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HIV Dynamics and Replication Program Conference on
"Innate Immunity: Sensing, Signaling, and Selection"

October 18, 2017
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HIV Dynamics and Replication Program Conference on "Innate Immunity: Sensing, Signaling, and Selection"

October 18, 2017
National Cancer Institute at Frederick
Building 549 Conference Center


Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the HIV Dynamics and Replication Program Conference on "Innate Immunity: Sensing, Signaling, and Selection" will be held at the National Cancer Institute campus in Frederick, Maryland on October 18, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:45 p.m.

The HIV Dynamics and Replication Program is hosting this half-day conference to showcase the latest findings in the broad field of innate immunity. The presentations will highlight recent advances in understanding cell-intrinsic immune strategies by which hosts counteract viral and bacterial infections and the mechanisms by which pathogens circumvent or overcome these immune barriers. Specific areas of focus will include immune sensing, mutational escape, paleovirology, interferon-induced effector specificity, inflammasomes, and evolutionary conflicts between pathogens and host restriction factors.  An in-depth discussion of recent progress in our understanding host-pathogen interactions within infected cells should lead to new insights into the roles that cellular factors play in preventing infections in uninfected cells, which will aid in the international public health efforts. 

Invited speakers in the outstanding program include Paul Bieniasz (Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Laboratory of Retrovirology, The Rockefeller University), Alex Compton (HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, National Cancer Institute), Carolyn Coyne (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine), David Knipe (Harvard Medical School), Harmit Malik (Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), and Nan Yan (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center).

There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to register in advance, as seating is limited. A captioned live-streaming and archived videocast of the conference will be available on the NIH Videocast website at https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=24839&bhcp=1.

We hope you will be able to join us on October 18 at the HIV Dynamics and Replication Program Conference on "Innate Immunity: Sensing, Signaling, and Selection."


Organizing Committee:

Eric O. Freed, Ph.D.
John M. Coffin, Ph.D.
Alex Compton, Ph.D.
Wei-Shau Hu, Ph.D.
Stephen H. Hughes, Ph.D.
Mary Kearney, Ph.D.
Frank Maldarelli, M.D., Ph.D.
Vinay K. Pathak, Ph.D.
Alan Rein, Ph.D.

General Information

For conference-related questions, please contact: NCI at Frederick Conference Planning

Location


NCI at Frederick
Building 549
Conference Center
Fort Detrick
Frederick, MD

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