Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2010

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Intra- and Intercellular Mechanisms of Aging (B2)

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New Insights into Healthspan and Diseases of Aging: From Molecular to Functional Senescence (B2)

Organizer(s) Sean M. Oldham, David A. Sinclair, Jan Vijg and Heidi Scrable
January 31—February 5, 2010
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, CA USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 24, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 30, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 24, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 30, 2009

Supported by The Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Aging can be defined as the gradual loss of the ability of the organism to maintain homeostasis. Our aim will be to focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which tissue and organ function deteriorate and homeostasis fails rather than on longevity itself, which has been the theme of previous Keystone Symposia meetings on aging. Work from a variety of models is recognizing that organisms, especially humans, are complicated systems in which interventions that extend lifespan might not necessarily block the aging and loss of function in specific organs or tissues and vice versa. Continuing this approach will help us gain an understanding and appreciation of the complexity that underlies aging in humans. The aim of this meeting is to reveal the integration and communication between pathways and systems during functional aging and their relationship with longevity. This meeting will highlight important questions to address in future research. Most importantly, what are the common and disparate causes underlying the cellular and physiological mechanisms responsible for human senescent phenotypes?

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 24, 2009 (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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