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Viral Immunity
Organizer(s): Jonathan W. Yewdell, Donna L. Farber, Nicole Baumgarth and Jack R. Bennink
Date: January 11 - 16, 2015
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
The most exciting recent advances in viral immunity include the increased understanding of the role of innate immune mechanisms, interaction between innate and adaptive immunity, pathogen manipulation of host responses, activation of immune responses and immune effector functions. Despite these advances, basic mechanisms of anti-viral immunity are poorly characterized for many acute infections and less well understood for chronic infections. Efforts are required to exploit recent research advances to improve vaccine design and therapeutic intervention. This meeting will cover both innate and adaptive immunity and juxtapose animal models with human studies as it attempts to foster collaborative efforts among attending viral immunologists working in disparate systems and models. The overall meeting objective is to accelerate progress in understanding and manipulating anti-viral immunity to improve human health.
Scholarship Deadline: September 22 2014
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 22 2014
Abstract Deadline: October 14 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 11 2014
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Dynavax Technologies Corporation
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI114151-01
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