CHI’s 10th Annual Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

Venue: Baltimore

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 07, 2006 End Date/Time: Mar 08, 2006
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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies continue to cause serious concern among researchers whose work utilizes materials from animals and/or humans which may be contaminated with the causative agent. The appearance of BSE in herds of cattle born after the introduction of ruminant feed ban, particularly as new cases have been identified in the
United States in domestically bred cattle, has raised new concerns and questions, as has the continued occurrence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in North American deer herds. This conference will present the newest data on TSE’s in the context of its application to the pharmaceutical, biological, and device industry.
Topics which may be included are: advances in basic prion science, new transmissibility data, current results of human and animal tissue screening, new methods for strain typing, genetic susceptibility to the agent, risk assessment and management, TSE prophylaxis and treatment, prion protein structure and it’s implications for test development, prevention, cure and removal or inactivation.
Researchers doing innovative work in the field of TSE’s are invited to submit a presentation title and short 3-5 sentence
summary of your abstract suitable for inclusion in the conference brochure, should your paper be chosen for oral presentation.