Meetings & Courses

Liver, Biology, Diseases & Cancer, AWAJI, JAPAN

Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN
December 9-12, 2019

Abstract deadline: October 11, 2019 

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Organized by:

Stuart Forbes, University of Edinburgh, UK

Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California San Diego, USA

Lijian Hui,  Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences, China

Atsushi Miyajima, University of Tokyo, Japan

Takahiro Ochiya, Tokyo Medical University, Japan 

We are pleased to announce
 the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Liver, Biology, Diseases & Cancer which will be held in Awaji, JAPAN, close to Kobe. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday December 9, and will conclude after lunch on Thursday December 12, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Liver Biology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.


Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in
 Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.


Major Topics:
1. Biology of liver parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells
2. Liver injuries, repair and regeneration
3. Liver progenitor cells and reprogramming
4. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver steatosis
5. Liver fibrogenesis and therapeutics
6. Liver cancer and therapeutics
7. Use of pluripotent cells and reprogrammed cells for therapy

Invited Speakers:
Gavin Arteel, University of Pittsburgh
Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California, San Diego
Stuart Forbes, University of Edinburgh
Meritxell Huch, University of Cambridge
Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences
Klaus Kaestner, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Norifumi Kawada, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
Jiandie Lin, University of Michigan
Tom Luedde, RWTH Aachen University
Amaia Lujambio, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Atsushi Miyajima, University of Tokyo
Takahiro Ochiya, National Cancer Center Research Institute
Lun-xiu Qin, Fudan University
Kirsten Sadler, New York University Abu Dhabi
Robert Schwabe, Columbia University
Hideki Taniguchi, University of Tokyo
Jan Tchorz, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Shuji Terai, Niigata University
Ludovic Vallier, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Wellcome Sanger Institute
Holger Willenbring, University of California San Francisco
Dawang Zhou, Xiamen Univeristy
Shimei Zhuang, Sun Yat-sen University

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Awaji in December, 2019.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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