Keystone Symposia: Tuberculosis: Immunology, Cell Biology and Novel Vaccination Strategies
Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
|Event Date/Time: Jan 15, 2011||End Date/Time: Jan 20, 2011|
|Registration Date: Jan 15, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Sep 20, 2010|
This Keystone Symposium on TB will focus on these relationships covering basic and clinical research. Topics include the molecular genetics and biochemistry of the pathogen with emphasis on unique lineage and growth state-specific features and the immunology and molecular genetics of the host during latency, reactivation and active disease. Because the outcomes of TB are influenced by genetic, epigenetic and environmental influences on both host and pathogen, the meeting will highlight research on host-pathogen crosstalk at the basic cellular and molecular level as well as human studies that determine the basis of susceptibility to and severity of tuberculosis. Finally, the most recent results on clinical trials of drug and vaccine candidates will be discussed in depth. It is hoped that this meeting will provide not only deeper insights into the complex crosstalk between host and pathogen, but also information on novel measures for TB control including pre- and post-exposure vaccination strategies, combat of extensively drug-resistant strains and novel therapeutic stratagems to avoid IRIS.