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Advances in the Knowledge and Treatment of Autoimmunity
joint with Immunopathology of Type 1 Diabetes
Organizer(s): Juan Rivera, Virginia Pascual and David M. Lee
Date: April 04 - 09, 2013
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, Canada
Sponsored by Biogen Idec, MedImmune and Novo Nordisk A/S
Summary of Meeting:
Understanding the mechanisms by which tolerance is induced and circumvented is important for the development of new therapies for autoimmune disorders. While significant progress has been made in understanding the basic processes of both central and peripheral tolerance, the integration of these mechanisms in the context of the pathogenesis of autoimmunity is still in its infancy. In the past few years, considerable effort has been made in bringing together the fundamental mechanisms, the genetics and genomics, the cellular players, and the clinical features of disease towards developing novel therapeutic strategies. These efforts have also advanced our understanding of the pathogenesis of autoimmunity and revealed new players and potential therapeutic strategies in treatment of autoimmunity. The goal of this Keystone Symposia meeting on Advances in the Knowledge and Treatment of Autoimmunity is to bring together scientists and clinicians to discuss what we are learning from the information obtained from mouse models, patient studies and the use of novel targeted therapies. Both common and unique immune-mediated mechanisms leading to autoimmune diseases will be highlighted. The meeting will cover advances in genomic and cellular approaches, biomarker discovery, and in targeted therapies. The accompanying workshops will be designed to promote interactions and collaborations between academic and R & D scientists to respond to the challenges in this area. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Immunopathology of Type 1 Diabetes, which will share a keynote session and two plenary sessions with this meeting.
Scholarship Deadline: December 4 2012
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 4 2012
Abstract Deadline: January 4 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 4 2013
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Biogen IdecMedImmuneNovo Nordisk A/S
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Opsona Therapeutics Ltd
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

ImmusanT, Inc.

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI106184-01
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