Calreticulin Workshop: Program & Gen Info

Michal Opas m.opas at utoronto.ca
Tue Feb 24 15:01:24 EST 1998


Dear Colleague,

We are delighted to announce that Calreticulin Workshop, 
devoted to the structure and function of calreticulin and 
related proteins, will take place on March 31 - April 2, 
1998 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.  The Calreticulin Workshop 
is a satellite meeting to the 8th Fisher Winternational 
Symposium on Cellular and Molecular Biology which will be 
held April 2-5, 1998, also at the Banff Conference Centre.  
The Workshop will provide unique opportunity to meet and 
interact with the scientists interested in calreticulin 
research in spectacular surroundings of Banff National Park 
in Canadian Rocky Mountains.  We are sure that the Banff 
Calreticulin Workshop will be an important forum to share 
the latest findings and to develop future interactions.  
Calreticulin has been implicated to play a role in almost 
every aspect of cell biology as outlined in a brief overview 
below.  We hope that the Workshop will be useful to sort out 
some of the latest discoveries and controversies concerning 
calreticulin and implication of this protein in a variety of 
biological systems.  On the behalf of the Organizing 
Committee we would like to invite you to participate in the 
Workshop. 



Program of the 3rd Calreticulin Workshop

"Wine & cheese" reception: March 31, 1998 8:00-10:30 pm


Day 1	April 1

9:00-9:20 	M.  Opas Foreword 

ER Signalling 
9:20-10:00	K. Mikoshiba 	"Molecular Dynamics in Brain 
Development"

Calcium					Chair: N.S. Allen

10:00-10:40	T. Pozzan	"Calreticulin as a 
Ca2+-buffer in the ER: evidence from overexpression  
studies"
10:40-11:20	KH. Krause	"Ligand-gated and 
store-operated Ca2+ channels"

	11:20-11:40   Coffee Break

Calcium continued			Chair: K.  Mikoshiba

12:00-12:40	P. Camacho	"Modulation of intracellular 
Ca2+ release and uptake by Calreticulin, Calnexin and 
Calmegin in Xenopus oocytes".

	12:40-13:40   Lunch Break

ER Chaperones			Chair:  R. Sontheimer

13:40-14:20	J. Bergeron 	"ER chaperones"
14:20-15:00	W. Nauseef  	"Roles of calreticulin and 
calnexin in ER 'quality control'"
15:00-15:40	D. Hebert  	"Calreticulin and calnexin: 
ER chaperone partners"

	15:40-16:00   Coffee Break

Disease					Chair:  K-H.  Krause

16:00-16:40	R. Sontheimer	Calreticulin Autoantibody 
Detection Employing  a Ro Autoantigen-Binding Form of 
Recombinant Human Calreticulin"
16:40-17:20	P. Eggleton 	"Dual roles of calreticulin 
in autoimmunity and innate immunity"
17:20-18:00	B. Ritchie	"Calreticulin in Blood 
Coagulation"
18:00-18:40	G. Needham	"Tick Calreticulin"	


Day 2		April 2nd


Gene				Chair: T.  Pozzan

09:00-09:40	R. Clark		"Mechanisms of 
transcriptional regulation of calreticulin expression"
09:40-10:20	R. St.Arnaud	"Specific developmental 
roles for calreticulin revealed by the knock-out mice"
10:20-11:00	D. Llewellyn	"Stress-induced calreticulin 
expression"

	11:00-11:20   Coffee Break

Gene continued			Chair: P.  Eggleton
11:20-12:00	Nakhashi	"Calreticulin and RNA 
processing"
Plants
12:00-12:40	Allen/Wyatt/Tsou/Robertson	
"Calreticulin: a
			  tool to alter cellular calcium in 
plant cells"
12:40-13:20	Navazio/Mariani 	"Calreticulin in 
plant cells"

	13:20-14:20   Lunch Break

Trafficking				Chair:  J.  Bergeron 
14:20-15:00	Johnson 	"Calreticulin in neuronal 
cells"
		Adhesion 
15:00-15:40	Murphy-Ullrich 	"Calreticulin as a mediator 
of thrombospondin-stimulated focal adhesion disassembly"

	15:40-16:00   Coffee Break

Adhesion continued		Chair: R.  Clark
16:00-16:40	Dedhar	"Perturbation of integrin mediated 
adhesion and Ca signalling in calreticulin-deficient cells.
16:40-17:20	Opas		"Modulation of cellular 
adhesiveness by levels of expression of calreticulin"

17:20  Closing discussion >>>  Conclusion   M.  Michalak



SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM 
The scientific sessions for the Workshop will take place on 
Wednesday, April 1, 1998 from 9:00 AM - circa 7:00 PM.  
Slide projector, overhead projector, black-board and VHS VCR 
will be available for your presentations.  
Presentations:
Each speaker will have ~40 minutes for presentation: please 
make presentation short enough to leave ~10 minutes for 
discussion. 
As you can see from the scientific program we are all 
working in extremely diverse areas of the biological 
sciences.  Therefore, please make sure you devote at least 5 
minutes of your talk to introduce the biological system you 
are studying.  There is no need to send abstracts for the 
Workshop.
Posters: 
Bring one or more posters if you wish!  Posters shall be 
displayed throughout the Workshop,  but we shall not formal 
poster sessions.  In keeping with informal manner of the 
Workshop we expect posters to be on display throughout the 
duration of  the Workshop to provide ample opportunity to 
discuss them at any time.

REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATION
Schedule arrival date is on Tuesday, March 31, 1998.  Upon 
arrival to the Banff Center please register for your 
accommodation at the Front Office in the foyer of the first 
floor of Donald Cameron Hall (Administration Building).  
Check-in time for your room is 2:30 PM on your day of 
arrival. Check-out time is 12:00 noon on your departure day. 
 Your account may be paid in cash or by credit card (Visa, 
American Express, Master Card, EnRoute).

RECEPTION
There will be a reception ("wine & cheese") held for the 
Workshop participants on Tuesday, March 31, 1998 from 8:00 
PM - 10:30 PM.  Registration packets for the Workshop and 
name tags will be available during the reception.

WINTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
The Calreticulin Workshop is a satellite meeting to the 8th 
Fisher Winternational Symposium on Cellular and Molecular 
Biology entitled "Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease" 
which will be held April 2-5, 1998, also at the Banff 
Conference Centre.  Information about the meetings and 
registration forms can be obtained by contacting:
       Dr. Carol E. Cass, Chair
       Winternational Symposium   
       Department of Oncology
       University of Alberta
       Cross Cancer Institute
       Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 1Z2 
       (403) 432-8320		phone
       (403) 432-8425		fax
       email:  sherron.becker at cancerboard.ab.ca

GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Bus service by Brewster Transportation is available directly 
from Calgary International Airport to Banff at 12:30 PM, 
3:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  The travel time is about 2 hours and 
the current one way fare is  $28.00.  Upon request buses 
will drop off passengers at the Banff Center.  Brewster 
Transportation numbers are 403-762-6767 and 1-800-661-1152.


If you have any further questions or special requirements 
please contact:

Marek Michalak at
(403) 492-2256		phone
(403) 492-0886		fax
E-mail:  marek.michalak at ualberta.ca

	or 

Michal Opas at:
(416) 978-8947		phone
(416) 978-3954 	fax
E-mail: m.opas at utoronto.ca   


SEE YOU IN BANFF!

Cheers

Marek Michalak & Michal Opas     
   





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