U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Remodeling the Hematopoietic Bone Marrow Niche

Remodeling the Hematopoietic Bone Marrow Niche

4/3/2017 12:00 PM
4/3/2017 5:00 PM
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For questions concerning program content, contact:

Cindy N. Roy, Ph.D.
Program Director, Hematology
Telephone: (301) 594-8805
Email: cindy.roy@nih.gov

Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
Program Director, Hematology
Telephone: (301) 594-7726
Email: terry.bishop@nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:

Rachel Pisarski
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
Phone: (301) 670-4990
Email: rpisarski@scgcorp.com​​

Bethesda
 
Natcher Conference Center

Event Details

Background

The hematopoietic niche is a solid organ that serves at least two functions: (1) provision of a nurturing environment for long-term maintenance of quiescent hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and (2) promotion of HSC differentiation via cell-to-cell interactions and local production of growth-promoting cytokines. The goal of this workshop is to learn more about the structure of the bone marrow, particularly the components of the niche that give rise to circulating blood cells and how the niche remodels to adequately respond to changes in environmental cues. Understanding the capacity of the niche to respond may lead to therapeutic interventions to help a patient rapidly return to homeostatic hematopoiesis after a traumatic insult. We also expect to gain a specific understanding of the current scientific and technologic barriers facing the research community in the pursuit of knowledge in this area. The workshop will provide an opportunity for the research community to cooperatively consider the essential next steps for the field.

Registration Deadline

March 29, 2017

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Agenda

Agenda coming soon! Please check back for details.

General Topics

1) Structure-Function of the Niche
2) Novel Imaging Strategies
3) Biomechanical Forces
4) Towards 3-D cultures ​

Directions/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 657-1234 or (888) 421-1442
Fax: (301) 657-6453

Website: http://www.hyattregencybethesda.com
(More hotel information can be obtained from this website.)

Government Room Rate

A limited block of sleeping rooms for meeting participants has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. The rate is the prevailing government rate of $242 per night for single occupancy, plus tax (13%). To reserve a hotel room at the group rate, call reservations at (888) 421-1442 and identify yourself as a member of the Remodeling the Hematopoietic Bone Marrow Niche Meeting, or click on this link to book your room. The room block will be in effect at the Government rate only until Friday, March 10, 2017, or until full, whichever comes first. Any room reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space- and rate-availability basis.

Reservation Dates

Book arrival on Sunday, April 2, 2017, and departure on Monday, April 3, 2017. If you require alternate dates, please contact Rachel Pisarski of The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG). Any alternate date requests will need to be approved through the NIDDK.

Check-in

Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number for your reservation. After March 10, 2017, the official room block will be released, and the hotel may charge significantly higher rates or may be sold out. When making a reservation, please provide your room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types at check-in, based on availability. Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and checkout time is 12:00 p.m.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to arrival, or you will be charged a no-show fee for 1 night on your credit card.

NIH Visitor Information

NIH campus maps, shuttle schedules, driving directions, security, and other information about visiting the NIH can be found on the NIH Visitor Information page. ​

Minutes

Minutes are currently unavailable.

Attendees

Attendees are currently unavailable.

Abstracts

Abstracts are currently unavailable.

Location

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  • National Institutes of Health
  • Building 45
  • MD 20894
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Contacts

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For questions concerning program content, contact:

Cindy N. Roy, Ph.D.
Program Director, Hematology
Telephone: (301) 594-8805
Email: cindy.roy@nih.gov

Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
Program Director, Hematology
Telephone: (301) 594-7726
Email: terry.bishop@nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:

Rachel Pisarski
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
Phone: (301) 670-4990
Email: rpisarski@scgcorp.com​​