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FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: The Lung Epithelium in Health and Disease

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announces the opening of registration for the Science Research Conference (SRC): The Lung Epithelium in Health and Disease.

This conference will take place July22-27, 2012 in Saxtons River, Vermont. This conference brings together basic and clinical investigators to discuss new cutting edge topics on lung epithelial biology relevant to lung disease pathogenesis and intervention. The focus will be on emerging areas of scientific interest, including modeling of lung epithelial development and regeneration using ES/iPS cells, mechanisms of differentiation and their role in airway epithelial disease, genomics and proteomics approaches to adult lung chronic conditions, epithelial-interstitial relationships that maintain lung homeostasis, small RNA and epigenetic programs regulating lung growth, repair and cancer, among other topics. Pulmonary diseases, such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia and lung cancer represent a major public health problem. The conference will provide opportunity to discuss current knowledge on basic mechanisms of lung development and injury repair and to stimulate potential new directions for diagnostic and management of pediatric and adult lung disorders.


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 recent years, the SRC series has expanded into non-summer months. To better enhance the SRC series and allow for future expansion of conferences, FASEB's Office of Scientific Meetings and Conferences recently changed the SRC name from Summer Research Conferences to Science Research Conferences.

FASEB SRC has announced a total of 36 SRCs in 2012, spanning from June through October. To register for an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2012 SRCs, please visit

Additionally, in efforts to continue expanding the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at Proposal guidelines can be found by clicking "Submit a Proposal" on our website at

FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Celebrating 100 Years of Advancing the Life Sciences in 2012, FASEB is rededicating its efforts to advance health and well-being by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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