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FASEB Science Research Conference: Autoimmunity

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

AUTOIMMUNITY

Date: July 26-31, 2015, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, IL

Organizers: Rachel Caspi, Joseph Craft

Bethesda, MD - The FASEB Science Research Conference for Autoimmunity has an uninterrupted tradition of over 20 years and this year it is moving for the first time from Saxtons River, VT to the beautiful Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, IL.

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, not only during the presentations, but also during the poster sessions (posters remain on display during most of the conference), the meals (which are together and provided) and the free afternoons.

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.

FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 17, 2015. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2015 SRCs, please visit http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes. In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at SRC@faseb.org. Proposal guidelines can be found at http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 120,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
http://www.faseb.org/SRC-Auto

Contact: Trina Eacho
Office of Scientific Meetings & Conferences
301-634-7010 - src@faseb.org

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