2021 NHLBI Long Non-coding (Inc) RNAs Symposium: From Basic Mechanism to Human Disease

A Virtual Symposium!

March 11-12, 2021

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Scientific Session Participation Guidelines

To support a successful virtual meeting, please follow these participation guidelines as much as possible during the online event:

  • Download the WebEx application on your device in advance of the meeting.
  • Ensure a good internet connection prior to the meeting. Check your internet speed here.
  • Ask questions for the live Q&As in the Q & A feature.
  • Check out the chat for links to polling and program updates.

Virtual Poster Session Guidelines

SpatialChat requires the use of Google Chrome for the best experience; it does not work well on phones. SpatialChat is a new and innovative platform and planning staff will be available day of to assist you. It’s user-friendly and allows for a poster session that is very similar to those you have been involved with in-person.


Join the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for their inaugural virtual symposium on the research of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) on March 11 and 12, 2021.

The purpose of the conference is to establish an interactive forum at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discuss and advance the understanding of lncRNA biology and its translational applications, review emerging insights into the molecular mechanisms that lncRNAs regulate diverse biological processes, highlight the recent progress in the research of lncRNAs as key regulators of human pathophysiology and discuss the potential of the large repertoire of human lncRNAs as therapeutic targets for human disease.

This symposium will bring together basic scientists and clinicians in order to foster new and productive research collaborations towards both basic and translational advances, as well as offer valuable training and presentation opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculties.

The significance of the impact of lncRNA on cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases cannot be overstated. The newfound knowledge of the presence of over 60,000 lncRNAs performing a myriad of roles present a major underexplored aspect of the human genome. The need for innovative technologies and research methods to further explore lncRNAs is pressing, and symposiums such as this are essential to the transfer of knowledge and research methods that will enable this field of science to grow.

The determination of the delineation of roles that lncRNAs play in both normal biology as well as the pathophysiology of heart, lung, blood and sleep diseases will undoubtedly prove to save lives. By attending the NHLBI symposium, you are staying abreast of the latest advances in the field!

This symposium is free, please register at your earliest.