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This meeting took place in 2005



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HIV Pathogenesis (X7)


Organizer(s) Michael M. Lederman, Richard A. Koup and Michael H. Malim
April 9—15, 2005
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, AB Canada
Abstract Deadline: Dec 9, 2004
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 10, 2005


Summary of Meeting:
More than 20 years of basic and applied research have help to dissect the intimate relationship between HIV and its host. Since HIV targets, infects and compromises cells of the immune system, the interactions between this virus and host defenses are both especially complex and also offer key insights into mechanisms of cell biology, immune defenses and evolutionary adaptation. This Keystone symposium will focus on the mechanisms utilized by the virus for establishment of infection and propagation, protective innate and adaptive host defense mechanisms and mechanisms utilized by HIV to elude these defenses. This meeting will bring together scientists representing a number of different disciplines who have addressed these key issues. The goal of this meeting is to facilitate interdisciplinary interactions that will promote better insights into HIV disease pathogenesis.

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Scholarship / Award Information



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Scholarships

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.


Eligibility


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

Application Process


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