CoA and CoA-derivatives: From biochemistry and molecular biology to human diseases across lifespan

Aug. 16–18, 2023
Discovery Building, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Investigators engaged in the breadth of CoA research are seldom gathered at a single conference, creating a delay in exchanging ideas that cross boundaries between sub-areas of research. This conference will provide a forum where academic and industrial investigators from heterogeneous fields can exchange ideas and challenge the framework of our current understanding of the role of CoA and its derivatives in all aspects of health, disease and bioscience.

Particular emphasis will be placed on recent breakthroughs in understanding biochemical aspects of CoA and Acetyl-CoA metabolism related to intracellular cross-talk, proteostasis and autophagy, as well as technological advances in mass spectrometry that allow fine assessment of specific metabolites and protein modifications.


Luigi Puglielli
Luigi Puglielli
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Suzanne Jackowski
Suzanne Jackowski
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
James Ntambi
James Ntambi
University of Wisconsin–Madison

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  • John Denu, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Ivan Gout, University College London
  • Charles Rock, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Ody Sibon, University of Groningen
  • Erick Strauss, Stellenbosch University
  • John Svaren, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Benjamin Tu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Marianne de Villiers, Stellenbosch University
  • Kathryn Wellen, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Michael Wolfgang, Johns Hopkins University


Important dates

June 20 Early registration deadline*
June 20 Abstract submission deadline for oral and poster (authors are required to register for the conference upon submission of abstract)
July 14 Deadline for cancelations/refunds (no refunds after this date)
July 14 Regular registration deadline*

*Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will remain open until capacity is reached. This may mean that the conference registration closes before the officially posted registration deadline. To secure your spot at the conference we encourage you to register early.

Conference information

  • Conference will begin around 1 p.m. on Aug. 16.
  • Conference will conclude around 12 p.m. on Aug. 18.

Registration and abstracts

  • There is no onsite registration, all attendees must be registered prior to arriving at the conference.
  • Registration for the conference is required at the time of abstract submission.
  • Please reach out to if you have questions.

Health and safety

  • Mask-wearing and other health and safety measures will be determined based on local, state and venue guidelines and will be communicated to attendees prior to the conference.


Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for short talks. Those not selected may be programmed as posters. Oral programming notifications, including the time and date of the presentation, will be sent via email by Friday, June 30, 2023.

Submit abstract

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstract title field allows 200 characters maximum.
  • Abstract body field allows for 350 words maximum (not including authors and affiliations).
  • Text may be typed or copied and pasted into the abstract title and body fields.

Presentation requirement

All speakers and poster presenters are required to present in person at the scheduled date and time of their sessions. If you have submitted an abstract or are planning to submit an abstract we encourage you to register at the time of abstract submission because space is limited. Registration is not guaranteed.

How to submit an abstract

ASBMB members
  1. Click “Submit Abstract" button.
  2. Enter the email address associated with your ASBMB member profile. (Don't remember the email associated with your member record? Contact before proceeding.)
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  5. Select the, "Submit and Continue" button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Select the "Submit Abstract" button to enter your abstract submission.
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  3. Complete the profile fields and select the, "Submit and Continue" button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select the "Submit Abstract" button to enter your abstract submission.


ASBMB members will receive a $50 discount on their registration fee which will be applied during checkout.

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  Early registration
(by June 20)
Regular registration
(by July 14)
PI/regular academics, industry or equivalent $475 $525
Trainee, graduate student, postdoc or equivalent $225 $275

What’s included

The full conference package includes:

  • All scientific sessions, poster sessions and meeting materials.
  • The following meals are included in your registration fee: 
    • Wednesday, Aug. 16: Dinner
    • Thursday, Aug. 17: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Friday, Aug. 18: Breakfast

Note: Lodging is not included in registration. Attendees are required to secure their own lodging.

Registration changes

​Registration changes will be accepted as space allows until Friday, July 14, 2023, and can be made by contacting

Cancelation policy

Cancelations received in writing on or before Friday, July 14, 2023, are subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancelations after July 14, due to final guarantee commitments. 


Participants are responsible for securing and paying for their own lodging arrangements. ASBMB/CoA has set up blocks of rooms with group rates at the following three hotels:

Wisconsin Union Hotel & Club Suites (0.2 miles from Discovery Building)
UW Madison Union South
1308 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715

Rate: $165 + tax
(includes complimentary parking for one car per room at Union South Lot 80.)

For online reservations use group code: ASBMBCOA2023
By phone: Call 608-263-2600 and ask for the ASBMBCOA2023 group rate.

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until July 15, 2023, or the room block sells out.

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown (0.7 miles from Discovery Building)
525 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703

Rate: $172 + tax
(includes free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center, a free shuttle based upon availability to/from the airport from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., and complimentary parking.)

Online reservations
By phone: Call 608-251-5511 and provide group code ASB for the group rate

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until July 20, 2023, or the room block sells out.

Best Western Plus InnTower Madison (1.1 miles from Discovery Building)
2424 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726

Rate: $169 + tax
(includes complimentary shuttle service within a 2-mile radius of the hotel between 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. One complimentary parking space per room, additional spaces at $20 per vehicle.)

Online reservations
By phone: Call 608-233-8778 and select option #1 and reference the group code (2064-1)

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until July 20, 2023, or the room block sells out.

Getting to Madison


Getting from the airports to the Discovery Building

All attendees are responsible for their own transportation. There will not be a shuttle provided to/from the airports/Discovery Building.


All individuals traveling from outside of the United States should apply for a visa as soon as possible and at least four to five months prior to their date of travel.

Please do not wait until you receive your registration confirmation before applying for a visa. We encourage you to apply for your visa right away if you are considering attending to avoid delays and longer than anticipated wait times.

All visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries must meet all requirements of the program. Find more information on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and a list of visa waiver countries.