T Cell Dysfunction, Cancer and Infection
Organizer(s): Daniel C. Douek, W. Nicholas Haining and Jedd D. WolchokDate: January 16 - 20, 2018
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
T cell exhaustion is an acquired state of T cell dysfunction, associated with reduced T cell function, sustained expression of inhibitory receptors and a transcriptional state that is distinct from memory and effector T cells. T cell exhaustion is now recognized as a defining feature not only of chronic infections such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis, but also of cancer. As a result, the search for effective approaches to reverse T cell exhaustion is the focus of immense therapeutic development. However, the similarities and differences between T cell dysfunction arising in chronic infection and tumors are not fully understood. Moreover, opportunities to identify new therapeutic approaches to reverse dysfunction based on parallels between the two disease states remain to be explored. This meeting will focus on the comparative biology and clinical therapeutics of T cell dysfunction in chronic viral infection and cancer. Drawing on leaders in fundamental T cell biology, computational science and clinical investigation, it will focus on common features and distinctive aspects of T cell dysfunction in cancer and chronic infection. The meeting will have broad relevance for T cell biology, tumor immunity, infectious disease and therapeutic development.
Scholarship Deadline: September 21 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 21 2017
Abstract Deadline: October 19 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 20 2017
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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1 R13 CA224785-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 CA224785-01 from the National Institutes of Health. 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.