Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting has been rescheduled for August 31 to September 5th, 2021.


The 16th International Conference on Na,K-ATPase and Related Transport ATPases will be held Tuesday, August 31 to Sunday, September 5, 2021. The conference will be held at The Banff Centre located in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains in the picturesque town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The conference will be focused on P-Type ATPases in Health and Disease with sessions featuring the physiology, function, and structure of members of the superfamily of P-type ATPases. The original conference on this topic occurred in 1973 at the New York Academy of Sciences, and the conference has been held every 3 years since 1978. We are honored to host the first triennial P-type ATPase Conference to be held in Canada!


The Banff Centre was founded in 1933 as a retreat and learning center for Arts and Creativity. It started with a single course in drama, and it stands now as a world renowned leader in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. Nestled in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity hosts numerous conferences with the goal of inspiring attendees to unleash their creative potential.


Keynote Speakers:

Kathleen Sweadner, Massachusetts General Hospital

Poul Nissen, Aarhus University

Chikashi Toyoshima, University of Tokyo


Confirmed Speakers:

Kazuhiro Abe, Nagoya University

Rebecca Alford, Johns Hopkins University

Jens Peter Andersen, Aarhus University

Pablo Artigas, Texas Tech University HSC

Allison Brashear, UC Davis

Todd Duhamel, University of Manitoba

Michel Espinoza-Fonseca, University of Michigan

Todd Graham, Vanderbilt University

Anthony Gramolini, University of Toronto

Miguel Holmgren, National Institutes of Health

Rosa Laura Lopez Marques, University of Copenhagen

Svetlana Lutsenko, Johns Hopkins University

Catherine Makarewich, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Robert Molday, University of British Columbia

Osamu Nureki, University of Tokyo

Michael Palmgren, University of Copenhagen

Coen Paulusma, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam

Hanne Poulsen, Aarhus University

Rajini Rao, Johns Hopkins University

Maria Rosario Sepulveda, University of Granada

Benoit Roux, University of Chicago

Jaroslava Seflova, Loyola University

Michael Shattock, King's College London

David Stokes, New York University

Francesco Tadini-Buoninsegni, University of Florence

David Thomas, University of Minnesota

Milena Timcenko Tronsgaard, Aarhus University

Russel Tupling, University of Waterloo

Peter Vangheluwe, KU Leuven

Bente Vilsen, Aarhus University

Julia von Blume, Yale University

Aleksey Zima, Loyola University


We look forward to seeing you in Banff!


Howard S. Young, Conference Host & Chair of the Organizing Committee

Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta


Committee members:

Pablo Artigas, Texas Tech University HSC

Preben Morth, Technical University of Denmark

Rajini Rao, Johns Hopkins University

Seth Robia, Loyola University

Peter Vangheluwe, KU Leuven


The Organizing Committee is committed to hosting a creative communication and learning environment that inspires and enables all people to reach their full potential. We value and we will strive to achieve diversity, inclusivity, and equity across and among all meeting participants.


We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors: Canadian Insititutes of Health Research, Company of Biologists, Anatrace & Calibre Scientific Group, Systems for Research.

August 31 - September 5 2021

The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta

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