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This meeting took place in 2008

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G Protein-Coupled Receptors: New Insights in Functional Regulation and Clinical Application (E2)

Organizer(s) Heidi E. Hamm, P. Jeffrey Conn, Jean-Philippe Pin and Olivier Civelli
May 18—23, 2008
INEC Killarney Convention Centre • Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland
Abstract Deadline: Jan 18, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Feb 19, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 18, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Mar 31, 2008

In collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland; Part of the Translational Medicine Series, Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research & Development

Summary of Meeting:
The G-protein-coupled-receptor (GPCR) family accounts for almost 3% of the human genome and encompasses the largest number of receptors identified to date. Further, GPCRs have proven to be one of the primary targets for therapeutic drug intervention. Work in the field is rapidly progressing through the identification of structural aspects of activation, dimerization and its functional significance, ligand-directed signaling, de-orphanization of GPCRs and their signaling pathways, allosteric modulators of GPCR activation, as well as novel interacting protein complexes and their correlate signaling cascades. This Keystone Symposia meeting will focus on these important aspects of GPCRs as well as how they regulate functional systems such as sleep, stress and feeding. Finally, the effect of genetic disease on GPCR activation and signaling will be discussed.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: January 18, 2008 (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.


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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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