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This meeting took place in 2003

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From Stem Cells to Therapy (E3)

Organizer(s) Janet Rossant, David J. Mooney, Margaret A. Goodell and Farshid Guilak
March 29—April 3, 2003
Sheraton Steamboat Resort • Steamboat Springs, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 2, 2002
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 29, 2003

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Summary of Meeting:
Stem cells have generated considerable excitement recently in the scientific, clinical, and public domains. Pluripotent cells derived from early embryos or fetal tissues appear capable of indefinite expansion and have the capacity to differentiate into many cell types. Multipotential stem cells derived from adult tissues are being found in novel niches and have considerably broader differentiation capacity than originally imagined. By 2003 these exciting discoveries will be maturing into a broader understanding of the factors that control stem cell self-renewal, differentiation, and stem cell plasticity, as well as the differences between adult and embryonic stem cells. In order to translate this research into therapeutic applications, the basic biology must be merged with applied aspects of cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials, transplantation biology and delivery systems. This conference will bring together top stem cell biologists, biomedical engineers and clinicians in an interdisciplinary format to discuss the frontiers of stem cells and therapeutic applications. General topics: * stem cells and pluripotency * plasticity of stem cells * environmental signals controlling stem cells * quality control of stem cell growth and differentiation * from stem cells

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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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