1. MICROBES AND MUCOSAL IMMUNITY – 2008
Jordan Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
June 25th – June 27th, 2008.
Organizing Committee: Peter Ernst DVM, PhD, Sheila Crowe MD, FRCPC
and Brian Reuter PhD
The Digestive Health Center at the University of Virginia and the Society for Mucosal Immunology
are hosting a comprehensive introductory course describing the impact of mucosal diseases on
society and the current research techniques that are used to address these problems. The goal
of this NIH-sponsored course is to provide trainees with a background covering the challenges
and technical approaches relevant to mucosal immunity that will help them plan their training
agenda and professional development. This course is directed towards undergraduates in
science, mathematics, biomedical engineering and medicine; graduate students; medical
residents; and post-doctoral research/clinical fellows. Lectures and discussions will be led by an
international cadre of scientists who have achieved successful careers in academics or industry
related to mucosal health. The format will include overview lectures the first day followed by
state-of-the-art research presentations that constitute the Gastrointestinal Response to Injury
Symposium held at the same venue.
Fees: Registration fee of $100 for trainees, $500 for others. This includes the course, some
meals, refreshment breaks as well as registration materials. We will have 10 travel scholarships
for trainees in the field of GI research and several travel reimbursements for trainees outside of
the normal GI research field such as, but not limited to: mathematics, bioinformatics, chemistry,
chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and veterinary medicine. Please visit the links on
the sidebar for the program and registration details.