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Tuberculosis: Biology, Pathology and Therapy (B3)

Organizer(s) JoAnne L. Flynn, David G. Russell and Thomas N.A. Dick
January 25—30, 2009
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 29, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 29, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 29, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 25, 2008

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

Summary of Meeting:
Tuberculosis kills 2 million people per year worldwide. Although great strides have been made in the past decade in understanding Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the complexity of the disease necessitates a multi-pronged approach. Translating insights related to host-pathogen interplay and bacterial physiology into treatments is complex, requiring academics and industrial scientists to come together in new and creative ways. In humans the infection is persistent and chronic, yet reactivates into fulminating progressive disease. This, and the shortage of appropriate animal models, form major obstacles to identifying factors that determine disease progression and the extensive pathology associated with transmission. This meeting will focus on basic mechanisms of pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and how the balance of control of infection within the granuloma is influenced by host and bacterial factors. We will also focus on translating basic mechanistic findings to the development of therapies, and a workshop highlighting academic-industrial partnerships is planned.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 29, 2008 (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 August 25, 2008 (NOT September 29, 2008) due to the necessary arrangements and preparations needed to provide these awards.

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