Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2009

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Cardiac Disease: Development, Regeneration, and Repair (D1)

Organizer(s) Michael D. Schneider and Nadia A. Rosenthal
March 15—20, 2009
Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa • Asheville, North Carolina USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 18, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 15, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 18, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 15, 2009

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Cardiac muscle death, without numerically equivalent myocyte creation, poses a formidable and inexorable challenge in both acute and chronic forms of heart disease. A regenerative medicine approach to rescue cardiac muscle cell number or instigate heart repair in other ways has moved from the esoteric fringe to the mainstream of both fundamental and patient-based cardiovascular research. However, notwithstanding the encouraging results from phase I and even phase II trials in this realm, the scientific foundations of cardiac repair largely remain to be proven on a basis that is more than empirical. By virtue of its orientation not merely to translation, but at least equally to the enabling sciences within stem cell biology, cardiovascular development, and genetics, this Keystone Symposia meeting addresses a critical unmet need in a high-impact field of current and foreseeable explosive growth.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 18, 2008 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


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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