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Endoderm Lineages in Development and Disease
Organizer(s): Lori Sussel, Hans-Willem E. Snoeck, James M. Wells and Aaron M. Zorn
Date: February 08 - 13, 2015
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
The endoderm gives rise to a vast array of highly specialized epithelial cell types lining the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts and contributes to associated organs such as the thyroid, thymus, lungs, liver, biliary system and pancreas. Basic studies of endoderm organ development and postnatal function have revealed the molecular basis of human congenital diseases, identified new regenerative pathways and made it possible to grow endoderm organ tissues in vitro. While endoderm organs vary in their form and function, there are many shared mechanisms that govern the development and homeostasis of these organs. This Keystone Symposia meeting will highlight recent advances in our understanding of endoderm organ development during embryogenesis and how this knowledge has led to successful efforts at generating human endoderm organ cells and tissues from pluripotent stem cells. It brings together researchers who span the different endoderm organ systems to compare and contrast molecular mechanisms, experimental approaches and new approaches for translating basic research. Discussions will focus on how success in one organ might be duplicated in other organ systems.
Scholarship Deadline: October 7 2014
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 7 2014
Abstract Deadline: November 11 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 8 2014
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
March of Dimes Foundation, Grant No. 4-FY14-523
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Genentech, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Grant No. 1R13HD081875-01
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