Cell death and inflammation are two intimately connected biological processes. Emerging evidence demonstrates that different types of cell death greatly influence the outcome of infection, tumor surveillance, immunological and neurological disorders. At this conference, we will examine the molecular mechanisms that regulate various cell death processes and how they impact on tissue homeostasis and inflammatory responses in both healthy and disease settings. The GRC and the accompanying GRS will bring together world-leading experts, rising junior scientists, postdoctoral and graduate trainees to share and discuss the latest groundbreaking discoveries on these topics. In addition to the plenary session talks, the poster sessions will provide another platform for exchange of ideas. The Power Hour will provide an informal forum to address career development issues that are relevant to the success of scientists at all levels. We seek to create a collegial and intimate atmosphere to foster productive brainstorming and to promote collaboration.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Perspectives on the Mechanisms and Functions of Cell Death in Physiology
- Fundamental Mechanisms of Cell Death
- Cell Death in Neuroinflammation and Neurological Disorders
- Cell Death in Immunity
- Non-Canonical Cell Death
- Immunogenic Cell Death
- Harnessing Cell Death Mechanisms in Cancer
- Infectious Diseases and Cell Death
- Inflammation and Tissue Homeostasis