*Migration scientists converge on Bethesda, MD*

Over 400 participants from more than 20 countries participated in the Frontiers in Cell Migration conference held on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD 16-18 September, 2008. Over 130 posters were presented during the course of the two and a half day conference at sessions that were alive with discussion and exchange. The Conference dinner on Wednesday evening provided a relaxed evening for participants to socialize and network, while listening to the three keynote presentations provided by John Condeelis, Iain Campbell and Doug Lauffenburger.  Numerous inquiries were made about the plans for the next Cell Migration conference, which points to the success of this meeting. The answer to this question will have to be "watch this space".

Slide Show of Meeting Events

Meeting Book with Poster Abstracts

Meeting Overview

Recent advances in cell migration research have provided new insights into how cells move: from basic mechanisms to how aberrations in migration impact human disease. The Frontiers in Cell Migration meeting, a joint effort of the NIH and the Cell Migration Consortium, showcases the progress and promise of thiscell field. The meeting features presentations by researchers developing and utilizing new technologies and approaches for studying basic mechanisms of migration and those studying migration in biological and pathological processes. The meeting seeks to catalyze the translation of new knowledge and experimental approaches into biological and disease related research and develop a roadmap for further understanding migration at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.

Chairs: Rick Horwitz & Tom Parsons
(University of Virginia)

Program Details
Getting There & NIH Security
Lodging Information
Poster Submission Information
Register for Conference
Cancellation Policy

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