Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2013

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Host Response in Tuberculosis (X7)

Organizer(s) Andrea M. Cooper and Robert J. Wilkinson
March 13—18, 2013
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 13, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 11, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 13, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 14, 2013

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Although the host response to tuberculosis has been studied for many years, we still have only a rudimentary working model of the disease process; namely that antigen-specific T cells activate infected macrophages to control bacterial growth. Further progress in the control of tuberculosis will depend on a much more detailed understanding of the nature of the host response to infection. Therefore, the purpose of this Keystone Symposia meeting is to reassess our current understanding of disease mechanisms, discuss the most recent advances in the field, and identify critical questions and future research directions. A key focus of the meeting will be the innate, acquired, and immunopathologic responses that occur in the host following exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Speakers will be strongly encouraged to move past dogma and promote critical re-analysis of our working model of what constitutes protective immunity to tuberculosis. The conference will be held concurrently with a meeting on Tuberculosis: Understanding the Enemy – covering bacterial genetics, bacterial physiology, systems biology, and drug development. This will provide opportunities for participants from different disciplines to interact with one another forge new collaborations in novel areas of biology. Importantly, the interactive nature of the meetings will promote the new ideas and novel approaches necessary to combat this devastating disease.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Toidi Adekambi
Emory University, USA

Monica Campo
University of Washington, USA

Brian M. Luna
Johns Hopkins University, USA

Albanus Moguche
Seattle Biomed, USA

Susan Realegeno
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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

Bridgette M. Cumming
Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa

Thuong T. T. Nguyen
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam

Bin Ni
Ohio State University, USA