Keystone Symposia: Mucosal Biology: A Fine Balance between Tolerance and Immunity

Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Feb 26, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 03, 2011
Registration Date: Feb 26, 2011
Early Registration Date: Dec 27, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 26, 2010
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Experts from the basic science and clinical fields of mucosal biology will be brought together with leaders from other scientific disciplines for a stimulating discussion on the mechanisms regulating the maturation, development and maintenance of mucosal responses in health and disease. Attention will be given to gut, lung, skin, eye and genitourinary tract tissues. The latest information on novel cell types and receptors important for regulating immunity and enhancing mucosal protection will be presented. The influence of infection on driving altered host immunity will be interrogated. Modern approaches to vaccine development and imaging technology will be highlighted. And, the most up to date advances from the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed as we look to the medical needs and developments of the future.