Translational Control
September 1 - 4, 2020 Virtual
Abstract Deadline: June 12, 2020


Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graham Pavitt, University of Manchester
Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University


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 sixteenth Cold Spring Harbor conference on Translational Control  is going fully virtual and will begin late morning EST on Tuesday September 1 and end late afternoon EST on Friday September 4, 2020. Oral sessions will be confined to later morning and afternoon sessions EST to maximize access by participants from around the world. An outline program will be posted following further discussion with the organizers.

Topics and Session Chairs (to be reconfirmed):
  • Translation and Disease I
  • Chair: Ian Mohr, Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine
  • Translation and Disease II
  • Chair: Wayne Sossin, Ph.D., McGill University
  • Ribosomes
  • Chair: Christine Dunham, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine
  • Elongation and Termination
  • Chair: Evelyn Sattlegger, Ph.D., Massey University, New Zealand
  • Translational Regulation I
  • Chair: Dominique Weil, Ph.D., Sorbonne Université, France
  • Translational Regulation II
  • Chair: Andrea Berman, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Initiation Mechanisms
  • Chair: Leos Valasek, Ph.D., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Ribosome-mediated QC
  • Chair: Hani Zaher, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Keynote Speakers (to be reconfirmed):
Susan Baserga, Yale School of Medicine
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Baylor College of Medicine
David Ron, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate. In addition, please bring this announcement to the attention of any other interested parties. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. Apply in writing to Catie Carr at stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

All questions pertaining to registration, abstract submission or any other matters should be directed to Catie Carr at

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshltranscon. 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: $285
Virtual Graduate Student Package: $175
Virtual Corporate Package: $425

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 Attendance packages include registration, access to online Zoom-based oral sessions, access to the digital posters, a dedicated Slack channel, Meet-the-Speaker small group discussion, and access to the video archive on the Leading Strand for ~six weeks following the meeting.

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