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This meeting took place in 2007

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Integrative Basis of Cardiovascular Disease (J4)

Organizer(s) Andrew R. Marks, Stefanie Dimmeler and Ketty Schwartz
January 22—27, 2007
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 22, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 22, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 22, 2006

Part of the Translational Medicine Series, Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research & Development

Summary of Meeting:
The most exciting research in cardiovascular biology these days is that designed to elucidate molecular mechanisms of complex diseases. These studies are leading to identification of novel therapeutic targets that can be tested in relevant animal models. Through the use of chemical genomics, small molecules that modulate gene function can be identified. These serve as precursors to novel therapeutics that can be developed for clinical use, in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry. Novel interfaces for cardiovascular biology include neurologic control, cell and tissue engineering and biomaterials (devices). The goal of this meeting is to address these opportunities and interfaces and create opportunities for cardiovascular scientists to interact with leaders in the fields of chemical genomics, tissue engineering and biomaterials, all with the aim of generating new ideas for cardiovascular science and therapeutics.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 22, 2006 (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

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