Autonomic Neural Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Regulation

Autonomic Neural Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Regulation

September 2, 2020
September 3, 2020


Olga Tjurmina

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Virtual Workshop, Zoom meeting
Sept. 2, 2020 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sept. 3, 2020 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Event Description: 

You are invited to join the NHLBI-OD/SPARC Workshop on Autonomic Neural Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Regulation taking place virtually on September 2–3, 2020.

Workshop Goals: The intent of this workshop is to bring together experts in the basic and clinical sciences in addition to individuals familiar with the associated technologies to identify gap areas to help guide future research efforts and foster multi-disciplinary collaborations. The working group will:

  • Critically evaluate the current state of knowledge of the roles that the ANS plays in regulation of cardiopulmonary function in health and in pathophysiology of arrhythmias, heart failure and breathing disorders.
  • Identify approaches to further developing predictive markers of ANS dysfunction and to precisely target these neural mechanisms with antiarrhythmic, heart failure and pulmonary disorders therapies, including novel approaches to both subclinical and clinical heart failure and arrythmias prevention.
  • Identify opportunities related to non-pharmacological neuromodulation and device-based therapies.
  • Provide a concise, prioritized list of research opportunities based on identified gaps in the field and public health impact.


  • NHLBI, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS): Olga Tjurmina, PhD, George Sopko, MD MPH, Ravi Balijepalli, PhD
  • NHLBI, Division of Lung Diseases (DLD): Josh Fessel, MD PhD; Aaron Laposky, PhD; Mike Twery, PhD NIH,
  • Office of the Director (OD), Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), Common Fund SPARC Program: Gene Civillico, PhD; Felicia Qashu, PhD; Kristina Faulk Co-Chairs: Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD PhD, UCLA, Reena Mehra, MD, Cleveland Clinic-CWRU

For planning purposes, the meeting will begin at 9 am each day and conclude at 4-5 pm, see the preliminary agenda attached. We will disseminate the final agenda as we get closer to the meeting date.

NOTE: A simple registration is required to attend the meeting. You will receive a confirmation email within a minute, which includes a Zoom link to join the meeting on both days. Please do not share the Zoom link as it is unique to you. If you have any questions regarding Zoom, please email the zoom host, Rashaad Houston at