This meeting took place in 2013


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Autophagy, Inflammation and Immunity (B4)


Organizer(s) Herbert (Skip) W. Virgin, Beth Levine and Gökhan S. Hotamisligil
February 17—22, 2013
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth • Montreal, Québec Canada
Abstract Deadline: Oct 16, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 15, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 16, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 13, 2012

Sponsored by AbbVie Inc., Cell Research, EMD Millipore, Shire Human Genetic Therapies and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Summary of Meeting:
Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation pathway by which eukaryotic cells break down their own components to adapt to nutrient deprivation. In multicellular organisms, autophagy and autophagy proteins also play a key role in the orchestration of diverse aspects of cellular and organismal responses to multiple dangerous stimuli, including infection. Thus, autophagy and autophagy proteins represent a key nexus within the cell through which multiple cellular and organismal stresses are integrated. This emerging understanding has led to exciting recent advances that, together, begin to paint a picture of how autophagy and autophagy proteins are involved in multiple diseases. Of particular interest, recent studies reveal a crucial role for autophagy pathways and proteins in immunity and inflammation. They balance the beneficial and detrimental effects of immunity and inflammation, and thereby may protect against infectious, autoimmune, and inflammatory diseases. The time is therefore ripe for a Keystone Symposia meeting that brings together researchers from a variety of fields to focus on emerging themes and concepts in 'Autophagy, Inflammation, and Immunity'. Key advances in this area include the identification of signaling pathways that regulate autophagy, inflammation, and immunity and the finding that inflammation, immunity and autophagy are tightly, and reciprocally, intertwined. The goal of this meeting is to relate the cell biology and signaling pathways that regulate autophagy and autophagy proteins to fundamental aspects of immunity and inflammation, as well as to diseases associated with alterations in these processes such as autoimmunity, infection, cancer, diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease.

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Scholarships/Awards

Biogen Scholarship Recipients

Jamaal Benjamin
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Raysa Rosario Acevedo
Universidad Central del Caribe- School of Medicine, USA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients

Kyle A. Bauckman
Moffitt Cancer Center, USA

Juliane Becher
Santa Lucia Foundation, Italy

Donna M. Conlon
Columbia University, USA

Indhira H. De La Rosa
Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Amber N. Hale
University of Kentucky, USA

Annika Klara Heeg
Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

Vanessa Marie Hubbard-Lucey
New York University School of Medicine, USA

Christian Wolfgang Keller
University of Zurich, Experimental Immunology, Switzerland

Jae Man Lee
Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Hana Marie Russo
Case Western Reserve University, USA

Catherine Gidley Weindel
Tufts University Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, USA