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Keystone Symposia: Host and the Environment in IBD - Scientific Advances Leading to New Therapeutics
13 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019 • Taos, New Mexico, United States
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymosia.org
Topics:
IBD, colitis, Chron's Disease, microbiome, gastroenterology
Event listing ID:
1119529
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Keystone Symposia: Mitochondrial Biology in Heart and Skeletal Muscle
13 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019 • Keystone, Colorado, United States
Abstract:
Mitochondria are highly dynamic and communicative organelles that regulate a variety of cellular processes including energy homeostasis, redox status, thermogenesis and cell death via apoptosis. Mitochondria collaborate with a host of intracellular organelles including endoplasmic reticulum, peroxisomes, lysosomes and nuclei to maintain metabolic homeostasis. Mitochondrial dysfunction disrupts metabolism and is thought to underlie cellular aging as well as the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart failure and aging-associated sarcopenia. Since mitochondria are enriched in cardiac and striated skeletal muscle, and since these tissues are critical in regulating whole body metabolism, insulin action, and locomotion, the objective of this conference is to identify novel mechanisms controlling mitochondrial function and connect mitochondrial phenotypes with improved health and disease pathobiology. New insight into the biology and pathobiology of mitochondria will allow for the advance of therapeutic approaches that can be utilized to combat metabolic-related diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. The ongoing convergence of the fields of muscle metabolism and mitochondrial biology since our understanding of the precise molecular signaling that links mitochondrial function (biogenesis, fission-fusion-mitophagy dynamics, and mitochondrial genome integrity) with integrative metabolism and muscle action remains inadequate. These deficiencies in our fundamental knowledge of mitochondrial biology and the implications of this knowledge gap in the treatment and clinical care of common and rare mitochondrial diseases underpin the importance of this Keystone Symposia conference. Moreover, opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be further enhanced by the joint conference on “Mitochondria in Aging and Age-related Pathology.” This conference will bring together investigators from diverse areas of integrative biology and metabolism who typically do not interact or attend the same research symposia, sparking the development of new collaborations, novel biological concepts and innovative therapeutic strategies to harness the mitochondria for metabolic disease prevention.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
cardiovascular, musculoskeletal disorder, metabolic disorders, mitochondrial dysfunction
Event listing ID:
1136623
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Keystone Symposia: Mitochondria in Aging and Age-Related Disease
13 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019 • Keystone, Colorado, United States
Abstract:
Aging is the greatest risk factor for most human diseases, yet the underlying reasons for this are not clear and hence remain under intense investigation. Mitochondria have long been associated with aging as the cornerstones of the “mitochondrial” and “free radical” theories of aging. However, that the role of mitochondria in aging is simply due to declines in ATP production and increased oxidative stress via reactive oxygen species production is giving way to more complex hypotheses. These are driven by the realization that mitochondria are dynamic and have multiple additional roles in cell and organismal physiology (e.g., signaling and immunity). The goal of this conference is to bring together investigators working at the interface of mitochondria and aging to begin to develop network theories of mitochondrial contributions to aging and age-related diseases that take into account both “old” and “new” functions of mitochondria. Topics covered will include neurodegeneration, cancer, metabolic diseases, inflammation and mitochondrial signaling pathways. This conference is being held jointly with that on “Mitochondrial Biology in Heart and Skeletal Muscle,” allowing in-depth coverage of mitochondria in cardiovascular aging and sarcopenia. It is expected that this conference will facilitate new interactions and collaborations at the interface of aging and mitochondrial biology. This should catalyze new research toward therapies for age-related diseases based on selectively targeting mitochondrial functions and signaling pathways in specific physiological and disease contexts. Workshops will highlight work from exciting new investigators so they can receive constructive feedback and develop new collaborations and research networks.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymosia.org
Topics:
aging, age-related diseases, cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic diseases
Event listing ID:
1136633
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Keystone Symposia: Integrated Pathways of Disease in NASH and NAFLD
20 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019 • Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Abstract:
The global prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has risen precipitously over the past two decades in parallel with the worldwide obesity epidemic; however, there are no approved therapies. The more advanced form of the disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is associated with progressive fibrosis and an increased risk of liver cancer. Despite the growing number of systemic and liver-specific abnormalities identified in patients with NAFLD, a clear hierarchy of the relative importance of specific defects has not emerged. Furthermore, a clear understanding of which individuals are at highest risk for progression to advanced liver disease and cancer remains elusive. Thus, the field lacks an integrated understanding of risk prediction, pathogenesis and validated biomarkers to predict or track disease progression without reliance on liver biopsies. Therefore, the goals of this conference are to: 1) Explore genetic and ethnic contributions to NAFLD development; 2) Clarify underlying pathogenic defects in NAFLD and NASH, focusing on the specific contributions of lipotoxicity, the microbiome, innate immune signaling and drivers of fibrosis; and 3) Highlight emerging prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers that are yielding new, more streamlined clinical trial designs to evaluate novel therapies. As a result of this conference, attendees should gain a more holistic understanding of the unmet needs and new paths to advancing our understanding of NAFLD pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy. The multidisciplinary nature of the topics and speakers promises to generate novel insights that represent convergent expertise and opinion. In doing so, new paradigms are likely to emerge that greatly inform the expanding number of emerging diagnostic markers and therapeutic agents. The conference comes at a propitious time when there is already sufficient basic translational and clinical research to extract important new insights, focus on unmet needs and refine research strategies for the future
