This meeting took place in the past. For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list or click on related meetings tab below to check for related meeting(s).
Web Desc
Regulatory T Cells
Organizer(s): Ethan M. Shevach, Fiona M. Powrie and Alexander Y. Rudensky
Date: February 01 - 06, 2007
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Although immune regulation by T suppressor cells was first proposed more than 30 years ago, recent studies in both man and experimental animals now provide a solid basis for the role of T cells in immune regulation. It is now widely accepted that the major T effector functions are mediated by two distinct subpopulations of T cells -- Th1 and Th2 -- cells which produce distinct cytokine profiles. In addition, both naturally occurring and adaptive T suppressor/regulatory T cells have been shown to play major roles in the control of all immune responses. This meeting will review the molecular basis for the differentiation of Th1/Th2 cells from naive precursors. The second goal is to present the most up to date information on the development, function, mechanism of action, and homeostasis of regulatory T cells. Modulation of both Th1/Th2 differentiation and regulatory T cell function are about to be translated to the clinic. Several presentations will address the approaches used and the results of preclincal and clinical trials involving manipulation of regulatory T cell function.
Scholarship Deadline: October 2 2006
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 2 2006
Abstract Deadline: November 1 2006
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 1 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
JDRFNational Multiple Sclerosis SocietyUCB Celltech
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. 1R13AI072874-01
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

Click here to view more of these organizations
Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

Click here to view more of these organizations

No content found

No content found

No content found

No content found