|Event Name||Cytokines 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
|Cost||$300 - $1,100
|Description||The objective of the meeting is to promote interactions between scientists performing cutting-edge studies of the molecular mechanisms of cytokine and interferon function, signal transduction, and gene expression in the context of health and disease. Working with the scientific advisory committee composed of leading investigators from academia and industry, an outstanding scientific program is planned.
The Keynote speaker this year is Dr Yasmine Belkaid from the National Institutes of Health. Dr Belkaid is a world-leader in the areas of cytokine regulation of host defense, inflammation and tissue protection. Her research has spanned areas of immunity to infection, host-microbiota interactions and regulation of effector and regulatory T cell function. Dr Belkaid is an outstanding speaker and an excellent colleague to launch the 2016 meeting.
Each day of the meeting will begin with an exciting plenary session, topics include inflammation and cancer, mechanisms of host defense and regulation of innate and adaptive immunity. Additional major- and mini-symposia will cover topics including microbiota-immune interactions, cytokine regulation of cellular metabolism, epigenetic regulation of cytokine signaling, interferons and host defense, innate immunity, cytokines and metabolic disease, primary immuno-deficiencies, innate lymphoid cell biology and to the clinic - emerging therapies. There will also be multiple venues to promote networking for trainees and junior faculty with established investigators and representatives from biotech, pharma and scientific journals. There will also be multiple open speaker slots for selected abstracts and multiple trainee travel awards. More information about the meeting and the application process for the society awards can be found on the website.