The Cellular Biology of Atherosclerosis
Organizer(s): Ira Tabas and Elizabeth NabelDate: January 22 - 27, 2005
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Atherosclerotic vascular disease, the leading cause of death in the industrialized world, begins when lipoproteins retained in the arterial wall provoke a series of cellular reactions involving macrophages, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and immune cells. The lesion is propagated through a series of complex cell-cell and cell-lipid interactions, leading to inflammation, extracellular matrix alterations, and necrosis. These events, in turn, promote plaque disruption, acute thrombosis, and sudden vascular occlusion. The cellular processes of atherogenesis represent key therapeutic targets, but successful strategies will require a thorough understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved. In this meeting, leading cellular and molecular biologists will discuss the latest advances in these areas of research. A major goal is to spawn new interactions between researchers focused on atherogenesis per se and those with expert knowledge in cell biological areas that warrant greater representation in atherosclerosis research.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 22 2004
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 22 2004
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements: