This meeting took place in 2016



For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Stromal Cells in Immunity (Q4)


Organizer(s) Shannon J. Turley, Burkhard Ludewig and Melody A. Swartz
February 7—11, 2016
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 8, 2015
Abstract Deadline: Nov 10, 2015
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 8, 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 8, 2015

Sponsored by Genentech, Inc.


Summary of Meeting:
Within lymphoid organs, non-hematopoietic stromal cells organize and interact with leukocytes in immunologically important ways. In addition to organizing T and B cell segregation and expressing lymphocyte survival factors, stromal cells support the migration of and interactions between antigen-presenting cells and naïve T and B cells during the initiation of immune responses and influence the outcome between tolerance and immunity. Recent studies in rodents, non-human primates and humans have demonstrated that stromal cells also play instrumental roles in coordinating immune responses in non-lymphoid tissues, in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and in chronic infection. Furthermore, stromal cells are being harnessed for therapeutic applications in a number of different clinical indications, an area that holds great promise for improving human health. Our understanding of stromal cell populations and their contributions to innate and adaptive immunity as well as immunological diseases, cancer and vaccination has grown exponentially over the past few years. This emerging field has gained enormous momentum due to highly sophisticated and in-depth efforts to dissect the fundamental biology and clinical importance of this cellular compartment. These critical advances as well as work that is on the cusp of being published or in the pipeline are the focus of this meeting.

View Meeting Program

Scholarships/Awards

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Scholarship Recipients

Florent Carrette
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA

Alice E. Denton
University of Cambridge, UK

Ruth Fair-Mäkelä
University of Turku, Finland

Henrike Fleige
Hannover Medical School, Germany

Helen M. McGettrick
University of Birmingham, UK