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This meeting took place in 2015



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Mechanisms of Pro-Inflammatory Diseases (Z4)


Organizer(s) Virginia Pascual, Mark S. Anderson and Daniel Kastner
April 19—24, 2015
Resort at Squaw Creek • Olympic Valley, CA USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 18, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Jan 21, 2015
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 18, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 19, 2015

Sponsored by AbbVie Inc., Janssen R&D: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB), Merck & Co., Inc. and Theravance Biopharma. Supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.


Summary of Meeting:
Inflammation is a physiological process that repairs tissues in response to harmful endogenous or exogenous stimuli and involves the movement of plasma and leukocytes to the injured site. While acute inflammatory responses are generally protective, chronic states of inflammation have detrimental consequences and lead to tissue destruction and disease. Indeed, chronic inflammatory diseases, such as MS, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and diabetes are major clinical problems today. This meeting brings together clinical and basic scientists interested in inflammation and translational research with a view to understanding basic mechanisms of inflammation and identifying novel approaches for therapeutic intervention, leveraging recent advances in basic immunology, genomics and systems biology. A particular emphasis is on human autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions are significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on "Innate Immunity and Determinants of Microbial Pathogenesis," which shares a keynote address and three plenary sessions with this meeting.

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Scholarships/Awards


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Scholarship Recipients


Matthew G. Blango
University of Utah, USA

Chrysothemis Brown
Sloan Kettering Institute, USA

Todd Douglas
McGill University, Canada

Benjamin Fowler
University of Kentucky, USA

Sebastian G√ľnther
University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

Nadia Jeremiah
Institute Imagine, France