Workshop Details
Cystic Fibrosis: Ecology, Evolution, and Eradication
06/10/2019 - 06/14/2019
Meeting Description:

The development and application of culture-independent approaches (i.e. high throughput sequencing of bacterial and viral community DNA) has generated a profound shift in our understanding of chronic respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. We now recognize the importance of polymicrobial interactions, environmental conditions and evolutionary adaptations in the progression of CF disease. Yet, a lack of ecological perspective has limited the translation of bench research into effective therapeutic strategies. For example, how do you describe the response of a bacterial community to an environmental condition, without direct measurements of these conditions in vivo? Recently, applications of integrated omics approaches (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomic profiling) have shed light on the ecological dynamics of CF bacterial communities, though many outstanding questions remain. This will be the 6th bi-annual meeting of the TSRC CF workshop, which began in 2009 with the goal of building theoretical models of CF lung physiology to identify ecological and evolutionary instabilities. We will explore ecological and evolutionary approaches to modeling the CF lung environment and the microbiota that resides there, with the ultimate goal of devising more effective clinical therapies. In addition to a review of the last few TSRC CF meetings, talks from both basic scientists and clinicians will emphasize new tools and hypotheses about the CF bacterial ecosystem and its relation to disease progression. One-hour talks have been known to last an entire afternoon due to intensive probing from the audience. Come prepared to give chalk talks and/or show slides and plots about your work, anything that you feel is important!

Notes:

Possible Products
A) Models of CF lung that help us identify evolutionary and ecological instabilities
B) Identify missing datasets that are critical for managing CF as an ecosystem
C) Exchange information amongst biologists, clinicians, and mathematicians

We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering. If you have registered for a meeting you were not invited to, you may be subject to a $100 fee.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435
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Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 390.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 01/15/2019

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 01/15/2019.

Cancellation Policy: All cancelled registrations are subject to a $100 Cancellation Fee. TSRC can only guarantee a refund for the balance of fees and lodging charges paid when a refund is requested prior to the Cancellation Deadline that is specific to each workshop, which in this case is 05/10/2019. TSRC always recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Armbruster, Catherine R. University of Pittsburgh 6/9
6/15
Bailey, Barbara San Diego State University
Bean, Heather Arizona State University 6/8
6/15
Caverly, Lindsay University of Michigan
Cobian Guemes, Ana Georgina San Diego State University 6/9
6/15
Conrad, Douglas UC San Diego 6/9
6/15
Felts, Ben San Diego State University 6/9
6/15
George, Uduak San Diego State University 6/9
6/14
Hahn, Andrea Children’s National Medical Center 6/9
6/14
Harris, Kirk University of Colorado 6/9
6/14
Hunter, Ryan University of Minnesota 6/9
6/14
Lai, Peggy Massachusetts General Hospital 6/9
6/15
Y
LiPuma, John J. University of Michigan 6/9
6/14
Quinn, Robert Michigan State University 6/9
6/14
Rohwer, Forest SDSU Research Foundation 6/9
6/20
Silveira, Cynthia San Diego State University 6/9
6/15
Tuemmler, Burkhard Medizinische Hochschule Hannover 6/9
6/14
Wagner, Brandie University of Colorado 6/9
6/14
Wargo, Matthew University of Vermont 6/9
6/19
Whiteson, Katrine University of California Irvine 6/9
6/14
Widder, Stefanie Medical University of Vienna 6/8
6/14

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
Email: info@telluridescience.org
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