Stem Cells, Development, and Cancer
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada,-development,-and-cancer/program.aspx
Cancer stem cells are a controversial but increasingly active area of research. This conference will address the rapidly growing field of knowledge regarding not only stem cells in cancer progression, but also in development and adult tissues. Understanding stems cells as a whole will be necessary for the development of new technologies and therapeutics to identify stem cells and specifically disrupt their involvement in cancer progression. Please mark your calendars and make plans now to join us in Vancouver, British Columbia, for this exciting program

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, March 3, 2011
19:00:00 Keynote Session: Connecting Stem Cells, Development, and Cancer
19:15:00 Introduction and Welcome Connie J Eaves, Geoffrey M Wahl
19:30:00 The good and the bad of Lgr5 stem cells Hans Clevers
19:45:00 Skin stem cells in morphogenesis and cancer Elaine Fuchs
20:40:00 Opening Reception
Friday, March 4, 2011
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00:00 Session 1 | Stem Cells during Development
08:15:00 The roles of stem cells, epigenetic stability, and polyploidy in cancer: Lessons from Drosophila Allan Spradling
08:30:00 Mechanisms regulating hematopoietic stem cell development Hanna Mikkola
09:00:00 The state of stemness and correlations with cancer: Clues from studying embryonic mammogenesis Geoffrey M Wahl
10:00:00 Short talk from proffered paper
10:05:00 Break
10:35:00 Session 2 | Reprogramming Mechanisms
10:45:00 Dissecting the mechanisms of cellular reprogramming Konrad Hochedlinger
11:00:00 Transposon-mediated reprogramming provides a powerful tool for understanding stem cell induction Andras Nagy
11:15:00 Human aging and iPS cells Juan Carlos Izpisúa-Belmonte
11:45:00 Short talk from proffered paper
12:40:00 Poster Session A | Lunch
15:40:00 Session 3 | Epigenetics
16:00:00 Title to be announced Stephen B Baylin
16:15:00 Cell fate and chromatin differences between sister chromatids Peter Lansdorp
17:00:00 Role of polycomb repressors in stem cells, cancer, and development Maarten van Lohuizen
17:30:00 Short talk from proffered paper
17:45:00 Evening off | Dinner on own
Saturday, March 5, 2011
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00:00 Session 4 | Tissues from ES and iPS Cells
08:15:00 Evaluating the safety of human induced pluripotent stem cells
09:00:00 Microfluidics and automation for quantitative and high-throughput experiments Hang Lu
09:30:00 Reprogramming and cancer stem cells: Lessons from glioblastomas Inder Verma
10:00:00 Short talk from proffered paper
10:05:00 Break
10:35:00 Session 5 | Tissue Stem Cells
10:45:00 Title to be announced Brigid Hogan
11:00:00 Regulation of proliferation and differentiation in adult stem cell lineages M T Fuller
12:00:00 Hematopoietic stem cells: Not all are created equal Connie J Eaves
12:15:00 Short talk from proffered paper
12:40:00 Free time | Lunch on own
15:00:00 Session 6 | Hot Topics: New Tools on the Horizon
15:30:00 Engineering cell fate analysis for cell and molecular therapy development Peter W Zandstra
16:00:00 Short talks from proffered papers
16:30:00 High throughput genetic analysis of single cells Stephen QUAKE
17:30:00 Poster Session B | Reception
Sunday, March 6, 2011
08:00:00 Session 7 | Cancer, Stem Cells, and Clonal Evolution I
08:15:00 Dynamic heterogeneity and clonal evolution of the metastatic phenotype Ann F. Chambers
09:00:00 The breast epithelial hierarchy and its implications for oncogenesis Jane Visvader
09:30:00 Prostate tissue stem cells and cancer progression Owen N Witte
10:00:00 Short talk from proffered paper
10:05:00 Break
10:35:00 Session 7 | Cancer, Stem Cells, and Clonal Evolution II
11:00:00 Tumor maintenance cells and therapy resistance Professor Meenhard Herlyn
11:30:00 Reversible tolerance to anticancer drugs Jeffrey Settleman
12:00:00 Defining similarities and differences between normal neural stem cells and brain tumor stem cells Peter B Dirks
12:30:00 Short talk from proffered paper
13:00:00 Departure
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