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This meeting took place in 2011

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Tuberculosis: Science Aimed at Ending the Epidemic (S9)

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Mycobacteria: Physiology, Metabolism and Pathogenesis - Back to the Basics (J4)

Organizer(s) David R. Sherman and Sabine Ehrt
January 15—20, 2011
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Vancouver, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Sep 20, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 18, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 20, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 15, 2010

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will address basic understanding, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis, with a focus on the physiology, metabolism, and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis. While the Mycobacteria program is primarily pathogen-focused, we have planned this meeting to run in parallel with the Keystone Symposia meeting on Tuberculosis: Immunology, Cell Biology and Novel Vaccination Strategies, a program focused on the host. In combination, these meetings are designed to attract scientists with interests in both pathogen- and host-focused disciplines, while providing joint sessions each day to encourage and facilitate interactions. For example, we will host a joint session on “Systems Biology”, an innovative and powerful approach that is just starting to be applied to TB research. Joint sessions will also address treatment and prevention of tuberculosis with sessions on drug and vaccine discovery strategies, and capacity-building for clinical trials. Other joint sessions include a focus on the host-pathogen interface. The pairing of the Mycobacteria meeting and the meeting on Tuberculosis – which will share a keynote address, 4 plenary sessions, and 2 workshops – renders this meeting unique and enhances opportunities for exchanges between researchers who do not typically interact. The Mycobacteria meeting is intended to provide a state-of-the-art overview of M. tuberculosis biology and pathogenesis; to highlight the translational implications of this work; to provide researchers with access to relevant data from diverse model systems, topics and levels of investigation; and to help define the most important questions to be addressed.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 20, 2010 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


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

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
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Global Health Travel Awards are also available

NOTE: The deadline for this Global Health Travel Award is August 24, 2010 (NOT September 20, 2010) due to the necessary arrangements and preparations needed to provide these awards.

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