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Tissue Plasticity:
Preservation and Alteration of Cellular Identity

October 5-7, 2020 | 10:00AM EDT | 2:00PM UTC*
*Program is in development and subject to change


        


Cellular plasticity, the ability to acquire new identities or adopt alternative fates, occurs in normal physiology and disease states. Researchers are just beginning to understand how plasticity contributes to homeostasis and regeneration in the setting of tissue injury. Alterations in cell fate can be harnessed to treat disease, but uncontrolled plasticity can destabilize cell commitment and contribute toward neoplasia. The cellular and molecular underpinnings of cellular plasticity provide insights into disease processes and enable new therapies. This virtual conference will explore the diverse mechanisms that underlie plasticity in different tissues and contexts. By bringing together leading scientists in stem cell, developmental, regenerative, and cancer biology through digital technologies, this interdisciplinary program will highlight common principles and unique features of cellular plasticity in different tissues and examine the therapeutic potential of this process. The conference represents a unique opportunity for researchers in diverse fields to visit evolving concepts in cellular plasticity and the molecular mechanisms and physiological consequences of altered adult cell identity in vivo. While the topic has been included marginally at other conferences (i.e., conferences on stem cell biology, regeneration, epigenetics, and cancer) only this Keystone Symposia conference, first held in 2019, has focused on cellular plasticity across mammalian tissues. This virtual conference will assemble speakers from diverse disciplines and organ systems to identify cross-cutting themes and provide a forum for investigators to explore common underlying mechanistic principles and therapeutic potential.

Program is intended for scientific researchers and clinical audiences.

Join us for this landmark virtual event, brought to you by Keystone Symposia.

Pricing:

Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD

Deadlines:

Scholarships: August 19, 2020
Abstract Submission: September 2, 2020

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine related fields, are eligible to apply for a discounted registration code.

Find out more about financial aid opportunities here!


Call For Abstracts

Showcase your work to global audiences on the eSymposia platform!

ePoster presenters will be provided with their own dedicated page on the event website to display their work in multiple formats and interact with meeting participants. ePoster features include:

  • Abstract
  • Poster PDF for download
  • Lightning talk— up to 5 minute video presentation, available on-demand
  • Live chat function to answer audience questions in real-time
  • Contact information for private follow-up discussion

To submit your work for an ePoster presentation, and to be considered for short talk selection, complete the event registration process and you will be given access to the “Submit an Abstract” tab on the event homepage.




Program Details



Speaking at this eSymposia


Elena Ezhkova

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA


Valerie Horsley

Yale University, USA


Stacey S. Huppert

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA


Leanne Jones

University of California, Los Angeles, USA


Shingo Kajimura

University of California, San Francisco, USA


Ophir Klein

University of California, San Francisco, USA


Juanita L. Merchant

University of Arizona College of Medicine, USA


Jason C. Mills

Washington University, USA


Edward E. Morrisey

University of Pennsylvania, USA


Indira U. Mysorekar

Washington University School of Medicine, USA


Shruti Naik

New York University, USA


Angela Nieto

Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, CSIC-UMH, Spain


Benjamin Ohlstein

Columbia University Medical Center, USA


Emmanuelle Passegué

Columbia University, USA


Tatjana Sauka-Spengler

University of Oxford, UK


Ramesh A. Shivdasani

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA


Ben Z. Stanger

University of Pennsylvania, USA


Xin Sun

University of California, San Diego, USA


Valerie M. Weaver

University of California, San Francisco, USA


Yingzi Yang

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA


Magdalena D. Zernicka-Goetz

Caltech and University of Cambridge, UK


Aaron M. Zorn

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA


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