Bone and Cartilage: from Development to Human Diseases

Suzhou, China
November 3-7,2014
Abstract Deadline extended to: September 21st, 2014

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Organized by:
Christine Hartmann, University of Muenster, Germany
Dae-Won Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
Sakae Tanaka University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Yingzi Yang, NIH, USA

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Bone and Cartilage: from Development to Human Diseases which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai.  The conference will begin at 7:00 pm on the evening of Monday November 3, 2014, and conclude on Friday morning, November 7, 2014.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in skeletal biology. 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:

- Embryonic Development of Skeletal Tissues
- Homeostasis in Bone Remodeling : Osteoporosis & Osteopetrosis
- Crosstalk between Bone and Other Organs : Osteoimmunolgy & Bone Metastasis
- Skeletal Malformity and Osteoarthritis
- Inflammation and Bone Metabolism : Rheumatoid Arthritis & Bone Cancer
- Imaging and Biomarkers for Skeletal Cells and Diseases
- Skeletal Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Keynote Speakers:
Jang-Soo Chun , Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
Abstract title:TBA

Toshio Matsumoto, The University of Tokushima, JAPAN
Abstract title:TBA

Invited Speakers:
Frank Beier, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Abstract title:New pathways in osteoarthritis
Jan de Boer, University of Twente, THE NETHERLANDS
Abstract title:Engineering the biology of bone regeneration
Jian Q. (Jerry) Feng, Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, USA
Abstract title:Compact Bone Remodeling with no Sign of Direct Contributions from Osteoblasts or Osteoclasts
Joji Fujisaki, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:In vivo imaging revealing immune privilege in the hematopoietic stem cell niche
Theresa Guise, Indiana University, USA
Abstract title:Cancer, bone and muscle: it’s all about the microenvironment
Christine Hartmann, University of Muenster, GERMANY
Abstract title:A role for Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in trabecular bone formation
Kazuto Hoshi, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Abstract title:Three dimensional tissue-engineered cartilage using biodegradable polymers
Masaru Ishii, Osaka University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Intravital multiphoton imaging revealing cellular dynamics in bone destruction and homeostasis in vivo
Hong-Hee Kim , Seoul Nation University, South Korea
Abstract title:Role of CTGF in bone metastasis
Dae-Won Kim, Yonsei University, South Korea
Abstract title:Novel targets for osteoarthritis modification
Henry Kronenberg, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Abstract title:Growth-associated precursors of osteoblasts and adipocytes
Takeshi Miyamoto, Keio University, JAPAN
Abstract title:TNFa and IL-1 promotes osteosarcoma progression by maintaining tumor cells in an undifferentiated state
Bjorn Olsen, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Regulation of adipogenesis and osteogenesis in bone remodeling
Hongwei Ouyang, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, CHINA
Abstract title:Tissue derived stem/progenitor cells for joint cartilage repair
Thomas Pap, University Münster, GERMANY
Abstract title:Crosstalk between fibroblasts and osteoclasts in rheumatoid joint destruction
Marie-Hélène Lafage Proust, Laboratoire de Biologie du Tissu Osseux, INSERM U 1059, FRANCE
Abstract title:Imaging bone vessels for a better understanding of metabolic bone diseases
Natalie Sims, ST Vincent's Institute, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:IL-6/gp130 family cytokines and their role in bone formation
Hiroshi Takayanagi, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Abstract title:Bone cell communication and osteoimmunology
Sakae Tanaka, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Abstract title:Epigenetic regulation of RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis
Ian Wicks, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:The role of SOCS3 in regulating chondrocyte responses
Yingzi Yang, National Institutes of Health, USA
Abstract title:Global cues orient planar cell polarity in the developing long bone cartilage

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 (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our 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 in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in November 2014.

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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 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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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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