Exosomes, Microvesicles and Other Extracellular Vesicles
Scientific Organizers: Clotilde Thery, Andrew Hill and Susmita Sahoo
Date: March 09 - 13, 2021
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Background: Extracellular vesicles (that includes various sub-types such as exosomes, microvesicles and others) are membranous nanovesicles containing bioactive molecules such as lipids proteins, RNA and metabolites derived from the cell of their origin. As EVs can carry cell- specific signatures, they can be important components of the pathophysiology and possible disease biomarkers or therapeutic entities. Program Goal: To communicate and disseminate cutting-edge findings regarding extracellular vesicles (EV) to an audience of researchers and to foster robust interactions among them. Keystone EV Symposium 2021 will emphasize the biological aspects and clinical utility of EVs as biomarkers of disease, the role of EV in human disease pathogenesis and therapeutic approaches, in addition to its groundbreaking science. Significance and Impact: The meeting will include presentations from distinguished international leaders and researchers in the field in EV biology. Characterization, tools and technologies, diagnostic and therapeutics will guide oral and thematically grouped poster presentations. As a relatively new feature, panel discussions at the end of some sessions will allow young investigators additional opportunities to interact with the speakers and obtain a comprehensive understanding of the topic. Further, workshops on a particular aspect of EV research will provide young researchers unique opportunity with hands-on experience and interaction with the experts. The meeting will present new scientific knowledge including new methodologies and technical approaches to study EVs. We anticipate that new collaboration opportunities and networking will also be achieved.
Registration opens in January 2020