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This meeting took place in 2007

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Intracellular and Intercellular Signaling in Dendritic Cell Function (J8)

Organizer(s) Muriel Moser, Caetano Reis e Sousa and Yong-Jun Liu
February 25—March 2, 2007
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 27, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 25, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 26, 2006

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The myriad of cellular interactions that ultimately regulate immune responses are mediated by specific ligand-receptor interactions that, in turn, trigger intracellular signaling pathways. Recent advances in basic cellular and molecular immunology have provided a framework for understanding how the immune response is initiated and regulated, integrating different cell types, molecules and signaling pathways. The Keystone meeting will focus on the immunomodulatory capacity of dendritic cells (DC), a critical cell type in immune regulation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the following. • Receptors that play an important function in pathogen recognition by DC as well as receptors involved in DC processes such as cell adhesion, migration and signaling • The potential role of activating and inhibitory ligands and receptors in modulating DC function • The intracellular signaling triggered by these receptors and the mechanism by which they activate or inhibit immune effector functions and determine cellular lifespan • The molecules involved in cross-talk between DC and other cells and tissues • The mechanisms of DC interactions with the tumor microenvironment • The DC regulatory pathways regulating immunity versus tolerance

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2006 (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.

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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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