Event Date/Time: Mar 19, 2012
End Date/Time: Mar 24, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Early Registration Date:
Jan 19, 2012
Mounting evidence indicates that cell death in diseases results from complex interactions between molecular mechanisms taking place within the degenerating cells (cell-autonomous) and outside the degenerating cells (non-cell autonomous). At the cross roads of these diverse signaling pathways are found the mitochondria which, through proper mitochondrial dynamics and regulated mitochondrial elimination by autophagy (i.e., mitophagy), play a crucial role in maintaining the well-being of the cells. This meeting will focus on the general mechanisms of cell death including the Bcl-2 family and caspase proteases, the role of mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy, the usefulness of bioinformatics to unravel death-pathways, the contribution of non-cell autonomous mechanisms to cell death and the therapeutic strategies to protect against cell death. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Mitochondrial Dynamics and Function, which will share a keynote address and two plenary sessions with this meeting.
This meeting is held jointly with the Keystone Symposia meeting "Mitochondrial Dynamics and Function."
Registering for one meeting in a set of joint meetings enables participation in sessions of the other, pending space availability.
Abstract & scholarship - November 17, 2011
Late-breaking abstract - December 21, 2011