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PTEN Pathways & Targets
March 25 - 28, 2014
Abstract deadline: February 7, 2014

Suzanne Baker, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Anne Brunet, Stanford University
Lewis Cantley, Weill Cornell Medical College
Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Harvard Medical School

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We are pleased to announce the fifth Cold Spring Harbor conference on PTEN Pathways & Targets, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 25 and conclude with lunch on Friday, March 28, 2014.

The 2014 meeting is intended to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches to the analysis of the PTEN pathway at the cellular level and in develo pment and diseases including cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders such as autism. Junior and senior researchers will join to discuss their latest research findings and tech nical approaches toward the analysis of the PTEN pathway. Particular emphasis will be given to model systems, disease pathogenesis and therapy. While a number of speakers have been invited, please note that the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.

Session Themes:
* Upstream Signaling in the PTEN Pathway
* Downstream Signaling in the PTEN Pathway
* PTEN in Stem Cell Function, Development &

* Cancer & PTEN Signaling
* Metabolism & Aging
* Complex Regulation of PTEN Signaling

Keynote Speaker:
Ramon Parsons , Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Invited Speakers & Session Chairs:
Dario Alessi, University of Dundee, UK
Manuela Baccarini, University of Vienna, Austria
Karen Cichowski, Harvard University
Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham
Emilio Hirsch, University of Torino, Italy
William Mair, Harvard University
Brendan Manning, Harvard School of Public Health
Kathleen Millen, University of Seattle
Gordon Mills, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sean Morrison, UT Southwestern
Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Harvard University
Luis Parada, UT Southwestern
Neal Rosen, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
David Sabatini, MIT
Manuel Serrano, Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Spain
Reuben Shaw, Salk Institute
Vuk Stambolic, University of Toronto, Canada
Alex Toker, Harvard University
Lloyd Trotman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Bart Vanhaesebroeck, University College of London, UK
Wenyi Wei, Harvard Medical School
Roger Williams , MRC, UK
Xuejun Xiang, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Jean Zhao, Harvard University

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 since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

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

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

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:
National Cancer Institute

We thank Histowiz for additional support.

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.

Academic Package $1100
Graduate/PhD Student Package $920
Corporate Package $1400
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $750
Corporate No-Housing Package $945

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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.



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