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This meeting took place in 2007

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Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk (Z2)

Organizer(s) Bart Staels, Jean E. Schaffer and Juleen R. Zierath
March 27—April 1, 2007
Sheraton Steamboat Resort • Steamboat Springs, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 27, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 28, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 27, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 29, 2007

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

Summary of Meeting:
The metabolic syndrome is a complex entity of metabolic disorders clustering around acquired visceral obesity. These metabolic abnormalities include alterations in glucose homeostasis associated with insulin resistance, atherogenic dyslipidemia, coagulation disturbances and, in many cases, hypertension. Metabolic syndrome patients are at high risk to develop type 2 diabetes and most often die from cardiovascular diseases. Already identified in the early 1950’s and formally presented as syndrome X in the 1980’s, the metabolic syndrome is achieving epidemic proportions in the 21st century, due to global changes in life-style. In this meeting, the most recent conceptual advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome, its different metabolic components as well as its cardiovascular complications, will be discussed. This meeting aims to integrate approaches from basic and translational science, with an overall goal of understanding 1) how to translate this science into a more optimal lifestyle management and 2) the prospects for therapeutic intervention.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 27, 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

Application Process

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