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Hypoxia: Molecules, Mechanisms and Disease (A3)

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Hypoxia: Molecular Mechanisms of Oxygen Sensing and Response Pathways (B1)

Organizer(s) Navdeep S. Chandel, Peter J. Ratcliffe, Volker H. Haase and Agnes Görlach
January 19—24, 2010
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 21, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 22, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 21, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 19, 2009

Supported by The Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Molecular oxygen is absolutely essential for cellular respiration and higher organisms have developed sophisticated physiological responses that allow adaptation to a low oxygen environment. These include neurotransmitter release from the carotid body to increase respiration; pulmonary vascular constriction to redirect blood flow from poorly to well oxygenated regions; and in the kidney, enhanced erythropoietin secretion to boost red blood cell production to augment oxygen carrying capacity. Tissue hypoxia is not only associated with a variety of pathological conditions such as pulmonary, cardiovascular and neoplastic diseases, but also occurs during normal embryonic development and plays an important role in stem cell maintenance. This meeting will highlight the latest, cutting-edge advances in hypoxia research and discuss (1) the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie physiological responses to hypoxia, (2) the role of hypoxic signaling in the pathogenesis and progression of pulmonary hypertension, ischemia and cancer, (3) the importance of hypoxia in stem cell maintenance and embryonic development, and (4) the overall state of the art in hypoxic signaling in inflammation and metabolism.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 21, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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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

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