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HIV Pathogenesis (X8)

Organizer(s) Steven M. Wolinsky, John P. Moore and Bette T. Korber
March 27—April 1, 2008
Fairmont Banff Springs • Banff, AB Canada
Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 28, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 28, 2008

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

Summary of Meeting:
Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of HIV infection is essential for the design and development of an effective vaccine and the next generation of antiviral agents. This Keystone Symposia meeting will focus on (1) our understanding of HIV proteins and their functions, (2) host factors used to aid in viral replication, (3) viral genetic diversity and adaptation, and (4) the central role of the destruction of CD4+ T cells in lymphoid tissue to the pathogenesis. The pathogenic mechanisms of HIV infection from transmission through clinical latency, including the means used by the virus to establish infection and propagate in target cells and evade the innate and adaptive host defense mechanisms will be examined. Scientists from diverse disciplines will be brought together with the objective of devising vaccines and other biology-based ways to prevent transmission and progression to AIDS. The meeting will promote further insights into the dynamic interplay between the virus, the host, and its immune response.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 28, 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.

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Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
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Global Health Travel Awards are also available

NOTE: The deadline for this Global Health Travel Award is November 12, 2007 (NOT November 28, 2007) due to the necessary arrangements and preparations needed to provide these awards.

Please click here for more information about these awards.

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