ISHAS 2013 Abstract-Cov250

9th International Conference on Hyaluronan


Held June 2 - 7, 2013 in beautiful Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!

Presented by the International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences (ISHAS)

The conference celebrates the research of Bryan P. Tool

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HA2013 (June 2-7, 2017) Oklahoma City, OK, USA
9th International Conference on Hyaluronan

An outstanding conference brought together scientists and clinicians, in academia and the private sector to meet and discuss the highly dynamic and diverse fields of hyaluronan sciences, including basic, clinical and applied research. 240 registrants from 22 countries participated in active poster sessions and attended scientific sessions with Plenary Speakers and short talks invited from submitted posters.

A dedication to the victims of the recent victims of tornados in Oklahoma followed by poignant appreciations of four leaders in our field: John Scott, John Sheehan, Bob Frasier and Dick Heinegard began our meeting.

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The Conference celebrated the research contributions of Bryan P. Toole, and several of his former colleagues and trainees sent comments and photos to share.

The scientific sessions included recent developments in:

  • Hyaluronan biosynthesis
  • Tumor biology and treatment of tumors
  • Functions of hyaluronan in cell and organ function, development, aging and differentiation
  • Hyaluronan in regenerative medicine, and as medical and surgical devices
  • Hyaluronan in cardiovascular, connective tissue and musculoskeletal systems
  • Hyaluronan in neural tissues and stem/progenitor cell behavior
  • Hyaluronan in inflammation, immunity and treatment of inflammatory diseases
  • Emerging hot topics/future directions in the field

An evening Workshop on Characterizing Hyaluronan was well attended and was especially helpful to new investigators in the field of hyaluronan sciences.

The social events introduced us to Western Heritage in the USA – from the viewpoints of Native Americans and Cowboys.

We are expanding the Membership of the Society!

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We are committed to building an inclusive international community. To that end, ISHAS is pleased to waive our membership fee for individuals who are citizens of countries outside of OECD or China.

Photos from: 9th International Conference on Hyaluronan (HA 2013) in Oklahoma City, OK

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