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Regulation and Dysregulation of Innate Immunity in Disease
Organizer(s): Lynda M. Stuart, Kathryn J. Moore and Kate L. Jeffrey
Date: February 18 - 22, 2018
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
The innate immune system is fundamental to protect us from pathogens. Although the core components were first elucidated in model organisms such as Drosophila and mice, exactly how they are regulated in human health and contribute to disease remains to be fully defined. Over the past several years, our ability to study the innate immune response has been enabled by a number of transformative tools that can be used to assess gene expression, cellular physiology and gene function. Such technological advances have begun to reveal new components of the innate immune system and have led to a better understanding of its regulation and dysregulation. Importantly, these new insights have allowed us to better understand the pathophysiological basis of certain human diseases and to identify new therapeutic targets to alleviate them. This conference aims to gather different viewpoints in the field of innate immunity to discuss advances in signaling and regulatory networks and to understand how their dysregulation contributes to immunopathologies and auto-inflammatory conditions.
Scholarship Deadline: October 18 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 18 2017
Abstract Deadline: November 16 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 18 2017
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Adipogen InternationalKenneth Rainin Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Genentech, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1 R13 AI136364-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AI136364-01 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.
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