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Gut Microbiota Modulation of Host Physiology: The Search for Mechanism
Organizer(s): Fredrik Bäckhed, Ruth E. Ley and Yasmine Belkaid
Date: March 01 - 06, 2015
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cell Research, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Theravance Biopharma
Summary of Meeting:
Over the past decade, it has become evident that the gut microbiome is an important environmental factor that affects many physiologic processes, such as cell proliferation and differentiation, behavior, immune function and metabolism. Moreover, it may contribute to a wide variety of diseases, including cancer, inflammatory diseases, metabolic diseases and responses to pathogens. This meeting will emphasize mechanistic understandings of the relationship between microbiota and host physiology, rather than simply characterize microbiota in different disease states. Speakers will address not only bacteria in the gut, but also fungi and microbiome on the skin and in the lung. The goal of the meeting is to facilitate the understanding by which mechanisms of the microbiota modulate host physiologic processes and increase our understanding of how an altered microbiota contributes to health and disease in humans. In addition, the broad representation of speakers from diverse fields, such as microbiology, immunology, physiology and infectious disease, is likely to foster new collaborations.
Scholarship Deadline: November 3 2014
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 3 2014
Abstract Deadline: December 2 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 5 2015
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Cell ResearchNestlé Institute of Health SciencesNovartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchTheravance Biopharma
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST)Research Diets, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 1R13DK104614-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DK104614-01 from NIDDK. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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