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This meeting took place in 2001

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The Molecular Basis of Cancer: Signaling to Cell Growth and Death (J2)

Organizer(s) Karen Vousden, Carol L. Prives and Christopher Marshall
January 9—14, 2001
Taos Convention Center (meeting only) • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 8, 2000
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 9, 2000

Joint Meeting: Cell Cycle 2001 (J1)

Summary of Meeting:
Considerable progress has been made in determining how cell growth and death are regulated, and the signaling pathways that control these cellular responses. Recently, exciting new advances have been made in the understanding of how these pathways intersect, and how deregulation of one response impinges on others. It is now clear that oncogenic alterations that drive cell proliferation also activate growth inhibitory pathways, and pathways that signal cell growth, death and survival are intimately linked. Tumor cell progression is a reflection of perturbations in complementary response pathways that allow malignant cells to survive and grow. This meeting will bring together areas of cell growth and apoptosis with the signal transduction mechanisms that regulate them, to help consolidate our understanding of how these responses are regulated in normal cells, and patterns of deregulation that are required for tumor progression.

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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.


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

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