Social Media RSS Feed https://conferencemonkey.org/rss en Call for Papers VIII NCID Research Workshop on Development Economics https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/call-for-papers-viii-ncid-research-workshop-on-development-economics-1344229 <p>The <strong>VIII NCID Research Workshop on Development Economics</strong> will take place on April 4th-5th 2019 at Fundación Ramón Areces in Madrid, Spain. This year’s event will be devoted to the topic “Political Economy of Development”.</p> <p><strong>Keynote Speaker</strong>: <strong>Romain Wacziarg</strong>, Professor of Economics, Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management. </p> <p><strong>Other confirmed speakers</strong>: <strong>Julien Labonne</strong>, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy,  Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford; <strong>Marta Reynal-Querol</strong>, ICREA Research Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Director of the IPEG; <strong>Justin Sandefur</strong>, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development; <strong>Rohini Somanathan</strong>, Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics and <strong>Pedro Vicente</strong>, Associate Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Scientific Director at Novafrica.</p> <p><strong>Submissions</strong><br /> Please submit your paper through INOMICS or our website before 31st of January 2019 (by 12pm CET). If you experience any problems please feel free to email your submission to ncid@unav.es. Only one submission per author will be considered. Decisions of acceptance or rejection will be sent out no later than February 15th, 2019.</p> <p><strong>Registration</strong><br /> If your paper is selected there will be no registration fees, but participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.</p> <p><strong>More information</strong><br /> For more information about the NCID Research Workshop, please visit http://www.ncid.unav.es<br /> For those interested in attending but not presenting please check our website closer to the date for updates.</p> Thu, 11/15/2018 - 00:00 1344229 1344229 CfP: The European Union and the Politicization of Europe (7th Edition), 25 - 26 January 2019, Bruges, Belgium https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/cfp-the-european-union-and-the-politicization-of-europe-7th-edition-25-26-january-2019-bruges-belgium-1344383 <p><strong>Call for Papers & Panels</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>The 7th Euroacademia International Conference</p> <p><strong>The European Union and the Politicization of Europe</strong></p> <p><strong>                    </strong></p> <p>25 - 26 January 2019</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>4* Hotel de Medici</strong></p> <p><strong>Bruges, Belgium</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Deadline for Paper Proposals: 10 December 2018</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>See full details at <a href="http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/">http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Conference Description:</strong></p> <p>The European Union was described by Jacques Delors as an ‘unidentified political object' and by Jose Manuel Barroso as the first 'non-Imperial empire’. The descriptors assigned to the European Union are creative and diverse yet the agreement on what is the actual shape that the EU is taking is by no means an easy one to be achieved. Historical choices shaped and reshaped the size and functioning of the EU. The goal of an emerging 'ever closer union' is still in search for the paths of realization while pragmatics compete with ideal goals setting. The agreement seems to come when it’s about the growing impact of the decisions taken in Brussels on the daily lives of the European citizens and the increasingly redistributive outcomes of the policy choices inside the EU. These dynamics created the framework for the politicization of Europe and opened a vivid debate about the direction and proportions of such a process.</p> <p> </p> <p>The politicization of Europe is a process that takes various shapes and addresses significant puzzles. While it is clear that the EU doesn’t resemble a state, it is less clear if the decisions that shape its policies are configured by Pareto efficient outcomes or by dynamics that are intrinsic to a political system and defined by emerging party politics within the European Parliament. The democratic problem or the democratic deficit issue was and continues to be one of the main challenges facing the European Union in any terms or from any position is understood or described. As some argue, the lack of fully democratic procedures led to Brexit while many European citizens largely are disenchanted with the way decisions are made in the EU. The problem of accountability for the decision making inside the EU was there from the beginning and it emerged gradually as more emphatic on the agenda of vivid debates as the powers of the EU have grown after the Maastricht Treaty. This was concomitant with a growing disenchantment of citizens from member states with politics in general, with debates over the democratic deficits inside member states, with enlargement and with a visible and worrying decrease in voters’ turnouts at both national and especially European elections. To all that recent times added the economic crisis and a re-emergence of nationalism in many European countries and an increase in anti-EU sentiments. The optimist supporters of EU believe in its power to constantly reinvent and reshape in deepening integration while the pessimists see either a persistence of existing problems or a darker scenario that could lead in front of current problems even to the end of the EU as we know it.