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    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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Organs- and Tissues-on-Chips (D1)

Scientific Organizers: Christopher P. Austin, Danilo Tagle, Christine L. Mummery and Brian R. Berridge


April 8—12, 2018

Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana, USA


Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for oral short talks. Abstracts for poster display opportunities will be accepted until 6 weeks before meeting start date midnight MST.
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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 6, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 6, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Jan 9, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 6, 2018 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-D1 "Organs- and Tissues-on-Chips" 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 December 6, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After December 6, 2017 until February 25, 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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December 6, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On February 6, 2018 820.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After February 6, 2018 1020.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On February 6, 2018 595.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After February 6, 2018 795.00 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: December 6, 2017

*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 January 9, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

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


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: December 6, 2017

*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: January 9, 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 December 6, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: February 6, 2018

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


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 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 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, April 8 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, April 12 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, April 13 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Lower Atrium
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Jefferson

MONDAY, APRIL 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Gallatin
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Christopher P. Austin, National Institutes of Health, USA
Overview of Organs-on-Chips in Drug Development for Safety, Toxicity and Efficacy Testing

09:00—11:30
Organs-on-Chips in Drug Development
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
D. Lansing Taylor, University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute, USA
Role of a Human Liver Microphysiology System as a Key Component of a Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Platform for Investigating Liver Disease Progression and Drug Discovery and Development

Coffee Break

Christine L. Mummery, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Cardiovascular Diseases and Drugs in Organ-on-Chip hiPSC Models

Jonathan Himmelfarb, University of Washington, USA
A Human Kidney on a Chip for Disease Modeling and Toxicity Testing

Misti Ushio, TARA Biosystems, USA
Short Talk: BiowireTM II: A Commercial Platform for the Production and Functional Assessment of Adult-Like Engineered Human Cardiac Tissue

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Gallatin
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Gallatin
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Integrated Organs-on-Chips
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Gordana V. Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, USA
Human Multi-Tissue Platforms with Perfusable Vasculature

Donald E. Ingber, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, USA
DARPA Integrated 10-Organ System Using Microfluidic Platform

Linda G. Griffith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
DARPA Integrated 10-Organ System Using a Microwell System

Olivier Frey, InSphero, Switzerland
Short Talk: Automating Multi-Tissue Microphysiological Systems Based on 3D Microtissues

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Gallatin
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Gallatin

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Gallatin
08:00—11:15
Organs-on-Chips for Disease Modeling I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Kevin Kit Parker, Harvard University, USA
Cardiomyocytes-on-Chips as Models for Barth Syndrome and Long QT

Nancy L. Allbritton, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, USA
Intestinal Simulacra on a Microscale

Coffee Break

Steven C. George, University of California, Davis, USA
3D “Organ-on-a-Chip” Models of Atrial Conduction and Primary Human Cancer

George Truskey, Duke University, USA
Microphysiological Systems Vascular Model of Progeria

Robert Barrett, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Intestine-Chip: A New Model to Understand the Role of The Intestinal Epithelium in IBD by Combining Microengineering Technology and iPSC-Derived Human Intestinal Organoids

Megan Laura McCain, University of Southern California, USA
Short Talk: Engineering µMyocardium with Tunable Cell-Matrix and Cell-Cell Interactions for Cardiac Disease Modeling

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Gallatin
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Gallatin
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Organs-on-Chips for Disease Modeling II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Helena Therese Hogberg, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
3D Neuronal Microphysiology Systems and Neuronal Disease Models

Joanna Burdette, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Reproductive Cycles in a Dish Engineered to Model PCOS

Kevin E. Healy, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Microphysiological Systems for Drug Discovery, Disease Modeling, and Precision Medicine

Samuel Sances, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Microphysiological Systems to Study Human Neurodegenerative Disease

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Gallatin
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Gallatin

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Gallatin
08:00—11:00
Other Opportunities: 1) Tissue-on-Chips for Translational Research in Space 2) Environmental Health
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Rocky S. Tuan, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Tissue Chip Modeling of Synovial Joint Physiology and Pathologies

Bruce R. Conklin, Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco, USA
CRISPR and Stem Cells: Disease Mechanism and Genome Surgery

Coffee Break

Warren M. Casey, NIEHS, National Institutes of Health, USA
Tissue Chips for Chemical Safety Testing: “Build it and They Will Come” is Not a Viable Strategy

Richard S. Paules, NIEHS, National Institutes of Health, USA
Tox21 Efforts in Improving Toxicology and Human Safety Assessment

Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, National Toxicology Program of NIEHS, USA
Short Talk: Functional Characterization of Microplate Cultured Human and Rat 3D Hepatocyte Spheroids and Their Use with High-throughput Transcriptomics (S1500+) in Toxicology Screening

