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Autoimmunity

Conference Summary

The FASEB Science Research Conference for Autoimmunity has an uninterrupted tradition of over 20 years and offers a broad overview of recent advances in the field of autoimmunity in a highly interactive environment.

Understanding immune tolerance and its breakdown is necessary to treat autoimmune diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, uveitis, type 1 diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and many others. We bring together basic scientists with clinicians and industry experts to present and discuss new insights into the triggers, pathogenesis and therapy of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease.

Eight major sessions will cover a broad range of topics in development, pathogenesis and therapy of autoimmune disease, starting with the effects of genetics and environment, through the role of innate and adaptive immune elements as well as the tissue itself, the role of commensal microbiome and metabolism, and finally translational research and clinical approaches. Each thematic session will feature 4 invited speakers and two talks selected from submitted abstracts.

Participants have ample opportunity for interaction and discussion. Spontaneous mingling of junior and established scientists will be strengthened by meet-the-speaker sessions that allow discussions of both career issues and science.  The intimate atmosphere, strong emphasis on communication and discussion, and a really close interaction between senior and junior scientists makes this conference unique and memorable to participants.

Program Agenda


Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: May 28, 2017         Last Day to Register: June 8, 2017


Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Christophe Benoist
Harvard Medical School
"Of Tolerance"


Conference Organizers

Joe Craft
Yale University
joseph.craft@yale.edu

Alessandra Pernis
Hospital for Special Surgery
pernisa@hss.edu

Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Manager

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 9-14, 2017
Location:
Horowitz Performing Arts Hall and Nita Choukas Theater
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont is 130 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts and 110 miles from Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford, Connecticut.

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Official Conference Lodging

Vermont Academy
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT
802.869.6229

The sleeping rooms at Vermont Academy are dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms are not air conditioned, but fans are provided. You may request a key for your room; however, a $20 refundable deposit is required.

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