Growth Hormone/Prolactin Family in Biology and Disease

Conference Summary

This SRC will bring together international scientists from academia and industry for lively discussions on the latest developments in the growth hormone (GH)/prolactin (PRL) family of hormones and their clinical applications.  Beyond their classic roles in growth and lactation, these related hormones are increasingly recognized regulators of metabolism, stem cells, aging, behavior, cancer, and perinatal health of both mother and child, via actions on diverse target tissues.  Moreover, they influence major associated health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, aging, mental health and multiple cancers.  Our goal is to bring together senior and junior investigators working on all aspects of these hormones, from cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology, metabolism, physiology, to their clinical and agricultural applications.  Together, we will increase our understanding of how GH/PRL family proteins modulate health and disease processes, forge new collaborations, and accelerate the discovery of new pharmacologic approaches.  Speakers from the GH/PRL community and related fields from around the world will share breaking data on a variety of cutting edge topics including genetic mutations in synthesis and signaling pathways, newly identified targets, novel mediators and nodes of critical crosstalk with other players, pituitary stem cells, interactions between peripheral hormones, hypothalamus and brain, and new drug targets/pre-clinical studies.    

Trainees are especially welcomed.  Many short talks, poster and travel awards will be selected from submitted abstracts.  In addition to a formal “Meet the Experts” session, there also will be many informal opportunities to engage with international leaders in a relaxed setting.  This unique opportunity will ensure fruitful discussions, support career mentoring and help to foster new collaborations.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:  Early Bird: June 11, 2017   Last Day to Register: June 22, 2017


  • Career Development Workshop
  • Invited talks on pioneering investigations of GH/PRL tissue specific actions, mediators, synthesis/secretion, innovative therapeutic targets and approaches.
  • Short talks selected from submitted abstracts, highlighting breaking data
  • Scientific camaraderie and collaboration, enjoying Rocky Mountain vistas and playgrounds
  • Join our Facebook Event Page to stay connected year round and tweet with #GHPRL

Keynote Speakers

Cynthia Kenyon
Calico Labs

Conference Organizers

Linda Schuler
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rhonda Kineman
University of Illinois at Chicago

Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Manager

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 23-28, 2017
The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The Steamboat Grand Resort is 22 miles from the Steamboat-Yampa Valley Regional/Hayden Airport (HDN) and 155 miles northwest of Denver International Airport (DIA).  Please note, Hayden Airport is a regional airport and only offers two flights per day during the summer months.

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Official Conference Lodging

The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9027

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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