July 21–23, 2021 | Virtual

Extracellular vesicle studies

From benchtop to therapeutics

Extracellular vesicle studies: From benchtop to therapeutics
July 21–23, 2021 | Virtual

Extracellular vesicles are secreted, membrane-bound compartments containing DNA and cytoplasmic constituent molecules of all types that are thought to act as mediators of intercellular communication. They are classified by both size and location/mechanism of cellular origination. They are thought to be produced by an ever-expanding diversity of cell types and species. However, there is also considerable skepticism related to their existence and utility, as it can be difficult to isolate EVs since there is no EV-specific molecular marker to target.

A primary focus in recent years has been to describe the mechanisms of molecular sorting that would allow researchers to target proteins produced from exogenously introduced DNA to EVs for cellular secretion and uptake. The potential value of EVs to therapeutics is thought to be enormous, thanks to the role of EVs in cell–cell communication as a robust, native delivery vehicle.

This event will appeal to a broad audience, including molecular biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, secretion experts, cell–cell communication specialists, clinicians, physiologists and others.

Important dates

May 27
11:59 p.m. EST
Abstract deadline
June 25
11:59 p.m. EST
Early registration deadline
July 16
11:59 p.m. EST
Regular registration deadline

Organizers

Michael Wells
Michael Wells
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kenneth W. Witwer
Kenneth W. Witwer
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Speakers

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

  • Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
Jason Shepherd

Jason Shepherd

  • University of Utah
Joy Wolfram

Joy Wolfram

  • Mayo Clinic

Registration

Registered participants will receive a link to access the virtual platform three days prior to the event date.

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Abstracts

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for oral presentations. Those not selected will be programmed as posters.

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Program schedule

All times listed are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)

Wednesday July 21
Thursday July 22
Friday July 23

Wednesday agenda

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Live poster presentations

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Keynote speaker: Jason Shepherd

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Vendor demos

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Plenary talks

 Selected from submitted abstracts.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel discussion and Q&A

Flash talks (Five-minute recorded presentations covering brief project background and results with one figure. Selected from submitted abstracts).

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Plenary talks

 Selected from submitted abstracts.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live poster presentations

Thursday agenda

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Live poster presentations

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Keynote speaker: Jennifer Jones

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Vendor demos

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Plenary talks

 Selected from submitted abstracts.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel discussion and Q&A

Flash talks (Five-minute recorded presentations covering brief project background and results with one figure. Selected from submitted abstracts).

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Plenary talks

 Selected from submitted abstracts.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live poster presentations

Friday agenda

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Live poster presentations

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Keynote speaker: Joy Wolfram

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Vendor demos

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Plenary talks

 Selected from submitted abstracts.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel discussion and Q&A

Flash talks (Five-minute recorded presentations covering brief project background and results with one figure. Selected from submitted abstracts).

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Plenary talks

 Selected from submitted abstracts.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live poster presentations

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