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This meeting took place in 2006

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The Molecular and Integrative Basis for Toxic Responses (Z4)

Organizer(s) Roger G. Ulrich and Robert A. Roth
May 7—11, 2006
Fairmont Empress Victoria / Victoria Conference Centre • Victoria, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Jan 5, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Mar 17, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 5, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Mar 17, 2006

Sponsored by ICOS Corporation

Summary of Meeting:
Drug toxicity continues to be an important human health problem and a major economic issue for the pharmaceutical industry, since it results in many failed candidates and drug recalls. It is widely recognized that knowledge of toxic mechanisms can aid in the design of safer drugs, and recent advances in molecular and genomic biology hold promise for increasing such mechanistic understanding. Determining untoward effects of drug exposure on cellular signaling pathways that result in altered RNA transcription, protein expression and activity along with the consequent impact on cell and tissue function has become an intense focus in toxicological research. This conference will bring together key scientists to discuss important organ targets for drug toxicity, emphasizing pathways and mediators of cell and tissue injury and the contribution of environmental and genetic factors that determine individual susceptibility.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: January 5, 2006 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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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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