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This meeting took place in 2007

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Immunological Intervention in Human Disease (A2)

Organizer(s) Jacques F. Banchereau, Federica Sallusto and Robert L. Coffman
January 6—11, 2007
Big Sky Resort • Big Sky, MT USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 13, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 9, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 9, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 6, 2006

Sponsored by the Dana Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
Decades of intense cellular and molecular studies have permitted the identification of many components of the immune system. Studies of the mouse immune system, most particularly through the use of animals with targeted gene inactivation, have permitted remarkable progress in linking these components to specific functions in immunity. In spite of this progress, the study of the human immune system has in general lagged behind that of the mouse. Improvements in technologies, however, now permit a detailed analysis of the altered immune system in human diseases including cancer, allergy, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases. The meeting will emphasize 1) the importance of directly assessing the human immune response and 2) that not all of what we learn in the mouse can be directly translated to humans. To foster interactions between immunologists and pathologists from very different backgrounds, the meeting program includes a wide variety of experts investigating different human diseases that involve alterations of the immune system. Consequently, this meeting is highly likely to contribute to the education of a new generation of immunotherapists.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 9, 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

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