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Nuclear Receptors: Steroid Sisters
joint with Nuclear Receptors: Orphan Brothers
Organizer(s): Nancy Lynn Weigel, Dean P. Edwards and W. Lee Kraus
Date: March 30 - April 04, 2008
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Steroid receptors are hormone-regulated transcription factors that control a diverse array of physiological processes. Recent studies have (1) revealed new mechanisms by which steroid receptors modulate transcription and activate cell signaling pathways, (2) identified molecules with diverse functions that regulate steroid receptor action, and (3) elucidated roles for steroid receptors in both normal physiological processes and disease states, including cancer. Identification of the specific factors and molecular mechanisms that contribute to the tissue-specific actions and aberrant pathological effects of steroid receptors is critical for developing therapeutic agents. The objective of the meeting is to facilitate interactions between leaders in the field, younger scientists, and trainees to address these questions. Topics covered in this meeting include: (1) receptor structure and function; (2) genome-wide actions; (3) coactivators and corepressors; (4) chromatin remodeling; (5) interactions with cell signaling pathways; (6) novel biological roles for steroid receptors; and (7) steroid hormone actions in cancer.
Scholarship Deadline: December 3 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 3 2007
Abstract Deadline: January 2 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 30 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
GTx, Inc.Merck & Co., Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

GTx, Inc.

The Endocrine Society

Wyeth Research Labs
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 5R13DK076500-02
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