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Imaging Immune Responses
joint with Intracellular and Intercellular Signaling in Dendritic Cell Function
Organizer(s): Ronald N. Germain and Ellen A. Robey
Date: February 25 - March 01, 2007
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
The cellular events leading to host defense and immunopathology are dynamic in nature and involve the migration, transient arrest, and redistribution of various hematopoietic cells types between blood, secondary lymphoid organs, and peripheral tissues. For this reason, a great deal of excitement has been generated by the recent application of miniaturized versions of clinical imaging tools such as PET scanning and MRI, confocal and especially multiphoton microscopy, and luminescence imaging to living animals, permitting direct spatiotemporal analysis of immune cells within complex tissue environments. However, standards for data analysis and interpretation are just emerging, as are improved methods that bridge the resolution and time gaps between the various methods, allowing analyses to begin with initiation of a response and to follow it through to pathogen/tumor clearance or induction of autoimmune pathology. This meeting will bring together experts who will describe ongoing and future applications of these new imaging methods and provide the attendees with an understanding of the new biological paradigms that are emerging from such investigations. Speakers will discuss both basic and clinically-related advances, including cell-cell interactions in the development of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses, the events underlying autoimmune pathology in models of rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, the trafficking of hematopoietic stem cells following grafting, signaling events in the thymus, bone marrow, and secondary lymphoid tissues, the sites of Treg activity, and the interplay between tumor cell growth and immune cell effector activity following anti-cancer vaccination.
Scholarship Deadline: October 25 2006
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 25 2006
Abstract Deadline: November 27 2006
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 26 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
JDRFUCB Celltech
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI074292-01
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