Host Response in Tuberculosis
joint with Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases
Organizer(s): JoAnne L. Flynn and Willem A. HanekomDate: January 22 - 27, 2015
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Tuberculosis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Control of the epidemic is hampered by limited understanding of basic processes underlying disease and protection. This symposium will focus on basic science in humans; major themes will include immune processes that have emerged as important for pathogenesis or protection. Translation of basic science advances into novel strategies to prevent and manage human tuberculosis will also be discussed. While preclinical progress will be addressed throughout the meeting, emphasis of direct relevance to human tuberculosis will be part of each presentation. The meeting will be held jointly with a Keystone Symposia meeting on “Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases.” Granulomas are a pathologic hallmark of tuberculosis, so the pairing of these two meetings will enhance opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions and for learning about other granulomatous systems and providing insights into how this knowledge may be applied to our understanding of tuberculosis. The specific aims for this meeting are to: 1) Gather scientists interested in basic pathogenesis and immunologic responses in tuberculosis to present and discuss cutting-edge tuberculosis research; 2) Integrate basic and clinical research findings with a view to improving treatment and prevention of disease in humans; 3) Provide mentoring opportunities for junior scientists with senior scientists interested in tuberculosis research; and 4) Focus on gaps in knowledge about the events in natural infection, as well as vulnerability points for intervening in the infection process.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: August 19 2014
Scholarship Deadline: September 29 2014
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 29 2014
Abstract Deadline: October 22 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 20 2014
$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. 1R13AI114099-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AI 114099 - 01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 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.