MEETING CANCELLED: Resolution of Inflammation
Scientific Organizers: Carla V. Rothlin, Kodi S. Ravichandran, Ashley W. Seifert and Gabrielle Fredman
Date: March 22 - 25, 2021
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, Canada
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Resolution of inflammation involves extinguishing the inflammatory response once the infectious or damaging agent has been eliminated, and triggering the repair of damaged tissues to regain physiological function. This active process is essential to health, and may be aberrant in a number of diseases associated with chronic or exaggerated inflammation. The role of innate immune cells, and their production of pro-resolution chemical mediators, has been recognized for some time. A more recent discovery reports the critical role of coordination between innate immune cells and stromal cells to “re-build” injured tissues and organs. This meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scientists studying interactions between immune and stromal cells, and neuroimmune interactions to better understand the resolution of inflammation, and subsequent repair and regeneration. The meeting will explore the function of myeloid cells and fibroblasts, as well as contrasting roles of neuroimmune interactions in resolution of inflammation and pathological inflammation. In addition, this conference will examine our current understanding of diseases that impact the resolution of inflammation, with the goal of conceptualizing and developing pro-resolution therapies. We aim to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas that will strengthen the community of scientists interested in the fundamental mechanisms of resolution of inflammation and their translation into pharmacological approaches for the treatment of diseases driven by either lack of or aberrant resolution and repair responses.