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International Conference on Molecular Interactions of Proteoglycans


International Conference on Molecular Interactions of Proteoglycans




August 27 - 30, 1999

Shonan Village Center
Kanagawa, Japan

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INVITATION
The organizing committee of the 'International Conference on Molecular Interactions of Proteoglycans' cordially invites scientists who are interested in medical, biological, biochemical and biophysical aspects of proteoglycans. The conference will be held at the Shonan Village Center, a seaside resort near Tokyo, between August 27 and 30, 1999, right after the XVth International Symposium on Glycoconjugates in Tokyo. The extensive discussion in the conference will focus on the rapidly expanding knowledge on molecular interactions of proteoglycans, which will provide key information for understanding and designing therapeutic interventions of disease processes involving proteoglycans. We look forward to meeting you at the conference.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Hisashi Iwata, Koji Kimata, Takashi Muramatsu, Minoru Okayama, Hidehiko Saito, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Masaki Yanagishita

ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OFFICE:
Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Molecular Interactions of Proteoglycans (MIPG)
Institute for Molecular Science of Medicine Aichi Medical University
Nagakute, Aichi 480-1195, Japan
Tel: +81-52-264-4811 ext 2088
Fax: +81-561-63-3532
e-mail: pgconf@amugw.aichi-med-u.ac.jp





SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
Program Outline

August 27 (Fri)
Evening: Registration
6:30-7:15 Opening lecture: Invited speaker: John McDonald
August 28 (Sat)
9:00-12:00 Session I "Structure and Metabolism "
(Chairpersons, Kazuyuki Sugahara & Tomoya Ogawa)
Invited speakers: Vincent Hascall, Ulf Lindahl, Jeffrey Esko, Osami Habuchi
1:30-5:00 Session I I "Molecular Interactions and Matrix Organization"
(Chairpersons, Masaki Yanagishita & Koji Kimata)
Invited speakers: Robert Rosenberg, Edward Conrad, Renato Iozzo, John Gallagher, John Scott
5:00-6:00 Special lecture in honor of his contribution to proteoglycan biochemistry
(Chairperson, Masahiko Endo) Sakaru Suzuki
8:00 pm- Poster viewing
August 29 (Sun)
8:30-12:30 Session III "Causative & Resultant Roles in Diseases"
(Chairpersons: Hisashi Iwata and Hidehiko Saito)
Invited speakers: Dick Heinegard, Timothy Hardingham, Yoshihiko Yamada, Andrew Spicer, John Hopwood, Magnus Hook
1:30-8:00 Time for knowing-each-other-better
(Visit "Kamakura" and banquet)
8:00 pm- Poster viewing
August 30 (Mon)
8:20-11:40 Session IV "Cell Adhesion & Signalling"
(Chairpersons: Atsuhiko Oohira & Minoru Okayama)
Invited speakers: Merton Bernfield, John Couchman, Guido David, Masayuki Miyasaka, Kayoko Oguri
13:00-16:20 Session V "Organogenesis"
(Chairpersons: Takashi Muramatsu & Masaharu Noda)
Invited speakers: Norbert Perrimon, Scott Selleck, Arthur Lander, Heikki Rauvala, Yu Yamaguchi

CALL FOR PAPERS AND ABSTRACT INSTRUCTION
Abstracts are invited on any aspects of proteoglycans research which fits the theme of the meeting. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee, and following acceptance, will be used for poster or short oral presentations.



DETAILS OF REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT INSTRUCTION ARE IN THE SECOND CIRCULAR.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK TO THE CONFERENCE OFFICE.

DEAD LINE OF THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION IS


APRIL 10, 1999.