Welcome to the 1st international symposium Secretome With]Out[ Borders. This event will offer the opportunity to promote discussion on fundamental and translational research on the secretome of cell populations with a multidisciplinary view.
The series of symposia “With]Out[Borders” were created by the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE-TC) with the objective to nurture and promote fundamental and translational research on different areas and are, since 2014, one of the official initiatives of the society. The 1st international symposium Secretome With]Out[ Borders is the third on this series of events, with the first two being dedicated to the heart and brain, respectively.
In recent years, cells secretome has been demonstrating to play an important role in regulating key processes within human tissues. Indeed, since 1998, the body of literature on these topics has grown exponentially. Over this period, the cells secretome has shown to be responsible for the regulation of cell survival, proliferation and differentiation, tumor growth and invasiveness, as well as a path for communication between the periphery and the central nervous system. Due to this increased attention to their role and impact on personalized and regenerative medicine strategies, we concluded that it would be timely to gather a group of experts in a meeting fully dedicated to this topic, with four main areas:
1) Pre-clinical and clinical applications of secretome based therapies;
2) Secretome as a source of biomarkers in injury and disease;
3) Proteomic, metabolomic, and lipidomic characterization of the secretome;
4) Secretome mediated cell interactions.
We have put together an exciting scientific program. Join us in this event and participate in the several discussion panels that we will have, foster new collaborations and contribute on defining the next steps for the future of this field.
I am looking forward to see you in Braga!
Abstract submission . 19th October 2018
Registration . 16th November 2018
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS)
School of Medicine, University of Minho