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Topic Categories

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ANTIGEN PROCESSING AND PRESENTATION
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • MHC Structure, Function and Ligands
  • MHC Assembly and Trafficking
  • Mechanisms of Cross Presentation
  • Intracellular Events in Antigen Processing
  • Antigen Presenting Cells
  • Structure/Function Studies of Antigen Processing and Presentation
  • Other Related Topics
BASIC AUTOIMMUNITY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Immunopathogenic Mechanisms/Immunogenetics of Autoimmunity
  • Tolerance and Autoimmunity
  • Other Related Topics
CELLULAR ADHESION, MIGRATION, AND INFLAMMATION
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Inflammation
  • Chemokines and Chemoattractants
  • Adhesion Molecules in Cellular Migration, Inflammation and Disease
  • Leukocyte Recruitment
  • Other Related Topics
CYTOKINES AND CHEMOKINES AND THEIR RECEPTORS
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Receptors and Signal Transduction
  • Gene Regulation
  • Regulators of Immune Cell Development and Function
  • Receptors in vivo
  • Role in Health and Disease
  • Structure/Function Studies of Cytokines, Chemokines, and Their Receptors
  • Other Related Topics
HEMATOPOIESIS AND IMMUNE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Stem Cells and Early Lineage Restrictions
  • Myeloid and Erythroid Cell Development
  • Lymphoid Organogenesis
  • B Cell Development
  • T Cell Development
  • Developmental Defects in Aging
  • Other Related Topics
IMMEDIATE HYPERSENSITIVITY, ASTHMA, AND ALLERGIC RESPONSES
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Mast Cells, Eosinophils, Basophils
  • Asthma and Allergic Inflammation
  • Regulation of Hypersensitivity Responses
  • Other Related Topics
IMMUNE MECHANISMS OF HUMAN DISEASE
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Studies of the Healthy Human Immune System
  • Translational Research on Human Immune Responses in Disease, including Autoimmunity, Inflammation, Infection, Allergy, and Cancer
  • Mechanistic Studies of the Impact of Immunotherapy and Immunomodulation on the Human Immune Response (including Studies Based on Clinical Trials)
  • Complement and Other Innate Immune Modulators and Therapeutics in Pathogenesis of Human Disease
  • Other Related Topics
IMMUNE RESPONSE REGULATION: CELLULAR MECHANISMS
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Mechanisms of Costimulation and Tolerance
  • Mechanisms of Regulatory T Cell, B Cell, and Myeloid Suppressor Cell Activity
  • Cell-Cell Interactions
  • Effector Cell Processes
  • Other Related Topics
  • Should NOT include abstracts representing pure signaling, transcriptional regulation, or structural studies (see: Immune Response Regulation: Molecular Mechanisms for these abstracts)
IMMUNE RESPONSE REGULATION: MOLECULAR MECHANISMS
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Signal Pathways in Immune Cell Development, Regulation and Activation
  • MHC: Evolution and Polymorphisms
  • Molecular Aspects of Repertoire Formation (Recombination, Isotype Switching, Somatic Mutation)
  • Transcriptional Regulation of the Immune System
  • Structural Biology of Immune Regulation
  • Other Related Topics
IMMUNOLOGY EDUCATION
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • K – 12 Education Programs
  • Undergraduate Education Strategies and Programs
  • Graduate Education Strategies and Programs
  • Other Education Programs
INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSES AND HOST DEFENSE: CELLULAR MECHANISMS
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Cellular Mechanisms of Host Defense
  • Crosstalk of Complement with Other Immune Systems
  • Ontogeny of Host Defense Mechanisms
  • Other Related Topics
INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSES AND HOST DEFENSE: MOLECULAR MECHANISMS
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Signal Transduction and Inflammasome Activation in Innate Immunity
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Innate Immune System Regulation
  • Fc Receptors and Acute Phase Proteins
  • Structure/Function Analysis of Components of the Innate Immune Response
  • Other Related Topics
LYMPHOCYTE DIFFERENTIATION AND PERIPHERAL MAINTENANCE
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Cell Cycle and Mechanisms of Proliferation
  • Lymphocyte Differentiation
  • Lymphocyte Homeostasis, including Apoptosis
  • Mechanisms/Biology of Immunological Memory and Aging
  • Selection and Repertoire Diversity
  • Influence of Stromal Cells
  • Other Related Topics
MICROBIAL, PARASITIC, AND FUNGAL IMMUNOLOGY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Cellular Responses to Bacterial, Parasitic, and Fungal Pathogens
  • Immunopathogenesis of Bacterial, Parasitic, and Fungal Infection
  • Innate Immunity Against Bacterial, Parasitic, and Fungal Pathogens
  • Mechanisms of Host Invasion, Evasion, and Resistance
  • Other Related Topics
MUCOSAL AND REGIONAL IMMUNOLOGY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Protective Mucosal Immune Responses
  • Influences on Mucosal Immunity
  • Mucosal Tolerance and Disease
  • Role and Regulation of IgA
  • Immunology of Pregnancy
  • Immunologically Privileged Sites
  • Other Related Topics
TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN IMMUNOLOGY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Technology Development and Applications
THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES TO AUTOIMMUNITY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Therapeutic Modulation of Tolerance and Autoimmune Disease in Animal Models
  • Development of Therapies for Human Autoimmune Disease
  • Other Related Topics
TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Cellular or Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD)
  • Transplantation Tolerance Induction
  • Mechanisms and Prevention of Graft Rejection
  • Other Related Topics
TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Antitumor Effector Cells and Regulation of Tumor Immunity
  • Tumor-Associated Antigens
  • Tumor-Associated Immunosuppression
  • Mechanisms of Tumor Rejection and Modulation of Antitumor Responses
  • Pathobiology of Immune System Malignancies
  • Other Related Topics
VACCINES AND IMMUNOTHERAPY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Mucosal Vaccine Development and Immune-Based Therapies
  • Therapy of Asthma and Hypersensitivity Responses
  • Vaccine Development for Infectious Disease
  • Immunotherapeutic Strategies Against Pathogens
  • Tumor Vaccine Development and Immune-Based Therapies
  • Other Related Topics
VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Comparative Immune Responses to Pathogens/Tumors
  • Evolution and Genetic Regulation of the Immune System
  • Hematopoiesis and Development
  • Differentiation and Selection
  • Other Related Topics
VIRAL IMMUNOLOGY
May include abstracts focusing on:

  • Cellular Responses to Viral Pathogens
  • Immunopathogenesis of Viral Infection
  • Innate Immunity Against Viral Pathogens
  • Mechanisms of Host Invasion, Evasion, and Resistance (including HIV)
  • Other Related Topics