Telomeres & Telomerase
May 2 - 6, 2023
Abstract Deadline: February 10, 2023


Peter Baumann, Institute of Molecular Biology, Germany
Jan Karlseder, The Salk Institute
Deborah Wuttke, University of Colorado

We are pleased to offer the thirteenth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Telomeres & Telomerase to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, cellular, and genetic aspects of telomeres and telomerase biology. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 2, and run through lunch on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The meeting is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate interaction amongst groups active in diverse systems.

Chromosome and Genome Stability
Replication Stress
Telomerase Biogenesis and Regulation
Telomere Protection and DNA Damage Signaling
Telomere Function During the Cell Cycle and Cell Death Regulation
Regulation of Immortality by Telomerase
Regulation of Immortality by ALT
Telomeropathies, Premature Aging and Cancer Predisposition

Discussion Leaders:
Mary Armanios, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Steven Artandi, Stanford University
Alison Bertuch, Baylor College of Medicine
Thomas Cech, University of Colorado-Boulder/HHMI
Titia de Lange, The Rockefeller University
Roger Greenberg, University of Pennsylvania
Carol Greider, University of California, Santa Cruz
Makoto Hayashi, Kyoto University, Japan / IFOM ETS, Italy
Dirk Hockemeyer, University of California Berkeley
Junko Kanoh, Osaka University, Japan
Joachim Lingner, EPFL, Switzerland
Thi Hoang Duong Nguyen, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
Hilda Pickett, Children's Medical Research Institute, Australia
Grazia Raffa, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Roger Reddel, Children's Medical Research Institute, Australia
Raymund Wellinger, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Unpublished material must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. Please apply in writing via email to Amy Traina if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshltelo. 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 the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health

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 firstly 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 Amy Traina.

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 Amy Traina

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 April 27)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $425
Late Student Virtual Package: $300
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $580