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This meeting took place in 2001



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The Molecular Medicine of Colorectal Cancer (F2)


Organizer(s) Vincent W. Yang and Raymond N. DuBois
January 30—February 4, 2001
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 29, 2000
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Early Registration Deadline: Nov 30, 2000

Summary of Meeting:
Significant progress has been made in understanding the molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the last decade. Key genes, the mutations that lead to increased susceptibility to CRC have been identified and characterized. The identification of these genes has enabled large-scale genetic screening in the population for affected individuals. Various pharmacological agents have also been shown to be promising in the prevention or treatment of CRC. These major advances are likely to affect the conventional clinical approaches to CRC, leading to improved diagnostic and therapeutic methodologies for this serious disease. The objective of this colloquium is to assemble a group of expert investigators from both scientific and clinical communities in order to formulate novel approaches to the diagnosis and management of CRC. It is hoped that at the conclusion of the colloquium that each group of investigators will develop new ideas by interacting with the other and subsequently apply these new ideas to their fields of study.

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Scholarships

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.


Eligibility


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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

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