Cytokines 2012: 10th Joint Annual Meeting

Dear Meeting Attendees,

We would like to welcome you to the 10th Joint Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine Society (ICS) and the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research (ISICR), which will take place in Geneva in 2012. The objective of the meeting is to promote interactions between scientists performing cutting-edge studies of the molecular mechanisms of cytokine function, signal transduction, and gene expression, and those working in drug discovery and in the clinic to translate this knowledge into novel therapies for human diseases. The therapeutic potential of targeting cytokines and of modulating their signaling pathways enforce the need for enhanced interactions between basic, translational, and clinical researchers. For this purpose, the sessions will include presentations of cutting edge basic science and clinical science both in plenary and concurrent sessions.

The broad themes proposed will incorporate basic and clinical research on innate immunity, host-pathogen interactions, inflammation, autoimmunity, cell signaling, transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation and tumor immunity. These themes are consistent with the well-recognized strengths of many of the world-class research institutions in Switzerland, as well as the research interests of both the ICS and ISICR societies. In addition, we have also included sessions focused on osteoimmunology, tissue repair, and the link between inflammation and metabolism.

In addition to this exciting scientific program we hope that you will take the time to visit Geneva and its beautiful countryside. Geneva is a lively international city located in the middle of Europe close to the Swiss and French Alps with many possibilities for pleasant day trips for those who wish to extend their stay after the meeting.

On behalf of all participants, we would like to express our gratitude to the meeting’s Sponsors and Exhibitors. The dissemination of knowledge that takes place at such meetings and the interactions and collaborations that are established are essential for future advances in biomedical research. Successful meetings simply would not be possible without substantial support from corporations, foundations, and institutes.

We look forward to seeing you in what promises to be an exciting and timely meeting.
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Dominique Baeten
Netherlands

Paul Hertzog
Australia

Luke O’Neill
Ireland

Wim van den Berg
Netherlands

Henry Hess
Germany

Keiko Ozato
USA

Vincenzo Bronte
Italy

John Hiscott
Canada

L.C. Platanias
USA

Gordon Brown
United Kingdom

Satish Keshav
United Kingdom

Martyn Robinson
United Kingdom

Jean-Laurent Casanova
France

Eicke Latz
Germany

Stefan Rose-John
Germany

Fabio Cominelli
USA

Bruno Lemaitre
Switzerland

Federica Sallusto
Switzerland

Dan Cua
USA

Warren Leonard
USA

Charles Samuel
USA

Eleanor Fish
Canada

Andrew Macpherson
Switzerland

Georg Schett
Germany

Sarah L. Gaffen
USA

Alberto Mantovani
Italy

John W. Schoggins
USA

Michael Gale
USA

Seamus Martin
Ireland

F. Sellebjerg
Danmark

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre
USA

G. Matarese
Italy

Ganes Sen
USA

Steffen Gay
Switzerland

Claudia Mauri
United Kingdom

Raymond Kaempfer
Israel

Marcus Heim
Switzerland

Andrew McKenzie
United Kingdom

John Sims
USA/ Switzerland

Francesco Negro
Switzerland

Patricia Woo
United Kingdom

11 Sep - 14 Sep 2012

Geneva
Switzerland
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