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Pathogenesis and Immune Regulation in Helminth Infections
Organizer(s): Rick M. Maizels, Maria Yazdanbakhsh and Thomas A. Wynn
Date: February 01 - 05, 2009
Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA, USA
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Summary of Meeting:
The immunology of parasitic helminths is now attracting intense interest, due to the exciting and intricate relationship between immunity and pathogenesis, the proposed significance of regulatory immune controls in modulating both infection and disease, including allergies and autoimmunity, and the application of new molecular tools to the field situation. Currently, research aims to trace how helminths manipulate host immune cell populations, identify molecular mediators and receptor pathways involved in the host-pathogen dialogue, and design new interventions for control of infection in both human and animal contexts. This meeting will bring together scientists from many different countries (particularly those highly prevalent for helminth diseases), bridging from reductionist model systems, which offer proof of principle, to the epidemiological scale in which major insights are gained from natural infection settings. New questions from field and laboratory research will be generated, promoting the integration of different strands of inquiry and paving the way for new strategies for disease control.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: September 9 2008
Scholarship Deadline: October 1 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 1 2008
Abstract Deadline: October 30 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 1 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationBurroughs Wellcome FundScynexis, Inc.
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Cell PressUnited European Gastroenterology Federation
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI081464-01
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