Myeloid Cells (D3)

Scientific Organizers: Arturo Zychlinsky, Judith E. Allen, Eicke Latz and Kate A. Fitzgerald


April 10—14, 2016

INEC Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland


Local Co-Organizer: Andrew G. Bowie of Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. Organized in Collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland. Sponsored by Biogen


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Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 10, 2015

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

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(The Abstract Deadline: is January 11, 2016)

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Scholarship Deadline: December 10, 2015

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Abstract Deadline: January 11, 2016

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is December 10, 2015)

Discounted Registration Deadline: February 10, 2016

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Suggestion: Use the message board at the meeting to find other conferees interested in additional activities (hiking, shopping and sight seeing, etc.) by posting your contact information and activity of interest. Check the message board at the meeting.

The INEC is offering a variety of afternoon activities to Keystone Symposia attendees. Click here for T1 activity descriptions, times and prices. Sign ups will be available onsite and booked directly with the INEC.

Ireland has a mild, temperate climate with summer temperatures generally ranging from 60°F/15°C to 70°F/20°C. Temperatures in spring and fall are generally 50°F/10°C and in winter between 40°F/5°C and 46°F/8°C. Snow is rare but rain showers can occur at any time of the year.

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Site Provided Activity Walking distance Monday 11th April 2016
Trip to Muckross House & Gardens Muckross House - built in 1843, the Victorian mansion house is one of Irelands leading stately homes. It stands majestically on the lake shore in the National Park, Killarney. This was actually the fourth house that successive generations of the Herbert family had occupied at Muckross over a period of almost two hundred years. Spend the afternoon in the National Park, visit the Craft Centre and Shop or take a Tour of the Home itself. Shuttlebus will depart at 1.20pm from Reception and Pick up again at 4pm Cost €8pp Return. Payable to the Driver on the Coach. Limited places available – must be pre booked with Caroline at Guest Relations Desk

Tuesday 12th April 2016
1 Hour Lake Cruise Cruise the Killarney Lakes in comfort and experience the spectacular scene of gentle lowland & scattered islands. The Lake is located at Ross Castle where you can visit and take in some of the history. Meeting point 1.45pm in the Gleneagle Lobby Bus to depart at 1.50pm Lake Cruise 2.30pm. Collection 4.15pm from Ross Castle. Limited places available therefore bookings essential. Price - €15 per person – To include the Cruise and the return Transfer

Wednesday 13th April 2016
Killarney Highlights Afternoon Tour – (subject to demand) A panoramic coach tour of Killarney introducing you to our beautiful town's highlights to include Torc Waterfall, a stop at Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle. Then a short trip from town to see the famous Gap of Dunloe & Kate Kearney’s Cottage. The tour gives sufficient time at each point in order to take photos or simply just to take in the beauty of each point. Bookings must be made at the Guest Relations Desk of the Gleneagle Hotel before Wednesday morning. Close out time is 10.30am Time: Meeting point 1.00pm in the Gleneagle Lobby. Bus to depart at 1.15pm. Returning to Hotel approximately 4.15pm. Price - €20 per person. Please bring raincoat & comfortable foot wear for the short walk to see Torc Waterfall

Thursday 14th April 2016
Gap of Dunloe Trip – Adventure Tour Combination of Bus, Boat and Horse drawn carriage to the famous lakes of Killarney and 7 miles trek through Gap of Dunloe to Lord Brandon’s Cottage) – and return to the Hotel. Departing 12.30pm – Returning 4.30pm. (Snacks or lunch available as optional extra at the cottage.) Please bring raincoat & comfortable foot wear for this Trip. Price €50 per person (to include Bus + Boat + Jaunting Car Trip). Must be pre booked with Caroline at Guest Relations Desk
Golfing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The avid golfer will have access to 43 different Golf courses in and around Killarney. Every landscape and skill level available. Killarney Golf
Boating Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Explore the beautiful lakes and bays in this area. Enjoy a narrated boat tour telling stories of the history of Killarney and the surronding lakes, or rent a paddle boat. Killarney Boating
Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Killarney is a great place to explore on bicycle. Avoid the crowds by riding along the seashore, mountain biking through the hills or take a tour through the Killarney National Park. Rental bikes are available. Killarney Biking
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Killarney National Park has four trails: Mossy Woods Nature Trail 2.4km (1.5 miles), Old Boat House Nature Trail .8km (half a mile), Arthur Young's Walk (4.8km/3 miles), and Blue Pool Nature Trail (2.4km/1.5 miles). Trail maps are located at the visitor's center.

Killarney town also offers walking tours starting in the Spring. Killarney Hiking
Sightseeing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required From breathtaking scenery and village life to the energetic buzz of the larger cities, the island of Ireland is waiting to be discovered. Killarney provides many sights worth seeing. Visit the Killarney National Park and tour the famous 1843 Muckross House. Ross Castle, from the 15th century, is an example of an Irish Chiefton stronghold and only 2 km from Killarney. Killarney Attractions is a great site to see all of the adventures that Killarney offers.

Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required All year round salmon and trout are swimming their way up Ireland's rivers and streams. Lough Sheelin in Co. Cavan is packed with pike, while Ireland's 3000 miles of rugged coastline are perfect for mackerel fishing.

Spa Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Ireland boasts some of the premier wellness centers and spa resorts in Europe, with dreamy pools, jacuzzis which cleanse the soul and a menu of luxurious exotic treatments. The Angsana Spa at the Brehon Hotel
Zoo Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Experience some animal magic within minutes of O'Connell Street, Dublin, at the Phoenix Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the world. Belfast Zoo's dramatic setting at the foot of Cave Hill overlooking Belfast Lough makes it a superb day out. In contrast Fota Wildlife Park in Co. Cork allows you to ovserve the animals in a free-range environment.

Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Killarney Entertainment
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required There are a number of large and small art galleries including modern art galleries and photo galleries. Kerry Art Galleries
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Irish history is rich and deep especially in Killarney and the surrounding area. Killarney Museums and Attractions
Live Music Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Reels, jigs and hornpipes are everywhere in the Irish air - sit back and listen, join in on an impromptu basis, or learn the basics of uilleann piping, harping, fiddling or whichever instrument takes your fancy.

Traditional soda bread and potato farls, salmon straight from the river, Dublin Bay Prawns, Lough Neagh Eels, Kerry Blue Beef, and Cooley Lamb - from these fresh, local products a new genre of contemporary Irish cuisine has been fashioned.
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required For the best and most complete list of restaurants and pubs in Killarney, Killarney Restaurants
Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The social hub of Irish life is the pub, and Killarney is no different. Some of the more popular pubs with tourist are Mustang Sallys, McSorleys, Scruffys and Charlie Foleys at the Grand Hotel. Pub opening hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10.30am until 11.30pm: on Fridays & Saturdays until 12.30am, and on Sundays from 12.30pm until 11pm. No smoking in pubs/restaurants or any other enclosed public space.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.