JAK-STAT Pathways in Health & Disease
Rescheduled to November 18 - 20, 2020 Virtual
Revised Abstract Deadline: September 18, 2020


Patrick Gunning, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
David Levy, NYU School of Medicine
Valeria Poli, University of Turin, Italy
Veronika Sexl, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria


The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.


The second Cold Spring Harbor winter conference on JAK-STAT Pathways in Health & Disease is going fully virtual and will now begin late morning EST on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, and end late afternoon EST on Friday, November 20. An outline program will be posted following further discussion with the organizers.


  • Jak-STAT Mutations and Genomic Functions
  • JAK-STAT Signaling in the Hematopoietic System
  • STAT3, Metabolism and Cancer
  • JAK-STAT Signaling and Regulation
  • Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation by STATs
  • JAK-STAT Inhibition

Keynote Speaker:
John O'Shea, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH

Invited Speakers:
Jeffrey Babon, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Dusan Bogunovic, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jean-Laurent Casanova, The Rockefeller University
Jan Cools, VIB, Belgium
Thomas Decker, University of Vienna, Austria
Matthias Ernst, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Australia
Michael Farrar, University Minnesota
David Frank, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jennifer Grandis, University of California, San Francisco
Lionel Ivashkiv, Weill Cornell Medicine
Graziano Martello, University of Padua, Italy
Markus Muschen, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Virginia Pascual, Weill Cornell Medicine
Mercedes Rincon, University of Colorado
Benjamin tenOever, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
David Tweardy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Christine Watson, University of Cambridge, UK
Ralph R. Weichselbaum, University of Chicago

Abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to the JAK-STAT family in health and disease. 

New and revised abstracts should be submitted by the resubmission deadline, Friday September 4. 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.

The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible to 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 Catie Carr and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlSTAT. 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.


Virtual Academic Package: $240
Virtual Graduate Student Package: $145
Virtual Corporate Package: $360

Lab Group Discounts (not departmental or institutional discounts):

Labs registering 4 people: 20% discount off applicable fees
Labs registering 5 people: 25% discount off applicable fees
Labs registering 6 people: 30% discount off applicable fees

To be eligible for lab group discounts, please submit a list of lab members planning to attend in advance of registration to Catie Carr  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.

Virtual 4 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