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This meeting took place in 2001

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Angiogenesis and Chronic Diseases (X1)

Organizer(s) Denisa D. Wagner, Richard O. Hynes and Mary E. Gerritsen
April 24—29, 2001
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 21, 2000
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 24, 2001

Summary of Meeting:
Angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels, plays crucial roles both in embryonic development and in various physiological or pathological processes. These include wound healing, arthritis, atherosclerosis, obesity, various forms of blindness and cancer. The realization that tumors need to establish a vascular supply in order to survive and grow has excited much interest in the possibility that inhibition of angiogenesis offers a general way in which to inhibit tumor growth. Similarly, disorders in retinal vascularization constitute the major causes of blindness and ways to control retinal angiogenesis offer attractive opportunities for therapy. Recent advances in our understanding of the basic cell biology underlying vasculogenesis and angiogenesis have presented many candidate targets, but it remains true that these complex processes are only poorly understood. The purpose of this meeting will be to bring together scientists studying the basic molecular and cellular processes with those concerned with applications to specific diseases. The meeting will cover the secreted factors, receptors, adhesion proteins and other molecular players, as well as the cellular functions involved in vascular development and the involvement of vascularization in chronic diseases. By holding the meeting in parallel with a symposium on atherosclerosis, it will be possible to bring together scientists and clinicians covering many fields of vascular biology relevant to a variety of chronic diseases.

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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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