The PARP Family and ADP-ribosylation
December 9 - 11, 2020  Virtual
Revised Abstract Deadline: September 18, 2020


W. Lee Kraus, UT Southwestern Medical Center        
Andreas Ladurner, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany
Susan Smith, Skirball Institute NYU School of Medicine


COVID-19: Because of the ongoing COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, CSHL and the organizers have reached the difficult decision to postpone the meeting on The PARP Family and ADP-ribosylation originally scheduled for April 1 - 4, 2020 until December 9 -11, 2020.  We realize this is very inconvenient for you and hope you understand how difficult this decision has been to make. We are very much hoping that many of you will be able to participate in December and that you are able to change your travel plans with minimal cost and disruption. 

We hope you understand this decision and sincerely regret how this may impact your upcoming plans.

If we do not hear from you we will assume you are still planning to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible (by July 3) to be eligible for a full refund. Thereafter our normal cancellation policies will apply.


Day Time (EST Session # Session Name
Wednesday 10:00 am  1 PARPs in Physiology and Disease
Wednesday 2:00 pm 
Keynote Speaker: Alan Ashworth
Wednesday 2:45pm 2 PARP Inhibitors and Cancer / PARPs in Plants
Thursday 10:00am 3 PARPs in Metabolism, Inflammation and Stress
Thursday 2:00pm 4 PARP Signaling Mechanisms and Disease
Friday 10:00am 5 Structure and Mechanisms: DNA Repair and Genome
Friday 2:00pm 6 Proteomics, Chemical Biology, and Inhibitors

Throughout Meeting Virtual Poster Session
Virtual Icebreaker Wednesday, 5:30 pm

Keynote Speaker:
Alan Ashworth, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ivan Ahel, University of Oxford, Medical Sciences, UK 
Masanori Aikawa, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex, UK
Michael Cohen, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University
Daniela Corda, Italian National Research Council
Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, University of Kentucky
Michael Hottiger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Christopher Lord, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Ivan Matic, Max Planch Institute for Biology of Aging, Germany
John Pascal, University of Montreal, Canada 
Dea Slade, Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna 

The 4th meeting on The PARP Family and ADP-ribosylation is going fully virtual and will now commence with a 10:00am morning session (US EST) on Wednesday, December 9 and the meeting will end with an afternoon session (US EST) on Friday, December 11. This meeting will bring together researchers from disparate areas with a common interest in PARPs and poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation.

Time Zone Morning Session Afternoon Session
New York 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Los Angeles 7:00 am 11:00 am
London 3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Berlin 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Tokyo 11:00 pm 3:00 am (+1)

Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

New and revised abstracts should be submitted by the resubmission deadline, Friday, September 18. Individuals originally selected for talks should assume they will still be speaking, but we may select additional talks based on the number of invited and selected speakers who cannot reconfirm.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlPARP. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference is supported in part by:

This support allows us to provide partial stipends to graduate students and postdocs submitting abstracts. Please send requests for financial aid to Shannon Silva.


Late Pricing: (registrations submitted after 4:01 p.m. EDT on Friday, December 4, 2020)

Virtual Package: $340
Virtual Graduate/PhD Student Package: $245
Virtual Corporate Package: $460

To be eligible for lab group discounts, please submit a list of lab members planning to attend in advance of registration to Shannon Silva to establish appropriate discounted fees. Please include a link to your lab web page for verification purposes. Prior payments will be included in the group discount calculation.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, abstract submission, or any other matters may be directed to Shannon Silva.

Virtual 3 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~70 talks / 8 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~20 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~ 150 posters with
dedicated slack channels for each poster
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Digital program in PDF format
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Leading Strand video archive access to talks
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Twitter for meeting news & general comments