Cell State Conversions
October 10 - 14, 2023
Abstract Deadline: August 11, 2023


Magdalena Gotz, Munich University & Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
Thomas Graf,
Center for Genomic Regulation, CRG, Spain
Deepak Srivastava, Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco

We are pleased to announce a new meeting on Cell State Conversions, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10th, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, October 14. The proposed meeting will assemble the leaders in the field, together with junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, to discuss new, cutting-edge developments in the study of all aspects of Cellular Reprogramming.


Molecular mechanisms of induced fate conversion
Mechanisms of naturally occurring fate conversions
Direct reprogramming for disease modeling & repair
In vivo forced direct fate conversion 
New avenues and tools for changing cell fate and states

Keynote Speakers:
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Altos Labs
Ken Zaret, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Confirmed Speakers:
Philip Beachy,
Stanford University
Benedikt Berninger, Kings College London, United Kingdom
Hongkui Deng, Peking University, China
Tushar Desai, Stanford University
Bruno Di Stefano, Baylor College of Medicine
Christophe Heinrich, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon, France
Kathy Ivey, Tenaya Therapeutics
Sophie Jarriault, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Biology, France
Marisa Karow, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Germany
Fabrice Lavial, Cancer Research Center of Lyon, France
Kyle Loh, Stanford University
Ravindra Majeti, Stanford University
Jerome Mertens, University of California, San Diego
Samantha Morris, Washington University
Filipe Pereira, Lund University, Sweden
Li Qian, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Tom Reh, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
Stefan Stricker, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, Institute of Epigenetics & Stem Cells, Germany
Baris Tursun, University of Hamburg, Germany
Marius Wernig, Stanford University School of Medicine
Andrew Yoo, Washington University School of Medicine
Chun-Li Zhang, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website 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 the government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.


Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshldirect. 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.

In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1705
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1600
Academic Shared Room Package: $1455
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1085
Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1355
Student Package/No Housing Package: $985
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2180
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1560

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please inquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus.
Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in-person.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should first request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle-income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority-serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Samantha Mastronardi

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package $325
Grad Student Virtual Package: $200
Corporate Virtual Package: $480

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 17)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $425
Late Student Virtual Package: $300
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $580