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October 8 - 12, 2013
Abstract Deadline: August 11, 2013

Douglas Green, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Sally Kornbluth, Duke University
Scott Lowe, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

We are pleased to announce the tenth meeting on Cell Death, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from Tuesday evening October 8 till after lunch on Saturday, October 12, 2013. 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include morning and evening sessions consisting of short talks, limited to approximately 15 minutes, principally on unpublished work.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:
David Andrews, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
Karen Vousden, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research
Topics & Discussion Leaders:
Bcl-2 Family Proteins
Loren Walensky, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Andreas Strasser, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Model Organisms
Marie Hardwick, Johns Hopkins University
Kristin White, MGH/Harvard Medical School

Cell Death in Cancer Biology
John Abrams, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Sally Kornbluth. Duke University School of Medicine

Cell Death and Inflammation
Seamus Martin, Trinity College Dublin
Vishva Dixit, Genentech, Inc.

Molecular Mechanisms
Guy Salvesen, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Hao Wu, Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Cell Death Therapeutics
Tak Mak, Ontario Cancer Institute
Eileen White, Rutgers University/The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Metabolic Control of Cell Death
Joseph Opferman, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Scott Lowe, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Cell Survival Strategies

Shigekazu Nagata, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine
Richard Youle, National Institutes of Health
Non-apoptotic Cell Death
Doug Green, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School

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. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend and have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Demetria Mudar ( stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

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

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:
National Cancer Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Academic Package $1380
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1145
Corporate Package $1775
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $935

Corporate No-Housing Package $1190

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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Demetria Mudar (


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