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This meeting took place in 2012

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Chemokines and Leukocyte Trafficking in Homeostasis and Inflammation (A1)

Organizer(s) William W. Agace, Sirpa Jalkanen and Sergio A. Lira
January 8—13, 2012
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 15, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 11, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 15, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 8, 2011

Sponsored by Biogen Idec, Novo Nordisk A/S and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Summary of Meeting:
The organized trafficking of leukocyte subsets through the tissue compartments of the body is critical to the generation of innate and adaptive immune responses and for normal organ immuno-surveillance; however, when misguided, such processes can promote uncontrolled inflammation resulting in tissue pathology. It is now well established that cellular adhesion and chemokine receptors play a central role in regulating tissue-specific leukocyte migration. Recent studies have started to unravel the complex mechanisms underlying the expression of these receptors on lymphocytes and highlight the importance of the local lymph node environments and migratory dendritic cells in the induction of peripheral tissue homing receptors. While immunologists have traditionally tended to focus on primary and secondary lymphoid compartments to study immunological processes and immune cell interactions, there is a growing realization that many, if not most, of our immune cells are located in peripheral tissues and that each of these sites possess unique immunological characteristics. This Keystone Symposia meeting on Chemokines and Leukocyte Trafficking in Homeostasis and Inflammation will bring together scientists and clinicians with expertise in immune cell migration, cellular adhesion/chemokine receptor regulation and tissue-specific leukocyte trafficking with a focus on the peripheral tissue compartments in health and disease.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Mawadda Al-Naeeli
National Institute of Diabetes Diagestive and Kidney Diseases, USA

Livija Deban
Prokarium Ltd., UK

Alexander Eichner
Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria

Beatriz León
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Melanie P. Matheu
University of California, Irvine, USA

Aude Thiriot
Harvard Medical School, USA

Trupti D. Vardam
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA

Jeffrey Walch
University of Pittsburgh, USA

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Scholarship Recipients

Loraine Bischoff
University of British Columbia, Canada

Xuguang Chen
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Craig T. Lefort
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA

Olga Schulz
Hannover Medical School, Germany

Rogier van Dijk
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands