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2014 Important Dates

 

Workshop Deadline October 15
Abstract Submission Opens February 18
Conference Registration Opens February 25
Abstract Submission Deadline March 26
Chi-Bin Chien Award Nomination Deadline March 26
Abstract Revision Deadline March 27
Exhibit/ Sponsorship/ Advertising Deadline April 9
Travel Award Application Deadline May 1
Early Meeting Registration May 15
Platform and Poster Assignments online May 19
Housing Reservation May 24

 

 

2014 Important Dates

 

Workshop Deadline October 15
Abstract Submission Opens February 18
Conference Registration Opens February 25
Abstract Submission Deadline March 26
Abstract Revision Deadline March 27
Exhibit/ Sponsorship/ Advertising Deadline April 9
Travel Award Application Deadline May 1
Early Meeting Registration May 15
Housing Reservation May 24
Platform and Poster Assignments online May 19

Preliminary Program

 

Tuesday, June 24  - NOTE NEW START DAY

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

GSA Trainee Boot Camp

 

3:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Registration

Capital Theater Lobby

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception and Exhibits

Overture Lobby

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm GSA Education Special Interest Group Mixer/Pedagogy Workshop  
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Plenary Session I

Overture Hall

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Keynote Speaker Overture Hall

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Reception and Exhibits

Overture Lobby 

     

Wednesday, June 25

 

7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Registration

Overture Hall Lobby

8:30 am - 12:30 pm GSA Genetics Conference Experience Room to be determined
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Concurrent Sessions (3 to 4)

Overture Center

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Coffeebreak and Exhibits

Overture Hall Lobby

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Session II

Overture Hall

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

How to Get Published Lunch 

Concourse Hotel

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (3 to 4)

Overture Center

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Coffeebreak and Exhibits

Overture Hall Lobby

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshops  

Recombinase-Based Genome Editing and Lineage Tracing

ZENCODE: Zebrafish Epigenetics

New Tools for Imaging and

     Analysis of Larvae

Overture Center

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm GSA Plenary Session and Workshop for Undergraduate Researchers Room to be determined
6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm

Dinner

Memorial Union – Inn Wisconsin

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Undergraduate Mixer Room to be determined
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Poster Session 1

Memorial Union

     

Thursday, June 26

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Registration

Overture Hall Lobby

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Plenary Session III

Overture Hall

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Coffeebreak and Exhibits

Overture Hall Lobby

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (3 to 4)

Overture Center

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

Career Luncheon organized by GSA 

Concourse Hotel

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Keynote Speaker

 
Overture Hall

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Chi-Bin Chien Award Presentation

Overture Hall

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Coffeebreak and Exhibits

Overture Lobby

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshops

Emerging Tools for Quantitative Imaging of Vascular Development

Practical Approaches to Using Zebrafish

    in Education

Post-embryonic Development: Disease

     Models and Variation

Overture Hall

6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm

Dinner

Memorial Union – Inn Wisconsin

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Poster Session 2

Memorial Union

     

Friday, June 27

 

 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration

Overture Hall Lobby

8:30 am - 9:45 am

Concurrent Sessions (3 to 4)

Overture Center

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Coffeebreak and Exhibits

 

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Session IV

Overture Hall

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

Concourse Hotel

 

Advocacy Lunch organized by GSA 

 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshops

Zebrafish Cancer: Challenges and Tools

Emerging Techniques in Neural Circuit Analysis

Maternally-Controlled Development

Digestive System Biology and Disease

Overture Center
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibits

 

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Session 3

Memorial Union

7:30 pm  - 9:00 pm

Banquet Buffet

Memorial Union – Inn Wisconsin

9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Closing Party

Memorial Union – Tripp Commons

 

Featuring Natty Nation  and DJ Mike Carlson

 

     

Saturday, June 28 - NOTE NEW FINAL DAY

 

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Community Meeting

Lorette Javois, NIH - funding opportunities

ZFIN/ZIRC updates

Sanger Center - genome updates

Overture Hall
 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Concurrent Sessions (3 to 4)

Overture Center

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary Session V

Overture Hall

 


 

Keynote Speakers

 

John Postlethwait, University of Oregon
Sara Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania 

 


Confirmed Session Chairs

 

Cancer and Growth Control - James Amatruda

Cardiovascular Development - Jeroen Bakkers

Chemical Biology - Elizabeth Patton

Cilia, Cell and Tissue Polarity - Rebecca Burdine

Craniofacial and Skeletal Development - Tom Schilling

Early Development and Patterning - Bruce Draper

Imaging 1 - Nadine Peyrieras

Imaging 2 - Sean Megason

Gene Regulation and Epigenetics - Ferenc Muller

Genetics and Genomics 1 - Shannon Fisher

Genetics and Genomics 2 - Bradley Cairns

Morphogenesis and Cell Migration - Holger Knaut

Endodermal and Mesodermal Organs - Joan Heath

Evolution and Development - David Parichy

Hematopoiesis - Zilong Wen

Infection and Immunity - David Tobin

Metabolism - Steve Farber

Neural Circuits, Neurophysiology and Behavior - Stephan Neuhauss

Neural Degeneration, Regeneration and Disease - Hiromi Hirata

Neural Development - Richard Dorsky

Physiology and Disease - Graham Lieschke

Regeneration and Stem Cells - Tatjana Piotrowski

RNA Biology - Antonio Giraldez

Sensory Systems - Teresa Nicolson

Signaling in Development and Disease - Karuna Sampath

Community Session - David Raible

 

 

Workshops

The deadline for proposals has passed.

