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Cell Death Pathways: Beyond Apoptosis
joint with Mitochondrial Dynamics and Function
Organizer(s): Serge Przedborski and Richard J. Youle
Date: March 19 - 24, 2012
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, Astellas Pharma Inc. and Genentech, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
Mounting evidence indicates that cell death in diseases results from complex interactions between molecular mechanisms taking place within the degenerating cells (cell-autonomous) and outside the degenerating cells (non-cell autonomous). At the cross roads of these diverse signaling pathways are found the mitochondria which, through proper mitochondrial dynamics and regulated mitochondrial elimination by autophagy (i.e., mitophagy), play a crucial role in maintaining the well-being of the cells. This meeting will focus on the general mechanisms of cell death including the Bcl-2 family and caspase proteases, the role of mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy, the usefulness of bioinformatics to unravel death-pathways, the contribution of non-cell autonomous mechanisms to cell death and the therapeutic strategies to protect against cell death. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Mitochondrial Dynamics and Function, which will share a keynote address and two plenary sessions with this meeting.
Scholarship Deadline: November 17 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 17 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 21 2011
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 19 2012
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Abbott LaboratoriesAstellas Pharma Inc.Genentech, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Grant No. 1R13NS077708-01
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