</p> <p> </p> <p>The 7th International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ aims to survey some of the current debates in EU studies and addresses once more the challenges of the EU polity in a context of multiple crises that confronted Europe in recent years. It supports a transformative view that invites to dialogue balanced weights of optimism and pessimism in a belief  that the unfold of current events and the way EU deals with delicate problems will put an increased pressure in the future on matters of  accountability and will require some institutional adjustments that address democratic requirements for decision making. However in its present shape and context the EU does not look able to deliver soon appropriate answers to democratic demands. In neo-functionalist slang we can say as an irony that the actual crisis in the EU legitimacy is a ‘spillover’ effect of institutional choices made some time before. To address the EU’s democratic deficit however is not to be a sceptic and ignore the benefits that came with it but to acknowledge the increasing popular dissatisfaction with ‘occult’ office politics and with the way EU tackles daily problems of public concern while the public is more and more affected by decisions taken at the European level. The question to be addressed in the conference is weather the increasing politicization of the EU will lead to a full democratization of EU politics or to increasing fragmentation and division. </p> <p> </p> <p>Is the EU becoming an increasingly politicized entity? Is the on-going politicization of Europe a structured or a messy one? Do political parties within the European Parliament act in a manner that strengthens the view of the EU as an articulate political system? Are there efficient ways for addressing the democratic deficit issue? Can we find usable indicators for detecting an emerging European demos and a European civil society? Does an Europeanization of the masses take place or the EU remains persistently a genuinely elitist project? Did the Lisbon Treaty introduce significant changes regarding the challenges facing the EU?  Can we see any robust improvements in the accountability of the EU decision making processes? Are there alternative ways of looking at the politicization processes and redistributive policies inside the EU? What is the impact of Brexit for the future of the EU? Can we expect a future of European solidarity or division? These are only few of the large number of questions that unfold when researchers or practitioners look at the EU. It is the aim of the 7th International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ to address in a constructive manner such questions and to offer a platform for dissemination of research results or puzzles that can  contribute to a better understanding of the on-going process of  politicization within the European Union.</p> <p> </p> <p>The conference welcomes papers advancing contributions from the widest area of inquiry related to the EU, from theoretic contributions and methodological proposals to case studies at EU level and regional or national levels. It aims to be an interdisciplinary event that adds value to the debate about the present and future of the EU based on the firm belief that deepening the specialized dialogue on EU topics leads to asserting the European critical thinking and to a better understanding of European realities. Papers addressing current challenges from the Eurozone crisis to Brexit or re-emergence of nationalist parties and attitudes in member states as well as security studies and IR papers are especially welcomed.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the following panels:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>~ The Crisis of Europe and its Political Challenges</p> <p>~ Populism and Re-Emergence of Right-Wing Leaning Nationalism in Europe</p> <p>~ The Crisis of European Solidarity</p> <p>~ Greece and the Questioning of the Factual European Unity</p> <p>~ Is Euro-enthusiasm Still Possible?</p> <p>~ The Politicization of Europe: Desirable or Contestable</p> <p>~ The Neo-medieval EU: Resembling an Enlightened Despotism?</p> <p>~ The EU as a Political System: Features and Curiosities</p> <p>~ Differentiated Integration and Club Based Hypotheses</p> <p>~ Re-distributive Policies inside the EU Impacting the Medium Voter</p> <p>~ European Elections and Strategies for Politicization</p> <p>~ European Parties and Party Politics in the European Parliament</p> <p>~ Strategies for Bringing European Issues to Public Scrutiny</p> <p>~ Taking ECB Out of the Political Vacuum: Strategies for Accountability</p> <p>~ The Democratic Deficit Issue: A Persistent Anomaly?</p> <p>~ In Search of a European Demos</p> <p>~ Ethnicity and Migration in Europe</p> <p>~ Asylum Policy and the EU</p> <p>~ The European Solidarity and the Refugee Crisis</p> <p>~ Inclusion/Exclusion Nexuses</p> <p>~ Looking for a European Civil Society</p> <p>~ Appropriations and Politicization of Wider European Values and Narratives</p> <p>~ Persisting Intergovernmentalism?