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Autophagy
Organizer(s): Eric H. Baehrecke and Jayanta Debnath
Date: June 19 - 24, 2015
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Sponsored by Cell Research, Merck & Co., Inc. and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Summary of Meeting:
Autophagy is an essential catabolic process that plays important roles in cell stress management and nutrient homeostasis. Following the landmark discoveries of the molecules controlling autophagy in yeast, genetic studies in multicellular organisms have revealed diverse roles for autophagy in development, physiology and in the etiology and pathogenesis of multiple age-associated disorders. Hence, interest in manipulating autophagy to treat human disease has rapidly intensified. The aims of this conference are to: 1) Gather experts together with junior scientists and researchers new to this field in a setting that supports structured and casual interactions; 2) Promote exchange of cutting edge, innovative and unpublished science relevant to the roles of autophagy in healthy, aging and pathologic cell contexts; and 3) Expedite discoveries that advance mechanistic knowledge of autophagy and facilitate clinical opportunities for the treatment and diagnosis of diseases caused by the mis-regulation of this process. This symposium explores the frontiers of autophagy research, with themes that focus on newly discovered molecules, pathways and mechanisms that specify forms of autophagy in development and disease. We propose multiple novel session topics based on recent discoveries in this field. Emphasis will be placed on how our emerging understanding of autophagy may influence disease. Interdisciplinary leaders of the autophagy field will gather together with junior scientists to share discoveries and exchange ideas. The collegial atmosphere of this conference is designed to enable brainstorming and promote collaborations to advance our understanding of the basic mechanisms controlling autophagy, and how altered autophagy may influence disease course and treatment.
Scholarship Deadline: February 17 2015
Discounted Abstract Deadline: February 17 2015
Abstract Deadline: March 17 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: April 21 2015
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Cell ResearchMerck & Co., Inc.Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Adipogen InternationalCayman Chemical CompanyCell Signaling Technology, Inc.Promega Corporation
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Pfizer Global Research & Development

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

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1R13CA196137-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 CA 196137 - 01 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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