American Society for Matrix Biology Biennial National Meeting 2006 (ASMB 2006)

Venue: Nashville Convention Center

Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2006 End Date/Time: Nov 04, 2006
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2006
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jul 15, 2006
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Description

American Society for Matrix Biology
The American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB) was founded in 2000 to promote and develop studies in the field of matrix biology and to publicize research. This discipline includes the structure and function of components of the extracellular matrix (ECM), the interactions of these components with cells, the consequences of these interactions for intracellular signaling mechanisms and gene expression, the orderly progression of these processes during embryonic and post-natal development, and the disruption of these processes in hereditary and acquired diseases of animals and humans. The field of matrix biology is also relevant to many clinical disciplines including cardiology, nephrology, surgery, pulmonology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, pharmacology, hepatology, gastroenterology, genetics, immunology, oncology, orthopaedics, rheumatology, and dermatology, and to areas of bioengineering that are concerned with implanted or extracorporeal biomedical devices.

The ASMB Biennial National Meeting 2006 is hosted by the American Society for Matrix Biology and the Center for Matrix Biology of Vanderbilt University. The purpose of the meeting is to:
• introduce new technologies for advancing the field of matrix biology
• utilize a format that maximizes the exposure of new ideas and young scientists
• focus on new extracellular matrix research directions

Attendance
The ASMB Biennial National Meeting 2006 represents a unique opportunity for scientists and medical professionals involved in the research disciplines and the applications of these disciplines related to matrix biology to meet, discuss, learn and network. With its non-profit focus on investigation and education and its excellent program, attendance is again expected to exceed 700 participants including both ASMB members and non-members.

Organizers
• Jeff Davidson, PhD; Professor of Pathology; Vanderbilt University; Senior Research Career Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs
• Billy Hudson, PhD; Elliot V. Newman Professor of Medicine; Professor of Biochemistry;
Director, Center for Matrix Biology; Vanderbilt University
• Linda J. Sandell, PhD; Professor and Director of Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery;
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology; Washington University School of Medicine; President, ASMB
• Roy Zent, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology; Vanderbilt University; Department of Veterans Affairs

Location
Renaissance Hotel-Nashville Convention Center; Nashville, Tennessee

Dates
November 1-4, 2006

Venue

601 Commerce Street
Nashville
Tennessee
United States
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Additional Information

Registration fees: ASMB members, USD $400 prior to August 1, 2006 ASMB non-members, USD $475 prior to August 1, 2006 Students, USD $325 Single day registration, USD $150