2018 Meeting Prospectus
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 ASMB: The American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB) was founded in 2000 to advance knowledge in the field of extracellular matrix (ECM) biology and to enhance research and facilitate interactions among scientists and trainees, with the overall goal of furthering the application and translation of knowledge to impact human health. This field encompasses the structure and function of ECM components, the interactions of these components with cells, how these interactions influence intracellular signaling and gene expression, the orderly progression of these processes during development, and the alteration of these processes in hereditary and acquired diseases, particularly in tissue injury, repair, and aging. Hence, ECM biology and the 2018 ASMB meeting are clinically relevant to cancer, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, metabolic disease, wound healing/fibrosis, inflammation—factors pertinent to diseases across all organ systems.

ASMB theme and format: The focus of the 2018 meeting is on the ECM as a regulatory force in aging and disease.“ECM Microenvironments in Disease, Aging and Regeneration” is the theme and the program is comprised of member-developed Special Interest Sessions; Guest Symposia, awards presentations, Plenary Sessions, and Concurrent platform sessions complemented by Poster Sessions. There are also Career and Women mentoring Women Breakfasts for ASMB trainees and young scientists. The venue at the Red Rock Canyon Casino Resort and Spa has self-contained meeting space with ample room for informal socializing and discussions in proximity to exhibit space. This venue allows for opitmal participation from the west coast and pan-pacific region as well as easy access from other desinations in the US and internationally.  Red Rock offers the ideal combination of natural beauty with the night-life of Las Vegas close at hand.

Meeting Participants: The 2018 ASMB Meeting represents a unique opportunity for scientists and medical professionals working in research, clinical, and applied disciplines related to ECM biology to meet, present data, discuss, learn, and network. With the society’s non-profit focus on investigation and education, and the innovative and original program, attendance is expected to exceed 300 participants, including both ASMB members and non-members. Attendees include basic scientists, bioengineers, and clinician scientists, as well as scientists from the biotech industry, at all levels of career development. Participation by the International Society for Matrix Biology (ISMB) and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) will expand the reach of this meeting.

Meeting Organizer:  Lynn Sakai, (ASMB President Elect), Shriners Hospital for Children at Birmingham, Oregon Health and Science University

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