Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2008

For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors (J3)

Organizer(s) Alberto Mantovani, Andrew D. Luster and Philip M. Murphy
January 13—18, 2008
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 13, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 16, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 13, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 13, 2007

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Cell migration is a key element for the ontogenesis of lymphoid tissues under homeostatic and pathological conditions, for the patrolling of body compartments by leukocytes, and for the activation and orientation of innate and adaptive immunity. Chemokines are a major component of the trafficking, positioning and functional regulation of leukocytes and nonhematopoietic cells in normal conditions and in diverse pathologies. Structural analysis and imaging approaches have resulted in a better understanding of the action of this complex family of mediators. Chemokines are a prime target for the development of innovative therapeutic strategies, some of which are beginning to undergo clinical assessment. This meeting will bring together scientists and clinicians with different expertise to summarize the current understanding of the chemokine system and its involvement in human pathology, focusing on prospects and challenges for translation into new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

View Meeting Program


Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 13, 2007 (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

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

Click here to start a scholarship application.

  See the Scholarship FAQ's

Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
Please Click Here for more information about Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship.

  See the Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship FAQ's

If you have any questions, please contact