Description of event:
February 24—Mar 1, 2013
Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada
regulation is critical for tissue
development and maintenance. Defects in stem cell
regulatory mechanisms are thought to contribute to many diseases, including congenital diseases, cancer
and diseases of aging; therefore, these mechanisms are of interest to a diverse audience. Recent stem cell
meetings have tended to focus
on the interface of stem cells
, or on reprogramming. This has left the majority of stem cell
biologists with fewer forums that focus
on the basic mechanisms that regulate stem cell
function. And yet critical advances are occurring that give glimpses of new molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell
homeostasis. The goal of this Keystone Symposia meeting is to identify new and common mechanisms governing stem cell
function and differentiation across tissues
and across species. To address this, the meeting is organized into sessions according to distinct modes of stem cell
regulation, without regard to species, in a way that might highlight novel paradigms of regulation. Speakers will be chosen, first and foremost, based on research quality, and then to cover broad areas of stem cell
research. The program for this meeting is highly likely to attract a wide variety of investigators, many of whom might not otherwise interact. The focus
on stem cell
regulation in general provides an umbrella under which speakers from different areas of research (e.g., developmental biology
growth and homeostasis, regeneration, cancer
and aging) are being brought together in an environment that is highly conducive to cross-talk.
The Fairmont Banff Springs was designed and built in 1888 with a style reminiscent of a stately 19th century Scottish baronial castle. Set in the heart
of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Springs has easy access to Johnston Canyon, Banff Upper Hot Springs and many other natural wonders. Services and amenities available at the hotel include Health Club/European-Style Spa (charges apply), two Pools, Whirlpool, Bowling Center, Shops and Boutiques, Grocery Store, Multilingual Staff, Special Needs Accommodations (limited), and childcare with advanced booking (charges apply). Shuttles to the ski areas are provided. There is easy access to winter hiking as well as great international restaurants and shopping in the town of Banff.
Due to the constantly changing nature of travel, we urge people to research their own travel requirements, including Passport and Visa requirements, documentation for re-entry into country of residence, and any other identification needed, and allow sufficient time in advance of the meeting for processing of such documentation.
Be sure to confirm air and hotel arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of departure. As a reminder, never leave your wallet and passport unattended while traveling, and have xerox copies of all identification and credit cards in case of theft of originals.
Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue
PO Box 960
Banff, Alberta T1L 1J4
160 U.S. Highway 6, Suite 200
PO Box 1630
Silverthorne, CO 80498