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Gastrointestinal Tract XVII: Current Biology of the GI Tract, Mucosa, Microbiota, and Beyond


Please note: Due to overwhelming demand, this conference is sold out and the waitlist is now closed. Thank you for your interest. We hope you will join us at a future conference. 

Conference Summary

Our understanding of the biology of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract—including the microbiota, epithelial/stem cell biology, mucosal immunology, microbiology, and barrier physiology—is evolving at a rapid pace. Furthermore, the ubiquitous crosstalk between different topic areas requires researchers to have a broad knowledge base across the field in order to increase the impact of their own work. Thus, the “Gastrointestinal Tract XVII: Current Biology of the GI Tract, Mucosa, Microbiota, and Beyond” conference will serve as an important venue for sharing the most current scientific discoveries in GI research and for establishing new collaborations between topic areas.

This meeting will span the entire range of investigation in gastroenterology, from molecules to cellular interactions to microbiota to intact organisms. There will be a focus on comparing and contrasting normal biology/physiology with disease pathophysiology and on providing a clinical context for basic research observations. Eight thematic sessions have been organized to encompass rapidly developing areas in GI research: a) Monitoring and Responding to the Microbiota, b) Mucosal Injury and Restitution, c) Microbiota-Host Crosstalk, d) Signaling Mechanisms Coordinating Gastrointestinal Homeostasis and Response to Inflammation, e) The Stem Cell Niche, Inflammation, and Cancer, f) Transport and Barrier, g) Host-Pathogen Interactions, and h) Novel Approaches to GI Biology. The format is designed to facilitate the rapid translation of basic biology discoveries into new medically relevant approaches to human disease.

In addition to the platform talks from established investigators and early-career rising stars, a number of abstracts from trainees and young investigators will be selected for short talk presentations, and two poster and two oral presentation sessions of rapid-fire “ePoster” presentations will be held to maximize the number of investigators given exposure. This conference will not only provide a strong overview of cutting edge GI research but also provide a critical venue for trainees and early career investigators to showcase their work.

Alongside the scientific sessions, the meeting will have several important career development components. “Meet-the-expert” breakfast mentoring sessions will provide small-group mentoring opportunities for junior investigators. Workshops on grant-writing and publishing featuring NIH staff, editors of major GI journals, and experienced investigators in the field are planned, adding a rich component of mentoring and development for junior trainees at the meeting.

This conference will facilitate face-to-face interaction between investigators in multiple aspects of GI biology and disease. It will bring young researchers into contact with established investigators who can contribute to their mentoring and career development driving new collaborations and promote synergy in the field.

Program Agenda


Important Deadlines:     Early Bird: June 18, 2017       Last Day to Register: June 29, 2017


Highlights

  • Career Development Workshop
  • Short talks selected from submitted abstracts.  Quick-shot “ePoster” sessions
  • Meet the Expert sessions

Keynote Speaker

Ramnik Xavier
Massachusetts General Hospital
"Genes, Microbes, and Gut Immunity"

Conference Organizers

Andrew S. Neish, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
aneish@emory.edu

Gail A. Hecht, MD
Loyola University
ghecht@lumc.edu

Mark R. Frey, PhD
University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles
mfrey@usc.edu

Date & Location

Date: July 30-August 4, 2017
Location:
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

Click the links below for Transportation & Lodging information:

Official Conference Lodging

The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9027
970.871.5050

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.

Click here for additional Offsite Lodging.

Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Manager

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

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