Keystone Symposia: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics: From Base Pairs to Bedsides (Nucleic Acid Therape)

Venue: Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 10, 2012 End Date/Time: Jan 15, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 10, 2012
Early Registration Date: Nov 10, 2012
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Small molecules and antibodies have revolutionized the treatment of cancer and appear promising for the treatment of many other diseases as well. Nonetheless, there are many candidate therapeutic targets that are not amenable to attack by the current generation of targeted therapies and, in a small but growing number of patients, resistance to initially successful targeted treatments evolves. This symposium will focus on the medicinal promise of pre- and post- transcriptional gene silencing (PPTGS) using oligodeoxynucleotides, small interfering RNA, microRNA and other nucleic acid based molecules. The meeting is motivated by the hypothesis that these molecules can be developed into effective drugs for the treatment of many common diseases that are collectively responsible for a great deal of human suffering. As this symposium will highlight, there is still much to do, but many in the field now hope that the time has finally arrived when “antisense” therapies will finally come of age and fulfill their promise as the magic bullets of the 21st century.


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Other deadlines: Abstract & scholarship - September 15, 2011 Late-breaking abstract - October 13, 2011