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Below are upcoming deadlines for Keystone Symposia March 2017 conferences.

Bile Acid Receptors as Signal Integrators
in Liver and Metabolism

March 3–7, 2017, Monterey, CA, USA

Scientific Organizers: Luciano Adorini,
Kristina Schoonjans
and Scott L. Friedman
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 1, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 5, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 9, 2017
The conference aims at integrating basic, translational and clinical aspects of bile acid receptors, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scientists to discuss the state of the art and propose new avenues of investigation in this active and dynamic field.

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Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases:
Discovery and Models of Precision Therapy

Mar 5–8, 2017, Boston, MA, USA

Scientific Organizers: William A. Gahl and Christoph Klein
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 2, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 6, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 10, 2017
This conference will address approaches and best practices in pursuing rare and undiagnosed disorders, limitations in data sharing as a barrier to new disease discovery, and examples of successful descriptions of new diseases, mechanisms, and treatments.

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mRNA Processing and Human Disease

Mar 5–8, 2017, Taos, NM, USA

Scientific Organizers: James L. Manley, Siddhartha Mukherjee and Gideon Dreyfuss
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 2, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 6, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 10, 2017
This conference will focus exclusively on links between mRNA processing and human disease, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases and provide an in-depth look at the various defects in mRNA processing that contribute to disease such as cis-mutations, changes in the concentrations of RNA-binding regulatory proteins, and mutations that affect the function of not only regulatory proteins but also components of the core splicing machinery.

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Kinases: Next-Generation Insights and Approaches

March 5–9, 2017, Breckenridge, CO, USA

Scientific Organizers: Reid M. Huber, John Kuriyan and Ruth H. Palmer
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 3, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 7, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2017
This meeting is devoted to exploring this innovative leading edge of kinase research, and will bring together leading researchers from academic, clinical and pharmaceutical settings to explore and define the new horizons in the field of kinase biology.

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Synapses and Circuits:
Formation, Function and Dysfunction
joint with
Connectomics

March 5–8, 2017, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Scientific Organizers (Synapses): Tony Koleske,
Yimin Zou, Kristin Scott
and E. A. Kimberley McAllister
Scientific Organizers (Connectomics): Olaf Sporns, Danielle Bassett and Jeremy Freeman
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 3, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 7, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2017
These conferences will highlight the latest cutting-edge work being done in the identification of mechanisms, genes and proteins that contribute to synapse development, stability and dysfunction and present state-of-the-art research in the emerging interdisciplinary field of connectomics.

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Tumor Metabolism: Mechanisms and Targets
joint with
Adaptations to Hypoxia in Physiology and Disease

March 5–9, 2017, Whistler, BC, Canada

Scientific Organizers (Tumor): Brendan D. Manning,
Kathryn E. Wellen
and Reuben J. Shaw
Scientific Organizers (Hypoxia): M. Celeste Simon,
Amato J. Giaccia
and Randall S. Johnson
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 8, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 8, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 12, 2017
These conferences are on the rapidly moving field of tumor metabolism and its implications in cancer development, progression and therapy and to disseminate up-to-date information on basic mechanisms of cellular and tissue hypoxia responses, and discuss the impact of these responses on physiology and cancer.

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Engineered Cells and Tissues as Platforms
for Discovery and Therapy

March 9–12, 2017, Boston, MA, USA

Scientific Organizers: Laura E. Niklason, Milica Radisic and Nenad Bursac
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 9, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 13, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 13, 2017
This conference will highlight these rapidly emerging cell-based tools for fundamental and applied discovery. Culture systems ranging from simple cell cluster organoids, to highly advanced cell-electronic composites, will be discussed.

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Frontiers of NMR in Life Sciences

March 12–16, 2017, Keystone, CO, USA

Scientific Organizers: Kurt Wüthrich, Michael Sattler
and Stephen W. Fesik
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 15, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 13, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 13, 2017
This conference will highlight progress in solution and solid state NMR methods and recent advances in selected NMR applications in metabolic profiling, drug research, protein/ nucleic acid interactions, in-cell NMR, intrinsically disordered proteins and the study of membrane proteins.

