Microbial - Epithelial - Lymphocyte Interactions in Mucosal Immunity
Organizer(s): Martin F. Kagnoff and Richard S. BlumbergDate: April 05 - 10, 2002
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Significant advances have occurred recently in understanding innate and acquired mucosal immune responses and their regulation. This meeting will focus on the mucosal immune system and the regulation of intestinal mucosal immune responses. Exciting new information will be presented that highlights new findings relevant to the development of the intestinal mucosal immune system, important luminal defense mechanisms, antigen entry and presentation at intestinal mucosal surfaces, mechanisms and functional consequences of signaling innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses, new concepts and data on the regulation of mucosal CD4 and CD8 T cell responses, and mechanisms by which abnormal regulation of intestinal mucosal immune responses results in mucosal immune and inflammatory disease. Insights derived from those sessions will be examined in the context of novel new strategies for treating mucosal immune and inflammatory responses.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 13 2001
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 5 2002