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This meeting took place in 2007

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Regulatory T Cells (B3)

Organizer(s) Ethan M. Shevach, Fiona M. Powrie and Alexander Y. Rudensky
February 1—6, 2007
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Vancouver, BC Canada
Abstract Deadline: Oct 2, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 1, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 2, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 1, 2006

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Although immune regulation by T suppressor cells was first proposed more than 30 years ago, recent studies in both man and experimental animals now provide a solid basis for the role of T cells in immune regulation. It is now widely accepted that the major T effector functions are mediated by two distinct subpopulations of T cells -- Th1 and Th2 -- cells which produce distinct cytokine profiles. In addition, both naturally occurring and adaptive T suppressor/regulatory T cells have been shown to play major roles in the control of all immune responses. This meeting will review the molecular basis for the differentiation of Th1/Th2 cells from naive precursors. The second goal is to present the most up to date information on the development, function, mechanism of action, and homeostasis of regulatory T cells. Modulation of both Th1/Th2 differentiation and regulatory T cell function are about to be translated to the clinic. Several presentations will address the approaches used and the results of preclincal and clinical trials involving manipulation of regulatory T cell function.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 2, 2006 (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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