</p> <p>~ EU and Traces of Imperial Politics</p> <p>~ EU and Identitarian appropriations</p> <p>~ Scenarios for Change inside the EU</p> <p>~ The Future of EU Enlargement</p> <p>~ The Europeanization of Balkans</p> <p>~ Taking Euroscepticism Seriously</p> <p>~ Assessing the EU External Action</p> <p>~ Increasing Public Saliency for Supranational Issues</p> <p>~ Lobbying and Policy Making Inside the EU</p> <p>~ Cultural Policies and the Politicization of Europe</p> <p>~ Educational Policies of Europeanization</p> <p>~ Representations of EUrope</p> <p>~ Arts and the Imaginary Shape of the EU</p> <p>~ Mobility and Europeanization</p> <p>~ Europe 2030 - Scenarios for Future</p> <p>~ Brexit and its Impact on the Future of EU</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>For complete information before applying see full details of the conference at:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/">http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/</a> </p> <p> </p> <p>You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the conference website or by sending 300 words titled abstract together with the details of contact and affiliation until 10th of December 2018 at <a href="mailto:application@euroacademia.org">application@euroacademia.org</a></p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:38 1344383 1344383 CfP: The European Union and the Politicization of Europe (7th Edition), 25 - 26 January 2019, Bruges, Belgium https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/cfp-the-european-union-and-the-politicization-of-europe-7th-edition-25-26-january-2019-bruges-belgium-1344382 <p><strong>Call for Papers & Panels</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>The 7th Euroacademia International Conference</p> <p><strong>The European Union and the Politicization of Europe</strong></p> <p><strong>                    </strong></p> <p>25 - 26 January 2019</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>4* Hotel de Medici</strong></p> <p><strong>Bruges, Belgium</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Deadline for Paper Proposals: 10 December 2018</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>See full details at <a href="http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/">http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Conference Description:</strong></p> <p>The European Union was described by Jacques Delors as an ‘unidentified political object' and by Jose Manuel Barroso as the first 'non-Imperial empire’. The descriptors assigned to the European Union are creative and diverse yet the agreement on what is the actual shape that the EU is taking is by no means an easy one to be achieved. Historical choices shaped and reshaped the size and functioning of the EU. The goal of an emerging 'ever closer union' is still in search for the paths of realization while pragmatics compete with ideal goals setting. The agreement seems to come when it’s about the growing impact of the decisions taken in Brussels on the daily lives of the European citizens and the increasingly redistributive outcomes of the policy choices inside the EU. These dynamics created the framework for the politicization of Europe and opened a vivid debate about the direction and proportions of such a process.</p> <p> </p> <p>The politicization of Europe is a process that takes various shapes and addresses significant puzzles. While it is clear that the EU doesn’t resemble a state, it is less clear if the decisions that shape its policies are configured by Pareto efficient outcomes or by dynamics that are intrinsic to a political system and defined by emerging party politics within the European Parliament. The democratic problem or the democratic deficit issue was and continues to be one of the main challenges facing the European Union in any terms or from any position is understood or described. As some argue, the lack of fully democratic procedures led to Brexit while many European citizens largely are disenchanted with the way decisions are made in the EU. The problem of accountability for the decision making inside the EU was there from the beginning and it emerged gradually as more emphatic on the agenda of vivid debates as the powers of the EU have grown after the Maastricht Treaty. This was concomitant with a growing disenchantment of citizens from member states with politics in general, with debates over the democratic deficits inside member states, with enlargement and with a visible and worrying decrease in voters’ turnouts at both national and especially European elections. To all that recent times added the economic crisis and a re-emergence of nationalism in many European countries and an increase in anti-EU sentiments. The optimist supporters of EU believe in its power to constantly reinvent and reshape in deepening integration while the pessimists see either a persistence of existing problems or a darker scenario that could lead in front of current problems even to the end of the EU as we know it.</p> <p> </p> <p>The 7th International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ aims to survey some of the current debates in EU studies and addresses once more the challenges of the EU polity in a context of multiple crises that confronted Europe in recent years. It supports a transformative view that invites to dialogue balanced weights of optimism and pessimism in a belief  that the unfold of current events and the way EU deals with delicate problems will put an increased pressure in the future on matters of  accountability and will require some institutional adjustments that address democratic requirements for decision making. However in its present shape and context the EU does not look able to deliver soon appropriate answers to democratic demands. In neo-functionalist slang we can say as an irony that the actual crisis in the EU legitimacy is a ‘spillover’ effect of institutional choices made some time before. To address the EU’s democratic deficit however is not to be a sceptic and ignore the