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This meeting took place in 2001

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HIV Pathogenesis (J7)

Organizer(s) Edward A. Berger, Robert F. Siliciano and Joseph M. McCune
March 28—April 3, 2001
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2000
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 29, 2001

Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories

Summary of Meeting:
Despite enormous advances in the understanding of HIV pathogenesis and the design of effective therapeutic regimens, the remaining knowledge gaps represent major barriers to development of long-range intervention strategies. The mechanisms by which HIV produces immunodeficiency remain controversial, as do the complex virus-host interaction mechanisms that determine individual variations in susceptibility to HIV infection and rates of disease progression. Also critical are the impacts of antiretroviral therapy on the natural history of HIV disease. The 2001 Keystone Conference on HIV Pathogenesis will explore these issues with sessions devoted to cellular immune responses and protective immunity, antiviral immunity and antigen processing, mechanisms of CD4 depletion and renewal, HIV latency and reservoirs, immune reconstitution and immunotherapy, envelope structure and function, HIV receptors and tropism, the HIV life cycle, HIV auxiliary genes, and new directions for treatment. The meeting will run concurrently, at the same location, with the Keystone Symposium on AIDS Vaccines, and will feature shared plenary sessions.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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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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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

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