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This meeting took place in 2003

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Dendritic Cells: Interfaces with Immunobiology and Medicine (J7)

Organizer(s) Ralph M. Steinman, Anne O’Garra and Jacques Banchereau
March 3—8, 2003
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 5, 2002
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 6, 2003

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Summary of Meeting:
Dendritic cells control the immune system from different vantage points. Dendritic cells control the responses of several types of lymphocytes; the transition between innate and adaptive immunity; the quality of the T cell response including Th1 polarization, memory, and even tolerance; and immunology in many clinical settings. This multidisciplinary meeting will develop the following areas: 1) vaccination and immune therapy, including the manipulation of dendritic cell function in vivo; 2) interactions of dendritic cells with microbial pathogens including the many innate functions of dendritic cells; 3) the early response of different types of lymphocytes to dendritic cells, and the organization of this response in vivo; 4) the role of dendritic cells in different forms of peripheral tolerance and the regulation of autoimmunity; 5) the specialized properties of dendritic cells in antigen handling, processing and presentation. As has been the case in prior Keystone symposia on dendritic cells, there will be an equal number of presentations invited speakers and speakers selected from the abstracts.

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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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