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Call for Abstracts: MicroRNAs and Noncoding RNAs in Cancer
United States
Colorado
03/05/2015

Call for Abstracts: MicroRNAs and Noncoding RNAs in Cancer

June 7—12, 2015 Keystone, Colorado

Abstract Deadline: Mar 5, 2015

MicroRNAs and other noncoding RNAs have recently emerged as key regulators of gene expression during development and are frequently mis-expressed in human disease states, in particular cancer. MicroRNAs act to promote or repress cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis during development, all processes that go awry in cancer. Thus, microRNAs have the ability to behave like oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Their small size and molecular properties make microRNAs amenable as targets and therapeutics in cancer treatment. MicroRNAs thus present a paradigm shift in thinking about gene regulation during development and disease and provide the oncologist with a potentially powerful new battery of agents to diagnose and treat cancer. However, while hundreds of human microRNAs and noncoding RNAs are known, relatively little is known about their roles and targets, and there is still a limited literature on using these molecules in the clinic. The specific aims of this meeting serve to address these deficiencies and are as follows: 1) Focus on the exciting biology of microRNAs and noncoding RNAs in controlling developmental and cancer processes like cell proliferation, differentiation, cell cycle, apoptosis and metastasis. This meeting will highlight the best current research into the role that miRNAs play in these fundamental processes and provide the basic understanding that will drive the invention of powerful clinical tools; 2) Focus on the latest efforts to harness the power of these RNAs as agents in the fight against cancer. Discussions will range from use of miRNAs as diagnostic and prognostic markers in cancer, to SNPs providing risk factors for cancer, to the delivery and effectiveness of small RNA therapeutics in clinically relevant settings; 3) Attract the best researchers working in small RNAs and cancer to one place for critical discussions that will advance the field and accelerate the benchside to bedside use of this technology; and 4) Provide a stimulating environment where students, postdocs and junior investigators can present and discuss their research with the best minds in the field.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

On and before February 5, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

After February 5, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until March 5, 2015.

(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration

Cell Biologist, Graduate Student, Junior Investigator, Junior Researcher, Junior Scientist, Molecular Biologist, Oncologist, Physician Researcher, Postdoctoral Fellow
Call for Abstracts: The Hippo Pathway: Signaling, Development and Disease
United States
New Mexico
02/19/2015

Call for Abstracts: The Hippo Pathway: Signaling, Development and Disease

May 17—21, 2015 Taos, New Mexico

Abstract Deadline: Feb 19, 2015

SIGNIFICANCE - The study of developmental signaling pathways has transformed our understanding of disease. The Hippo signaling pathway is a relatively novel signaling network that controls organ size, stem cell activity, and tumorigenesis. Therefore, the Hippo cascade and its components are attractive targets for the development of regenerative medicine and cancer drugs. The emerging paradigm in the field indicates that the Hippo pathway is a central sensor of multiple biological inputs, including cell adhesion, polarity, mechanical forces, and secreted ligands. These findings highlight the unique interdisciplinary nature of the field as the work from Drosophila geneticists, mammalian signalers, bioengineers, and developmental and cancer biologists needs to be integrated. These emerging paradoxes, the cancer and stem cell relevance of the pathway, and need for a larger forum to bring experts from multiple fields together prompted us to propose this meeting. The specific goals of this conference are to: 1) Identify and integrate evolutionary conserved inputs that control this cascade; 2) Define the transcriptional targets of the pathway that drive growth; 3) Understand the roles of Hippo in the physiology of multiple tissues; and 4) Define targets for chemical inhibitors and activators within pathway components. INNOVATION - This meeting follows on the 2013 Hippo Keystone meeting, which has been received with tremendous interest. This is the only conference specific to the Hippo field. The meeting will bring together Drosophila geneticists, basic and clinical cancer researchers, and the developmental and stem cell research community. It should consolidate the emerging field and have an impact on development of new cancer therapies.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

On and before January 20, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

After January 20, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until February 19, 2015.

