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PKD Symposium 2013

The 2013 PKD Symposium was held on Monday, May 14th, from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM in the Bray Room at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.

Check out the program details.

This symposium is organized by the Harvard Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research. We will update you with the most recent advances in the PKD field and progresses made by members of the PKD Center at several Harvard Institutions in the past year.

The symposium will focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying PKD.

Topics covered:
– Review of latest clinical trials in PKD
– IFT complex and Hedgehog signaling
– Polycystin signaling in zebrafish
– G protein signaling in PKD
– Bardet-Biedl Syndrome and ADPKD
– Nek kinase and cystic disease
– Induced pluripotent stem cells and PKD
– New therapeutic strategies for PKD

All undergraduate, graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical and research fellows, physicians and basic science faculty members who are interested in kidney disease, cilia or epithelial biology would benefit from attending this conference. Registration is free but seats are limited. So please register online by click on the link ASAP.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Symposium,

Jing Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center

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