Epigenetics and Human Disease (X5)

joint with the meeting on 3D Genome: Gene Regulation and Disease (X6)

Scientific Organizers: Cheryl H. Arrowsmith, Anne Schaefer and Mark A. Dawson


March 17—21, 2019

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada


Sponsored by Cell Research, Incyte Corporation and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 15, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 15, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 12, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 22, 2019 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-X5 "Epigenetics and Human Disease" 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 15, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 15, 2018 until December 12, 2018 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 15, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 22, 2019 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 22, 2019 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 22, 2019 720.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 22, 2019 920.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2018

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

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 12, 2018)

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


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Scholarship Deadline: November 15, 2018

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


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 12, 2018

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


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 15, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 22, 2019

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


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 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.

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Meeting Summary



Epigenetics is a major mechanism in human health and disease. Data from a range of diseases (cancer, neurological and immunological disorders) have uncovered altered epigenomes arising from mutations, altered expression and/or copy number alterations of numerous epigenetic factors (histones, DNA and chromatin modifying enzymes, reader proteins, chromatin modulators and noncoding RNAs). Genome-wide analyses have illustrated the relationship between altered epigenetic states (e.g., modified DNA, histones and chromatin packaging) and disease onset and progression. Furthermore, both local and long-range nuclear chromatin architecture are increasingly recognized as major contributors to normal and pathologic epigenetic states. This conference, held jointly with the “3D Genome” conference, will cover the most current knowledge of epigenetic events modulating nuclear function (gene expression regulation, enhancer modulation, domains and structural organization as well as cell division and differentiation), while relating this to normal and disease models. In addition, this conference will highlight the impact that preclinical and clinical epigenetic therapeutics have on multiple diseases including cancer and immunological and neurological disorders. An interdisciplinary panel of speakers encompasses both thought leaders in the field as well as young investigators to survey the latest research results and conceptual understanding of fundamental mechanisms of epigenetic signaling, especially as it relates to regulation of gene expression programs. Presentations and workshops will highlight the latest technologies and methodologies for studying epigenetic states and 3D chromatin architecture in cells, tissues and organisms.