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This meeting took place in 2006



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Stem Cells (G4)


Organizer(s) Catherine M. Verfaillie and Austin G. Smith
March 27—April 1, 2006
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, British Columbia Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 27, 2006

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Elucidation of self-renewal and commitment pathways that determine stem cell fate are of great interest, both for fundamental biology and for clinical applications in regenerative medicine and cancer therapy. Many efforts are underway to determine cell intrinsic and microenvironmental signals that govern self-renewal and differentiation, and to identify genetic perturbations in these pathways that may result in tumourigenesis. By 2006, progress in unraveling cellular and molecular mechanisms can be expected to begin informing new strategies for clinical intervention. This conference will bring together stem cell biologists in the areas of self-renewal and tissue diversification, the stem cell niche, cancer stem cells and cell therapy, to discuss the biological and clinical significance of normal and malignant stem cell function.

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MONDAY, MARCH 27

15:00—19:30
Registration

Sea to Sky Foyer
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Sea to Sky Foyer
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Sea to Sky Ballroom A
Anne McLaren, University of Cambridge, UK
Ethics and Science of Stem Cell Research


TUESDAY, MARCH 28

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Lower Level
08:00—11:00
Stem Cell Niche
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Sea to Sky Ballrm A
* Ihor R. Lemischka, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Haifan Lin, Yale University, USA
Terra Incognita: Translational Regulation of Stem Cell Self-Renewal

Shahragim Tajbakhsh, Institut Pasteur, France
Myogenic Stem Cell Niche and Template DNA Segregation

Robert Sablowski, John Innes Centre, UK
Plant Stem Cell Niches

Shin-Ichi Nishikawa, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
Comparison of Melanocyte and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Systems

Samir Taoudi, Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh, UK
Short Talk: Anatomical Polarity of Definitive Hematopoietic Stem Cell Emergence and Expansion

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
17:00—19:00
Self-Renewal
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Sea to Sky Ballrm A
* Shin-Ichi Nishikawa, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan

Shinya Yamanaka, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, Gladstone Institutes, Japan
Pluripotency and Nuclear Reprogramming

Guy Sauvageau, IRIC/Université de Montréal, Canada
Bmi1 and Hoxb4 Regulate Proliferation and Fate of Hemopoietic Stem Cells

Ihor R. Lemischka, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Stem Cell Circuitry

Ryan E. Davey, University of Toronto, Canada
Short Talk: Quantitative, Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Cell Signaling Reveals a Novel Autoregulatory Embryonic Stem Cell Niche

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Lower Level
08:00—11:00
Tissue Diversification
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Sea to Sky Ballrm A
* Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Jason H. Pomerantz, University of California San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Chromatin Remodeling during Nuclear Reprogramming by Somatic Cell Fusion

Gordon M. Keller, University Health Network, MaRS Centre, Canada
Commitment of ES Cells to Mesoderm and Endoderm

Jonathan M.W. Slack, University of Bath, UK
Transdifferentiation and Metaplasia in the Endoderm

Yann Barrandon, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Epidermis and Epithelia

Sharon Gerecht-Nir, , USA
Short Talk: Mechanotransduction Signaling during Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells on Nanopatterned Surfaces

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
17:00—19:00
Cellular and Nuclear Reprogramming
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Sea to Sky Ballrm A
* Guy Sauvageau, IRIC/Université de Montréal, Canada

Gerold Schubiger, University of Washington, USA
Transdetermination in Drosophila Imaginal Discs

Markus Grompe, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
In vivo reduction divisions in cells reprogrammed by fusion

Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Cloning and Nuclear Transfer

Nobuaki Kikyo, University of Minnesota, USA
Short Talk: Chromatin Decondensation and Nuclear Reprogramming in Somatic Cell Nuclear Cloning

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Lower Level
08:00—11:00
Neural Differentiation
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Sea to Sky Ballrm A
* Olle Lindvall, University of Lund, Sweden

Austin Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
From Embryonic Stem (ES) Cells to Neural Stem (NS) Cells and Back Again

Wieland B. Huttner, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
The Cell Biology of Neurogenesis

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Subventricular Zone Astrocytes Expressing PDGF Receptors Function as Adult Brain Progenitors

Laurie A. Boyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Transcriptional Regulation of Pluripotency in Embryonic Stem Cells

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
17:00—19:00
Cancer Stem Cells
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Sea to Sky Ballrm A
* Irving L. Weissman, Stanford University, USA

Irving L. Weissman, Stanford University, USA
Normal and Neoplastic Hematopoiesis

Michael F. Clarke, Stanford University, USA
Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Peter Dirks, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Charaterization of Human Brain Tumor Initiating Cells

Malcolm R. Alison, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Short Talk: Colonic Stem Cells are Unable to Selectively Segregate their Genome at the Time of Mitosis: Any Replication Errors Could Persist in Stem Cells

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Lower Level
08:00—11:15
Regeneration and Adult Multipotency
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Sea to Sky Ballrm A
* Austin Smith, University of Cambridge, UK

Elly M. Tanaka, IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
The Neural Progenitor Cells for Spinal Cord Regeneration

Giulio Cossu, Stem Cell Research Institute, Italy
Cell therapy of the Golden Retriever Muscular Dystrophy by systemic delivery of donor mesoangioblasts

Freda D. Miller, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Skin-Derived Neural Crest Precursors (SKPs): What, Where and Why?

Catherine M. Verfaillie, University of Minnesota, USA
Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cells

Michelle B. Bowie, STEMCELL Technologies Inc., Canada
Identification of a Programmed Developmental Switch in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Properties

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
11:00—12:00
Poster Setup

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 4

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
12:00—13:00
Light Lunch

Lower Level
12:00—17:00
Poster Viewing

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
17:00—19:00
Therapeutic Prospects
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Sea to Sky Ballrm A
* Giulio Cossu, Stem Cell Research Institute, Italy

Michele De Luca, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Human Epithelial Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

Olle Lindvall, University of Lund, Sweden
Neuronal Replacement for Brain Repair in Humans

Ronald D. McKay, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, USA
Stem Cell Renewal and Regeneration in the CNS

Alexandra Aicher, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Short Talk: The Wnt Antagonist Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) Mobilizes Endothelial Progenitor Cells

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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Directors' Fund


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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13 GM076902-01




We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Chemicon International, Inc. JDRF
March of Dimes Foundation Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
StemCells, Inc.
 

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