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Extracellular Vesicles
Gordon Research Conference

From Basic Research to Clinical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Extracellular Vesicles

Dates

August 19-24, 2018

Location

Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME Site Information

Organizers

Chair:
Giovanni Camussi

Vice Chairs:
Paul D. Robbins & Kenneth W. Witwer

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 22, 2018. 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 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Extracellular Vesicles will present cutting edge research on the biogenesis, molecular composition, functions, physio-pathological roles and potential clinical applications of extracellular vesicles. The conference will address the most recent knowledge on mechanisms involved in extracellular vesicle formation and composition, on technical improvements in their isolation and characterization, on definition of extracellular vesicle cargo and on their implications in aging, inflammation, autoimmunity and cancer as well as new knowledge on infectious diseases. The potential diagnostic implications of molecular characterization of extracellular vesicles in different pathological conditions and strategies to exploit vesicles as nanocarriers for therapeutic agents will be highlighted. Invited speakers represent a variety of scientific and clinical backgrounds including biochemistry, genetics, molecular and cell biology, hematology, oncology, renal-, pulmonary-, cardiovascular- and neuro-biology. The conference will bring together investigators at the forefront of their field and will provide opportunities for junior scientists to present and discuss their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. Extended discussion during the sessions and during afternoon social opportunities will enhance cross disciplinary collaborations among the various research areas as well as promoting interaction among researchers with different scientific backgrounds, allowing development of new ideas.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Extracellular Vesicles" 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

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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 November 15, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Keynote Session: Physio-Pathological Role of EVs
  • Biogenesis, Composition and Characterization of EVs
  • EVs as Delivery Vehicles
  • Modulation of Inflammatory Response by EVs
  • The Role of EVs in Infectious Diseases
  • The Role of EVs in Cancer Microenvironment and Metastasis
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of EVs
  • The Role of EVs in Neurobiology
  • The Role of EVs in Stem Cell Biology and Potential Clinical Applications
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