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FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: The Growth Hormone/prolactin Family in Biology & 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): Growth Hormone / Prolactin Family in Biology & Disease.

This conference will take place July 8-13, 2012 in Snowmass, Colorado. It will bring together the community (academics, clinicians, industry) focused on the growth hormone/prolactin family of hormones in order to stimulate discussion, share unpublished data, improve the understanding of related disease processes and accelerate the discovery of new drugs. To that end, the conference will cover such diverse areas as signaling, development of novel animal models for identifying new physiological functions for GH and PRL in health and disease, new functions/tissues regulated by GH/PRL hormones, biomics profiling of GH/PRL actions and new drug targets/pre-clinical studies. Major efforts to attract young investigators will be made (funding, short talks, posters, informal session with invited speakers, meet-the-professor session).


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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