(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Cell Biologist, Geneticist , Molecular Biologist, Oncologist, Physician Researcher, Physiologist
Call for Abstracts: Hypoxia: From Basic Mechanisms to Therapeutics
Ireland
02/12/2015

Call for Abstracts: Hypoxia: From Basic Mechanisms to Therapeutics

May 12—17, 2015 Dublin, Ireland

Abstract Deadline: Feb 12, 2015

Tissue hypoxia occurs in a range of physiologic and pathophysiologic states. Consequently, the cellular response to hypoxia has important implications for both health and for diseases including (but not limited to) cancer, ischemia and chronic inflammation. Recently, the discovery and elucidation of specific hypoxia-inducible pathways has raised the possibility of developing new strategies for therapeutic benefit based on targeting hypoxia-sensitive pathways. The aim of this meeting is to disseminate up to date information on basic mechanisms of the cellular hypoxic response, discuss the impact of this response for health and disease and highlight the potential for developing new therapeutics based on our understanding of the pathways involved. It is anticipated that outcomes of this meeting will include the dissemination of new scientific knowledge, the discussion of new methodologies, the education of graduate students and fellows in the state-of-the-art and promoting new collaborations between clinicians, basic researchers and industrial partners. The Keystone Symposia Hypoxia meeting is widely accepted as the world’s leading conference addressing the topic and is a key date on the calendar for all researchers interested in this topic. We will bring together academic, clinical and industrial researchers to drive synergy through collaboration in developing the translational potential of targeting the HIF pathway for therapeutic benefit. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the European HypoxiaNET consortium.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

On and before January 13, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

After January 13, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until February 12, 2015.

(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Cell Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Physician Researcher, Physiologist
Call for Abstracts: The Arthropod Vector: The Controller of Transmission
United States
New Mexico
02/11/2015

Call for Abstracts: The Arthropod Vector: The Controller of Transmission

May 12—17, 2015 Taos, New Mexico

Abstract Deadline: Feb 11, 2015

Vector borne diseases impose a disproportionate economic burden on developing countries. However, most research on the prevention of transmission of the pathogens that cause them has focused on the mammalian immune response to the pathogens, ignoring the contribution of the biting arthropod vector. The Scientific Program proposed represents breadth and depth of current hot topics in vector biology. Vector innate immunity studies have been ongoing for about a decade and this field has matured and helped our understanding of the complex interactions between pathogens and vectors. The vector microbiome represents a novel, nascent area of research with great promise for the development of novel prevention and control approaches. Vector saliva has been known to contain powerful biomolecules, but it is only recently that we have begun to understand the translational potential of these molecules. Furthermore, vectors also ingest various bioactive factors of human origin which affect the development and survival of pathogens within the vector.

Purpose of the meeting:

• Integrate the multiple levels of influence on disease transmission by the arthropod vector under a single meeting.

• Access the extensive knowledge of innate immunity gained in Drosophila to inform vector studies, incorporate the dynamic and cutting edge research on the role of the microbiome, and explore how the biologically and immunologically active components of saliva influence transmission.

• Bring together researchers from multiple scientific areas relevant to vector-borne pathogen transmission and promote the discussion and exploration of multidisciplinary approaches and collaborations to address the challenge of arthropod-transmitted diseases.

• Translate immunological and microbiological insights into new approaches for combating vector-borne diseases, including manipulation of the microbiome and identification of novel, non-traditional vaccine targets (e.g., arthropod saliva proteins). 

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

On and before January 13, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

After January 13, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until February 11, 2015.