Proposals are being solicited for workshops at the meeting.  Workshops are scheduled for the afternoons of June 25 and 26, and will be open to all meeting attendees.   In the past, successful workshops have focused on a variety of topics, and can be based on a specific scientific area or on a technical approach applicable to various problems. We particularly encourage proposals for workshops on educational issues.  Participants will not be required to submit general meeting abstracts for their workshop presentations. 

 

There is no set format for the workshops. They are viewed as an opportunity to be creative and discuss the topics you find important, in a way you believe will be productive. However, based on past experiences there seem to be some formats that work better than others. In particular, the organizers do not want the workshops to duplicate the oral sessions, so you should not plan your workshop as a series of talks without adequate time for discussion. At the other end of the spectrum, totally free-form discussions do not work well, and having a planned set of questions or topics to guide the discussion is a good idea.

 

If interested in organizing a workshop, please complete the online proposal form including the following information by October 15:

 

Organizer Name / Institution

Workshop title

Short Description of workshop purpose

Potential key participants (Name/Institution)

 

The conference organizers will let applicants know whether their proposals have been approved no later than November 15, 2013.


 

Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources

June 24, 2014

Capitol Ballroom A, The Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI, USA

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ref: ODW-Madison

 

In association with the 11th International Meeting on Zebrafish Development and Genetics, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and ZFIN, we are pleased to announce a one day 'Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources' Workshop.

 

Each workshop is broken into modules designed to give a broad overview of a given topic with examples chosen by the trainers. The modular structure consists of a discussion of theory and methods, coverage of software and web resources, and a series of "hands on" worked examples. Time is provided in each session for participants to carry out their own research in the presence of the trainers, and participants are encouraged to bring their own problems (e.g sequence for analysis) with them. All materials used during the workshop series will be available on the Web, in the form of manuals and information. Zebrafish specific examples will be used wherever possible.

 

This course is limited to 40 participants and will be held in English. Each participant will be required to provide their own wireless enabled laptop for the duration of the course.

 

The course manual will be made available as a PDF and will be sent out to participants one week prior to the course, and will also be available online during the workshop.

 

There will be a course fee of $50 for all participants.  The online registration will be available on February 25, 2014.

 

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a not for profit organization, therefore the course fee is designed to cover the cost of workshop. Participants will be expected to arrange and fund their own travel and accommodation.         

 


7th Zebrafish Disease Models Conference (ZDM7)

 

The 7th Zebrafish Disease Models Conference (ZDM7) will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, from June 28th – July 1st 2014. In the past, the ZDM conferences have primarily concentrated on cancer, hematopoiesis and immunity. Now it is broadend to include all Zebrafish Models of Disease.  The ZDM conference will be immediately following the International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics, to facilitate the travel and accommodation for those scientists who will be attending both conferences.

 

A special two day registration to the International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics is available to confirmed ZDM7 attendees. The fee is $100 to attend Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28. To take advantage of this special offer, complete the registration form and email it to mahoney@genetics-gsa.org. Once the participants' ZDM7 registration is confirmed, the form will be processed and a confirmation will be emailed to the registrant.


 

Chi-Bin Chien Award

 

 

Deadline for nominations: March 26, 2014

 

Award Announcement

 

The Chi-Bin Chien Award was established by the zebrafish research community and GSA in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965 – 2011). Chi-Bin was Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and served the international zebrafish community in numerous ways, including his service as Director of the Zebrafish Neural Development and Genetics Course at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and as an organizer of the International Conference on Zebrafish Genetics and Development. The Award celebrates Chi-Bin’s enthusiasm and love for the discussion of scientific ideas and the good things that grow out of interactions and open discourse among scientists, his efforts to mentor and support the development of young scientists, and the collaborative and generous spirit with which he contributed to the advance of research with the zebrafish. The award will be given to an outstanding graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or recently appointed faculty member from any country who has made significant contributions to the field of zebrafish research and has exhibited the generosity and openness that characterized and motivated Chi-Bin. The awardee will be granted a cash award and international recognition as an invited speaker at the biennial International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics.

 

 

Nominations

 

Nominations for the Chi-Bin Chien Award should be submitted by the candidate’s PhD or post-doctoral mentor by email by March 26, 2014 to zebrafish@genetics-gsa.org. The application package should be a single PDF file that includes:

 

  1. A one-page statement from the nominee describing his/her research and its importance to the advancement of zebrafish research.
  2. The nominee's C.V.
  3. Letter of recommendation from the mentor
  4. Letter of recommendation from one additional scholar who is familiar with the research being described in the application

 

2014 Chi-Bin Chien Award Committee

 

Michael Granato, University of Pennsylvania, Dept of Cell and Developmental Biology, Philadelphia, PA

David Grunwald, University of Utah, Department of Genetics, Salt Lake City

Graham Lieschke, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Australia

Cecilia Moens, Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Stephan Neuhauss, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich

David Raible, University of Washington, Department of Biological Structure, Seattle

Mary Mullins, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Philadelphia

 

Donations

 

This award will be funded by donations from members of the scientific community who wish to contribute in Chi-Bin's memory. Please make your contribution online via the Genetics Society of America or by sending a check made payable to the Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998 USA; please add ‘Chien Award’ to subject line. 

 


 

Optional Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Get Published Lunch

Wednesday, June 25
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Hear the ins-and-outs of getting your articles published, featuring editors from the journals GENETICS and G3:Genes|Genomes|Genetics. Space is limited to 40 participants. Sign up online with registration.

 

Advocacy Lunch - SOLD OUT

Friday, June 27
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Staff members from the FASEB Office of Public Affairs will discuss the latest policy and legislative news affecting funding for NIH, describe why it is important for scientists to speak out about issues that affect their grants and research, and share tips for engaging in advocacy. Space is limited to 40 participants. Sign up online with registration. SOLD OUT