The PARP Family and ADP-ribosylation
Rescheduled to December 9 - 12, 2020
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 -12, 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 March 20) to be eligible for a full refund.Thereafter our normal cancellation policies will apply.


The fourth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on The PARP Family & ADP-ribosylation has been rescheduled and will now begin on the evening of Wednesday December 9, 2020, and end after lunch on Saturday December 12. This meeting will bring together researchers from disparate areas with a common interest in PARPs and poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation.

  • PARPs and Cancer Genetics
  • PARPs, DNA Repair, Genome Instability, and Cancer
  • ADP-ribosyl Hydrolases in Cancer and Immunity
  • Mechanisms of PARPs Activation, Inhibition, Signaling, and Function
  • PARPs in Inflammation, Metabolism, and Cellular Signaling
  • Mechanisms of PARP Inhibition and Function in Disease
Keynote Speaker (pending reconfirmation):

Alan Ashworth, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Speakers (pending reconfirmation):

Ivan Ahel, University of Oxford, Medical Sciences, UK 
Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex 
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
Chris Lord, Cancer Research UK
Ivan Matic, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
John Pascal, University of Montreal
Dea Slade, Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna 
Yihong Wan, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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.


Academic Package: $1,255
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $1,610
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $860
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,085

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, and a lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

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