The 2008 Cold Spring Harbor conference on aging is coming up in September. The deadline for abstract submission is in a lunar month, on July 2.

From the conference website:

You are invited to participate in the fourth meeting on the Molecular Genetics of Aging, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, beginning after dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, and concluding with lunch on Sunday, September 28, 2008. The meeting will explore the regulation and function of genes and processes that are now known or suspected to control cellular and/or organismic aging.

Topics and Co-Chairs:
Genetics I
Heidi Tissenbaum (U Mass Worcester MA USA)
Scott Pletcher (Baylor Houston TX USA)

Genomic Stability
Jan Vijg (Buck Institute Novato CA USA)
Elizabeth Blackburn (UC San Francisco CA USA)

Mitochondria / Metabolism
Peter Rabinovitch (U Washington Seattle WA USA)
Leonard Guarente (MIT Boston USA)

Cellular Senescence / Apoptosis / Stress
John Sedivy (Brown U Providence RI USA
Norman Sharpless (UNC Chapel Hill NC USA)

Stem Cells
Irina Conboy (UC Berkeley CA USA)
Karl Rudolph (Med Sch Hanover Germany)

Proliferative Homeostasis
Paul Hasty (UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX USA)
Rolf Bodmer (Burnham Institute San Diego CA USA)

Environment / Interventions
Richard Miller (U. Mich., Ann Arbor MI USA)
Steven Spindler (UC Riverside CA USA)

Genetics II
Anne Brunet (Stanford U CA USA)
Jan Hoeijmakers (Erasmus U Rotterdam Netherlands)

There is quite a bit of money available to support young scientists who submit abstracts — so if you have a desire to attend and data to share, don’t worry if you’re not currently financially supported. Apply anyway and hopefully you can get a scholarship:

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to meetings@cshl.edu stating need for financial support – preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

I loved the last CSHL meeting on aging, and I’m really looking forward to this one. I can’t wait to sit out on the deck under that huge tree, see old colleagues, and meet new friends. I hope to see you there.