Meeting Program

Satellite Symposium for the 3rd International meeting on the RASSF Family of Tumor Suppressor Proteins, Tentative Program to be held after the Hippo Keystone Meeting in Monterey, CA, May 19 - 23, 2013 (



Sunday, May 19, 2013

4:00 to 8:00 pm

Registration (Hippo and RASSF Meeting)
Regency Grand Foyer at the Hyatt Regency, Monterey CA  for those that are attending both meetings. For those only attending the RASSF meeting, your registration package will be given to you at the breakfast on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

If you wish to attend the RASSF one day meeting, please email Shairaz Baksh at to confirm your attendance before May 10, 2013. There will be no additional registration cost for this one day meeting.


Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21, 2013

1:00 to 10:00 pm

Poster Viewing, Regency Grand IV-VI (Joint session with the Keystone meeting on The Hippo Tumor Suppressor Network)


Thursday, May 23, 2013

7:00 to 8:00 am

Breakfast, President's House, Hyatt Regency, Monterey, CA

8:00 to 8:10 am

Introduction by Shairaz Baksh, Chair, RASSF Organizing Committee, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

8:10 to 9:10 am

Gerd Pfeifer (Keynote Address) "RASSF1A in the Hippo pathway: evidence from biochemical and genetic studies", Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA

9:10 to 9:50 pm

Howard Donninger, "A conserved motif within the RASSF family: functions in microtubule association and dimerization", University of Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

9:50 to 10:30 pm

Geoffrey Clark,  "NORE1A is a Ras senescence effector", J.G. Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, KY, USA

10:30 to 10:45 pm

Coffee Break

10:45 to 11:25 pm

Amaar Yousef, "The role of RASSF1C in proliferation", Loma Linda VA Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, USA

11:25 to 12:05 pm

Leyuan Liu, "Mitochondrion-associated protein LRPPRC suppresses the initiation of basal levels of autophagy by increasing Parkin-maintained Bcl-2 stability", Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas

12:05 to 1:00 pm


Chair: Dr. Geoffery Clark

1:00 to 1:25 pm

Short talk, Jai Chan "Comparative Analysis of Interactions of RASSF1-10", University College London, UK

1:25 to 2:05 pm

Antje Richter, Epigenetic and functional regulation of the tumour suppressor RASSF10 in cancer", Institut für Genetik, University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

2:05 to 2:30 pm

Short talk, Michul Kim, “cAMP/PKA signaling reinforces the LATS-YAP pathway to fully suppress YAP in response to actin cytoskeletal changes”, National Creative Initiatives Center for Cell Division and Differentiation, Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

2:30 to 3:10 pm

Steven Chaulk, "miRNAs and the Hippo Signaling Pathway", Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

3:10 to 3:25 pm

Coffee Break

3:25 to 4:05 pm

Delvac Oceandy,  "RASSF1A – A key player in the match: cancer versus heart disease", Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

4:05 to 4:45 pm

Dominic Del Re, "The role of K-Ras in mediating activation of Mst1 during myocardial ischemia/reperfusion", Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ, USA

4:45 to 5:25 pm

Shairaz Baksh, "RASSF1A regulation of intestinal inflammation: A YAP connection independent of Hippo", Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

5:25 to 6:30 pm

Collaborations and Partnerships Breakout Sessions
President's House, Hyatt Regency, Monterey, CA

Suggested Topics: RASSF-YAP Connections, RASSF2-10, RASSF and YAP Knockout Models (please bring other ideas and we will explore them during this session)

6:30 to 6:40 pm

Shairaz Baksh, Closing remarks


Friday, May 24, 2013