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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session III
Balcony C

Human Immunity in Tropical Parasitic Diseases
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Co-Chairs: Thomas Wellems, NIAID and Alan Sher, NIAID

Tropical parasitic infections entrap their victims in a vicious cycle of poverty and disease. Inexpensive and readily administered vaccines will have great impact against this burden, but they will depend upon advances in our understanding of human immune responses and their ability to control infection and disease. This symposium will highlight some of the exciting basic and translational research being conducted at the NIH on human immunity in tropical parasitic diseases, including leishmaniasis, malaria, and filariasis.


Presentation by FARE Award Winner
A Novel Approach to Detect eQTL in Plasmodium Falciparum
Yang Huang, NLM

Human Filarial Infections Modulate Immune Responsiveness and Clinical Expression of Malaria
Thomas Nutman, NIAID

Post-treatment Reactions in Filariasis
Amy Klion, NIAID

Immune Responses to Malaria Parasites in Malian Children
Carole Long, NIAID

Immunology of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis
David Sacks, NIAID

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