Meetings/Workshops on Human Physiology and Metabolism in Canada

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Keystone Symposia - Type I Interferon: Friend and Foe Alike
ID
825444
Dates
19 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
Location
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract
While cytokines play critical roles in host defense and immune homeostasis, they in other settings can be key mediators of inflammatory pathology. This important functional dichotomy is perhaps best exemplified in the diverse activities of Type I interferon(s) in health and disease. Type I IFNs regulate a broad family of genes that either stimulate or inhibit immune function and in so doing have host protective or detrimental effects. Thus, while Type I IFNs are well-known for their anti-viral activity and stimulation of effector T cell responses, they can also promote autoimmune, bacterial and even certain viral diseases. Understanding this contextual dependency is crucial for unraveling the pathogenesis of Type I IFN-dependent diseases and for the design of interferon-based therapies and will be the central focus of the meeting. The conference will open with talks presenting an overview of Type I IFN genes and their regulation, innate recognition mechanisms and signaling pathways for Type I IFN induction and Mendelian-based interferonopathies. Additional sessions will focus on the role of Type I IFN in viral, bacterial and autoimmune diseases. The symposium will conclude with a discussion of the mechanistic and contextual factors that determine the beneficial versus deleterious outcome of Type I IFN induction and how this information can be applied to the development of targeted therapeutic interventions. Because of the timeliness of the topic, the conference should draw a broad audience from the fields of cytokine biology, inflammation, infectious disease and translational medicine and attract a solid industry representation.
Contact
Phone: [1 800-253-0685];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics
Type I Interferon, Nucleic Acid Recognition Pathways, Type I IFN Induction, Innate Signals, Type I IFN Induction, Mendelian Interferonopathies, IFN-Deficiencies, Viral Infection, Complex Autoimmunity,
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ARVO 2019 Annual Meeting
ID
691463
Dates
28 Apr 2019 - 02 May 2019
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Abstract
The theme of the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting is inspired by all the many ways our members demonstrate leadership. This meeting is where eye and vision researchers come to discover research on the leading edge of their own fields and others. Eye and vision research is leading efforts in many related areas, including neuroscience, tissue imaging, preventative health and others.
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