment For Brain Arteriovenous Malformations In Patients With Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Retrospective Multicenter Consortium Study

Whitney Wooderchak-Donahue, PhD, University of Utah / ARUP Laboratory

Identification Of New Genes And Genetic Modifiers In HHT That Alter Clinical Severity


Up to eight awards will be given in these categories:

  • Best Clinical Oral Presentation
  • Best Scientific Oral Presentation
  • Best Clinical Poster Presentation
  • Best Scientific Poster Presentation

Travel Awards

Cure HHT will be granting Travel Awards for ten (10) abstract oral presenters to attend the 12th HHT International Scientific Conference. Awardees are selected based upon their abstract score and award recipients be announced by April 15, 2017. Award recipients will receive $750.00 (US) upon arrival at the conference to apply toward their travel and hotel costs. 

Learn More


Nicole Schaefer
Director, Professional & Medical Programs


Phone: 410-357-9932 (US)