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James Watson Symposium on Cancer
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center

April 6 - 11, 2010
Abstract Deadline: January 29, 2010

Arranged by:
Scott Lowe, HHMI/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Tak Mak, University of Toronto, Canada
Yusuke Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Karen Vousden, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, United Kingdom
Xiaodong Wang, HHMI/National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing,China & UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Detailed Program

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Cold Spring Harbor Asia James Watson Symposium on Cancer which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China. The Symposium will begin at 7.30pm on the evening of Tuesday April 6th, and will conclude after lunch on Sunday, April 11th.

This Symposium is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor Symposia series,  now in its 75th year. The James Watson Symposium will include ten oral sessions and two poster sessions covering the latest findings across many topics in cancer research. The majority of the talks will be given by invited speakers but some talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts. Social events throughout the Symposium provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Signaling and Cancer
Tumor suppressor networks
Targeted therapeutics
Tumor microenvironment and angiogenesis
Tumor maintenance genes
Molecularly stratified clinical trials
Molecularly targeted cancer therapy
Cancer genomics/epigenomiccs
Stem cells and cancer
MicroRNAs and cancer
Immune surveillance

Keynote Speakers

Zhu Chen,
Beijing, China
Hans Clevers
, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
Bruce Ponder, University of Cambridge, UK
Tadatsugu Taniguchi,
University of Tokyo, Japan
Craig Thompson, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Invited speakers:
Hiroyuki Aburatani, University of Tokyo, Japan
James Allison, HHMI/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Alan Ashworth, Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Stephen Baylin, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Lewis Cantley, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Lynda Chin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Suzanne Cory, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Sara Courtneidge, The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, USA
Ronald DePinho, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Gerard Evan, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Douglas Green, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
Pearl Huang, Merck & Co., Inc. USA
William Kaelin, HHMI/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego, USA
Narry Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
David Lane, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, Singapore
Jacqueline Lees, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Yongzhang Luo, Tsinghua University, China
Hiroyuki Mano, Jichi Medical School, Japan
Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Kohei Miyazono, Tokyo University Medical School, Japan
Sean Morrison, University of Michigan, USA
Luis Parada, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
George Peoples, Brooke Army Medical Center, USA
David Sabatini, Whitehead Institute, USA
Yigong Shi, Princeton University, USA
Raffaella Sordella, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Michael Stratton, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
George Thomas, University of Cincinatti, USA
Thea Tlsty, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Eileen White, Rutgers University/The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, USA
Yue Xiong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School, USA
Yi-Xin Zeng, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Qimin Zhan, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and 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. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in April.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:
Suzhou Ventures Group

Regular Pricing
Academic Package
CNY 8,700 / USD 1,275
Academic Package (Single Supplement)
CNY 9,560 / USD 1,400
Student  Package*
CNY 7340 / USD 1,075
Corporate Package
CNY 10,930 / USD 1,600
Academic No-Housing Package
CNY 5,975 / USD 875
Student No-Housing Package* CNY4,780 / USD 700
Corporate No-Housing Package CNY
7,510 / USD 1,100
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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, 5 nights housing. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the Symposium.

Housing is available in  a mixture of single and double occupancy. Corporate and Academic (Single Supplement) are guaranteed single occupancy. If the Symposium is heavily subscribed we cannot guarantee single housing for participants paying the regular academic rate.    




Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China



Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028