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FASEB Science Research Conference: Nutritional Immunology: Role in Health and Disease

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on the interactions among nutrition, immunity and infectious and inflammatory outcomes. A broad range of topics will be covered, each lead by an internationally recognized researcher in the field. Topics will include obesity, inflammation and immunity; nutrition, immunity and chronic age-related diseases; gut immunology and the diet-microbiota-immune axis; early life nutritional influences on immune development; nutrition and immune cell signaling; nutrient-gene interactions in the immune system; the metabolic cost of infection and inflammation; and applications of new molecular and immunological technologies to nutritional research. Many disease conditions, the full range of immune cells and mediators including novel pro-resolution mediators, and both clinical and public health applications will be discussed.

The 2015 meeting is the fourth on this topic, and the first outside of the USA. It brings together a broad range of expertise from across the globe aiming to share and discuss the latest findings from molecular, cellular, and whole organism approaches. There will be the opportunity for poster presentations and social and recreational activities will provide all registrants, including students and postdoctoral fellows, with opportunities to exchange ideas and formulate new collaborations. It is anticipated that there will be funds available to support early career researcher attendance.

FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 20, 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.

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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.

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