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This meeting took place in 2006

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Nuclear Receptors: Orphan Brothers (X3)

Organizer(s) Vincent Giguère, David D. Moore and Anastasia Kralli
March 18—23, 2006
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, AB Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 17, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 12, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 17, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2006

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Nuclear receptors constitute a large family of transcription factors that control development and homeostasis of complex organisms, and play fundamental roles in human diseases. In contrast to classic steroid and thyroid hormone receptors, orphan nuclear receptors were originally identified without any prior knowledge of their association with natural or synthetic ligands. Studies of orphan nuclear receptors has not only led to the discovery of new hormone response systems and regulatory pathways controlling cell fate, organogenesis and vital metabolic functions, but also helped in uncovering molecular mechanisms common to the action of all members of the nuclear receptor family. This meeting will demonstrate the importance of orphan nuclear receptors in health and diseases, their potential as targets for drug discovery and the distinction and likeness in the molecular mechanisms of action used by orphan and steroid nuclear receptors.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 17, 2005 (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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