The Gastrointestinal Tract XX Conference: Making and Breaking the Gut

August 7–12, 2022
Steamboat Springs, CO


August 7-12, 2022

Launched in 1985, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) is focused on the fundamental biology of the gastrointestinal tract and its relationship to gut health and diseases.

The conference brings together academic, clinical, and industry researchers at all career levels to exchange the most current information related to GI biology. It provides a strong overview of cutting-edge GI research and serves as a critical venue for trainees and early career investigators to showcase their work and interact with senior faculty and mentors.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: June 27, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: July 7, 2022
Housing Deadline: July 7, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: July 17, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: August 3, 2022


This conference spans the full breadth and diversity of gastrointestinal research including: 1) Host/microbial relationships; 2) Mucosal inflammation and immune response; 3) Gastrointestinal stem cell biology; 4) Developmental biology; 5) Cancer; 6) Nutrition and its impact on gut health; 7) Cellular plasticity and physiology; 8) The latest techniques to study gut biology and function.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster engaging discussions on:
  • Interplay of nutrition, microbiome, and epithelial function
  • Gastrointestinal organ stem cells
  • Host-pathogen interactions in the GI system
  • Epithelial physiology
  • Improvements in complex GI cell culture models
  • Mucosal immunology
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Cellular plasticity in the GI tract

The conference covers eight sessions with 28 invited speakers, more than 20 abstract-selected short talks from trainees and early career investigators, two poster sessions, and two rapid-fire “ePoster” sessions to maximize the number of investigators who will present their work. Additionally, several "Meet the Expert” sessions will introduce young researchers to established investigators who can contribute to their mentoring and career development, driving new collaborations and promoting synergy in the field.

View the preliminary agenda.

Keynote Lecture

Tracy Grikscheit, MD, University of Southern California



Michele A. Battle, PhD

Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Nicholas C. Zachos, PhD

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Maria T. Abreu, MD

Professor, Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Poster Information

The poster setup and removal schedule will be posted soon. The poster board is 8’ wide by 4’ high and the surface area is 7’8” wide by 3’8” tall. Your poster should not exceed the surface area. Push pins will be provided for poster presenters. 

Registration Fees

Early Registration is available until July 7, 2022
Students: $959
Invited Speakers: $1109

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Regular registration fees start on July 8, 2022
Students: $1109
Invited Speakers: $1109

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Reimbursement allocations are up to the organizers of each conference and depend on external funding availability, and therefore are not guaranteed. If you would like to be considered for partial reimbursement, please complete this form. If you are selected to receive any reimbursements for your registration and/or travel, you will be contacted via email with further instructions. Please note that this process will take several weeks after the conference occurs. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

Travel and Lodging

The Steamboat Grand Resort - 2300 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9029

$114  per night (Sunday-Thursday) and $225 per night (Friday-Saturday). The discounted rate is available through July 7, 2022 only. Room rates are subject to a 7% taxable resort fee, and all applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments (currently 11.4%). 

The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below:
Online or by phone at 877-269-2628 (Mention “2022 FASEB Conference” for the discounted rate).

Please note that the entire value of the reservation including taxes/fees will be charged to guest’s credit card on file 7 days prior to the arrival date. Reservations cancelled more than 48 hours prior to arrival are refundable less a $25 cancellation fee.


Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here for HDN and here for DEN.  The average cost of a shuttle  from this airport to the conference location is approx. $40 for HDN and $100 for DEN. 

To request a rideshare with other participants click here. Please note that participation is completely voluntary and the responsibility of the individual. FASEB will not be matching or assigning rides and is not responsible for any liability or financial obligation that may arise from voluntary matching made using rideshare options.

Go Alpine is providing discounted airport shuttles into Steamboat from HDN and DIA for FASEB attendees. Please make online reservation here.

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