Nucleic Acid Therapies
March 22 - March 25
Abstract Deadline: February 3, 2023


Shalini Andersson, AstraZeneca
Masad Damha, McGill University
Anastasia Khvorova, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Matthew Stanton, Generation Bio

The eighth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Nucleic Acid Therapies will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 22, and will conclude at noon on Saturday, March 25. Lunch will be provided.

Nucleic Acids - Chemistry & Applications
Gene Editing

Keynote Speaker:
David Lebwohl,
CMO, Intellia Therapeutics

Invited Speakers:
Pascaline Aime-Wilson, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Anne Bothmer, Tessera Therapeutics
Steven Dowdy, University of California, San Diego
Samir El Andaloussi, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Peter Hagedorn, Roche Innovation Center
Jeremy Hall, City of Hope
Ben Kleinstiver, MGH/Harvard University
Holly Kordasiewicz, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Amy Lancaster, Korro Bio, Inc.
Art Levin, Avidity Biosciences LLC
Nathan Luedtke,
McGill University, Canada
Muthiah (Mano) Manoharan, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Eric Minikel/Sonia Vallabh, Broad Institute
Andrea Rentmeister, University of Munster. Germany
Matthew Stanton, Generation Bio
Willeke van Roon, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Xiao Wang, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Jonathan Watts, UMass Chan Medical School
Anders Wittrup, Lund University, Sweden
Ken Yamada, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Winston Yan, Arbor Technologies
Bader Zarrouki, Astra Zeneca

Abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to the development of RNA and other oligonucleotide-based therapeutic approaches. They should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. The selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. 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 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 submitting abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlnat. 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 may be supported in part by TBA

In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1355
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1275
Academic Shared Room Package: $1170
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $890
Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1080
Student Package/No Housing Package: $800
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1755
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1290
*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 package reservations 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 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 Val Pakaluk

Virtual Fees

Academic Virtual Package $280
Grad Student Virtual Package: $165
Corporate Virtual Package: $415

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on March 16)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $380
Late Student Virtual Package: $265
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $515