This meeting took place in 2008

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Leukocyte Trafficking (J4)

Organizer(s) Ulrich H. von Andrian, Federica Sallusto and Klaus Ley
January 13—18, 2008
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 13, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 16, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 13, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 13, 2007

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S

Summary of Meeting:
Remarkable progress has been made in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern the intravascular recruitment, extravascular migration and functional regulation of immune cells by visualizing cell-cell interactions using powerful intravital microscopy and flow cytometry techniques. The identification of peptide- and lipid-based regulators of immune cell entry and exit and the structure-function relationship of leukocyte adhesion molecules at atomic resolution have resulted in a refined understanding of how leukocyte subset differentiation modifies migratory ability. Early clinical results with drugs such as natalizumab, which interferes with leukocyte trafficking, have demonstrated not only marked therapeutic efficacy in autoimmune diseases, but also potentially fatal immunosuppression that remains poorly understood. This meeting will bring together experts from a variety of fields to present and synthesize our current mechanistic insights into the regulation of protective and pathological immune responses and to determine how this knowledge can be translated to better and safer therapies.

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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
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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.


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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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