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Gallatin
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Gallatin
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Innovative Approaches, Designs, Readouts

Jefferson/Madison
Riccardo Barrile, Emulate Inc., USA
Organ-on-Chip Technology Recapitulates Thrombosis Induced by an Anti-CD154 Candidate Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody

Stefano Da Sacco, University of Southern California, USA
Development of a Barrier-Free Glomerulus-on-a-Chip System as a Model to Study the Glomerular Filtration Barrier in vitro

Ronan Fleming†, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Automated Microfluidic Cell Culture of Stem Cell Derived Dopaminergic Neurons in Parkinson's Disease

Viktoras Frismantas, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, USA
Modeling Drug- and Radiation-Induced Myelosuppression in a Vascularized Human Bone Marrow-on-a-Chip

Dhvanit I. Shah, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Development of a Bioreactor Simulating Mechanosensation to Stimulate Hematopoietic Stem Cell Formation

Berend J. van Meer, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Generic and Simultaneous Optical Measurement Method of Electrophysiology, Calcium and Contractility for Heart-on-Chips in Response to Drugs and Disease

Remi Villenave, Emulate Inc., USA
A Micro-Engineered Airway Lung-Chip that Recapitulates Unique Features of Human Viral-Induced Exacerbation of Asthma

Ashutosh Agarwal, University of Miami, USA
Resealable, Optically accessible, PDMS-free Fluidic Platforms for Organs on Chips

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Commercializing Tissue Chips Technologies
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Geraldine A. Hamilton, Emulate Inc., USA
Organs-on-Chips Technology: A Platform for Advancing Efficacy and Safety Testing in Drug Discovery and Development

Thomas Neumann, Nortis, Inc., USA
How Organ-on-Chip Technologies will Revolutionize in-vitro Methods

Uwe Marx, TissUse GmbH and Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Commercializing Integrated Multi-Organ Tissue Chips

Jos Joore†, Mimetas BV, Netherlands
Short Talk: Commercializing High-Throughput Organ-on-a-Chip Systems for Early Implementation into Therapeutic Development

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Gallatin
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Gallatin

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Gallatin
08:00—11:15
Perspectives from Regulatory Agencies and Pharmaceutical Industry
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Donna Mendrick, Food and Drug Administration, USA
FDA Perspectives on Tissues-on-Chips

Speaker to be Announced

Coffee Break

Adrian Roth, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Switzerland
Industry Perspective on Organ on a Chip Technology

Brian R. Berridge, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Tissue Chips to Improve Clinical Translation and Reduce Late Stage Drug Development Attrition

Amy Pointon, AstraZeneca, UK
Short Talk: The Value of Functional Multi-Organ Microphysiological Systems to Cardiovascular Safety

Andrew Schwab, Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Short Talk: Development of a Human Neurovascular Unit Organotypic Systems Model

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Tissue Chips for Personalized Medicine

Jefferson/Madison
Zongyou Guo†, Columbia University, USA
Atopic Cytokines IL4/13 Perturb iPSC-Derived Itch-Specific Sensory Neurons

Peter Loskill, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Germany
Merging High-Content and High-Throughput Screening: Microphysiological Organ-on-a-Chip Systems Integrating Human Retinal, Cardiac and Adipose Tissue

Chris P. Miller, University of Washington, USA
A 3D Human Renal Cell Carcinoma on a Chip for the Study of Tumor Angiogenesis

Kasper Renggli, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Leukemia on Chip – Flow- and Metabolism-Based Microphysiological Multi-Tissue System for Patient-Derived Liquid Biopsies

Gad David Vatine, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Microphysiological Human iPSC-based isogenic Blood Brain Barrier-on-Chip Platform for Personalized Predictive Medicine

Hee-Gyeong Yi, POSTECH, South Korea
3D Cell-Printed Glioblastoma-on-a-Chip for Personalized Medicine

Leigh Joan Atchison, Duke University, USA
An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel to Study Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—18:45
Validating Tissue Chips
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Ivan Rusyn, Texas A&M University, USA
Tissue Chip Validation Center at Texas A&M University (Tex-Val Center)

Murat Cirit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Quantitative Characterization of Tissue Chip Technologies

Mark E. Schurdak, University of Pittsburgh, USA
The Microphysiology Systems Database For Validation of Tissue Chip Organ Models

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/08/2018

Jefferson/Madison
Danilo A. Tagle, NCATS, National Institutes of Health, USA
The NIH Tissue Chips for Drug Screening Program: What’s on the Horizon for Tissues-on-Chips?

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Gallatin
20:00—23:00
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.

Gallatin

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Merck & Co., Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

InSphero 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, Director of Development, Email: sarahl@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2690

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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