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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
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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