JAK-STAT Pathways in Health & Disease
April 6 - 9, 2020
Abstract Deadline: February 3, 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

We are pleased to announce the second Cold Spring Harbor winter conference on JAK-STAT Pathways in Health & Disease, which which will begin at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 6 and run through dinner on Wednesday, April 8. Participants are welcome to depart on the morning of April 9, at no additional charge. 


  • 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
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. They should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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. 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.


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).