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Call for Abstracts: Host Response in Tuberculosis
United States
New Mexico
10/22/2014

Call for Abstracts: Host Response in Tuberculosis

Joint with the meeting on Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases

January 22—27, 2015 Santa Fe, New Mexico

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

Abstract Deadline: Oct 22, 2014

Tuberculosis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Control of the epidemic is hampered by limited understanding of basic processes underlying disease and protection. This symposium will focus on this basic science in humans. Our themes will include immune processes that have emerged as important for pathogenesis or protection, rather than focusing on classical compartments of the immune system. Translation of basic science advances into novel strategies to prevent and manage human tuberculosis will also be discussed. Animal models have been critical for advancing knowledge of tuberculosis pathogenesis and control. This preclinical progress will be discussed; however, we will require an emphasis of direct relevance to human tuberculosis in each presentation. The meeting will be held jointly with one on Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases, which is also the pathologic hallmark of tuberculosis. This will provide an opportunity for learning about other granulomatous systems, particularly how this knowledge may be applied for progress in understanding tuberculosis. Our brief specific aims for this meeting are: 1) Present and discuss cutting edge tuberculosis research on host responses; 2) Foster a better understanding of human tuberculosis, even if animal models are used; and 3) Focus on gaps in knowledge about the events in natural infection, as well as vulnerability points for intervening in the infection process.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

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

On and before September 29, 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 September 29, 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 October 22, 2014.

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

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: Diabetes and Metabolic Dysfunction
United States
New Mexico
10/28/2014

Call for Abstracts: Diabetes and Metabolic Dysfunction

Joint with the meeting on Mitochondria, Metabolism and Heart Failure

January 27—February 1, 2015 Santa Fe, New Mexico

Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

Abstract Deadline: Oct 28, 2014

Diabetes and obesity related complications and associated metabolic disorders are major public health problems at the local, national and global levels. These metabolic defects underlie the basis for multiple debilitating diseases including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, hypertension, neural degeneration, wound healing, amputations, periodontal disease and birth defects. The proposed meeting will address several cutting edge aspects of molecular, cellular, tissue and integrative system metabolism that account for the metabolic defects that occur in diabetes and obesity. Several of these themes overlap with the joint meeting on Mitochondria, Metabolism, and Heart Failure. The concurrent sessions will address distinct and novel aspects of normal and dysregulation muscle (skeletal and cardiac) intracellular signaling, mitochondria function/dynamics, aging and energy balance. We have selected leaders in each of these respective areas that will not only address basic and integrative mechanisms in model systems, but several will address these issues in human pathology. The diabetes specific sessions reflect several key aspects of metabolic dysregulation in which novel information is currently forthcoming causing a paradigm shift in over our previous understanding of these processes. These include new information about tissue cross talk, the inter-relationship between the control of glucose production and fatty acid synthesis that underlies selective insulin resistance and the role of normal and dysregulated circadian rhythms on metabolic processes. Each of these sessions will provide unique and exciting findings that will provide the basis for new future research directions.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

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

On and before October 1, 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 October 1, 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 October 28, 2014.

(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 Abstracts: Mitochondria, Metabolism and Heart Failure
United States
New Mexico
10/28/2014

Call for Abstracts: Mitochondria, Metabolism and Heart Failure

Joint with the meeting on Diabetes and Metabolic Dysfunction

January 27—February 1, 2015 Santa Fe, New Mexico

The objectives of this meeting are: 1) To mechanistically connect the fundamental biology of metabolism and mitochondrial function with the pathogenesis of heart failure, a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world; and 2) To increase basic understanding of metabolism and mitochondrial function using observations in cardiac muscle, a traditional platform for these studies. The ongoing convergence of the cardiac metabolism and mitochondrial biology fields provides a particularly cogent rationale for a meeting with this focus. Moreover, large gaps of knowledge exist in this area such as the precise molecular signaling that connects metabolism and energy sensing with mitochondrial function, and the roles of basic mitochondrial processes (e.g. biogenesis, fission, fusion, mitophagy, maintenance of mitochondrial genome integrity) in metabolism and heart failure. These deficiencies in fundamentally important scientific knowledge and their clinical implications for a common and lethal disease confer exceptional significance on the proposed meeting. Although a number of cardiac research meetings take place each year, most are of a very general nature or so specialized that they examine only a single process in isolation. A major innovation of the proposed meeting is its ability to examine metabolism, mitochondrial function, and heart failure in an integrated context and in the depth required to critically examine existing paradigms. A second significant innovation is to have the meeting run concurrently with one on Diabetes and Metabolic Dysfunction. This opportunity has been exploited by designing three of the morning sessions to be joint between the two meetings.

Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

Abstract Deadline: Oct 28, 2014

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

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

On and before October 1, 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 October 1, 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 October 28, 2014.

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

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Cardiologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: Neuroinflammation in Diseases of the Central Nervous System
United States
New Mexico
10/23/2014

Call for Abstracts: Neuroinflammation in Diseases of the Central Nervous System

January 25—30, 2015 Taos, New Mexico

Abstract Deadline: Oct 23, 2014

SIGNIFICANCE - Neuroinflammation, the response of the central nervous system (CNS) to disturbed homeostasis, typifies all neurological diseases, from primary-inflammatory; to developmental; traumatic; ischemic; neoplastic; and neurodegenerative. Disease-associated neuroinflammatory responses aren’t evolutionarily-selected to minimize or repair tissue injury, and may be helpful, harmful or neutral. This research is promising because neuropathological, epidemiologic, genetic, animal-model and biomarker studies indicate pertinence of inflammation for neurological disease and because current and re-purposed therapeutics might beneficially modify neuroinflammation. The research is urgent because therapeutic options for these diseases are presently lacking. The meeting will: 1) Address the developmental roles of neuroinflammatory cells including microglia and blood-brain barrier (BBB) neurovascular elements; 2) Clarify how neuroinflammatory reactions mediate host defense against neuroinvasive microbial pathogens and also how the response to systemic inflammation affects the neuroinflammatory elements.; 3) Specify critically-important neuroinflammatory cells (microglia; astrocytes; NG2+ glia; BBB); receptors (Toll-like receptors; inflammasomes; cytokine receptors); signaling pathways and effector mechanisms; and 4) Identify the most salient targets of neuroinflammation (neurons; neural progenitor and stem cells; oligodendroglia) and mechanisms of injury. Neuroscientists and immunologists work on individual elements of these questions. This meeting will develop a common body of knowledge and opportunities for productive interaction, to begin maturing the field.

INNOVATION - This meeting will be the first Keystone Symposia meeting on neuroinflammation. Single-disease-focused meetings have occurred and suggest opportunities of neuroscientist/immunologist interactions. The present meeting will be the first to bring together the many communities of disease-focused neuroscientists and immunologists with an interest in the CNS. This nascent field needs a committed, interactive community and this Keystone Symposia conference promises to play a key role.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

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

On and before September 30, 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 September 30, 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 October 23, 2014.

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

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Immunologist, Neuroscientist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: Epigenetics and Cancer
United States
Colorado
10/23/2014

Call for Abstracts: Epigenetics and Cancer

January 25—30, 2015 Keystone, Colorado

Abstract Deadline: Oct 23, 2014

Cancer epigenetics is a new and rapidly developing area of research. This comes from the fact that many epigenetic regulators (chromatin modifying enzymes, modification reading proteins and chromatin remodeling activities) are found mutated in cancers and from the recent approval of cancer drugs targeting epigenetic enzymes. This Keystone Symposia meeting on Epigenetics and Cancer aims to bring together scientists who are interested in understanding the connections between basic epigenetic pathways and the process of cancer. One aspect of the meeting will highlight the mechanisms by which epigenetic pathways control various biological processes. Information will be presented on chromatin and DNA modifications, chromatin complexes and ncRNAs. A second aspect will revolve around the connections between epigenetic pathways and cancer. This section will highlight genetic and epigenetic changes that take place during oncogenesis and efforts to counteract cancer with small molecule inhibitors against epigenetic regulators. Our hope is to provide a forum for the interchange of information and knowhow between the two converging fields of cancer research and epigenetics.

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

On and before September 30, 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 September 30, 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 October 23, 2014.

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

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Oncologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases
United States
New Mexico
10/22/2014

Call for Abstracts: Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases

Joint with the meeting on Host Response in Tuberculosis

January 22—27, 2015 Santa Fe, New Mexico

Abstract Deadline: Oct 22, 2014

This meeting will address the basic mechanisms of granulomatous inflammation and will focus on several chronic inflammatory diseases in which persistent granuloma formation is the central pathogenic mechanism of disease. The meeting will run in parallel another on Host Response in Tuberculosis, and will include two joint plenary sessions where both audiences will meet together. Granulomas form when the immune system attempts to wall off substances that it perceives as foreign but is unable to eliminate. These substances include infectious organisms such as bacteria and fungi as well as other known foreign materials. In some cases however, the offending antigen is unknown as in sarcoidosis. A granuloma is therefore a special type of inflammation, typically an organized collection of macrophages that occurs in a wide variety of infectious and non-infectious diseases including schistosomiasis, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, Crohn’s disease, sarcoidosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The goal of this Keystone Symposia meeting on Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases is to bring together researchers, clinicians, and members of the pharmaceutical industry to discuss the basic mechanics of granuloma formation, elucidate common pathogenic mechanisms, and identify novel areas of therapeutic intervention for the large number of chronic granulomatous diseases. 

