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This meeting took place in 2007

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Immunologic Memory (C4)

Organizer(s) Robert A. Seder, Susan L. Swain, Rafi Ahmed and Antonio Lanzavecchia
March 3—8, 2007
Eldorado Hotel & Spa • Santa Fe, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 3, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 4, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 3, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 3, 2007

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

Summary of Meeting:
Immune memory has a critical role in mediating protection against infections as well as potentiating allergic and autoimmune diseases. Hence a thorough understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating adaptive memory immunity will have potentially important clinical application. Recent developments in how the innate immune response influences adaptive immunity combined with better methods to characterize the phenotype, magnitude and functional quality of such responses have substantially improved our understanding in this area. Major problems still relate to difficulties in eliciting long-term T cell responses with current vaccines in humans. The goals of the meeting will be to focus on basic mechanisms regarding how T and B cells are programmed to elicit and sustain immunity. The program is designed to integrate information from both mouse and humans studies to encompass all relevant areas related to control of memory T and B cell responses. In summary, this meeting should greatly enhance translational research that will impact vaccines and interventions for infectious disease, cancer and autoimmune/allergic diseases.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 3, 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.

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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