benefits that came with it but to acknowledge the increasing popular dissatisfaction with ‘occult’ office politics and with the way EU tackles daily problems of public concern while the public is more and more affected by decisions taken at the European level. The question to be addressed in the conference is weather the increasing politicization of the EU will lead to a full democratization of EU politics or to increasing fragmentation and division. </p> <p> </p> <p>Is the EU becoming an increasingly politicized entity? Is the on-going politicization of Europe a structured or a messy one? Do political parties within the European Parliament act in a manner that strengthens the view of the EU as an articulate political system? Are there efficient ways for addressing the democratic deficit issue? Can we find usable indicators for detecting an emerging European demos and a European civil society? Does an Europeanization of the masses take place or the EU remains persistently a genuinely elitist project? Did the Lisbon Treaty introduce significant changes regarding the challenges facing the EU?  Can we see any robust improvements in the accountability of the EU decision making processes? Are there alternative ways of looking at the politicization processes and redistributive policies inside the EU? What is the impact of Brexit for the future of the EU? Can we expect a future of European solidarity or division? These are only few of the large number of questions that unfold when researchers or practitioners look at the EU. It is the aim of the 7th International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ to address in a constructive manner such questions and to offer a platform for dissemination of research results or puzzles that can  contribute to a better understanding of the on-going process of  politicization within the European Union.</p> <p> </p> <p>The conference welcomes papers advancing contributions from the widest area of inquiry related to the EU, from theoretic contributions and methodological proposals to case studies at EU level and regional or national levels. It aims to be an interdisciplinary event that adds value to the debate about the present and future of the EU based on the firm belief that deepening the specialized dialogue on EU topics leads to asserting the European critical thinking and to a better understanding of European realities. Papers addressing current challenges from the Eurozone crisis to Brexit or re-emergence of nationalist parties and attitudes in member states as well as security studies and IR papers are especially welcomed.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the following panels:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>~ The Crisis of Europe and its Political Challenges</p> <p>~ Populism and Re-Emergence of Right-Wing Leaning Nationalism in Europe</p> <p>~ The Crisis of European Solidarity</p> <p>~ Greece and the Questioning of the Factual European Unity</p> <p>~ Is Euro-enthusiasm Still Possible?</p> <p>~ The Politicization of Europe: Desirable or Contestable</p> <p>~ The Neo-medieval EU: Resembling an Enlightened Despotism?</p> <p>~ The EU as a Political System: Features and Curiosities</p> <p>~ Differentiated Integration and Club Based Hypotheses</p> <p>~ Re-distributive Policies inside the EU Impacting the Medium Voter</p> <p>~ European Elections and Strategies for Politicization</p> <p>~ European Parties and Party Politics in the European Parliament</p> <p>~ Strategies for Bringing European Issues to Public Scrutiny</p> <p>~ Taking ECB Out of the Political Vacuum: Strategies for Accountability</p> <p>~ The Democratic Deficit Issue: A Persistent Anomaly?</p> <p>~ In Search of a European Demos</p> <p>~ Ethnicity and Migration in Europe</p> <p>~ Asylum Policy and the EU</p> <p>~ The European Solidarity and the Refugee Crisis</p> <p>~ Inclusion/Exclusion Nexuses</p> <p>~ Looking for a European Civil Society</p> <p>~ Appropriations and Politicization of Wider European Values and Narratives</p> <p>~ Persisting Intergovernmentalism?</p> <p>~ EU and Traces of Imperial Politics</p> <p>~ EU and Identitarian appropriations</p> <p>~ Scenarios for Change inside the EU</p> <p>~ The Future of EU Enlargement</p> <p>~ The Europeanization of Balkans</p> <p>~ Taking Euroscepticism Seriously</p> <p>~ Assessing the EU External Action</p> <p>~ Increasing Public Saliency for Supranational Issues</p> <p>~ Lobbying and Policy Making Inside the EU</p> <p>~ Cultural Policies and the Politicization of Europe</p> <p>~ Educational Policies of Europeanization</p> <p>~ Representations of EUrope</p> <p>~ Arts and the Imaginary Shape of the EU</p> <p>~ Mobility and Europeanization</p> <p>~ Europe 2030 - Scenarios for Future</p> <p>~ Brexit and its Impact on the Future of EU</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>For complete information before applying see full details of the conference at:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/">http://euroacademia.eu/conference/7eupe/</a> </p> <p> </p> <p>You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the conference website or by sending 300 words titled abstract together with the details of contact and affiliation until 10th of December 2018 at <a href="mailto:application@euroacademia.org">application@euroacademia.org</a></p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:31 1344382 1344382 The 5th Int’l Conference on Thin Film Technology and Applications https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/the-5th-intl-conference-on-thin-film-technology-and-applications-1137719 <p>The 5th Int’l Conference on Thin Film Technology and