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This meeting took place in 2008

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Nuclear Receptors: Steroid Sisters (Z2)

Organizer(s) Nancy Lynn Weigel, Dean P. Edwards and W. Lee Kraus
March 30—April 4, 2008
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Dec 3, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 2, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 3, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 30, 2008

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Steroid receptors are hormone-regulated transcription factors that control a diverse array of physiological processes. Recent studies have (1) revealed new mechanisms by which steroid receptors modulate transcription and activate cell signaling pathways, (2) identified molecules with diverse functions that regulate steroid receptor action, and (3) elucidated roles for steroid receptors in both normal physiological processes and disease states, including cancer. Identification of the specific factors and molecular mechanisms that contribute to the tissue-specific actions and aberrant pathological effects of steroid receptors is critical for developing therapeutic agents. The objective of the meeting is to facilitate interactions between leaders in the field, younger scientists, and trainees to address these questions. Topics covered in this meeting include: (1) receptor structure and function; (2) genome-wide actions; (3) coactivators and corepressors; (4) chromatin remodeling; (5) interactions with cell signaling pathways; (6) novel biological roles for steroid receptors; and (7) steroid hormone actions in cancer.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: December 3, 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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