2nd Annual Immunodiagnostics & Immunomonitoring Conference (IDIM 2007)

Venue: Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2007
Registration Date: Dec 06, 2007
Early Registration Date: Oct 06, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 06, 2007
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This meeting will provide an extensive look at new and innovative techniques in the field of immunodiagnostics. The effectiveness of these novel methods will be examined in depth, as will immunomonitoring and immunoassays in clinical trials. Attendees will receive data from specific case studies and information on diagnostic techniques and tools that will be used in the upcoming future.

Immunodiagnostic tests are widely used in clinical applications and in many other disciplines, including forensic science. The intensive development of microarray technologies, genomic and proteomic approaches, as well as recent discoveries in basic and clinical immunology, resulted in a rapid improvement of modern immunodiagnostics. Novel immunoscreening and immunomonitoring techniques are applied for monitoring of various immunotherapeutic clinical trials. The goal of this conference is to expose basic and clinical immunologists, pathologists, and pharmacologists, as well as practicing clinicians and R&D scientists, to the newest developments in the field.

Leading experts from the scientific and clinical arenas and industry will present about novel findings and developments in the constantly changing area of immunological assays and procedures. They will also discuss potential clinical feasibility and commercial potential of the newest data obtained from leading biomedical research laboratories. Plenary lectures and short communications will cover most recent technological developments in diagnostics and immunomonitoring of various diseases and conditions, including autoimmune disorders, cancer, transplantation, infections, as well as immunotherapeutic approaches for their treatment.

The program sessions are as follows:

Session 1: Novel Approaches and Methods For Immunodiagnostics
- Multicolor Flow Cytometry
- Multiplex Immunoassays
- Imaging as an Immunodiagnostic Tool
- MicroRNA in Human Immune Diseases
- New Assays to Measure T Cell Effector Functions
- New Methods for Autoantibody Detection
- Companion Diagnostics

Session 2: Evaluation of Innovative Immunodiagnostic Techniques
- Improving Reliability and Simplicity of T Cells
- CB-CAPs as Universal Biomakers of Immune Response

Session 3: Immunomonitoring Of Clinical Trials
- Ways to Achieve Higher Standards of Data in Immunomonitoring and the Importance of a Facility Dedicated to Clinical Trials
- Standardizing Assays in Immunomonitoring for Clinical Trials
- Immunological Assays Used In Vaccine Clinical Trials
- Monitoring Local Tumor Microenvironment Climates in Immunotherapy Studies
- Cell Therapy in Immunomonitoring
- MHC Tetramer Reagents in Clinical Trials
- The Role of Gene Arrays in Immunomonitoring

Session 4: Innovative Techniques For Future Clinical Use
- Multimode Multidimensional Quantitative Fluorescence Imaging in Cell Analysis
- Immunotherapy for Autoimmune Disease and Inflammation
- Immunogenetics Beyond Translation and Intro to Pharmacogenomics
- New Regulatory Procedures for Immunodiagnostic Tools/Techniques