Organizer(s): Siamon Gordon and Albert S. BendelacDate: February 10 - 15, 2006
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
The innate immune system is evolutionarily ancient, protecting the host during early stages of infectious challenge, and directing the subsequent adaptive immune response in higher organisms. The field has exploded in recent years, with insights into the role of different cell types and molecular mechanisms from recognition of pathogens to signal transduction and altered gene expression and functions. This meeting will feature some of the key investigators in the field who will present recent research on model systems, myeloid cell and natural lymphocyte receptors, TLR and other signalling pathways, and interactions with infectious agents and malignancy. The meeting will conclude with examples of how disorders of innate immunity can give rise to important diseases.
Scholarship Deadline: October 10 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 10 2005
Abstract Deadline: November 2 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 9 2005
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from: