Immunological Intervention in Human Disease
Organizer(s): Jacques F. Banchereau, Federica Sallusto and Robert L. CoffmanDate: January 06 - 11, 2007
Location: Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT, USA
Decades of intense cellular and molecular studies have permitted the identification of many components of the immune system. Studies of the mouse immune system, most particularly through the use of animals with targeted gene inactivation, have permitted remarkable progress in linking these components to specific functions in immunity. In spite of this progress, the study of the human immune system has in general lagged behind that of the mouse. Improvements in technologies, however, now permit a detailed analysis of the altered immune system in human diseases including cancer, allergy, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases. The meeting will emphasize 1) the importance of directly assessing the human immune response and 2) that not all of what we learn in the mouse can be directly translated to humans. To foster interactions between immunologists and pathologists from very different backgrounds, the meeting program includes a wide variety of experts investigating different human diseases that involve alterations of the immune system. Consequently, this meeting is highly likely to contribute to the education of a new generation of immunotherapists.
Scholarship Deadline: October 9 2006
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 13 2006
Abstract Deadline: October 9 2006
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 6 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.