Event Date/Time: May 14, 2008 End Date/Time: May 16, 2008
Registration Date: May 14, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 14, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 14, 2008
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Scientists have recently made enormous strides toward elucidating the multiple functions of genes in adult animals. Remarkably, this has revealed unanticipated connections between organs. This progress allows us to now ask much broader questions related to the physiology of organisms and to analyze its impact on the molecular pathogenesis of degenerative diseases.

This 2.5-day conference has been designed to explore the genetic basis of the known functions of many organs, the identification of novel physiological functions for various organs and the definition of genetic cascades leading to frequent degenerative diseases such as metabolic syndrome, heart failure and osteoporosis.


7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th Floor
New York
New York
United States

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Scientific Organizing Committee: Andrew Marks, MD Department Chair of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Columbia University Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD Professor and Chair, Genetics & Development Columbia University Stacie Bloom, PhD The New York Academy of Sciences Kathy Granger, PhD The New York Academy of Sciences Register NOW for Early Bird Prices Call for Abstracts We invite you to submit an abstract for participation in a Poster Session. Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, March 14, 2008. To receive complete instructions for abstract submission, please send an email to IPHconf@nyas.org. Type the words Abstract Information in the subject line. (You do not need to type a message.) Instructions will be forwarded automatically. Any questions, call 212.298.3725. Abstract submission does not guarantee a seat at the conference. You must register via the website or the fax form to ensure a seat. Although the organizing committee has selected a group of outstanding speakers, ten additional speakers will be chosen from submitted abstracts to present during data blitz sessions at the conference. In addition, the meeting is planned so the posters will be an integral component of the meeting. Fellowships Subject to available funding, a limited number of fellowships in the form of travel stipends will be awarded to qualified junior investigators. Individuals applying for a fellowship will be expected to author a poster presentation (sole or first authorship is not required). Applicants must provide an original fellowship request letter on letterhead (university department, organization etc.) with a counter signature from a department chair or supervisor verifying student, postdoc or fellow status. Mail this original letter to: The New York Academy of Sciences, Attn: Crystal Ocampo, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10007-2157, for receipt by Friday, March 14, 2008. (Email and fax letters will not be accepted.) Qualified women and minority scientists are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in applying for a Minority Fellowship, please select the link below. Download the Minority Fellowship application here. This conference will be published as a volume of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Accommodations Hyatt Regency Jersey City Two Exchange Place Jersey City, NJ 07302 Tel: 201.469.4750 or 800.233.1234 Single and double occupancy rooms at $239.00/night. This room block is on a first-come, firstserved basis. To obtain the discounted rate above, plus tax per night, please telephone 201.469.4750 or 800.233.1234, indicating that you are part of the IPH Conference Group. Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2008. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. Please confirm arrival/departure times, and cancellation terms and policies for your individual reservation directly with the hotel. Acknowledgments of Support: Amgen, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck & Co., Inc., and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For sponsorship and exhibitor information please contact Sara Fiore at: sfiore@nyas.org or 212.298.8641 For special needs please contact: 212.298.3725