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The Innate Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP) * | Ouro preto, BRAZIL
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Title: The Innate Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
Specialty: , Immunology
Dates: From May, 10, 2013 to May, 15, 2013
Location: Ouro preto, BRAZIL
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 520 to 895 USD
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Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP) *

Ouro Preto, BRAZIL Visit the Venue to read more
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Air Transportation:

It is recommended that you fly into the Tancredo Neves International Airport (CNF) in Belo Horizonte for this meeting. This is the only airport that have shuttles designated to pick up and drop off attendees at the meeting location hotels in Ouro Preto. **You must book your shuttle in advance of arriving at the Tancredo Neves International Airport.**

**Please Note: Lodging availability is limited! Contact Gabriella at +549-11-4772-2647 or or Augusto at +549-31-3223-7484 or to verify lodging and ground transportation availability BEFORE booking your flight!

Ground Transportation:


**Please Note: Availability is limited! Contact Gabriella at +549-11-4772-2647 or or Augusto at +549-31-3223-7484 or to verify lodging and ground transportation availability BEFORE booking your flight!

**Shuttle buses will be available for booking from the Tancredo Neves International Airport (CNF) to hotels on the 9th and the 10th of May and also on the 15th and 16th of May ONLY. Scheduled shuttles will depart from Tancredo Neves International Airport (CNF) in Belo Horizonte for Ouro Preto as follows:

May 9th:
21:30 (last departure)

May 10th:
21:30 (last departure)

For departures on the 15th and 16th of May, times will be determined based on departure flights. We will also provide a shuttle (time to be advised) on the evening of May 14th.

The cost of these shuttles is $50/person USD one way. If you need ground transportation on any other day a private car service will be available at the cost of USD $250 (per car, maximum 2 people with luggage).

If you have provided your flight itinerary and requested and paid for ground transportation with Gabriela Burria at IVI, you should have received a confirmation of your arrival ground transportation. If you have not provided this information and wish to arrange transportation, you must to do in advance. Please contact Gabriela at:

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Meeting Summary

The rational development of immunological interventions that are effective for treating or preventing infectious diseases is still on its infancy. For decades, the majority of the studies on immunopathogenesis have dealt with physical damage and inflammation, primarily mediated by lymphocytes. The main focus of this Keystone Symposia meeting will be on the interface of the innate immune system and microbial pathogens and the role that it plays in protective versus deleterious immune responses and, thereby, of disease outcome. The program will promote discussions on fundamental concepts as well as new advances in the role of innate immunity in host resistance and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, with special emphasis on infections of the tropics. Investigators from different areas, such as biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, infectious diseases, tropical medicine and biotechnology will be included to encourage the discussion of interdisciplinary concepts and new directions for the field. This is the first of a series of Keystone Symposia meetings to be held in Brazil, and should also foster the participation of Latin American students and scientists. The close interaction of these participants with leading international experts in the field should lead to a stimulating atmosphere that we hope will promote the development of new South-North collaborations and research networks.
Thematology / Presented Topics:

Session Topics:
> Innate Immune Recognition
> Innate Immunity in Vectors
> Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC) and Mucosal Immunity
> Effector Mechanisms
> Innate Cytokines Influencing Adaptive Immunity
and Inflammation
> Innate Signals in Disease Pathogenesis
> Cell Death in Host Resistance and Pathogenesis
of Infectious Diseases
> Immunological Adjuvants and Vaccines

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Sunday, May 12, 2013:
1:30pm: Meet at Tiradente Square
4:30pm: Return to UFOP
4 sites will be included in the walking tour.

The cost is 20.00 USD per person for the English-speaking guided tour, plus the cost of entrance fees -- approximate costs are listed below:

Church of St. Francis of Assissi 6.00 USD
The most famous of Ouro Preto churches and one of the most magnificent pieces of Minas Gerais´ baroque.

Church of Our Lady of the Pilar 6.00 USD
The design of this church, considered one of the most refined of the baroque period, is attributed to Pedro Gomes Chaves. The carving art work of the main chapel was performed by Francisco Xavier de Brito. The collection also includes a magnificent carving covered in gold and more than four hundred sculptured angels. About 400 kilograms of gold and 400 of silver have been used in its ornamentation. Adjacent, in the sacristy, is the Museum of Sacred Art of Pilar.

Museum of the School of Mines 6.00 USD
One of the largest collections of rocks and minerals in the world, including diamonds, uranium, topaz, quartz, agates and much more, is housed inside the School of Mines.

Opera House 2.00 USD
The oldest theater in operation in Latin America and the first in Brazil. Built by João de Souza Lisboa and opened in 1770. It was a privileged stage for the strong theatricality of the mineiro Baroque, in which the emerging eighteenth-century society boasted all the luxury and pomp provided by gold.

Dining ($10 - $20) Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Try one of the many restaurants in Ouro Preto that offer lunch, dinner, a la carte choices, and more! 
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Dining ($5 - $10) not available Try one of the many restaurants in Ouro Preto that offer lunch, dinner, a la carte choices, and more! 
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Sponsors / Supporters

Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CNPq - the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil

FAPEMIG - Minas Gerais State Agency for Development Research

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13AI106140-01 

The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Dynavax Technologies Corporation


We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

S. Karger AG - Journal of Innate Immunity

Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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Contact: , Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

Phone: 800-253-0685 or 970-262-1230

Fax: 970-262-1525

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