The Bone Marrow Niche, Stem Cells, and Leukemia: Impact of Drugs, Chemicals, and the Environment

Venue: New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: May 29, 2013 / 8:00 am - (EST) End Date/Time: May 31, 2013 / 12:45 pm - (EST)
Early Registration Date: Apr 26, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 05, 2013
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Description

 

Over 20,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with bone marrow failure syndromes. To date, two separate groups of scientists and physicians have been studying bone marrow: toxicologists who examine the effects of chemicals and the environment on healthy marrow, and hematologists and oncologists who investigate bone marrow abnormalities and malignancies. This 2.5-day conference will bring together these two fields of research around a jointly shared goal – to better understand, prevent, and treat myeloid neoplasms, including acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

Conference Sessions will combine basic science and toxicology research with clinical findings from healthy subjects and patients. Topics include bone marrow niche structure and function, the maturation and differentiation of healthy and leukemogenic hematopoietic stem cells, and the environmental, chemical, and genetic factors involved in the development of myeloid abnormalities. The meeting will feature a series of plenary lectures, panel discussions, poster session and short talk opportunities for early career investigators.

 

Venue

250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
New York
New York
United States
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Additional Information

Call for Abstracts

Opportunities are available for Poster and Short Talk presentations.  Application and abstract submission deadline is April 5, 2013.  Please visit www.nyas.org/bonemarrow  or email niche@nyas.org for more information.

Exhibitors and Sponsorship

Opportunities are available for exhibiting and other conference support.  Please contact mmiller - at - nyas.org for more information.