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This meeting took place in 2011

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Mechanisms of Cardiac Growth, Death and Regeneration (X3)

Organizer(s) Richard N. Kitsis, Ivor J. Benjamin and Charles E. Murry
February 22—27, 2011
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 21, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 23, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 21, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 22, 2010

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in the world. Although advances have been made in our understanding of cardiac biology and pathobiology, significant conceptual and practical gaps remain. This meeting – in combination with a concurrent meeting on Molecular Cardiology: Disease Mechanisms and Experimental Therapeutics – will address these gaps by focusing on fundamental mechanisms that regulate cardiac structure, function, and repair and how they relate to human disease. These paired cardiovascular-centric meetings bring diverse areas under an umbrella focused on the heart in health and disease. While primarily basic science-based, each meeting uniquely incorporates bench-to-bedside novel therapeutics sessions with the goal of broadening the attraction of this meeting to investigators from academia, pharma, biotechnology, and in the clinical enterprise. Both meetings deal with hypertrophy and heart failure, and disease. The focus of the Mechanisms of Cardiac Growth, Death and Regeneration meeting includes stem cells and stem cell/tissue engineering, and therefore this meeting occupies a unique position with respect to cardiac stem cell biology meetings.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 21, 2010 (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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