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2013 Biomedical Symposium
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FOUNDATION FOR DISCOVERY––DEVELOPMENTAL AND STEM CELL BIOLOGY MECHANISMS IN HUMAN DISEASE

Overview 

Many cellular processes that guide tissue morphogenesis and differentiation during normal development have parallel functions in cancer, and perturbations in those processes can result in congenital or degenerative diseases. Thus, a thorough understanding of the basic mechanisms of development and stem cell biology is a prerequisite for the comprehensive investigation of diverse human pathologies and the development of novel treatments for those disorders.  

This year, the 2013 Biomedical Symposium will feature a group of outstanding scientists whose work has established our foundation for understanding normal developmental pathways and the anomalies that occur therein. By elucidating the molecular, cellular, and genetic mechanisms that contribute to normal developmental processes and are deregulated in human disease, these researchers are at the forefront of discovery of potential therapeutic targets and novel approaches to curing diseases such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis and craniofacial birth defects.   

Agenda

8:00 - 8:40 am                     Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

8:40 – 8:50 am                    Introductory Comments by hosts: Drs. Michael Dyer and Alberto Pappo

8:50 – 9:40 am                    Eric Olson, PhD - The molecules and mechanisms of heart development, disease, and regeneration

9:40 – 10:30 am                  Helen Blau, PhD - Channeling Cellular Plasticity and Nuclear Reprogramming

 

10:30 – 10:50 am                Coffee Break             

10:50 – 11:40 am                Marianne E. Bronner, PhD - Transcriptional and epigenetic control of neural crest development

11:40 am - 12:30 pm           Paul Trainor, PhD - Craniofacial development and disease

12:30 – 1:30 pm                  Lunch

1:30 – 2:20 pm                    Henry Kronenberg, MD - Stem Cells and Differentiation in Bone Development

2:20 – 3:10 pm                    Thomas Clemens, PhD - The skeleton as an endocrine organ

3:10 – 3:30 pm                    Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:20 pm                    Haifan Lin, PhD - A Major Epigenetic Mechanism Mediated by piRNAs

4:20 – 5:10 pm                    Stuart Orkin, MD - Genetic and epigenetic transcriptional control in hematopoietic cells

5:10 – 5:30 pm                    Closing Remarks

Date
October 17, 2013 08:00 AM -
October 17, 2013 05:30 PM
Location

St. Jude Auditorium - Alsac Tower 2nd Floor

St. Jude Children's Rsearch Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105

8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Host(s)
Michael Dyer, PhD / Alberto Pappo, MD
Registration
June 17, 2013 - October 02, 2013 - Regular
June 17, 2013 - June 17, 2013 - Early
September 30, 2013 - Cancellation
Groups & Fees
Free

2013 BMS Celebration

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Description
We hope that you will plan on preregistering for and attending this post symposium celebration. This celebration will feature the volunteer-based, Mighty Electric St. Jude Band. This band performs solely for the benefit of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is ready to rock the night away! Please Note: Preregistration is required and that fabulous food /beverages will be served.
Extra Start
October 17, 2013 06:00 PM
Extra End
October 17, 2013 10:00 PM
Location

Beale Street Landing

Fee
$ 0.00

2013 BMS Celebration

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