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Immunological Consequences of Vector-Derived Factors Meeting

Bethesda, Maryland
May 26-27, 2011

The Divisions of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) and Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation (DAIT) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring the workshop entitled “Immunologic Consequences of Vector-Derived Factors” that will take place on May 26-27, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring investigators with expertise in vector pathogen transmission, human immunology and parasite immune evasion together to explore new areas of investigation where these fields intersect (see attached draft agenda). Our goal is to generate collaborations that will increase our understanding of how vector-derived factors affect pathogen transmission and pathogenesis in the human host (please see attached framework diagram).

The sessions will include scientific presentations and discussion periods to identify common areas of interest among the different fields represented, as well as gaps in knowledge that could help further our understanding of these interactions. The long term goal is to develop novel approaches to preventing transmission of vector-borne pathogens to humans.

Last Updated December 01, 2011

Last Reviewed November 03, 2011