Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2009

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Mitochondrial Dynamics and Physiology (X6)

Organizer(s) Janet M. Shaw and David C. Chan
March 22—27, 2009
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 25, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 23, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 25, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 22, 2009

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Joint Meeting: Cell Death Pathways (X5)

Summary of Meeting:
The view of mitochondria as dynamic organelles that are continuously remodeled by fission, fusion and transport has finally become mainstream. Research reveals that these processes impact mitochondrial function in healthy and apoptotic cells and cause inherited neuropathies in humans when disturbed. Progress has been made in identifying the molecular machineries that carry out these events and the signaling pathways that integrate mitochondrial behavior with cell physiology. The current challenge for researchers and clinicians is to incorporate these findings into testable models for the etiology of mitochondrial diseases. The goal of this meeting is to bring together international leaders in basic and clinical research to discuss new and exciting findings and the best strategies for applying this information in the laboratory and the clinic. By including workshops and short talks chosen from abstracts, the program will showcase late-breaking “hot” topics, provide a forum to critically evaluate current controversies, and will be of interest to scientists interested in basic mechanisms of organelle biology as well as clinicians interested in mitochondrial pathology. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be further enhanced by the concurrent meeting “Cell Death Pathways”, which will share a Keynote and two plenary sessions with this meeting.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 25, 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

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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