The Innate Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
Organizer(s): Ricardo T. Gazzineli, Gustavo P. Amarante-Mendes, Anne O'Garra and Alan SherDate: May 10 - 15, 2013
Location: Centro de Artes e Convenções (UFOP), Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The rational development of immunological interventions that are effective for treating or preventing infectious diseases is still on its infancy. For decades, the majority of the studies on immunopathogenesis have dealt with physical damage and inflammation, primarily mediated by lymphocytes. The main focus of this Keystone Symposia meeting will be on the interface of the innate immune system and microbial pathogens and the role that it plays in protective versus deleterious immune responses and, thereby, of disease outcome. The program will promote discussions on fundamental concepts as well as new advances in the role of innate immunity in host resistance and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, with special emphasis on infections of the tropics. Investigators from different areas, such as biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, infectious diseases, tropical medicine and biotechnology will be included to encourage the discussion of interdisciplinary concepts and new directions for the field. This is the first of a series of Keystone Symposia meetings to be held in Brazil, and should also foster the participation of Latin American students and scientists. The close interaction of these participants with leading international experts in the field should lead to a stimulating atmosphere that we hope will promote the development of new South-North collaborations and research networks.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: December 11 2012
Scholarship Deadline: January 7 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 7 2013
Abstract Deadline: February 4 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: March 5 2013
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
Dynavax Technologies Corporation
$2,500 - $9,999
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI106140-01
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