Other Autophagy Meetings

KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA: Autophagy and Neurodegeneration: Mechanisms to Therapies 

Date: September March 26th – 29th, 2023
Place: Snowbirth, UT (USA)

Autophagy is an essential cellular process required for cellular homeostasis and adaptation to stress. Autophagy malfunction is a common mechanism in the pathogenesis of multiple human diseases including neurodegenerative conditions. The autophagy field has now matured to support expanding initiatives aimed at targeting autophagy with therapeutic purpose. The proposed Keystone meeting “ Autophagy and Neurodegeneration: Mechanisms to Therapies “ will highlight this field’s evolution from an exclusively molecular cell biological focus to one that now also addresses expanding biological functions and etiological roles in specific neurodegenerative disease states. The program will also offer initial glimpses of promising clinical translation originating from surging industry interest in autophagy modulation as therapy in the field of neurodegeneration. Particularly innovative is our goal of capturing this bench to bedside scope of autophagy research by featuring new findings from a multidisciplinary panel of academic and industry speakers and a combination of conceptual themes spanning from basic biology of neuronal and glial autophagy to translational medicine and therapeutics. Appreciation of the brain’s special vulnerabilities to autophagy dysfunction has grown and promising therapeutic responses to autophagy modulation in major neurodegenerative disorders are emerging from preclinical studies. This is the first program to address this important area. Two proposed workshops address critical knowledge gaps in the clinical translation of autophagy fundamentals: “Systems autophagy – cell intrinsic and extrinsic regulators in disease” and “Autophagy; in vivo assessment and precision disease- “omics” . The informal workshop setting will encourage audience participation and needed brainstorming in these emerging areas

Abstract deadline: December 15th, 2022

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10th International Symposium on Autophagy (ISA)

Date: October 23rd – 27th, 2022
Place: Sapporo (Japan)

As you may know, the 10th ISA, originally scheduled for May 2021, has been postponed due to COVID-19. While the world has been continuing to fight against the coronavirus, we are working to hold this symposium in October 2022. We are aiming for a face-to-face symposium while considering the possibility of a hybrid one in accordance with the situation at that time.

The first ISA, organized by Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi (the 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine), was held in 1997 and since then, the ISA has been positioned as one of the most prestigious international meetings in the autophagy research field. The 10th ISA will cover a broad range of topics from basic biology to disease-related science, and we believe that your contribution to this symposium would be invaluable.

Please mark your calendar from October 23 to 27, 2022, and join us at the 10th ISA in Sapporo, Japan. We expect more than 300 participants to attend as we had in past ISAs.

The venue is Chateraise Gateaux Kingdom Sapporo Hotel and Spa Resort located in Sapporo.  Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, which is the northernmost island of Japan, surrounded by the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan, and the Pacific Ocean. Hokkaido has attracted many travelers with its vast land, beautiful nature, and many delicious foods.

We believe that you will be able to enjoy high-quality science with fruitful discussion as well as discover your own Hokkaido.

We all look forward to seeing you in Sapporo!

Abstract deadline: July 15th, 2022

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3rd Frankfurt Conference on Quality Control in Life Processes 

Date: October 4th – 7th, 2022
Place: Frankfurt (Germany)

The international Frankfurt Conference on Quality Control brings scientists on all career stages together to discuss mechanisms of cellular homeostasis and their impact on pathogenesis of major human diseases.

Cellular quality control mechanisms are essential to maintain cell survival and homeostasis, and their malfunction leads to severe damage, ultimately contributing to and/or causing a variety of malignant and fatal diseases. Whilst many molecular mechanisms driving pathogenesis have been uncovered, we are only beginning to understand the interconnectivity and concerted regulation of these pathways and the influence of contextual factors. A deeper knowledge of the role of cellular quality control pathways, e.g. in cancer, neurodegeneration, inflammatory and infectious diseases holds enormous potential to better understand disease onset and/or progression and potentially develop novel treatments. 

Following the first meeting in 2016 which focused on ubiquitination and autophagy machineries that facilitate degradative quality control of proteins and organelles and a second meeting in 2018 centered around signaling networks and quality control in development, this year’s third Frankfurt Conference on Quality Control features interdisciplinary sessions that cover topics including Immunity and Quality Control, Regulatory Events and the Interplay between Autophagy, Ubiquitin and Proteostasis.

Registration deadline: May 30th, 2022

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Autophagy UK Network Meeting 2022

Date: October 3rd – 4th, 2022
Place: Scarman, University of Warwick (UK)

Join us for our annual national meeting for researchers in the field of autophagy.
The 7th annual meeting of the Autophagy UK Network will be held on 3-4 October 2022 at Scarman, University of Warwick.

Abstract deadline: September 25th, 2022

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