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This meeting took place in 2009

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Human Immunology and Immunodeficiencies (D7)

Organizer(s) Lennart Hammarström, Xiao-Jun Xu, Jean-Laurent Casanova and Xiao-Ming Gao
May 12—17, 2009
Capital Hotel • Beijing, China
Abstract Deadline: Jan 12, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Feb 11, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 12, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Apr 2, 2009

Organized in Collaboration with the Chinese Society of Immunology. Sponsored by Pfizer Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
The study of human immunodeficiency, whether inherited or acquired, is an outstanding and illuminating approach for the understanding of human immunology. The clinical investigation of these experiments of nature provide novel insights into the physiology of immune responses. In the course of this Keystone Symposia meeting we aim to bring together experts in the three related fields of primary immunodeficiencies, complex genetics of infectious diseases, and virus-induced immunodeficiency. The immunological and clinical lessons learned from the care and investigation of patients with these conditions will be discussed.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: January 12, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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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

Application Process

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