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Viral Immunity: From Basic Mechanisms to Vaccines
joint with Advances in Influenza Research: From Birds to Bench to Bedside
Organizer(s): Marcia A. Blackman, Peter C. Doherty and Ralph A. Tripp
Date: March 28 - April 02, 2006
Location: Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA
Supported by The Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Most human viruses lack an effective vaccine, and the problems posed by emerging viruses and the use of exotic viruses in acts of terrorism are extremely complex. Recent advances in basic and applied research have provided an unparalleled opportunity to understand the interplay between the virus and the immune system. This meeting will bring together basic and applied viral immunologists from academia, government, and industry to foster collaborative efforts to take advantage of recent progress in understanding basic mechanisms in the generation and long-term maintenance of anti-viral immunity for the development of effective anti-viral strategies. Experts in the field will present plenary talks on the latest breakthroughs in key areas of viral immunology, including molecules and immune cells involved in the initiation of immunity, cellular and humoral effector mechanisms, and mechanisms involved in establishing and maintaining protective memory responses. Workshops will provide a more interactive format for discussion of cutting-edge results. The overall emphasis of the meeting is to discuss how to exploit advances made in fundamental concepts to make vaccines. The goal of the meeting is to accelerate vaccine development for existing viruses, and to facilitate a rapid response to the threat of emerging viruses and bioterrorism.
Scholarship Deadline: November 30 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 30 2005
Abstract Deadline: December 21 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 27 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Maxygen, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1 U13 AI60000-01

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13 AI068316-01
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