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Cell Death Signaling in Cancer and the Immune System (S2)


Organizer(s) Gustavo Amarante-Mendes, Douglas R. Green and Kim Newton
October 28—November 2, 2014
Casa Grande Hotel • Guarujá, São Paulo Brazil
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jun 26, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Jul 29, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 26, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Aug 28, 2014

Organized in collaboration with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) - Brazil. Sponsored by AbbVie Inc., Genentech, Inc. H3 Biomedicine Inc. and TESARO, Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Cellular decisions to live or die are fundamental to development and adult homeostasis, playing roles in a wide variety of physiological and pathological processes. These include cancer, degenerative disease, innate and adaptive immunity, ischemia-reperfusion injury and infectious disease. Over the past decades, the fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying one form of cell death, apoptosis, have been largely defined. Other forms of cell death, such as programmed necrosis or autophagic cell death, are not as well understood. In this meeting, the pathways that impact on a cell’s decision to live or die will be presented in the context of physiology and disease, and ways to influence that decision therapeutically will be explored. The consequence of cell death for the body is also of great interest, as the clearance of dying cells impacts on other physiological processes. The successful elucidation of the molecular pathways controlling and mediating apoptosis has come to fruition as agents for cancer and other therapies are entering the clinic. Similar promise exists for other forms of cell death as our knowledge of these advances. In addition, we are beginning to understand how processes relating to cell death and survival play roles in other biological processes, such as the secretion of cytokines and the response to infection. This meeting brings together researchers in the fields of cell death and survival from around the world. As the study of cell death moves beyond the central mechanisms of apoptosis to wider issues of regulation and other forms of cell death, this vibrant area of research widens its influence and importance for human health and disease.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Fellows/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Travel Award

Dana-Lynn Takeko Koomoa
University of Hawaii - Hilo, College of Pharmacy, USA

Fatima Rivas
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA

Early Career Investigator Travel Award Recipients
made possible by National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Funding

Otakuye Conroy-Ben
University of Utah, USA

Early Career Investigator Travel Award Scholarship Recipients, funded by Sanofi

Raymond Blind
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA

Jamaine S. Davis
Meharry Medical College, USA

Nikia A. Laurie
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

Michael Wheeler Lipscomb
Howard University, USA

Florastina Payton-Stewart
Xavier University of Louisiana, USA

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Danielle N. McKeithen
Silver Lake College, USA

Muhammed Aashiq Rahman
University of Toronto, Canada

Erin M. Theisen
University of Wisconsin, USA

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Jon Etchegaray
Boston University, USA

Norberto González-Juarbe
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, USA

FAPESP Keystone Symposia Travel Awards Recipients
Funded by FAPESP Keystone Symposia Travel Awards

Sandy Adjemian Catani
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Silvia Alvarez-Diaz
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia

Mariana Aprigio Assis
University of São Paulo, Medical School Ribeirão Preto. FMRP/USP, Brazil

Patricia Aparecida Assis
Fiocruz-MG, Brazil

Dania Bacardi
Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

Halil Bagci
McGill University, Canada

Mariela Andrea Bilotas
Insituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental, Argentina

Sara M. Bolin
Stanford University, USA

Hetal Brahmbhatt
McMaster University, Canada

Gabriela Brumatti
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia

Alan Brito Carneiro
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz - RJ, Brazil

Marinaldo Pacífico Cavalcanti Neto
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Xiaoke Chi
McMaster University, Canada

Tharcisio Citrangulo Tortelli Jr.
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Danielle Clancy
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Sean Cullen
Genentech, Inc., USA

Rafael Sanguinetti Czepielewski
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Evelyn Winter da Silva
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Kivia A Pontes de Oliveira
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

Elisha De Valle
Burnet Institute, Australia

Munisha Devi
MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, UK

Ancely F. dos Santos
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Bernardo S. Franklin
University of Bonn, Germany

Leonardo Judson Galvão de Lima
Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Vivian Gama
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Carole Gauron
Collège de France, France

Jenifer Pendiuk Gonçalves
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Camila Hernandes
Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa, Brazil

Eugenio D. Hottz
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

Gabriel Ichim
, UK

Linda Julian
Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK

Keehoon Jung
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Justin Kale
McMaster University, Canada

Dmitri V. Krysko
VIB-Ghent University, Belgium

Wilson Mitsuo Tatagiba Kuwabara
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Onica Le Gendre
Hunter College, USA

Jonilson Berlink Lima
FIOCUZ-BA - UFOB, Brazil

Tiago Clemente Machado
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Mila Fernandes Moreira Madeira
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Pedro Elias Marques
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Luciana Paroneto Medina
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Barbara P. Mello
São Paulo University, Brazil

Laura Migliari Branco
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Juan Montero
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Brooke A. Napier
Portland State University, USA

Susana L. Orozco
University of Washington, USA

Jean Lucas Parpinelli Barbosa
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Barbara dos Santos Passaia
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Denise Alves Perez
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Naomi H. Philip
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Tatiana Rabachini de Almeida
University of Bern, Switzerland

Ana Martins Ribeiro
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Thalita Bachelli Riul
Universidade de São Paulo - FCFRP, Brazil

Cristina Elisa Rodriguez
Instituto de Oncologia Angel H. Roffo, Argentina

Emiliano Roselli
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

Renata de Freitas Saito
ICESP - FMUSP, Brazil

George Peter Semango
Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania

Banyuhay Serrano
Harvard Medical School, USA

Larissa Milano Souza
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Leticia F. Terra
University of São Paulo, Brazil