Applications (TFTA 2019) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during January 5-7, 2019. TFTA is an annual regular conference since 2015 and has been successfully held in Shanghai, China and Bangkok, Thailand. TFTA 2019 will be a valuable and important platform for inspiring Int’l and interdisciplinary exchange at the forefront of Thin Film Technology and Applications. </p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:46 1137719 1137719 5th Conference on Botany (CB 2018) https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/5th-conference-on-botany-cb-2018-1119320 <p>The 5th Conference on Botany (CB 2018) will be held from December 1-3, 2018 in Sanya, China. This Conference will cover issues on Botany. CB 2018 is sponsored by Engineering Information Institute, Open Access Library, Scientific Research Publishing, and 1000thinktank. It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods.</p> <p>You are invited to submit papers/abstracts and participate in our academic exchange. The conference is soliciting state-of-the-art research papers in the following areas of interest:<br /> <br /> Biogeography <br /> Conservation Biology <br /> Ecophysiology <br /> Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo) <br /> Population Genetics <br /> Genomics / Proteomics / Metabolics <br /> Phylogenomics <br /> Cell Structure and Function <br /> Epigenetics <br /> Hybrids and Hybridization <br /> Molecular Ecology and Evolution <br /> Pollination Biology <br /> Photosynthesis <br /> Biotic Stress and Abiotic Stress <br /> Plant Hormones: Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action <br /> Symbioses: Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions <br /> Plant Pathology <br /> Phytochemicals and Phytochemistry <br /> Systematic Botany <br /> Economic Botany <br /> The Teaching of Botany</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:44 1119320 1119320 5th Annual London Quantitative Pathology and HALO User Group Meeting Hot Topics in Immuno-oncology and Deep Learning https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/5th-annual-london-quantitative-pathology-and-halo-user-group-meeting-hot-topics-in-immuno-oncology-and-deep-learning-1325409 <p>Indica Labs is pleased to announce our 5th Annual London Quantitative Pathology Symposia and HALO User Group Meeting to be held in conjunction with the Digital Pathology & AI Congress in London on the 5th December 2018 from 5 to 9 PM.  Dinner will be served to all pre-registered workshop attendees – limited space available.</p> <p>Presenters representing global academic medical centers, biotech, and pharmaceutical organizations will discuss how they use Indica Labs’ HALO and HALO AI image analysis software to achieve their research objectives in quantitative digital pathology.  This year our speaker line-up will emphasize immuno-oncology research applications and deep learning capabilities.  Additionally, Indica Labs will introduce and demonstrate exciting new software features which will greatly expand our multiplexed fluorescent analysis and tissue classification capabilities.</p> <p>You do not need to be a current HALO user or Indica Labs customer to attend. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about Indica Labs’ quantitative digital pathology solutions to register for the meeting.</p> <p> </p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:44 1325409 1325409 6th Int'l Conference on Advanced Composite Materials https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/6th-intl-conference-on-advanced-composite-materials-1146387 <p>The 6th Int'l Conference on Advanced Composite Materials (ACM 2019) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during January 5-7, 2019. ACM is an annual regular conference since 2015 and has been successfully held in Shanghai, China and Bangkok, Thailand. ACM 2019 will be a valuable and important platform for inspiring Int’l and interdisciplinary exchange at the forefront of Advanced Composite Materials. </p> <p>You are invited to submit papers and participate in our academic exchange. <br /> <br /> The conference is soliciting state-of-the-art research papers in the following areas of interest:<br /> <br /> Nanocomposites <br /> Bio-composite Materials <br /> Functional/Multifunctional Composites Inorganic Non-metallic Matrix Composites <br /> Ceramic-matrix Composites <br /> Metal-matrix Composites <br /> Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Composites <br /> Polymer-matrix Composites <br /> Thermoplastic Composites <br /> Fiber Hybrid Composites/Textile Composites <br /> Wood Composites/Natural Composites <br /> Green Composites <br /> Composite Interfaces <br /> Composite Processing and Manufacturing <br /> Surface Treatments and Coatings <br /> Composite Properties and Characterization <br /> Fatigue, Fracture and Damage of Composites <br /> Design of Materials and Components <br /> Composite CAD/CAM <br /> Environmental Effects <br /> Mechanics of Composite Materials <br /> Applied Composite Materials <br /> Other Related Topics</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:44 1146387 1146387 8th Mayo Clinic Symposium on Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Therapeutics: Role of Precision Medicine and Targeted Therapy in Clinical Practice 2018 https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/8th-mayo-clinic-symposium-on-tumor-microenvironment-and-cancer-therapeutics-role-of-precision-medicine-and-targeted-therapy-in-clinical-practice-2018-1212958 <p>This symposium brings together basic scientists, clinical experts and industry partners in the field of tumor microenvironment, immune therapy, anti-angiogenesis and targeted therapy. Hence, this symposium will facilitate the exchange of ideas and new scientific direction involving basic biology and pathways that eventually lead to new individualize therapy for patients.  