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Pathogen-Host Standoff: Persistent and Latent Infection
joint with Determinants of Host Resistance, Susceptibility or Immunopathology to Pathogens: Integrating Knowledge from Experimental Models to Human Disease
Organizer(s): Edward S. Mocarski Jr. and JoAnne L. Flynn
Date: January 05 - 10, 2006
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Exciting current research: - Common host immune mechanisms interface with a variety of microbes. - Immune modulation and evasion strategies still expanding in scope. - Immune response does not equal clearance; protective immunity still being defined. Problems in the field: - How to effectively enhance an immune response to eliminate an organism that has evolved to be persistent in the host. - How to integrate information about the immune response to acute disease in the context of chronic and latent infections. - How to categorize the persistent or latent state of a pathogen, and determine the genetic components that contribute to latency. - Bring together scientists from different fields to think about the concepts of latency and persistence, and share ideas from different fields. Goals: - Understand common themes in latent microbial infections, regardless of whether a virus, bacterium, parasite, worm, or fungus. - Contrast differences in immunologic memory during acute, chronic and latent infection (important in design of vaccine or treatment strategies). - Understand common immune mechanisms controlling latent or persistent microbes. - Identify strategies by which pathogens escape detection or elimination by the immune system, and design strategies to circumvent these pathogens (vaccine or drug development).
Scholarship Deadline: September 13 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 13 2005
Abstract Deadline: October 3 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 4 2005
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13-AI066893-01
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