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Tuberculosis: Biology, Pathology and Therapy
Organizer(s): JoAnne L. Flynn, David G. Russell and Thomas N.A. Dick
Date: January 25 - 30, 2009
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.
Summary of Meeting:
Tuberculosis kills 2 million people per year worldwide. Although great strides have been made in the past decade in understanding Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the complexity of the disease necessitates a multi-pronged approach. Translating insights related to host-pathogen interplay and bacterial physiology into treatments is complex, requiring academics and industrial scientists to come together in new and creative ways. In humans the infection is persistent and chronic, yet reactivates into fulminating progressive disease. This, and the shortage of appropriate animal models, form major obstacles to identifying factors that determine disease progression and the extensive pathology associated with transmission. This meeting will focus on basic mechanisms of pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and how the balance of control of infection within the granuloma is influenced by host and bacterial factors. We will also focus on translating basic mechanistic findings to the development of therapies, and a workshop highlighting academic-industrial partnerships is planned.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: August 25 2008
Scholarship Deadline: September 29 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 29 2008
Abstract Deadline: October 29 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 25 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGlaxoSmithKlineTibotec, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases Pte Ltd
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI079894-01
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