The Growth Hormone (GH)/ Prolactin (PRL) Family in Biology & Disease Conference
May 15–19, 2022
May 15-19, 2022
It is well established that GH and PRL regulate growth and lactation, respectively. It is now clear, however, that "GH/PRL hormones" deﬁne a family of hormones acting through cytokine receptors, with actions that extend far beyond their originally identiﬁed physiological functions—these include regulation of metabolism, inﬂammation, angiogenesis, fetal programming, cell (stem) recruitment/ proliferation, behavior, and neurogenesis—with implications for the etiology and treatment of diseases such as type-2 diabetes, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, psychiatric disorders and cancer.
This SRC evolved from a long-standing prolactin conference that expanded in scope to cover the wide range of functions of the growth hormone/prolactin family of hormones. It has been running under the FASEB banner since 2012 with a worthy goal: that the mixture of fundamental basic science through to clinical research into these pleiotropic hormones will accelerate the translation of knowledge into novel clinical applications.
The conference will present and integrate novel research advances in GH/PRL biology to raise the proﬁle of the ﬁeld and foster new national and international collaborative projects. A key aspect is to encourage and support emerging investigators/trainees and the participation of under-represented groups.
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Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
- Dynamics of hormone gene expression and secretion
- Heterogeneity of cell types secreting and responding to GH/PRL
- Neuroendocrinology and behavior
- Placental lactogens and somatotropins
- Novel clinical insights
- Novel drugs and therapeutic opportunities using the GH/PRL family
- Pleiotropic functions of prolactin and growth hormone
- Aging and cancer
The conference covers ten sessions with 20 talks based on abstract submissions. For trainees and emerging researchers, the conference features a "Meet the Experts" session with leaders in the ﬁeld and two interactive, discussion-focused Career Development Sessions with established researchers. All questions are welcome!
Poster boards are 6 feet wide (1.8m) and 4 feet in height (1.2m).
View the preliminary agenda.
Dave Grattan, PhD
Darlene Berryman, PhD
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The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging for Ohio University online or for OU Inn by phone at 1.866.593.6661 or 740.593.6661. Mention the name of the conference you are attending and dates of stay to access the discounted rate.
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A limited number of travel awards are available to help support trainees attending this meeting. It is expected that applicants are students or researchers in training or non-tenured positions, and that they are submitting an abstract to be considered for oral or poster presentation at the meeting. Click here for more information.