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The Biology of Cytokines
joint with Th17 Cells in Health and Disease
Organizer(s): Christopher A. Hunter, John J. O'Shea and Fiona M. Powrie
Date: February 05 - 10, 2012
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Novo Nordisk A/S. Supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen.
Summary of Meeting:
In the last decade, cytokine therapies have been included as the standard of care for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer, and cytokine antagonists have been deployed for the management of chronic inflammation. Many researchers in this field are interested in basic principles through which cytokines mediate communication with and between cells of the immune system. Others are interested in the contributions of cytokines and cytokine signaling to the development of, or protection from, a broad range of diseases including allergy, infectious diseases, cancer, atherosclerosis and autoimmunity. With the recognition that many of these pathways impact broadly on multiple conditions, the goal of the Keystone Symposia meeting on The Biology of Cytokines is to promote interaction between scientists who study the molecular mechanisms of cytokine function, signal transduction and gene expression, and scientists who study how cytokines work in vivo. We anticipate that this meeting will foster discussion aimed at translating this knowledge into novel therapies for human disease. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Th17 Cells in Health and Disease, which will share a keynote address and two plenary sessions with this meeting.
Scholarship Deadline: October 5 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 5 2011
Abstract Deadline: November 7 2011
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 5 2011
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Educational donation provided by AmgenNovartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchNovo Nordisk A/S
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.Cytokine journaleBioscience, Inc.Janssen Research & Development LLCRigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI096545-01
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