Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2007

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Frontiers in Gastrointestinal Cancer: Molecular Genetics, Inflammation, Early Detection and Therapy (T2)

Organizer(s) Qimin Zhan, Yang Ke, Xin Wei Wang, Raymond DuBois and Zongtang Sun
October 14—19, 2007
Capital Hotel • Beijing, China
Abstract Deadline: Jul 17, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Jul 17, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 14, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Aug 14, 2007

In Collaboration with and Cosponsored by Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking University Health Science Center

Summary of Meeting:
Gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies account for a large fraction of human cancers. They are almost without exception incurable when gross metastases exist. Three of the 20 top leading causes of worldwide mortality are related to GI malignancies. For example, liver cancer is the third leading cause of worldwide cancer deaths and most of them (>79%) are in Asia. Liver and gastric cancers are the leading cause of cancer deaths in China. There is a strong need to discuss and develop a coherent strategy by joining efforts from both east and west to study GI malignancies. The Keystone Symposia is an excellent platform for a conference on GI malignancies because of its high scientific standard and impact. An in depth discussion of the interest in molecular epidemiology, GI cancer models, molecular diagnostic/prognostic, therapeutic strategies and cancer stem cells in the context of rapid development of these areas is therefore timely. The goals of this symposium are to bring together Academia, Government and Industry laboratories from Asia, North America and Europe working on gastroenterological malignancies, to exchange state-of-the-art and late-breaking discoveries, and to update consensus strategies in a fight against these malignancies.

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Scholarship / Award Information


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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