Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2004

For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Hematopoiesis (D2)

Organizer(s) James N. Ihle and Stuart H. Orkin
March 12—17, 2004
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, CA USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 12, 2003
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 12, 2004

Sponsored in part by the Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The goal of the meeting is to bring together investigators working on various aspects of hematopoiesis. Through the exchange of knowledge and ideas, it is anticipated that new concepts and approaches to hematopoiesis will arise. During the last few years our understanding of the regulation of hematopoiesis at the molecular level has greatly increased. This has resulted from the identification of the genes that are involved and the use of mammalian genetic approaches to precisely define the roles of individual genes. One of the challenges of the new information has been to integrate the rapidly expanding data to more accurately define the processes involved. An understanding of the individual genes and their interrelationship in controlling normal hematopoiesis will further our understanding of the malignant transformation of hematopoietic cells and provide additional targets for the rational development of therapeutic agents. A more detailed understanding of hematopoiesis will allow the identification of points for therapeutic intervention.

View Meeting Program


Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


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

Application Process

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

Click here to start a scholarship application.

  See the Scholarship FAQ's

Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
Please Click Here for more information about Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship.

  See the Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship FAQ's

If you have any questions, please contact