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This meeting took place in 2011

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Immunity in the Respiratory Tract: Challenges of the Lung Environment (X6)

Organizer(s) David L. Woodland, Liise-anne Pirofski and Allen G. Harmsen
February 26—March 3, 2011
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Vancouver, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Oct 26, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 26, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 27, 2010

Sponsored by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Recently, there has been an explosion in information about the regulation of inflammation, immunity, and immunopathology in the lung. Despite these advances, we still have only a rudimentary understanding of how these responses relate to the lung environment or how and why they translate into beneficial or detrimental effects, health or disease. The goals of this meeting are to (i) bring together allergists, immunologists, microbiologists and vaccinologists to discuss pulmonary inflammation and immunity in the context of lung biology and (ii) to build on this understanding to develop improved vaccines and therapeutic interventions for inflammatory conditions and infectious diseases that affect the lungs. Expert talks in plenary sessions will present the latest research in the field. Workshops and additional talks will add late-breaking cutting-edge results. The meeting will considerably advance our understanding of respiratory immunity.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 26, 2010 (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.


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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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