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This meeting took place in 2002

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Molecular Mechanisms of Leukocyte Trafficking (X6)

Organizer(s) Steven D. Rosen, Geoffrey S. Kansas, Elisabetta Dejana and Samuel C. Silverstein
April 9—14, 2002
Sheraton Steamboat Resort • Steamboat Springs, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 10, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 8, 2002

Sponsored by ICOS Corporation and The Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The Keystone meeting on ‘Molecular Mechanisms of Leukocyte Trafficking’ will be a comprehensive gathering of the world's foremost scientists working in a cutting-edge basic science area with important ramifications for human disease. This meeting is a reprise of a highly successful joint meeting on "Molecular Mechanisms of Leukocyte Trafficking" and "Endothelium," held in March 1998. The past few years have seen continued advances in the understanding of how leukocytes extravasate and migrate within tissues. There has been further elucidation of the participation of selectins and their ligands; chemokines and their receptors; integrins; and Ig superfamily molecules. A number of novel strategies for anti-inflammatory therapeutics have already emerged from these disciplines and more are likely to follow. The meeting will bring together scientists working in a diverse range of topics in leukocyte and vascular biology. The resulting interactions are likely to stimulate new approaches to the critical remaining problems in trafficking research.

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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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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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