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Basic Aspects of Tumor Immunology II (C3)


Organizer(s) Nicholas P. Restifo and Nina Bhardwaj
March 19—24, 2005
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 18, 2004
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 19, 2005

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The identification of a large number of tumor-associated antigens has opened up a world of possibilities for cancer immunologists. We have devised immunization strategies that enable us to boost immune responses against these antigens -- some encouraging but preliminary results have been obtained in the clinic. Most importantly, the adoptive transfer of tumor-specific T cells has emerged as an immunotherapeutic strategy that can cause solid tumors to reliably shrink. The challenge now is to gain a deeper understanding of how immune cells traffic to, interact with, and potentially destroy tumor cells. This meeting will bring together experts from academia and industry in an effort to elucidate the basic immunology that could make it possible to trigger and sustain an immune response capable of mediating the complete destruction of tumor cells.

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Scholarships

Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

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Eligibility


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A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.


Review Criteria


Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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