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Exosomes, Microvesicles and Other Extracellular Vesicles in Biology and Medicine (C3)

Scientific Organizers: Clotilde Thery, Andrew Hill and Susmita Sahoo


March 9—13, 2021

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is )

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 13, 2021

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Tuesday, March 9 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Saturday, March 13 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Sunday, March 14 in order to fully experience the meeting.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
EV Isolation, Characterization and Normalization
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

Kenneth W. Witwer†, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA
Guidelines (MISEV2018), Rigor and Standardization Initiatives for EV Studies

Laura Vella†, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
Tissue-Derived EVs in Cellular Microcommunication Mechanisms and in Diagnostics

Coffee Break

Robert J. Coffey, Jr., Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Update on Isolation and Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles and Nanoparticles

Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Deconvoluting the Biology of exRNA Carriers and their Cargo

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—12:00
Panel Discussion

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop: Mechanisms of EV Targeting and Transfer

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Biogenesis and Transfer of EVs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

Pascale Zimmermann, Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de Marseille and KU Leuven, France
Syntenin-Dependent Exosome Formation and Induced Molecular Signaling in Cell-to-Cell Communication

Maureen M. Barr, Rutgers University, USA
Cilia-Derived Vesicle Biogenesis and Signaling in Animal Communication

Randy W. Schekman, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Mechanisms of miRNA Sorting into EVs

Niek Dekker, AstraZeneca, Sweden
Engineered Extracellular Vesicles for Drug Delivery for Regenerative Therapy

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


THURSDAY, MARCH 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
EVs and Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

Jacqueline F. Bromberg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Packaging and Transfer of Mitochondrial DNA via Exosomes/Evs in Cancer

Andy Minn†, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Exosomal/EV-Associated RNA in Stromal Activation and Receptor Signaling in Cancer

Coffee Break

Michele De Palma, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Cross Talk between Malignant Cells and the Vascular System, Immune Cells, and Secreted Extracellular Vesicles

Clotilde Théry, Institut Curie, France
Exosomes and Other EVs in Tumor-Immune System Cross-Talk

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
EVs and Adipocyte-Obesity-Metabolism
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

Anthony W. Ferrante, Columbia University, USA
A Lipase-Independent Pathway of Lipid Release and Immune Modulation by Adipocytes

Soazig Le Lay, INSERM, University of Angers, France
Adipose-Derived Extracellular Vesicle subtypes (EVs) in Obesity

Thomas Thomou†, DARPA, USA
Adipose-Derived Circulating MicroRNA

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


FRIDAY, MARCH 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
EVs in Aging-Nervous System
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

Eva-Maria Albers, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
Neurotransmitter-Triggered Transfer of Exosomes Mediates Oligodendrocyte-Neuron Communication

Andrew Hill, La Trobe University, Australia
EVs in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Coffee Break

Efrat Levy, NYU Langone Health, USA
ApoE, Abeta and EVs in Pathology of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Hands-On Workshop: Tools for Analysis of RNA Sequencing Data in Extracellular RNA and EVs

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
EVs in Immune Responses and Cardiovascular Research
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

Wei Guo, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Exosomal PD-L1 Contributes to Immunosuppression and is associated with anti-PD-1 Response in Melanoma

Chantal Boulanger†, Inserm, Paris Cardiovascular Centre, France
Intracardiac Extracellular Vesicle Release in Post-Infarction Diabetic Hearts

Susmita Sahoo, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
EVs in Myocardial Gene Delivery

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


SATURDAY, MARCH 13

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
EVs and Viruses
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

Matias Ostrowski†, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
HIV Pathogenesis and Extracellular Vesicles-Mediated Inflammation

Esther Nolte-'t Hoen†, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Non-Enveloped Viruses and EVs

Coffee Break

Travis Thomson, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
EV-Mediated Transsynaptic Communication Mimics Retro-Virus Like Transport Mechanism

Nihal Altan-Bonnet, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, USA
All Aboard: Extracellular Vesicles, Viruses and Strength in Numbers

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Non-Mammalian EVs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

Maria Liaskos†, La Trobe University, Australia
Host-Pathogen Interactions of Helicobacter Pylori and Bacterial Membrane Vesicles

Amy H. Buck†, University of Edinburgh, UK
Vesicle and RNA Secretion by Helminths: At the Host Interface

Alex Loukas, James Cook University, Australia
Parasitic Worm EVs Regulate Host Cell Function

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2021

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


SUNDAY, MARCH 14

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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