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Notable Spring Meetings

Posted By Connections Editor , Friday, February 28, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AACR Annual Meeting 2014
San Diego, California-April 5-9, 2014

The 105th AACR Annual Meeting will highlight the latest and most exciting discoveries in every area of cancer research, and it will provide a unique opportunity for investigators from all over the world to meet, network, and forge new scientific interactions. This year’s Annual Meeting theme, "Harnessing Breakthroughs • Targeting Cures,” reflects the great progress being made in cancer research as discoveries in the lab are translated into treatments in an increasingly targeted and precise manner.

Tumour Microenvironment and Signalling
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany-Wednesday 7 May - Saturday 10 May 2014

This symposium brings together researchers from complementary fields to enhance our understanding of the communication between cancer cells and their microenvironment. Important open questions are: Which signals do cancer cells transmit to and receive from the stroma and how do these signals promote malignant growth? What roles does the extracellular matrix play during neoplastic transformation? What is the contribution of immune cells to tumor progression? How is the inflammatory response of the tumour microenvironment regulated by the microbiota?



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Queensland and California to host notable March sessions

Posted By Connections Editor, Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013

5th New Directions in Leukaemia Research (NDLR)
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
March 30th to April 2nd 2014

The over-arching goal of the NDLR series of meetings is to bring together scientists and clinicians to discuss and debate current concepts in our understanding of the molecular basis of leukaemia, emerging paradigms and breakthroughs at the forefronts of leukaemia research, and new therapies emerging in the clinic.

4th International Conference on Stem Cell Engineering
Coronado, CA, United States

March 16-19, 2014

Presented by the Society of Biological Engineering (SBE) and the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), this meeting brings together engineers, biologists, and clinicians who are working on cellular therapies in order to accelerate progress towards designing the stem cell and its environment. this meeting brings together engineers, biologists, and clinicians who are working on cellular therapies in order to accelerate progress towards designing the stem cell and its environment.


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Keystone and ISCT highlight early 2014 offerings

Posted By Connections Editor, Friday, November 1, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013

Keystone Symposia: Stem Cells and Cancer
February 2-7, 2014-Banff, Canada

This meeting will examine the links between stem cell development and cancer initiation and progression. A major objective of the meeting will be to define new pathways and mechanisms that drive oncogenesis and that may be targeted to develop better preclinical models of cancer and design more effective approaches to therapy.

20th International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Annual Meeting 2014
April 23-26, 2014-Paris, France

The plenary sessions of this meeting are planned to cover topics such as gene modified cell therapy, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, immunotherapy, tissue engineering and others. The oral abstract sessions will emphasize the very best science at the meeting, and the poster sessions are expected to generate the informal exchanges that will stimulate the concepts leading to cell therapy advances. In addition, there are going to will be workshops covering a diversity of topics, a strong commercial track and a very deep quality and operations track.

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Cancer Genomics and Human Development highlight November offerings

Posted By Connections Editor, Monday, September 9, 2013
Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013

EMBL Conference-Cancer Genomics
Sunday 3 November - Tuesday 5 November 2013- EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

This conference will provide an opportunity to learn about, and keep up-to-date with, the rapidly progressing area of cancer genomics. It will cover presentations from cancer genome projects, the areas of cancer functional genomics, systems biology, cancer mouse models, and the translation and clinical impact of scientific results obtained. The meeting will bring together leading scientists from across these areas for a unique opportunity to interact and stimulate further integration of these efforts.

The Stem Cell Society Singapore (SCSS) Symposium 2013: "Early Human Development & Fetal-Maternal Medicine"

18-19th November 2013 at Biopolis, Singapore.

The theme for Symposium 2013 is "Early Human Development & Fetal-Maternal Medicine".

Two exciting days of outstanding scientific presentations from key academic, clinical, and commercial contributors. Session topics include: Reproductive Immunology; Fetal programming/Development Origins of Health & Disease; De-programming/Pluripotency; Imprinting/Epigenetics; Single Cell Technologies; Early Cell Fate decisions; Germ Cell Development; Stem Cells of the Placenta.


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Consider these notable meetings in China, Monaco

Posted By Connections Editor, Sunday, June 30, 2013
Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013

World Cord Blood Congress IV and Innovative Therapies for Sickle Cell Disease
24-27 October 2013 - Monaco, Principauté de Monaco

The upcoming World Cord Blood Congress will cover a wide range of topics including cord blood transplant in adults and children, the role of HLA in cord blood transplant, stem cells, cord blood banking and regulatory issues. An international panel of distinguished scientists and clinicians will participate in this major international forum over four days of interactive conferencing. The scientific programme will comprise a series of plenary presentations and debates. Short oral communications selected from submitted abstracts will enable registered participants to present their own data.

The World Cord Blood Congress is open to all professionals working in fields related to cord blood biology and clinical applications from both public and private sectors, including physicians, research scientists, technicians, data analysts and nurses. The congress will also be of interest to healthcare policy decision makers.

Stem Cells in Science and Medicine
14–17 October 2013- Suzhou, China

The ISSCR is returning to Suzhou and partnering with Cold Spring Harbor Asia to present: The ISSCR’s Regional Forum Series, which expands the global reach of its educational programming with two additional events in 2013. Designed to complement the ISSCR Annual Meeting, Regional Forums are held in more intimate settings and provide a focused look at specific topics within stem cell research. Recommended sessions are: Cancer Stem Cells & Therapy, Cell Fate Control and Conversion, iPS and Reprogramming, Stem Cells & Development

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New York and Stockholm Host Notable Meetings

Posted By Connections Editor, Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Bone Marrow Niche, Stem Cells, and Leukemia: Impact of Drugs, Chemicals, and the Environment- New York

May 29 - 31, 2013

This 2.5-day conference presented by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the New York Academy of Sciences will bring together representatives from two areas of research, toxicology and hematology, around a jointly shared goal — to better understand, prevent, and treat myeloid neoplasms. Conference Sessions will combine basic science and toxicology research at the level of the bone marrow niche with clinical findings from healthy subjects and patients. Topics for discussion will include bone marrow niche structure and function, the maturation and differentiation of healthy and leukemogenic hematopoietic stem cells, and the environmental, chemical, and genetic factors involved in the development of myeloid abnormalities including MDS and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The meeting will feature a series of plenary lectures, panel discussions, a poster session, and short talk presentations selected from abstracts submitted by early career investigators. The meeting will include the following sessions, all of which are highly recommended: Stem Cells, the Niche and Myeloid Neoplasms; Stem Cell Signaling and the Niche; Dysregulation of Gene Expression in Myeloid Neoplasms; Therapy Related Myeloid Neoplasms, and Models and Tools

The 18th Congress of EHA- Stockholm, Sweden
June 13-16, 2013

The aim of the congress is to present hematology as a comprehensive discipline by way of the various types of sessions and diverse range of topics. The education and scientific program of the congress will highlight established clinical practice, recent advances and views from different stakeholders and international organizations. The deadline for early registration is May 10th, 2013. Highly recommended are the Hematology-in-Focus sessions that will be held on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday June 16th.

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