Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2005

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Tuberculosis: Integrating Host and Pathogen Biology (D1)

Organizer(s) Gilla Kaplan, Clifton Barry III and Stewart Cole
April 2—7, 2005
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Dec 2, 2004
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 2, 2005

Part of the Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
Tuberculosis is the leading infectious cause of mortality in the world today with 4 million deaths predicted for the year 2004. With the completion of the genome sequence of both Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Homo sapiens it is now possible to elucidate the dynamic interaction between the pathogen and its human host. Contemporary tools and novel technologies are currently being used to explore the molecular mechanisms that underlie host resistance and susceptibility, microbial drug resistance, the metabolic adaptations of the organism to latency and reactivation, and mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis. Recent studies have highlighted the importance of microbial regulatory systems and cell wall lipids in determining the ultimate outcome of infection. The development of novel vaccine candidates based on an understanding of the host response to infection has been facilitated by recent scientific advances. The aim of this meeting is to review the latest knowledge in these diverse fields of research and to provide an open forum for discussion and collaboration for scientists from the various disciplines required to control this disease.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


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

Application Process

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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