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Endoderm Development and Disease: Cross-Organ Comparison and Interplay
Organizer(s): Xin Sun, Kat Hadjantonakis and Didier Stainier
Date: February 25 - March 01, 2018
Location: Sagebrush Inn & Suites, Taos, NM, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Organs do not function in isolation. In contrast to the majority of existing meetings that focus on individual organs (lung, pancreas, intestines, etc.), or individual pathways (FGF, WNT, Hippo, etc.), this conference offers a unique cross-organ perspective on development, homeostasis, repair, regeneration and pathogenesis. The endoderm is an ideal setting as it gives rise to the majority of our internal organs such as the thyroid, thymus, lungs, liver, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, intestine and prostate, etc. Associated with these organs is a wide spectrum of diseases, including asthma, diabetes, fibrosis, obesity, infections and cancer. This conference aims to achieve the following goals: 1) Synthesize similarities and differences of mechanisms of specification, morphogenesis, maturation, regeneration and pathogenesis across organs; 2) Use the simplicity of the developing organs to uncover complex disease mechanisms; 3) Investigate organ development and function in the context of other organs, the immune system and the nervous system; 4) Consider organ physiology and metabolism under the influence of the environment: bacteria, viruses, allergen, pollutants and circadian control; and 5) Share successful technologies across organ systems. Such a cross-sectional perspective brings together researchers across scientific disciplines who do not normally meet. The conference will link development with physiology and help to establish a community of the next generation of researchers who will approach their scientific investigation with a broad, multi-systems view.
Scholarship Deadline: October 25 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 25 2017
Abstract Deadline: November 28 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 20 2017
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
eLifeMarch of Dimes Foundation, Grant No. 4-FY18-826
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Genentech, Inc.
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