Call for Abstracts: Host Response in Tuberculosis
Joint with the meeting on Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases
January 22—27, 2015 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.
Abstract Deadline: Oct 22, 2014
Tuberculosis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Control of the epidemic is hampered by limited understanding of basic processes underlying disease and protection. This symposium will focus on this basic science in humans. Our themes will include immune processes that have emerged as important for pathogenesis or protection, rather than focusing on classical compartments of the immune system. Translation of basic science advances into novel strategies to prevent and manage human tuberculosis will also be discussed. Animal models have been critical for advancing knowledge of tuberculosis pathogenesis and control. This preclinical progress will be discussed; however, we will require an emphasis of direct relevance to human tuberculosis in each presentation. The meeting will be held jointly with one on Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases, which is also the pathologic hallmark of tuberculosis. This will provide an opportunity for learning about other granulomatous systems, particularly how this knowledge may be applied for progress in understanding tuberculosis. Our brief specific aims for this meeting are: 1) Present and discuss cutting edge tuberculosis research on host responses; 2) Foster a better understanding of human tuberculosis, even if animal models are used; and 3) Focus on gaps in knowledge about the events in natural infection, as well as vulnerability points for intervening in the infection process.
Abstract Deadlines and Pricing
All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
On and before September 29, 2014, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.
After September 29, 2014, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.
You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until October 22, 2014.
(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)
Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.