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymosia.org
Topics:
microbiome, hepatology, liver cancer, metabolic diseases
Event listing ID:
1136676
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Keystone Symposia: Cell Competition in Development and Disease
24 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019 • Lake Tahoe, California, United States
Abstract:
Cell competition represents a radical departure from the established view that embryonic development is simply a matter of following a preprogrammed set of rules. Instead, it is a highly conserved process that promotes the context-dependent elimination of less fit cells and stimulates growth of more fit cells during growth and homeostasis. Although it has long been known that the basis of competition is the ability of growing cells to monitor fitness of their neighbors, and can be induced via differences in protein production capacity, Myc levels and apico-basal cell polarity, only recently have signaling and effector mechanisms been identified. This conference aims to bring together, for the first time, researchers, from diverse fields who study competitive and cooperative interactions between cells. It will cover recent findings on quality control systems, developing tissues, stem cell populations and tumorigenesis, as well as address important evolutionary aspects of competitive and cooperative behavior in diverse model systems. New technologies have uncovered the prevalence of cell competition in humans, with surprising outcomes and implications for human disease. As the first broad conference of this sort, it will define critical questions shared by the diverse investigators and help shape this exciting and emerging field. Given the wide range of developmental and homeostatic systems that are controlled by cell competition, understanding the mechanisms and consequences of competitive interactions may permit the manipulation of these processes for therapeutic purposes.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
Cell biology, development
Event listing ID:
1138180
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Gordon Research Seminar — IGF and Insulin System in Physiology and Disease
09 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019 • Ventura, CA, United States
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Gordon Research Conference — IGF and Insulin System in Physiology and Disease
10 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019 • Ventura, CA, United States
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Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders 41st Annual Meeting 2019
06 Apr 2019 - 09 Apr 2019 • Bellevue, United States
Event listing ID:
1143535
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4th Annual Diabetes, Obesity, & Metabolic Disease Conference 2019
12 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019 • New Orleans, United States
Event listing ID:
1143555
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Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change
03 May 2019 - 04 May 2019 • Boston, MA, United States
Abstract:
This immersive, two-day Harvard Medical School CME course offers state-of-the-art strategies to guide patients to healthier lives. Education includes evidence-based strategies, tools and techniques to effect healthier changes in patients (and ourselves), including nutrition, exercise, sleep, weight loss, and stress management. This course also provides updates on payment structures that reward clinicians based upon patients’ health behaviors and health outcomes. This course has sold out each of the past 4 years. Past participants report a renewed passion for practicing medicine and reduced personal stress as they themselves learn to enhance their own health and to serve as role models for their patients.
Contact:
Phone: [617-384-8600];     Email: CEPrograms@hms.harvard.edu
Topics:
Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard, exercise, nutrition, stress management, motivation, CME, culinary medicine, motivational interviewing, prevention, chronic conditions, health coaching, sleep resilience, strength training, weight loss
Event listing ID:
1144710
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FFC — 26th International Conference of Functional Food Center
09 May 2019 - 10 May 2019 • San Diego, United States
Abstract:
Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 26th International Conference and Expo on "Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds, and Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease". The conference will be held at San Diego on May 9-10, 2019. The 26th International Conference of Functional Food Center will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for chronic diseases, as well as for health promotion.
Contact:
Phone: [469-441-8272];     Email: ffc@functionalfoodcenter.com
Event listing ID:
1149172
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Gordon Research Seminar — Mammary Gland Biology
08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019 • Newry, ME, United States
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Gordon Research Conference — Mammary Gland Biology
09 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019 • Newry, ME, United States
Event listing ID:
1027313
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Gordon Research Conference — Drug Metabolism
07 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019 • Holderness School, Holderness, NH, United States
Event listing ID:
1027004
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Gordon Research Seminar — Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways
20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019 • Waterville Valley, NH, United States
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Gordon Research Conference — Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways
21 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019 • Waterville Valley, NH, United States
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ARVO 2020 Annual Meeting
03 May 2020 - 07 May 2020 • Baltimore, United States
Abstract:
The theme of the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting is inspired by all the many ways our members demonstrate leadership. This meeting is where eye and vision researchers come to discover research on the leading edge of their own fields and others. Eye and vision research is leading efforts in many related areas, including neuroscience, tissue imaging, preventative health and others.
Event listing ID:
691484
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ARVO 2021 Annual Meeting
02 May 2021 - 06 May 2021 • San Francisco, United States
Abstract:
The theme of the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting is inspired by all the many ways our members demonstrate leadership. This meeting is where eye and vision researchers come to discover research on the leading edge of their own fields and others. Eye and vision research is leading efforts in many related areas, including neuroscience, tissue imaging, preventative health and others.
Event listing ID:
691505
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