Blood Disorders: Models, Mechanisms and Therapies
Organisers: Monica Justice, Nancy Speck, Paresh Vyas and Leonard Zon
Date: 29 September - 1 October 2019
Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Boston, USA
Advancing basic research findings to the clinic remains a daunting task. Researchers in the field of hematopoiesis have made significant progress in this regard by taking discoveries from model organisms to the clinic. Such advances, including bone marrow transfers, stem cell replacements and immunotherapies, have also had a large impact on the treatment of non-blood disorders.
This meeting on blood disorders and their treatment, organised by the journal Disease Models & Mechanisms, was curated by Editor-in-Chief Monica Justice, Nancy Speck, Paresh Vyas and Leonard Zon. The meeting brought together diverse front-line researchers, stimulated discussions across basic research and clinical disciplines, and fostered collaborative links among researchers.
Talks featured basic research advances acquired across multiple model organisms, as they are applied to human blood disorders. A primary aim was to promote knowledge of therapies or drug discovery that has been developed pre-clinically to move to a clinical trial.
- Blood development: mechanisms and pathology
- Epigenetic regulation of blood development
- Erythropoiesis and red cell disorders
- Targeting blood cancers
- Clonal hematopoiesis
- Manipulating the stem cell niche
Organisers & speakers
Nancy Speck University of Pennsylvania, USA
Paresh Vyas University of Oxford, UK
Leonard Zon Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
Fernando Camargo Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
Peter Campbell Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
George Daley Harvard Medical School, USA
John Dick University Health Network, Canada
Ben Ebert Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Giuliana Ferrari San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR TIGET), Italy
Maria Figueroa University of Miami, USA
Margaret Goodell Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Trista North Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA
Stuart H. Orkin Harvard Medical School/HHMI, USA
Emmanuelle Passegué Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Tannishtha Reya University of California, San Diego, USA
Vijay Sankaran Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA
Merav Socolovsky University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Kimberly Stegmaier Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
David Traver University of California, San Diego, USA
Neal Young National Institutes of Health, USA
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center is a state of the art conference center located within The New Research Building at Harvard Medical School in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.
The meeting took place in the Rotunda and started at 9:00 am on Sunday 29 September and finished at lunchtime on Tuesday 1 October 2019.
* This meeting was not affiliated with Harvard University, nor was this meeting a Harvard University program or activity. It was organised by Disease Models & Mechanisms, the Open Access biomedical research journal from The Company of Biologists, a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community.
The fees include;
- Registration and meeting costs
- Catering included –
- Day 1: 2 coffee breaks, tote lunch, reception drinks and canapés
- Day 2: 2 coffee breaks, tote lunch, reception drinks
- Day 3: Coffee break and tote lunch
- Delegate pack and programme
It is expected that all attendees will stay for the duration of the Meeting.
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There is an additional charge of $120 for attendees to join the meeting dinner on the evening of Monday 30 September.
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The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School is in the middle of the Longwood medical area in the southwest corner of Boston. The address is 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
Local hotels (note that DMM has no connection with any hotel listed and makes no recommendation)
THE INN AT LONGWOOD MEDICAL – BOSTON
Approx. 0.17 miles west of conference centre; about 3 minutes walking.
RESIDENCE INN BOSTON BACK BAY / FENWAY
Approx. 0.53 miles west of conference centre; about 9 minutes walking.
THE VERB HOTEL
Approx. 0.58 miles west of conference centre; about 10 minutes walking.
THE INN AT BROOKLINE
Approx. 0.76 miles west of conference centre; about 13 minutes walking.
HOTEL COMMONWEALTH (speaker and organiser hotel)
Approx. 0.83 miles west of conference centre; about 15 minutes walking.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT BOSTON BROOKLINE
Approx. 1.02 miles west of conference centre; about 18 minutes walking.
HILTON BOSTON BACK BAY
Approx. 1.08 miles west of conference centre; about 19 minutes walking.
HYATT REGENCY CAMBRIDGE
Approx. 1.12 miles west of conference centre; about 20 minutes walking.
Please note that many of the larger hotels in downtown Boston are close to MBTA green line stops or just a short cab ride to the conference centre.