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  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

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This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KScelltissue

Engineered Cells and Tissues as Platforms for Discovery and Therapy (K1)

Scientific Organizers: Laura E. Niklason, Milica Radisic and Nenad Bursac


March 9—12, 2017

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Sponsored by Editas Medicine, Inc., Juno Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for oral short talks; poster display opportunities remain open.
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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 9, 2016 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 9, 2016 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 13, 2016 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 13, 2017 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2017-K1 "Engineered Cells and Tissues as Platforms for Discovery and Therapy" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On November 9, 2016 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 9, 2016 until February 9, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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November 9, 2016 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 13, 2017 745.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 13, 2017 895.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 13, 2017 520.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 13, 2017 670.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 9, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 13, 2016)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: November 9, 2016


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: December 13, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 9, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 13, 2017


Registration Fee: 745.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 520.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 895.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 670.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Thursday, March 9 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Sunday, March 12 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Monday, March 13 in order to fully experience the meeting.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

Lobby
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Venetian Room

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Venetian Room
8:30—9:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2017

Oval Room
Christopher P. Austin, National Institutes of Health, USA
Catalyzing Translational Innovation

9:30 AM—12:15 PM
Biologically-Based Microsystems
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2017

Oval Room
Jeffrey Beekman, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Epithelial Organoids as Tools for Discovery in Cystic Fibrosis

Coffee Break

Takanori Takebe, Yokohama City University, Japan
De novo Generation of Diverse Organ Buds from Stem Cells

Todd C. McDevitt, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Complex Cellular Models of Embryonic Development

Eduardo Marban, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Self-Assembling Cardiac Microtissues and their Progeny in Clinical Therapeutics

12:15—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

12:15—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Venetian Room
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Venetian Room
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 1: Human iPS Cells in Disease Modeling

Oval Room
Olga Kashpur, Tufts University, USA
Reprogramming of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Fibroblasts to iPSCs Reveals an Altered Wound Healing Potential

Adriana Blazeski†, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Engineered Heart Slices Represent Syncytial Model of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy

Jerome Chal†, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Modeling Skeletal Muscle Pathologies in vitro with Pluripotent Stem Cells

Miguel Angel Hermida, Heriot Watt University, Scotland
3D Printing of Multilineage Human Glioblastoma Models

Alex Ng, Harvard Medical School, USA
Transcription Factor-Wide Engineering of Human Cell Types from Pluripotent Stem Cells

Jeffrey D. Serrill, City of Hope, USA
Using NGN3 Fusion Protein Constructs to Elucidate Optimal Cytoarchitecture in hPSC-Derived Pseudoislets

Kacey Ronaldson, , USA
Adult-Like Cardiac Tissue Bio-Engineered From Human Ips Derived Cells Enables Predictive Modeling of Toxicity and Disease

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Venetian Room
5:00—7:00 PM
Engineered Organoids for Biological Discovery
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2017

Oval Room
Anjelica Leticia Gonzalez, Yale University, USA
Interstitial and Microvascular Interfaces in Inflammatory and Fibrotic Disease

Nenad Bursac, Duke University, USA
Microtissues for Studies of Skeletal Muscle Physiology and Disease

Eva-Maria Dehne, TissUse GmbH and Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Microphysiological Systems – State of the Art and Future Perspectives

Abhishek Ananthanarayanan, Invitrocue Pte Ltd, Singapore
Short Talk: Hepatocyte Spheroid Cultures in Galactosylated Cellulosic Sponge for Drug DMPK and Efficacy Testing

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Venetian Room
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Venetian Room

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Venetian Room
8:30—11:30 AM
Cell-Based Platforms for Drug Screening
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2017

Oval Room
Gary A. Gintant, AbbVie, USA
Development of an In Vitro Pro-Arrhythmia Assay

Sharon Presnell, Organovo, Inc., USA
Bioprinting of Liver Organoids

Coffee Break

Milica Radisic, University of Toronto, Canada
Evaluation of Cardiotoxicity Using Biowires