(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Immunologist, Microbiologist, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Virologist
Call for Abstracts: Mechanisms of HIV Persistence: Implications for a Cure
United States
Massachusetts
01/28/2015

Call for Abstracts: Mechanisms of HIV Persistence: Implications for a Cure

April 26—May 1, 2015 Boston, Massachusetts

Abstract Deadline: Jan 28, 2015

Despite long-term control of HIV replication with cART, HIV persists as silenced integrated DNA in memory CD4 T cells, and possibly in other cellular reservoirs, including naïve cells and macrophages. Low level replenishment of the reservoir via limited cycles of replication, may also contribute to persistence, at least in some patients. Curing HIV infection will only occur if these barriers are reversed, or if host capacity to control HIV indefinitely is improved. A number of promising interventions which might reverse latent infection have been identified, and proof that such drugs affect HIV transcription in vivo provided in pilot clinical trials. The observation that few patients treated during primary infection control durably replication-competent HIV after interrupting therapy suggests host responses might be manipulated, leading to a functional cure. The path forward will require a detailed understanding of the mechanisms of viral latency which could lead to the identification of new drugs, and a better knowledge of the plasticity and dynamics of the main HIV cell reservoirs: CD4 T cells and macrophages. The role of the tissue microenvironment has to be underlined with the major help of non-human primate models. At the 2015 Keystone Symposia meeting on Mechanisms of HIV Persistence: Implications for a Cure, experts from both within and outside the HIV field will present findings from recent advances on immune mechanisms and therapeutic strategies which could lead to HIV cure.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

On and before December 22, 2014, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

After December 22, 2014, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until January 28, 2015.

(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Immunologist, Physician Researcher, Virologist
Call for Abstracts: The Crossroads of Lipid Metabolism and Diabetes
Denmark
01/20/2015

Call for Abstracts: The Crossroads of Lipid Metabolism and Diabetes

April 19—24, 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract Deadline: Jan 20, 2015

The prevalence of obesity and Type 2 diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions throughout the world. One of the key features of these insulin-resistant disorders is disturbances in lipid metabolism. Overproduction of fatty acids in the liver leads to hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL cholesterol, which are important risk factors for the development of atherosclerosis, the most common cause of death among diabetic patients. In addition, excess fatty acid production and the accumulation of hepatic cholesterol promote the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which has become one of the leading indications for liver transplantation. In addition, disturbances in bile acid metabolism may also contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, as well as gallstones. The goal of this meeting is to provide attendees with the latest advances in the understanding of mechanisms governing the metabolism of lipids and how these pathways become dysregulated in the insulin resistant state. Elucidation of mechanisms underlying lipid metabolism may reveal new therapeutic strategies to combat atherosclerosis and other complications of diabetic patients. This program will stimulate interactions that are likely to augment and accelerate this process.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

On and before December 17, 2014, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

After December 17, 2014, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until January 20, 2015.

(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Endocrinologist, Physician Researcher, Physiologist
Call for Papers: Borders, Boundaries & Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol & Drugs
United States
Ohio
10/17/2014

Call for Papers: Borders, Boundaries & Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol & Drugs

June 18-21, 2015 Bowling Green, Ohio

Papers and panel proposals are invited for an international conference on the history of alcohol and drugs to be held at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA on June 18-21, 2015. Panel proposals (3 x 20-minute papers) or individual papers (20 minutes) are invited.  We will also consider proposals for fringe sessions using non-conventional formats e.g. screenings, debates, demonstrations etc.

Borders, Boundaries and Contexts seeks to break down barriers in the historical study of drugs and alcohol, encouraging transnational approaches and methodologies that transcend the singular focus on alcohol or drugs. The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels exploring how:

spaces, boundaries and borders – physical, legal, chronological, psychological, or ideological – have influenced the history of alcohol and drugs;

contexts, spatial or otherwise, have shaped the production, consumption, imagination, or regulation of alcohol and drugs;

particular “spaces” have defined eras, episodes, or issues in the history of alcohol and drugs.

