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This meeting took place in 2006

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Lymphocyte Activation and Signaling (A1)

Organizer(s) Susan K. Pierce, Gary A. Koretzky, Pamela L. Schwartzberg and Jason G. Cyster
January 6—11, 2006
Sheraton Steamboat Resort • Steamboat Springs, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 13, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 5, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 13, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 7, 2005

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The cells of the immune system are armed with a dizzying array of signaling receptors requiring them to integrate an enormous amount of information about their environment to mount the appropriate biologic response. Over the last several years much has been learned about the biochemical nature of the signaling cascades initiated by interactions of individual receptors with their ligands. This progress presents an exciting new challenge, namely, to understand how multiple signals are integrated in the context of the entire cell to bring about the ultimate cellular response. We propose to bring together distinguished scientists working at the cutting edge of immune cell signaling to describe their new findings and to address how these issues relate to human disease. This meeting will provide a view of 1) how the initial encounter of immune cell signaling receptors with their ligands ultimately leads to the biological response, be it activation, differentiation, movement, or cell death and 2) how this knowledge is being translated to important clinical problems in autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, vaccines, tumor immunity, transplantation and infectious diseases.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 13, 2005 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
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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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