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This meeting took place in 2001

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Hematopoiesis (E3)

Organizer(s) James N. Ihle and Stuart H. Orkin
April 3—8, 2001
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Dec 4, 2000
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 2, 2001

Sponsored in part by the Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Our understanding of the regulation of hematopoiesis at the molecular level has greatly increased over the last few years. There has been a rapid identification of the transcription factors that control both differentiation and the signal transduction pathways that contribute to proliferation and maintenance of the cells. The precise role for many of these genes is often dramatically illustrated through the derivation of mice that lack individual genes, and, more frequently, multiple genes. A major challenge at present is the integration of the information derived from these studies to develop a better understanding of how the various aspects of hematopoiesis are integrated. The goal of the meeting is to bring together investigators working on various aspects of hematopoiesis. By bringing these investigators together, it is anticipated that the knowledge exchanged and the discussions that arise will lead to the formulation of new concepts and approaches to studying hematopoiesis.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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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.


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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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