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Bones & Teeth
Gordon Research Conference

From Skeletal and Dental Stem Cells to Rare Bone Diseases and Integrative Physiology

Dates

January 28 - February 2, 2018

Location

Hotel Galvez
Galveston, TX Site Information

Organizers

Chair:
Fanxin Long

Vice Chair:
Vicki Rosen

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by December 31, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

The past several years have witnessed a surging interest in studying the skeleton as an integral component of whole-body physiology, and such studies have uncovered novel regulatory circuitries between the skeletal and the neuronal or the metabolic systems. Such findings have underscored the intimate connection between skeletal and overall health. In addition, new insights about the cellular origin and molecular regulation of skeletal and dental stem cells are being provided at a record pace and studies of rare bone diseases have produced unprecedented progress in both mechanistic understanding and potential therapeutics. The 2018 GRC is designed to showcase the latest discoveries in Skeletal and Dental Stem Cells, Craniofacial Biology, Skeletal Aging, Rare Bone Diseases and Integrative Skeletal Physiology, among other important topics. Besides the invited speakers, approximately 20 short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. Support from the conference budget will be available to support junior scientists including students, postdocs and early career investigators.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Bones & Teeth" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Session Titles

The Conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by July 1, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Progenitors
  • Molecular Regulation of Bone and Tooth Development and Homeostasis
  • Skeletal Aging
  • Genetic Basis for Rare Bone Diseases
  • Cellular and Molecular Cross-Talk in Bones and Teeth
  • Metabolic Regulation of the Skeleton
  • Degenerative Joint Diseases and Emerging Therapies
  • Integrative Physiology of the Skeleton
  • Targeting Key Signaling Pathways for Therapy
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