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Stem Cells
Organizer(s): Catherine M. Verfaillie and Austin G. Smith
Date: March 27 - April 01, 2006
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
Supported by The Director's Fund
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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.
Scholarship Deadline: November 28 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 28 2005
Abstract Deadline: December 19 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 27 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Chemicon International, Inc.JDRFMarch of Dimes FoundationNovartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchStemCells, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Grant No. 1R13 GM076902-01
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Program

Monday, March 27 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Sea to Sky Foyer


Monday, March 27 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Sea to Sky Foyer


Monday, March 27 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Address
Room: Sea to Sky Ballroom A

Speaker 1 of 1
Anne McLaren, University of Cambridge, UK
Ethics and Science of Stem Cell Research

Tuesday, March 28 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Lower Level


Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Stem Cell Niche
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 1 of 6
* Ihor R. Lemischka, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Stem Cell Niche
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 2 of 6
Haifan Lin, Yale University, USA
Terra Incognita: Translational Regulation of Stem Cell Self-Renewal

Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Stem Cell Niche
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 3 of 6
Shahragim Tajbakhsh, Institut Pasteur, France
Myogenic Stem Cell Niche and Template DNA Segregation

Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Stem Cell Niche
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 4 of 6
Robert Sablowski, John Innes Centre, UK
Plant Stem Cell Niches

Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Stem Cell Niche
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 5 of 6
Shin-Ichi Nishikawa, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
Comparison of Melanocyte and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Systems

Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Stem Cell Niche
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 6 of 6
Samir Taoudi, Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh, UK
Short Talk: Anatomical Polarity of Definitive Hematopoietic Stem Cell Emergence and Expansion

Tuesday, March 28 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Tuesday, March 28 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Tuesday, March 28 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Tuesday, March 28 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Tuesday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Self-Renewal
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 1 of 5
* Shin-Ichi Nishikawa, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan

Tuesday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Self-Renewal
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 2 of 5
Shinya Yamanaka, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, Gladstone Institutes, Japan
Pluripotency and Nuclear Reprogramming

Tuesday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Self-Renewal
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 3 of 5
Guy Sauvageau, IRIC/Université de Montréal, Canada
Bmi1 and Hoxb4 Regulate Proliferation and Fate of Hemopoietic Stem Cells

Tuesday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Self-Renewal
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 4 of 5
Ihor R. Lemischka, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Stem Cell Circuitry

Tuesday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Self-Renewal
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 5 of 5
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

Tuesday, March 28 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Tuesday, March 28 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Wednesday, March 29 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Lower Level


Wednesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Tissue Diversification
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 1 of 6
* Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Wednesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Tissue Diversification
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 2 of 6
Jason H. Pomerantz, University of California San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Chromatin Remodeling during Nuclear Reprogramming by Somatic Cell Fusion

Wednesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Tissue Diversification
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 3 of 6
Gordon M. Keller, University Health Network, MaRS Centre, Canada
Commitment of ES Cells to Mesoderm and Endoderm

Wednesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Tissue Diversification
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 4 of 6
Jonathan M.W. Slack, University of Bath, UK
Transdifferentiation and Metaplasia in the Endoderm

Wednesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Tissue Diversification
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 5 of 6
Yann Barrandon, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Epidermis and Epithelia

Wednesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Tissue Diversification
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 6 of 6
Sharon Gerecht-Nir, USA
Short Talk: Mechanotransduction Signaling during Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells on Nanopatterned Surfaces

Wednesday, March 29 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Wednesday, March 29 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Wednesday, March 29 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Wednesday, March 29 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Wednesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cellular and Nuclear Reprogramming
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 1 of 5
* Guy Sauvageau, IRIC/Université de Montréal, Canada

Wednesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cellular and Nuclear Reprogramming
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 2 of 5
Gerold Schubiger, University of Washington, USA
Transdetermination in Drosophila Imaginal Discs

Wednesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cellular and Nuclear Reprogramming
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 3 of 5
Markus Grompe, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
In vivo reduction divisions in cells reprogrammed by fusion

Wednesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cellular and Nuclear Reprogramming
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 4 of 5
Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Cloning and Nuclear Transfer

Wednesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cellular and Nuclear Reprogramming
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 5 of 5
Nobuaki Kikyo, University of Minnesota, USA
Short Talk: Chromatin Decondensation and Nuclear Reprogramming in Somatic Cell Nuclear Cloning

Wednesday, March 29 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Wednesday, March 29 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Thursday, March 30 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Lower Level


Thursday, March 30 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Neural Differentiation
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 1 of 5
* Olle Lindvall, University of Lund, Sweden

Thursday, March 30 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Neural Differentiation
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 2 of 5
Austin Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
From Embryonic Stem (ES) Cells to Neural Stem (NS) Cells and Back Again

Thursday, March 30 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Neural Differentiation
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 3 of 5
Wieland B. Huttner, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
The Cell Biology of Neurogenesis

Thursday, March 30 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Neural Differentiation
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 4 of 5
Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Subventricular Zone Astrocytes Expressing PDGF Receptors Function as Adult Brain Progenitors

Thursday, March 30 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Neural Differentiation
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 5 of 5
Laurie A. Boyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Transcriptional Regulation of Pluripotency in Embryonic Stem Cells

Thursday, March 30 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Thursday, March 30 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Thursday, March 30 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Thursday, March 30 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Thursday, March 30 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cancer Stem Cells
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 1 of 5
* Irving L. Weissman, Stanford University, USA

Thursday, March 30 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cancer Stem Cells
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 2 of 5
Irving L. Weissman, Stanford University, USA
Normal and Neoplastic Hematopoiesis

Thursday, March 30 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cancer Stem Cells
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 3 of 5
Michael F. Clarke, Stanford University, USA
Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Thursday, March 30 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cancer Stem Cells
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 4 of 5
Peter Dirks, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Charaterization of Human Brain Tumor Initiating Cells

Thursday, March 30 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Cancer Stem Cells
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 5 of 5
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

Thursday, March 30 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Thursday, March 30 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Friday, March 31 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Lower Level


Friday, March 31 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Regeneration and Adult Multipotency
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 1 of 6
* Austin Smith, University of Cambridge, UK

Friday, March 31 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Regeneration and Adult Multipotency
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 2 of 6
Elly M. Tanaka, IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
The Neural Progenitor Cells for Spinal Cord Regeneration

Friday, March 31 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Regeneration and Adult Multipotency
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 3 of 6
Giulio Cossu, Stem Cell Research Institute, Italy
Cell therapy of the Golden Retriever Muscular Dystrophy by systemic delivery of donor mesoangioblasts

Friday, March 31 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Regeneration and Adult Multipotency
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 4 of 6
Freda D. Miller, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Skin-Derived Neural Crest Precursors (SKPs): What, Where and Why?

Friday, March 31 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Regeneration and Adult Multipotency
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 5 of 6
Catherine M. Verfaillie, University of Minnesota, USA
Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cells

Friday, March 31 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Regeneration and Adult Multipotency
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 6 of 6
Michelle B. Bowie, STEMCELL Technologies Inc., Canada
Identification of a Programmed Developmental Switch in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Properties

Friday, March 31 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Friday, March 31 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Friday, March 31 | 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Poster Session 4
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Friday, March 31 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Light Lunch
Room: Lower Level


Friday, March 31 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Friday, March 31 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Friday, March 31 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Therapeutic Prospects
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 1 of 5
* Giulio Cossu, Stem Cell Research Institute, Italy

Friday, March 31 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Therapeutic Prospects
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 2 of 5
Michele De Luca, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Human Epithelial Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

Friday, March 31 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Therapeutic Prospects
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 3 of 5
Olle Lindvall, University of Lund, Sweden
Neuronal Replacement for Brain Repair in Humans

Friday, March 31 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Therapeutic Prospects
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 4 of 5
Ronald D. McKay, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, USA
Stem Cell Renewal and Regeneration in the CNS

Friday, March 31 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Therapeutic Prospects
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm A

Speaker 5 of 5
Alexandra Aicher, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Short Talk: The Wnt Antagonist Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) Mobilizes Endothelial Progenitor Cells

Friday, March 31 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C, Foyer


Friday, March 31 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C


Friday, March 31 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Sea to Sky Ballrm B/C


Saturday, April 01 | 10:21AM - 10:21AM
Departure


*Session Chair
†Invited, not yet responded.