JAK-STAT Pathways in Health & Disease
Rescheduled to November 18 - 21, 2020
Revised Abstract Deadline: September 4, 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


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 JAK-STAT Pathways in Health & Disease originally scheduled for April 6 - 9, 2020 until November 18 - 21, 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 November 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 23) to be eligible for a full refund.Thereafter our normal cancellation policies will apply.


The second Cold Spring Harbor winter conference on JAK-STAT Pathways in Health & Disease has been rescheduled and will now begin on the evening of Wednesday November 18, 2020, and end after lunch on Saturday November 21.


  • 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 (pending reconfirmation):
John O'Shea, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH

Invited Speakers (pending reconfirmation):
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
Robert Schreiber, Washington University
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.

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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 reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting. If you require accommodation on the night of Sunday April 5, please contact Catie Carr for further information (please do not select the early arrival date through the registration link).