This meeting took place in 2004

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T Cell Development (B5)

Organizer(s) Frederick W. Alt, Harvey I. Cantor and James P. Allison
February 10—15, 2004
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, Alberta Canada
Abstract Deadline: Oct 9, 2003
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 10, 2003

Sponsored in part by the Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Upon completion of this conference, participants should: - Gain an updated on exciting research findings on T cell development including new advances in the elucidation of Transcription factors that regulate Th1/Th2 development; Development and selection of NK T cells; Transcriptional control of CD4/CD8 development; and factors that regulate VDJ recombination at the TCR locus - Gain insight into pivotal problems which include: the developmental relationship of suppression to effector CD4 cells and CD8 cells; Relationship of abnormalities in gene recombination to neoplasia; consensus view on development and TCR expression of CD4, CD8 and NK T cells. In the context of our objective, the goal of the meeting is to help generate new approaches to understanding transcriptional control of T cell development and also to help clarify and further develop our understanding of the relationship between dysregulated T cell development and disease mechanisms.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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