Proposals from advanced graduate students and recent PhDs are particularly welcome, as are submissions on topics beyond North American and Europe, along with papers and panels that focus on periods before the modern era.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Global drug trade and the War on Drugs

Crime and Policing of spaces, boundaries, borders

Prohibition of drugs and alcohol

Temperance movements

Tobacco use and regulation; international perspectives

Licensing, pricing, and sale of alcohol and drugs

Labor and underground economies

Media regulation directed at alcohol and drugs advertising

Substance abuse treatment and self help groups as “spaces” for recovery and sobriety

Race, ethnicity, and gender in the history of alcohol and drugs

Religion, alcohol and drugs

Use and regulation of alcohol and drugs in premodern cultures

Alcohol and drugs in digital and popular culture

Role of policy-making and politics in defining spaces and boundaries for drug and alcohol production and consumption

The intersection of race, sexuality and space in the history of alcohol and drugs

Methodology: new tools and concepts in the history of alcohol and drugs

Alcohol and drugs impact on sports

Panel sessions: brief abstracts (c. 200 words) of each paper plus a brief statement (c. 200 words) outlining the panel theme and a brief biography of participants. Single papers: brief abstract (c. 200 words) and brief biography. Fringe events: Outline of proposed event (up to 500 words) including proposed content, technical requirements and rationale.

Please reply to: adhsconference2015@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: 17th October 2014

Academic, Historian, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
Call for Submission of Symposia and Brainstorming Sessions: 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders
Canada
11/05/2014

Call for Submission of Symposia and Brainstorming Sessions: 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders

June 3-6, 2015 Toronto, Canada

We invite you to submit a proposal for ISBD 2015 in Toronto. Submissions are welcome in all topics related to Bipolar Disorders, particularly with new and emerging data.

​Submission Deadline for Proposals: Wednesday November 5, 2014

Suggested Topics

Advocacy and patient organisations

Bipolar disorders in children and adolescents

Bipolar disorders in the elderly

Brain structure and brain function

Comorbidity between bipolar disorders and medical disorders

Comorbidity between bipolar disorders and other psychiatric disorders

Cultural differences and its consequences

Diagnosis and classification in the DSM 5 era

Disability / Cognition / Rehabilitation

Fighting stigma

Genetics and Proteomics

Integration of pharmacological, somatic and psychological treatments

Miscellaneous

Molecular and Cellular Markers and Models

Population health / epidemiology/ economics

Prodromes and early recognition

Psychoeducation, self-management

Service management

Staging

Suicide in bipolar disorder

Treatment guidelines

Child Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist
Call for Abstracts: 4th Joint Meeting of European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society
Netherlands
12/19/2014

Call for Abstracts: 4th Joint Meeting of European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society

25 - 28 April 2015 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract submission deadline: 19 December 2014

The Joint Meeting offers an opportunity to enjoy a cutting-edge programme highlighting the latest advances in the field of calcified tissues and bone metabolism, addressing basic, translational and clinical research.

Orthopedist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: The Human Proteome
Sweden
01/27/2015

Call for Abstracts: The Human Proteome

April 24—29, 2015 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract Deadline: Jan 27, 2015

The 2015 Symposium on The Human Proteome follows the very successful 2012 Keystone meeting in the same location in Sweden. As before, we have made every effort to present proteomics research of outstanding excellence and current scientific interest. Unlike the previous meeting, this one has a defining and topical theme: The completion of the human proteome. In fact, the date and venue are chosen, in part, because they coincides with the completion of the Human Protein Atlas, a very large undertaking to generate antibodies and localization information for all human protein coding regions. This event also coincides with the expected completion of complete proteome measurements of mammalian cells by mass spectrometry-based proteomics, which will be a major highlight of the conference and attract not only scientific but also media interest. Two sessions will be dedicated to covering the completion of human proteome, encompassing the leading researchers engaged with this important topic. Further sessions are dedicated to the rapid advances in mass spectrometric technology in proteomics. Complementing these advances, one session will deal with the analysis of intact proteins. Further topics represented are interaction proteomics and post-translational modifications. Related topics such as network analysis, crosslinking and of course conceptually novel applications of proteomics in cell biology and biomedicine will round off the program. Given the quality of the invited speakers and the breakthrough presentations, we expect the 2015 Keystone Symposium on The Human Proteome to be the scientifically most exciting event in this field.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

On and before December 22, 2014, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

After December 22, 2014, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until January 27, 2015.

(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Cell Biologist, Molecular Biologist

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