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This meeting took place in 2009



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Extrinsic Control of Tumor Genesis and Progression (C8)


Organizer(s) Thea D. Tlsty and Mary J.C. Hendrix
March 15—20, 2009
Fairmont Waterfront • Vancouver, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 17, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 15, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 17, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 15, 2009

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
It has long been known that the interactions between cells and their respective microenvironments are instructive and necessary in proper development. Cell-environment interactions play complex roles in organ homeostasis and, when altered, disease. Increasing evidence now suggests that the microenvironment also modulates critical aspects of the genesis and progression of tumors. For example, initiation, progression and even control of metastasis and latency are governed by these interactions. This modulation is most likely brought about through both genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Currently, the signaling pathways and mechanisms of regulation are mostly unknown. This conference will bring together leaders in this field to discuss current problems and strategize on the clinical application of new insights.

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Scholarships/Awards


Scholarship / Award Information



Scholarship Deadline: November 17, 2008 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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Scholarships

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.


Eligibility


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


If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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