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FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: Translational Neuroimmunology: From Mechanisms to Therapeutics

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announces the opening of registration for the Science Research Conference (SRC): Translational Neuroimmunology: From Mechanisms To Therapeutics.

This conference will take place July 21 - August 5, 2012 in Carefree, Arizona. Attendees of this conference will study this exciting research frontier in depth throughout sessions on brain injury and repair; how the immune system combats brain infections and brain tumors or attacks the brain itself during autoimmunity; the mechanisms by which immune cells enter the normally restricted space of the brain to treat and/or cause brain disease; the intrinsic interactions between the brain, the immune system, and sex hormones; and how the new nanotechnologies and stem cells can be harnessed to make the immune system be a vehicle of new treatments for brain infections, autoimmunity and cancer. As a new field matures, its achievements are seen in its applications to the treatment of humans diseases. The ultimate aim of this conference will be to discuss the new avenues for the translation of decades of basic knowledge into new treatments for devastating diseases such as multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and viral infections of the brain.

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Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes.

In recent years, the SRC series has expanded into non-summer months. To better enhance the SRC series and allow for future expansion of conferences, FASEB's Office of Scientific Meetings and Conferences recently changed the SRC name from Summer Research Conferences to Science Research Conferences.

FASEB SRC has announced a total of 36 SRCs in 2012, spanning from June through October. To register for an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2012 SRCs, please visit http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

Additionally, in efforts to continue expanding the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at SRC@faseb.org. Proposal guidelines can be found by clicking "Submit a Proposal" on our website at http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Celebrating 100 Years of Advancing the Life Sciences in 2012, FASEB is rededicating its efforts to advance health and well-being by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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