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This meeting took place in 2005

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Translational Medicine in Autoimmunity (A4)

Organizer(s) Lloyd H. Kasper, David A. Hafler and Lucienne Chatenoud
January 8—13, 2005
Big Sky Resort • Big Sky, MT USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 16, 2004
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 8, 2004

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Recent advances in the understanding of basic mechanisms of autoimmune disease have led to the development of reagents that can potentially interfere with the disease process and limit disease progression. Some of these therapeutics have already been proven effective in the treatment of autoimmune conditions. This meeting will focus on the use of novel therapeutics for the treatment and management of several autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Information will be presented that highlights new findings that "bridge" the gap between bench and bedside. Particular emphasis will be placed on the translational therapeutics between pre-clinical and Phase I/II research. This will include such topics as blocking of co-stimulation, T cell trafficking, Th1 cytokine production (IL-12 and IL-23), T cell receptor vaccination, islet cell transplantation, chemokine antagonists and signal transduction pathway inhibitors. The application of these novel approaches to specific disease process will be examined and will provide insight into clinical disease management.

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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.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

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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