Meeting Program

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

3:00 pm to 9:30 pm Registration, Mt. Stephen Hall

6:45 pm to 8:00 pm Introduction by Dr. Shairaz Baksh, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
 

Session I, Keynote Address, Ivor Petrak Room

Dr. Gerd Pfeifer,"The RASSF1A tumor suppressor: overview and current research"
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm Reception, Mt. Stephen Hall

Thursday, February 5, 2009

7:00 am to 8: 00 am Breakfast, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Session II, Ras and RASSF family of proteins, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Chair, Dr. Joseph Avruch

8:00 am to 9:00 am Dr. Channing Der "RAS Signalling Pathways in Oncogenic Transformation"

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

9:00 am to 9:50 am Dr. Joseph Avruch, "Regulation and outputs of the Mst1 and Mst2 tumor suppressor kinases"

Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

9:50 am to 10:00 am Coffee Break, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

10:00 am to 10:50 am Dr. Geoffrey Clark, "NORE1A is a Ras senescence effector"

Department of Medicine, JG Brown Cancer Center, Molecular Targets Program, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

10:50 am to 11:20 am Dr. Howard Donninger, “The Ras Effector RASSF2 Suppresses Prostate Cancer via PAR-4”

Dept. of Medicine, JG Brown Cancer Center, Molecular Targets Program, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA<

11:20 am Poster Set up and viewing; Posters will be in the Ivor Petrak Room

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Coffee Break, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Session III, Animal models of RASSF1A, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Chair, Dr. Howard Donninger

5:00 pm to 5:50 pm Dr. Stella Tomassi, "The role of RASSF1A in tumour suppression: insights from the mice."

Division of Biology, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

5:50 pm to 6:40 pm Dr. Louise van der Weyden, "The search for genetic partners of Rassf1A in tumourigenesis"

Experimental Cancer Genetics Lab, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK

6:40 pm to 7:30 pm Dr. Nicolas Tapon, "Growth control by Drosophila RASSF family members"

Apoptosis and Proliferation Laboratory, Cancer Research UK, London, UK

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Social Hour and Poster Session, Ivor Petrak Room

Friday, February 6, 2009

7:00 am to 8: 00 am Breakfast, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Session IV, RASSF, cell death and mitosis, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Chair, Dr. Brian Hemmings

8:00 am to 8:50 am Dr. Yataka Hata, "The regulatory mechanism of RASSF6-mediated cell death"

Department of Medical Biochemistry, Tokyo, Japan

8:50 am to 9:40 am Dr. Victor Yu, “The role of MOAP-1, RASSF1A, Bax (Baxα) and the Baxβ in apoptosis signaling’’

Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

9:40 am to 10:00 am Coffee Break, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

10:00 am to 10:50 am Dr. Andrew Chalmers,"RASSF7 and Cell Growth"

Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, UK

10:50 am to 11:20 am Dr. Brian Hemmings, "NDR kinase is activated by RASSF1A/MST1 in response to Fas receptor stimulation and promotes apoptosis”

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Coffee Break, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Session V, RASSF and MST, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Chair, Dr. Eric O'Neill

4:30 pm to 5:20 pm Dr. Hiroshi Nishina, "Physiological roles of Hippo signaling pathway using Medaka, Oryzias Latipes".

Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology

Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

5:20 pm to 6:10 pm Dr. Eric O'Neill, "MST kinase pathways regulated by RASSF1A"

Tumour Suppressor Signaling Group, Institute for Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

6:10 pm to 6:40 pm Dr. Luis Miguel Martins, “MAP4K3, a sterile-20 family member, modulates cell death through the post-transcriptional regulation of BH3-only proteins”

MRC Toxicology Unit, Cell Death Regulation Laboratory Hodgkin Building, Lancaster Road, Leicester,UK

Saturday, February 7, 2009

7:00 am to 8: 00 am Breakfast, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Session VI, Diverse roles for RASSF1A, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Chair, Dr. Dae-Sik Lim

8:00 am to 8:50 am Dr. Leyuan Liu,"The dual function mitochondrial- and microtubule-associated protein complex LRPPRC-C19ORF5-RASSF1 in autophagy (mitophagy) in mitotic cell death"

Center for Cancer Biology and Nutrition, Institute of Biosciences and Technology

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA

8:50 am to 9:40 am Dr. D. S. Lim, "The roles of RASSF1A and RASFF1A-associated proteins in the regulation of cell cycle progression and Apoptosis"

Department of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Research Center

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea

9:40 am to 10:00 am Coffee Break, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

10:00 am to 10:50 am Dr. Y Huang, "Identification and characterization of novel kinases for RASSF1A tumor suppressor protein"

Department of Pharmacology, SUNY, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA

10:50 am to 11:40 am Dr. Delvac Oceandy, "The Modulation of Hypertrophic Signaling Pathway in the Heart by RASSF1A"

Cardiovascular Medicine Research Group, University of Manchester, UK

4:00 pm to 4:30 pmCoffee Break, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Session VII, Clinical Implications of RASSF1A, Alberta/New Brunswick Room

Chair, Dr. Geoffery Clark

4:30 pm to 5:20 pm Dr. Tatsuo Kinashi, "RAPL signaling in regulation of immune cell traffic and proliferation"

Department of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biomedical Science, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan

5:20 pm to 6:10 pm Dr. Junichi Sadoshima, "Regulation of organ size and cell death by RASSF1A in the heart"

Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Cardiovascular Research Institute

UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ, USA

6:10 pm to 7:00 pm Dr. Shairaz Baksh, "RASSF1A and inflammation"

Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

7:00 pm to 7:15 pm Dr. Shairaz Baksh, Concluding Remarks

7:15 pm to 7:45 pm Cocktails, Cascade Ballroom

7:45 pm Dinner and Entertainment, Cascade Ballroom

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Departure (please reserve your coach transportation back to Calgary International Airport in advance)

All poster presentations will be held in the Ivor Petrak Room.
All seminars will be held in the Alberta/New Brunswick Room.
All exhibits will be held in the Alberta/New Brunswick Room.

Breakfast will be served in the Alberta/New Brunswick Room.
Lunch will be provided after morning seminars.

The layout of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Conference facilities can be view by opening this PDF file (313 KB).