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This meeting took place in 2008

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Pathological and Physiological Regulation of Cardiac Hypertrophy (A4)

Organizer(s) Leslie A. Leinwand and Eric N. Olson
January 13—18, 2008
Copper Mountain Resort • Copper Mountain, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 14, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 17, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 14, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 13, 2007

Sponsored by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Summary of Meeting:
Heart disease remains a leading cause of death and constitutes a complex array of disorders. This meeting will explore new areas of research on how the heart adapts to a wide variety of stimuli including exercise, diet, and genetic background. In the post-genome era, it is now possible to contemplate new heart disease therapies such as through tissue engineering, and stem cell and molecular therapies. The role of microRNAs in regulating cardiac development and disease is an exciting new field of study. We will also consider understanding the mechanisms that animals in nature use to regulate their hearts during hibernation and fasting and feeding.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 14, 2007 (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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