Karl-Heinz Krause, University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine, Switzerland
Engineered Neural Tissues as Human Disease Models

Olivier Frey, InSphero, Switzerland
Short Talk: A Microfluidic Multi-Tissue Culturing Platform Based on 3D Microtissue Spheroids

11:30 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:30 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Venetian Room
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Venetian Room
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 2: Career Development

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Venetian Room
5:00—7:00 PM
Engineered Tissues in Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2017

Oval Room
Biju Parekkadan, Rutgers University, USA
Engineered Cancer-Stroma Microenvironments

Jordan S. Miller, Rice University, USA
Models of Lung Cancer Invasion and Metastasis

Alison P. McGuigan, University of Toronto, Canada
TRACER: An Engineered Tumour for Exploring Cellular Phenotype and Microenvironment in Hypoxic Gradients

Deena Mohamad Ameen Gendoo, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
Short Talk: Comprehensive Assessment of the Genetic Landscape of Matched Primary, Xenograft, and Organoid Models for Pancreatic Cancer

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Venetian Room
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Venetian Room

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Venetian Room
8:30—11:30 AM
The Current Wave – Cells as Therapeutics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2017

Oval Room
Joanne Kurtzberg, Duke University, USA
Game Changers: Using Cord Blood to Help the Brain

Kevin A. D'Amour, ViaCyte, Inc., USA
Development of Stem-Cell Derived, Islet Replacement for Type 1 Diabetes

Coffee Break

Gordana V. Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, USA
Human Cardiac and Tumor Platforms for Study of Disease

Jorge Mansilla-Soto, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Short Talk: CRISPR/Cas9-Targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptor Enhances CAR T Cell-Mediated Tumor Eradication

11:30 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 3: 3-Dimensional Cellular Models

Oval Room
Amir Ali Khan, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Unravelling the Gene Expression Profiles of the Early Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Neural Lineage

Sijie Sun, University of Washington, USA
Bioengineering 3D Human Skin Equivalent with Perfused Microvascular Network to Study Host-Viral Interactions During Infection

Christopher Hubert, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute, USA
Modeling Glioblastoma through Cancer Stem Cell Organoids

Anastasia Korolj, University of Toronto, Canada
Biomimetic Curvature in Cell Culture Platform Improves Podocyte Differentiation in vitro

Sara Nunes Vasconcelos, , Canada
Diabetes Impairs Arterio-Venous Specification in Engineered Vascular Tissues in a Perivascular Cell Recruitment-Dependent Manner

Ryan LaRanger, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Engineering Reconstituted Decellularized Mouse Lungs with Conditionally Reprogrammed Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Venetian Room
5:00—6:45 PM
The Next Wave – Cells as Building Blocks
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2017

Oval Room
May Griffith, University of Montreal, Canada
Collagen-Based and Inspired Biomaterials as Enablers for Exogenous and Endogenous Cell-Based Regeneration

Daniela Franco Bueno, Institute of Teaching and Research of Sirio Libanes Hospital, Brazil
Alveolar Bone Tissue Engineering for Cleft Lip and Palate

Laura E. Niklason, Yale University, USA
Engineered Arteries in Renal Failure and Arteriosclerosis

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/09/2017

Oval Room
7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Venetian Room
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Venetian Room

MONDAY, MARCH 13

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Editas Medicine, Inc. Juno Therapeutics
Merck & Co., Inc. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



AbbVie Inc.


ViaCyte, Inc.


We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:


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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:


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If your organization is interested in joining these entities in support of Keystone Symposia, please contact: Sarah Lavicka, Assistant Director of Development, Email: sarahl@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2690

Click here for more information on Industry Support and Recognition Opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming an advertising/marketing in-kind partner, please contact:
Yvonne Psaila, Director, Marketing and Communications, Email: yvonnep@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2676