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

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

On and before September 29, 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 September 29, 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 October 22, 2014.

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

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Physician Researcher, Scientist
Call for Abstracts: 17th European Congress of Endocrinology
Ireland
02/02/2015

Call for Abstracts: 17th European Congress of Endocrinology

May 16-20, 2015 Dublin, Ireland

The abstract deadline is 2 February 2015.

We would like to encourage you to all support and participate in ECE 2015 and become part of the society's ultimate aim of continuing the promotion for the public benefit research, education and clinical practice in endocrinology.

Endocrinologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: 33rd Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists
United States
Colorado
11/01/2014

Call for Abstracts: 33rd Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists

July 8 – July 12, 2015 Snowmass, Colorado

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014.

The 33rd Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists will be held Wednesday, July 8 – Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Snowmass, Colorado, at the Westin Snowmass Resort & Hotel.  We are now accepting abstracts, and particularly encourage the submission of research-based abstracts.  Proposals for workshops are also welcome.

This year's theme is “Countdown to Curtain: Maximizing Artistry and Injury Prevention Onstage and Behind the Scenes” and the primary learning objectives are as follows:

After participating in this Symposium, attendees will be able to improve the care of performers and advance the work of performing arts medicine as a field by:

Identifying current practices in arts and entertainment potentially leading to problems that contribute to injuries onstage and behind the scenes in performing artists of all genres

Applying emerging research and treatment options for common musculoskeletal and neurologic problems and identifying specific treatment implications for the performing arts clinician.

Incorporating wellness education and information about the potential physical risks of performance and performance production in the care of both student and professional performers.

Abstracts should directly address one or more of these learning objectives and be submitted to PAMA for review by the Symposium Program Committee. PAMA has an abstract submission system designed to make submitting abstracts more uniform. Please note that the abstract guidelines have been revised from last year to encourage a more uniform presentation of the topics to be presented.

All professionals and students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Submissions are not restricted to PAMA members. You will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2015.

Abstracts are due NOVEMBER 1, 2014.

Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen services@artsmed.org or Julie Massaro executive@artsmed.org.

Neurologist, Orthopedist, Physician Researcher
Call for Submissions on Medical Humanities for Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference
Ireland
11/01/2014

Call for Submissions on Medical Humanities for Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference

January 14-18 2015 Donegal, Ireland

The Medical Humanities School at Drew University is  interested in a conversation about the importance and conceptual scope of the medical humanities,  and how they are informing the next generation of medical  students. We are seeking papers that are highly interdisciplinary, including those from both academic and medical communities. Submissions are welcome from any of the following: the history of medicine and health care, bioethics, sociology, medical anthropology, sociology of medicine and health, cross-cultural approaches to medicine and health, health and health care in literature, poetry, and in the visual arts. 

Presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes. Potential presenters should submit an abstract of approximately 250 words to drewtransatlantic@gmail.com   The submission deadline is November 1 2014.

Academic, Bioethicist, Health Services Researcher, Historian, Social Scientist
Call for Abstracts: 3rd World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases
Canada
01/20/2015

Call for Abstracts: 3rd World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases

 April 23-26, 2015 Montreal, Canada

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The 3rd World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD) held under the auspices of the IOF and ESCEO, will take place April 23-26, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.

Over the years, the fields of bone, muscle and joint diseases have undergone enormous expansion in clinical and basic data, as well as that of field-related technology. With the problem of bone, muscle and joint diseases reaching epidemiological dimensions, treatment possibilities have digressed diversely. This development has created a need for debates and discussions on the numerous controversial issues to attain clinical conclusions.

The 3rd edition of BMJD aims to continue facilitating effective debates on unresolved clinical and therapeutic dilemmas, supported by evidence-based medicine and expert opinions resulting in agreement on timely issues. The program provides an effective forum for discussing and debating such unresolved controversies by allowing ample time for speaker-audience discussions with world authorities in the fields of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pain, Muscles and Joint Diseases.

The 3rd BMJD Congress will be held under the auspices of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO), making an even greater impact on the scientific community.

Pain Specialist, Physician Researcher, Rheumatologist

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