Clinician scientists will present the results of ongoing clinical trials on targeted therapy including immune therapy, anti-angiogenic therapy and others.  Novel genetic and imaging methods to assess alteration of tumor microenvironment for monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic responses in the both pre-clinical and clinical trials will be discussed.  Different clinical challenges and benefits of new therapeutic avenues including cardio-oncology will be presented Overall, it is hoped that this symposium will assist in establishing strong collaborations among leading national, international, and Mayo Clinic experts in the field.</p> <p>Registration</p> <p>Physicians and Scientists</p> <p>$500.00Residents, Fellows, PAs, Nurses, Allied Health and Retirees</p> <p>$375.00</p> <p>Exhibit Opportunities<br /> This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight company products and services. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this course, please contact Florida Exhibits.</p> <p>Target Audience</p> <p>This course is designed for basic scientists, oncology specialists and vascular specialists.</p> <p>Learning Objectives</p> <p>Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:</p> <p>Assess the role of angiogenesis in different pathological situations</p> <p>Analyze the molecular pathways in angiogenesis</p> <p>Identify the importance of angiogenesis in cancer progression and metastasis</p> <p>Evaluate angiogenesis as a potential target for future cancer therapy</p> <p>Establish the therapeutic potential of anti-angiogenic molecules and translate basic science to clinical applications</p> <p>Evaluate state-of-the-art technologies as they relate to therapeutic strategies against tumor microenvironment and angiogenesis in tumors and defined diseases</p> <p>Identify the current challenges of anti-angiogenic therapies in clinical outcomes of anti-angiogenic therapy that lead to better drug discoveries</p> <p>Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:44 1212958 1212958 From Molecular Mechanism to Functional Genetics https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/from-molecular-mechanism-to-functional-genetics-1161421 <p>Although emerging evidence point to the critical importance of the long non-coding transcriptome in human physiology and pathology, the clinical potential of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as therapeutic and prognostic targets remain largely unexplored. The increasing availability of high throughput technologies and newly developed computational methodologies are rapidly making it possible to address this gap in our knowledge. However, optimal use of these new capabilities and recognition of their power in transforming the field of lncRNA research require the formation of new collaborative and training efforts. In proposing this meeting, which is one of the few meetings dedicated to dissemination of novel findings in the lncRNA field, we specifically aim to: 1) Communicate the latest available technologies and developing methodologies for lncRNA functional genetics to the lncRNA community. We anticipate that by raising awareness of the ready feasibility of human functional genetic studies, this meeting will promote collaborations and new research directions that will bridge the already thriving lncRNA mechanistic and basic research to the clinical need for novel, effective diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic targets; 2) By highlighting and promoting the emerging feasibility of performing lncRNA functional genetics, we hope that the meeting can contribute to attracting the attention of biotech and pharmaceutical industry and clinically-oriented funding agencies to the lncRNA field; and 3) Through holding a joint meeting with the RNA-protein interaction field, we anticipate the formation of new collaborative efforts that will accelerate the integration of the lncRNA research into the existing body of biological knowledge.</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:43 1161421 1161421 7th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/7th-hispaniclatino-media-marketing-international-conference-1174681 <p>Culture, identity, and language continue to wield considerable influence in Hispanic/Latino-oriented media and marketing even as data capture and advanced analytical techniques develop apace in media industries.  The 7th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference will bring together scholars, media industry professionals, and students to examine these issues and other important topics.  This biennial conference, which has its foundational roots in Texas, will be co-hosted by the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University and the Department of Communication at the University of Texas at Arlington.</p> <p> </p> <p>Three distinctive characteristics of this conference include: active participation by professionals working in Hispanic/Latino media, contributions from U.S.-based and international scholars, and involvement by students from various universities.  These legacies will be sustained with panels and keynote addresses featuring industry professionals, participation by diverse researchers, and special panels, workshops, and career advising sessions for student attendees. </p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:42 1174681 1174681