Event Date/Time: Mar 04, 2012
End Date/Time: Mar 09, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
Early Registration Date:
Jan 05, 2012
Emerging themes from several traditionally disparate areas of research have begun to coalesce around the concept that the complex microbial communities that inhabit most external human surfaces play a key role in health and disease. Specifically, processes including basic immune system development, host-pathogen interactions, metabolic disease and cancer are all greatly influenced by the composition and bioactivity of the microbiota that live within us. Understanding how mammalian hosts regulate their microbiota and the myriad of ways by which the microbiota can alter susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is a key opportunity to better understand numerous diseases and, subsequently, provide strategies to promote human health. Thus, the goal of the Keystone Symposia meeting on The Microbiome is to facilitate the understanding of mechanisms that maintain a healthy host-microbiota relationship and explore how perturbations in this relationship increase susceptibility to a variety of diseases, especially those associated with chronic inflammation. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Innate Immunity: Sensing the Microbes and Damage Signals, which will share a keynote address and three plenary sessions with this meeting.
This meeting is held jointly with the Keystone Symposia meeting "Innate Immunity: Sensing the Microbes and Damage Signals."
Registering for one meeting in a set of joint meetings enables participation in sessions of the other, pending space availability.
Abstract & scholarship - November 3, 2011
Late-breaking abstract - December 8, 2011