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Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases
joint with Host Response in Tuberculosis
Organizer(s): Thomas A. Wynn, Paul Kaye and Vishva M. Dixit
Date: January 22 - 27, 2015
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sponsored by Genentech, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will address the basic mechanisms of granulomatous inflammation and will focus on several chronic inflammatory diseases in which persistent granuloma formation is the central pathogenic mechanism of disease. The meeting will run in parallel with another on “Host Response in Tuberculosis,” and will include two joint plenary sessions where both audiences will meet together. Granulomas form when the immune system attempts to wall-off substances that it perceives as foreign but is unable to eliminate. These substances include infectious organisms such as bacteria and fungi as well as other known foreign materials. In some cases, however, the offending antigen is unknown as in sarcoidosis. A granuloma is therefore a special type of inflammation, typically an organized collection of macrophages that occurs in a wide variety of infectious and non-infectious diseases including schistosomiasis, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, Crohn’s disease, sarcoidosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The goal of this Keystone Symposia meeting is to bring together researchers, clinicians and members of the pharmaceutical industry to discuss the basic mechanics of granuloma formation, elucidate common pathogenic mechanisms and identify novel areas of therapeutic intervention for the large number of chronic granulomatous diseases.
Scholarship Deadline: September 29 2014
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 29 2014
Abstract Deadline: October 22 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 20 2014
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Genentech, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Genentech, Inc.
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