3rd Workshop on Complement Associated Diseases, Animal Models, and Therapeutics (3rd Workshop on Comp)

Venue: Hilton Hotel

Location: Rhodes, Greece

Event Date/Time: Jun 05, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2005
Registration Date: May 27, 2005
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2005
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This workshop is designed to serve as a forum to discuss the most recent progress in complement research as it pertains to human disease pathogenesis and therapeutics. The rapid pace of development in complement basic research and the advent and application of new experimental approaches in this field have now allowed us to take an integrated view of the in vivo biology of the complement system. The availability of new reagents (e.g. synthetic and recombinant inhibitors) and animal models (e.g. transgenic and knockout mice) has enabled us to address, in an in vivo setting, its involvement in various pathophysiological conditions. Such studies are shedding new light on the pathogenetic mechanism of complement-related diseases such as autoimmune diseases and inflammatory tissue damage as well as defining new areas of high interest such as the reproductive immunology of complement. They also provide the basis for developing new therapeutic strategies for these diseases through manipulation of in vivo complement activity. It is hoped that this workshop will serve as a forum where the latest development in these specific areas will be discussed in a more focused and detailed manner.