Keystone Symposia: PI 3-Kinase Signaling Pathways

Venue: Keystone Resort

Location: Keystone, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 13, 2011 End Date/Time: Feb 18, 2011
Registration Date: Feb 13, 2011
Early Registration Date: Dec 14, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 14, 2010
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Description

The PI 3-kinase signaling pathway controls multiple physiological processes including cell growth, cell proliferation and cell movement. Dysregulation of this pathway in cancer, inflammation and heart disease has led to the emergence of PI 3-kinase as a promising therapeutic target. One of the most exciting developments in this field is the development of new PI 3-kinase inhibitors that are currently entering the clinic. The balance between modulating PI 3-kinase activity in pathophysiological setting, whilst avoiding unwanted side-effects, is the subject of intense debate. In addition, as PI 3-kinase is a member of a multigene family, the rationale for inhibiting individual isoforms or multiple isoforms of PI 3-kinase is constantly changing. This meeting aims to bring together scientists and clinicians from academia and industry to discuss the opportunities and liabilities of targeting the PI 3-kinase pathway in disease, drawing on human pathophysiology and genetics, mouse models and (pre)clinical data with new PI 3-kinase inhibitors.

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