The Leukocyte in Cardiovascular Disease

Venue: Geneva

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Jan 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Jan 28, 2011
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Immune cells and their secreted factors have a large influence on cardiovascular pathologies. This conference will highlight the molecular role of myeloid cells and lymphocytes in atherogenesis and talks will be given by leading specialists in the field. Atheromas are dynamic lesions of dysfunctional endothelial and smooth muscle cells driven by infiltrating inflammatory monocyte/macrophages, mast cells or lymphocytes. The recent observations of possible anti-inflammatory roles of immune cell subpopulations and potential therapeutical interventions will be discussed.

Conference chairs: Beat Imhof and François Mach (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Topics: Cytokines; Chemokines; M1/M2 monocytes/macrophages; Lymphocytes; Dendritic cells; Atherosclerosis; Immunity; Transcription factors and Signalling

Abstracts: Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are invited. There will be dedicated poster sessions during the conference.