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FASEB Science Research Conference: Molecular, Structural & Clinical Aspects of Vitamin K and Vitamin K-Dependent Proteins

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference will provide a forum for the exchange of new knowledge about Vitamin K that spans from basic research to a wide variety of clinical applications. In recognition of this unique and highly disciplinary theme, we will: (1) Feature recognized multidisciplinary experts covering topics related to Vitamin K; (2) Discuss major advances in the field among young and experienced investigators, including those who are based in disciplines not traditionally associated with the Vitamin K scientific community; and (3) Foster a continued influx of new ideas and new investigators.

The scientific problems to be discussed at this conference reflect the translational nature of Vitamin K biology: (1) Evaluate current research on Vitamin K metabolism and its unique actions both from basic and clinical research perspectives; (2) Advance our current knowledge on the use of warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants and pharmacogenomic information to develop optimal treatment and prevention of associated coagulopathy; (3) Evaluate new developments that suggest emerging roles for Vitamin K -dependent proteins in managing clinical conditions such as CVD, osteoarthritis, and chronic kidney disease; and (4) Advance the understanding of Vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR).

We have also incorporated multiple opportunities for the interaction of graduate and post-graduate trainees and junior scientists with established investigators to promote a new cadre of investigators in the field of Vitamin K. This longstanding conference, which is the only one dedicated to the study of Vitamin K biology, will provide discussion on new linkages and roles of VK by drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of speakers in the basic science and clinical fields, and will facilitate new collaborations and areas of novel research.

FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 20, 2015. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2015 SRCs, please visit http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

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Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes.

In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at SRC@faseb.org. Proposal guidelines can be found at http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 120,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
http://www.faseb.org/SRC-vitak

MOLECULAR, STRUCTURAL & CLINICAL ASPECTS OF VITAMIN K AND VITAMIN K-DEPENDENT PROTEINS
Date: July 12-17, 2015, Itasca, IL
Organizers: Sarah L. Booth and Guylaine Ferland (Co-Chairs)

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