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Molecular Biology of the Vasculature (Z2)

Organizer(s) Michael E. Mendelsohn and Bradford C. Berk
April 2—7, 2006
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 1, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 28, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 1, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 2, 2006

Supported by The Director's Fund

Joint Meeting: Atherothrombosis (Z1)

Summary of Meeting:
Vascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in western society. The Molecular Biology of the Vasculature Keystone Symposium is intended to be the premier international meeting of molecular scientists studying vascular biology, with an emphasis on discussions of our current understanding of the molecular regulation and dysfunction of vascular cells in cardiovascular biology. The objective of this meeting is to promote lively interchange between the field's leading experts, younger scientists and trainees in a relaxed setting conducive to discussions, with an emphasis on the inclusion of under-represented groups. Leading scientists in molecular vascular biology will address critical issues in the field at present, and will share newly emerging and unpublished data in these areas, including the latest findings regarding vascular genetics and genomics, vascular function in health and disease, molecular endothelial and smooth muscle cell biology, molecular regulation of vascular tone, and vascular pathobiology. The Symposium is intended to provide participants with an integrated, state-of-the-art view of the molecular mechanisms regulating blood vessel functions in health and disease.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2005 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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