This meeting took place in 2005

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Tissue-Selective Nuclear Receptors (D4)

Organizer(s) William T. Schrader, John A. Cidlowski, Kenneth S. Korach and Donald P. McDonnell
September 18—22, 2005
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Jun 17, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Jul 1, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 17, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Jul 18, 2005

Sponsored by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The nuclear hormone receptors engender great research interest, and have spawned numerous scientific meetings. The past Keystone Symposia dealt with this topic from the perspective of molecular biology. This meeting will bring together three aspects of research impacting human health via the nuclear receptors. These three groups are (a) basic scientists, (b) pharmaceutical drug discoverers and (c) clinicians. The meeting will unfold a series of questions regarding unmet medical needs for drugs involving nuclear receptor ligands, recent advances towards a molecular understanding of tissue-selectivity as a hallmark for improved safety and efficacy, and a resources workshop to address and fulfill needs for emerging novel research tools. This meeting will differ from other Keystone meetings dealing with the nuclear hormone receptor family by concentrating upon the link of molecular tools to unmet medical needs for improved therapeutics.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: June 17, 2005 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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