Meetings & Courses

Aging & Cancer

November 11-13, 2017 

Abstract deadline: August 18, 2017


Organized by:

Saijuan Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Zhu Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Samuel Waxman, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, USA 


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Aging & Cancer which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Saturday Nov. 11, and will conclude after lunch on Nov. 13, 2017.

The conference will include four oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in cancer & hematology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Molecular mechanisms of aging-associated decline in stem cell function and their relevance to cancer.
2. Aging-associated DNA damage response pathways and genomic instability in cancer.
3. Epigenetic mechanism in aging and cancer.
4. Contributions of the microenvironment in aging-associated tumor formation.
5. Human premature aging disorders as model systems of aging-associated cancer formation.
6. Cancer intervention based on aging mechanisms.

Keynote Speaker:

Jian-Jun Chen, University of Cincinnati, USA
Saijuan Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, CHINA
Zhu Chen, Shanghai Institute of Hematology, CHINA
Hugues de Thé, Collège de France, FRANCE
Cynthia Dunbar, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, NIH, USA
Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Anne Janin, Université Paris Diderot, FRANCE
Saadi Khochbin, Alpes University Institute for Advanced Biosciences, FRANCE
Jonathan Licht, Northwestern University, USA
Ryuzo Ohno, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, JAPAN
Pier-Paolo Pandolfi, Harvard Medical School, USA
Ruibao Ren, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine, CHINA
Amy Wagers, Harvard Medical School, USA
Samuel Waxman, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, USA
Arthur Zelent, University of Miami Health System, USA

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on this web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.  

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs attending the conference will be selected for fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in November, 2017.

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October 9, 2017

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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