August 15 - 19, 2017
Abstract Deadline: June 19, 2017


David Andrews, University of Toronto, Canada
Anthony Letai,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karen Vousden, Francis Crick Institute, UK

We are pleased to announce the 12th meeting on Cell Death, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from Tuesday evening, August 15, until after lunch on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The meeting will cover the field of cell death and apoptosis by specific sessions devoted to the topics listed below.

The format of the meeting will include morning and evening sessions consisting of short talks, limited to approximately 15 minutes, principally on unpublished work. Because the audience will be composed of investigators with rather diverse backgrounds, the session chairs will anchor each session with a 20-minute talk to provide an overview of the specific area. The other submitted abstracts will be presented in poster sessions in the free afternoons. As usual at Cold Spring Harbor Meetings, all abstracts of both poster and platform sessions will be published in an abstract book given to all the participants.

Keynote Speakers:

Andrew Roberts, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research/University of Melbourne, Australia
Craig Thompson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Topics & Discussion Leaders:

BCL-2 Family Proteins
Ana Garcia Saez, Universitat Tubingen, Germany
Loren Walensky, Harvard University
Death Receptors, IAPs and Necrosome
Kim Newton, Genentech
Domagoj Vucic, Genentech
Neuronal Cell Death
Marc Tessier Lavigne, Stanford University
Aging and Cell Death
Maria Blasco, Spanish National Cancer Research Center
Cell Death & Disease
Xin Lu, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, UK
Novel Cell Death Regulation
Emily Cheng, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Seamus Martin, Trinity College Dublin
Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Daohong Zhou, University of Arkansas
Autophagy and Non-Apoptotic Cell Death
Scott Dixon, Stanford University
Eileen White, The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Model Systems
Andreas Strasser, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Mitochondrial Cell Death
Feng Shao, HHMI/National Institute of Biological Sciences, China
Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made.

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are from U.S. minority groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Please apply in writing via email to Heather Johnson and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in August.

This meeting is supported in part by AstraZeneca.

Academic Package $1,455
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,210
Corporate Package $1,865
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $985
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,250

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.