Team Telomere Scientific Summit 2024: Tying the Laces Together

Team Telomere invites you to the Team Telomere Scientific Summit 2024: Tying the Laces Together, hosted from July 8th to 11th, 2024.

This dynamic convening covers topics ranging from bench to bedside. Join experts from around the globe, where we will climb together toward our goals of improved diagnosis, management, and treatments.

Due to a high level of interest, our in-person registration is now closed. However, you can experience the convenience of virtual participation at the Team Telomere Scientific Summit, which is now open for registration. 

The $125 virtual ticket includes access via Zoom to:

  • Opening Keynote by Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel laureate
  • Two full days of scientific sessions on topics

Sessions will be recorded where possible and shared with registered participants after the conclusion of the Summit.

*Please note that we will have volunteers assisting with technical access to the sessions but will not be hosting a virtual Q&A session. If you have a question for a speaker you would like to ask ahead of time, you can reach out to, and we will do our best to slot it in.


Each session at the Scientific Summit is uniquely designed to reflect the needs of our community and provide a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration and learning. Sessions will be tailored to encompass a broad spectrum of topics and will actively work to facilitate insightful discussions.

Areas of focus for the Scientific Summit are as follows: 

  • Translational Research: Bridging the Gap from Bench to Bedside
  • Advances in Diagnosis, Genetics, and Prognostic Approaches
  • Moving Forward Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion in Telomere Biology Disorders
  • Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches in TBD Clinical Practice for Telomere Biology Disorders
  • Emerging Therapeutic Approaches for Telomere Biology Disorders
  • Psychosocial Considerations, Quality of Life, and Palliative Care for Telomere Biology Disorders
  • Understanding the Expanding Clinical Spectrum of Telomere Biology Disorders

Confirmed Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2009


Dr. Kasiani Myers, Dr. Suneet Agarwal, and Katie Stevens


The cost of registration includes:

  • Access to all educational sessions and poster session
  • Meals for opening session dinner, breakfast, and lunch
  • Activity programming opportunities including those with the community
  • Conference swag
  • Digital and printed conference material
  • Option to add on ticket to Team Telomere’s Annual Community Celebration & Award Ceremony held on Wednesday

Ticket prices are $575 per person. The estimated value per individual is $1,500. The lowered ticket price reflects a portion of the costs being covered by Team Telomere’s generous donors and sponsors in continuation of our commitment to accelerating telomere research.

Tickets to our gala celebration can be purchased separately through our Boots and Genes page. 

Questions regarding registration should be directed to

Lodging Information

The Scientific Summit will be held at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho, on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, where the sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe and near the source of the St. Joe River. 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene and 28 miles from Spokane Valley.

Attendees will fly into Spokane International Airport. Shuttles will be provided to and from the venue by Team Telomere. More details will be provided to registered attendees.

Attendees will be responsible for booking their lodging. Upon registering, attendees will receive a code to book under the Summit pricing and room block at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. 


Team Telomere greatly thanks our generous partners for their support of the Scientific Summit.

Lantern Sponsor

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Flame Sponsor

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Kindling Sponsor

Never Alone Sunset Cruise Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring the Scientific Summit?

Connect with our team at and view our sponsorship packet below.


Join us!

Here is what participants in Team Telomere’s previous scientific convenings have said:

“All my prior contact with [TBD] families had been through their samples, genomic data, or stories shared by the physicians who see them in the clinic. This was the first time that I had the chance to talk with them in person, get to know how this condition really impacts their lives, and get a perspective that you do not get from a lab.It was also a great opportunity to touch base with a lot of the big names in the field, and we have already organized several follow up zoom calls to discuss collaborations and share resources.”

“[I] was very impressed … by the sense of community and genuine care and intellectual curiosity that everyone projected. I really hope that together we can find better treatments and can reach to all the patients/providers and caregivers that need us.”

We look forward to seeing you at the Team Telomere Scientific Summit 2024: Tying the Laces Together!