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This meeting took place in 2006

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Advances in Influenza Research: From Birds to Bench to Bedside (X8)

Organizer(s) Kanta Subbarao and David L. Woodland
March 28—April 2, 2006
Sheraton Steamboat Resort • Steamboat Springs, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 30, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 21, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 30, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 27, 2006

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

Summary of Meeting:
Outbreaks of avian influenza virus infections in humans are a sobering reminder that human influenza is a perpetually re-emerging disease and that newly emerged viruses threaten to be the agents of the next influenza pandemic. Although licensed vaccines are available for the prevention of epidemic human influenza, improved vaccines for the elderly and effective strategies to protect humans against potential pandemic strains of influenza are urgently needed. In recent years, the application of reverse genetics has led to novel insights into virus biology and molecular pathogenesis. In this meeting, experts in the field will discuss exciting advances in our understanding of the interactions of the virus with its host and basic mechanisms underlying immunity. This multi-disciplinary meeting will provide a forum for interchange between virologists, immunologists and vaccine researchers from academia, government and industry on aspects of basic and applied influenza research. The objectives of the meeting are to facilitate the application of new advances in influenza research from the bench to the bedside to improve understanding of the disease and to develop better measures to prevent and control influenza.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 30, 2005 (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

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