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Cell Biology and Immunology of Persistent Infection
Organizer(s): Herbert (Skip) W. Virgin, E. John Wherry, Anne O'Garra and Andrea Lynn Cox
Date: January 31 - February 04, 2016
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Persistent infections are a major source of morbidity and mortality around the world. However, it is increasingly clear that the bacterial microbiome, the virome and the mycobiome can have beneficial roles for the host. Chronic infections with pathogens represent a failure of sterilizing immunity, but the mechanisms responsible for persistence and the balance between host health and disease resulting from infection are not completely understood. Recent discoveries reveal that multiple components of both the infecting organism and the host response to infection determine infection outcome, illustrating that a range of disciplines must be brought together to understand the fundamental mechanisms of chronic infection. This meeting is designed to bring together diverse communities of researchers at the cutting edge of their fields to understand whether and how to manipulate persistent infections to prevent disease and enhance health.
Scholarship Deadline: October 1 2015
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 1 2015
Abstract Deadline: November 3 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 1 2015
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
eBioscience, an Affymetrix company
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI122572-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AI 122572 - 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.
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