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Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Metabolic Homeostasis, Diabetes and Obesity

Mar 19–22, 2017, Tahoe City, CA, USA

Scientific Organizers: Franck Mauvais-Jarvis,
Deborah Clegg
and Arthur P. Arnold
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 15, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2017
The conference is expected to generate new knowledge and ideas on the importance of gender biology and medicine from a molecular standpoint to the population level, and to provide the methods to study them.

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Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy:
Taking a Place in Mainstream Oncology

March 19–23, 2017,  Whistler, BC, Canada

Scientific Organizers: Robert D. Schreiber,
James P. Allison, Philip D. Greenberg
and Glenn Dranoff
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 16, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2017
This conference is organized to highlight recent insights
into the complex roles of immune components and
pathways in controlling or alternatively promoting cancer
and to showcase recent uses of cancer vaccines, checkpoint blocking strategies, adoptive cell therapies and cellular engineering approaches, either as mono- or combinatorial therapies, that have resulted in durable, effective and safe therapeutic responses to an increasing number of
cancer patients.

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Pattern Recognition Signaling:
From Innate Immunity to Inflammatory Disease
joint with
Type I Interferon: Friend and Foe Alike

March 19–23, 2017, Banff, AB, Canada, USA

Scientific Organizers (Signaling):
Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Vishva M. Dixit

and Mohamed Lamkanfi
Scientific Organizers (Interferon): Alan Sher,
Virginia Pascual, Adolfo García-Sastre
and Anne O'Garra
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 17, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 19, 2017
These conferences will discuss new concepts of innate immune signaling and formulate novel approaches for modulating pathological mechanisms in human inflammatory diseases, as well as, present an overview of Type I IFN genes and their regulation, innate recognition mechanisms and signaling pathways for Type I IFN induction and Mendelian-based interferonopathies.

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Injury, Inflammation and Fibrosis

March 26–30, 2017, Snowbird, UT, USA

Scientific Organizers: Fiona M. Powrie, Michael Karin
and Alberto Mantovani
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Jan 9, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 23, 2017
This conference will discuss core mechanisms underlying inflammation and fibrosis, to compare and contrast fibrotic diseases, preclinical models, the potential for regeneration and regression of fibrosis, and potential therapies

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HIV Vaccines

March 26–30, 2017, Keystone, CO, USA

Scientific Organizers: Andrew B. Ward, Penny L. Moore
and Robin Shattock
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 29, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Jan 10, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 24, 2017
This HIV Vaccines conference will present the latest results from human clinical studies, along with the cutting-edge basic science behind such trials to highlight approaches that may lead to an HIV vaccine, and also reveal the molecular underpinnings of B and T cell-mediated immunity.

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Immune Regulation in Autoimmunity and Cancer

March 26–30, 2017, Whistler, BC, Canada

Scientific Organizers: David A. Hafler, Vijay K. Kuchroo
and Jane L. Grogan
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 29, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Jan 10, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 25, 2017
This meeting will explore and contrast the underlying immune mechanisms resulting in autoimmunity and tumor evasion and will cover the pathways in immunity and tolerance that lead to loss of immunological control, dysregulated immune responses and chronic inflammatory disease or tumor evasion.

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Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Development
joint with
RNA-Based Approaches in Cardiovascular Disease

March 26–30, 2017, Keystone, CO, USA

Scientific Organizers (Heart): Benoit G. Bruneau,
Brian L. Black
and Margaret E. Buckingham
Scientific Organizers (RNA):
Thomas Thum
and Roger J. Hajjar
Discounted Abstract/Scholarship Deadline: Nov 30, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Jan 11, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 26, 2017
These conferences will address advances in our understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms of heart development, with a view toward congenital heart disease and cardiac regeneration and will present and discuss latest developments using both coding RNA and noncoding RNA (such as microRNAs, long noncoding RNAs and circular RNAs) -based approaches to better understand and develop new therapeutic strategies for cardiac diseases.

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Deadlines are at midnight US Mountain Time. Discounted abstract submission and discounted registration save 50 USD and 150 USD, respectively, on later fees. Short talk speakers will be chosen from abstracts received by the "Abstract Deadline" for the meeting. Scholarships are for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and require submission of an abstract and mentor verification of one's status.

Please note that the first advertised meeting date is the date of arrival and registration, and the last date that of the last organized sessions. Check our website for more details on these meetings and all 60 2016-2017 season meetings. And please forward this email to others who might benefit.