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The Macrophage: Homeostasis, Immunoregulation and Disease
Organizer(s): Christopher L. Karp, Stefanie N. Vogel and Siamon Gordon
Date: April 11 - 16, 2007
Location: Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Macrophage-like cells are present in essentially all metazoans. Although often dismissed merely as scavengers, recent genetic, molecular, cellular, and in vivo insights into macrophage biology have focused mechanistic attention on their prodigiously varied roles: as sensors, effectors and regulators of innate immunity; as links between innate and adaptive immunity; as cells central to tissue development and homeostasis; as targets of diverse pathogens; and as cells integral to the pathogenesis of a variety of infectious and non-infectious diseases. Investigation into this profusion of roles has revealed startling conservation of underlying molecular themes and mechanisms, a growing understanding that forms the basis for the organization of this meeting. A special focus of the meeting will be on areas of macrophage biology that are usually neglected, including macrophage differentiation and heterogeneity, and their trophic and developmental roles. The meeting is intended to provide a state-of-the-art overview of macrophage biology, to highlight the translational implications of this work, to provide scientific 'cross-fertilization' across different model systems, topics and levels of investigation, and to help define the most important questions to be addressed next in the field.
Scholarship Deadline: December 11 2006
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 11 2006
Abstract Deadline: January 15 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 12 2007
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
National 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. 1R13AI074291-01
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