RegPep2018 is the 22nd Symposium of the International Regulatory Peptide Society (IRPS), an international federation of scientists committed to progress in basic research on the biology and physiology of peptides, and translation of that basic research into clinical gains and public health benefit.
RegPep2018 will be a critical meeting in the peptide field, as in previous years, by explicitly uniting basic research and clinical research in regulatory peptides. However, the emphasis on the emergence of peptides as therapeutic agents, for the 2018 conference, will create a synergism between the basic and clinical aspects of the peptide field that will potentially have a strong impact on progress in this area to the benefit of the public health in the coming years. This translational focus will be specially emphasized at RegPep2018, which will be held for the first time ever in Latin America, on Acapulco Diamante, Mexico, in September 22-25, 2018.
RegPep past meetings have been held in: Asilomar (USA, 1976), Beito (Norway, 1978), Cambridge (UK, 1980), Stockholm (Sweden, 1982), Rochester (USA, 1984), Vancouver (Canada, 1986), Shizuoka (Japan, 1988), Timmerndorfer Strand (Germany, 1990), Luewen (Belguim 1992), Santa Barbara (USA, 1994), Copenhagen (Denmark, 1996), Mackinac Island (USA, 1998), Cairns (Australia, 2000), Boston (USA, 2002), Toulouse (France, 2004), Hakone (Japan, 2006), Santa Bárbara (USA, 2009), Belfast (Ireland, 2010), Copenhagen (Denmark, 2012), Kyoto (Japan, 2014), Rouen (France, 2016).