Resolution of Inflammation
joint with Lipidomics of Health and Disease
Scientific Organizers: Carla V. Rothlin, Kodi S. Ravichandran, Ashley W. Seifert and Gabrielle Fredman
Date: March 22 - 25, 2021
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, Canada
Resolution of inflammation encompasses the active process of extinguishing the inflammatory response once the infectious or damaging agent have been eliminated, and triggering the repair of damaged tissues to regain physiological function. Thus, resolution of inflammation is essential for health and this process may be aberrant in a wide number of diseases associated with chronic or exaggerated inflammation. While the role of innate immune cells and the pro-resolution chemical mediators that they produce have been recognized for some time, their coordinated function with stromal cells towards the physiological “re-building” of injured tissues and organs has emerged as an essential requirement. This meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scientists working at the interface of immune and stromal cells, and neuroimmune interactions for improved understanding of the resolution of inflammation, repair and regeneration. Specifically, meeting topics will include (1) novel biological functions of myeloid cells and fibroblasts in resolution of inflammation, (2) the contrasting roles of neuroimmune interactions in resolution of inflammation as well as pathological inflammation and (3) current understanding of diseases of resolution of inflammation and approaches towards pro-resolution therapies. The meeting will also include a closing lecture on perspectives on resolution of inflammation, repair and regeneration. We aim to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas that will strengthen the community of scientists interested in the fundamental mechanisms of resolution of inflammation and their translation into pharmacological approaches for the treatment of diseases driven by either lack or aberrant resolution and repair responses.
Registration opens in January 2020