The BSI Immunosenescence Affinity Group invites you to attend their two-day meeting 'Immune surveillance in the ageing microenvironment' on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October 2022 in Sheffield, UK.
There is a growing appreciation that there is a complex relationship between the aged local and systemic microenvironment and that they play a fundamental role not only in tissue maintenance but also contribute towards the initiation and progression of numerous diseases.
However, an overlooked area is the contribution of the microenvironment in the establishment of a “senescent state” in different cell types, including immune cells, and its influence on immune surveillance.
Moreover, a frequent complication in the field is how the definition of immunosenescence compares and potentially contrasts to the increasingly well-described states of cellular senescence in other cell types.
This meeting will bring together experts in the different ageing fields, using different model systems, to shed light on this key issue with particular emphasis on the crucial role played by the microenvironment in immune surveillance in different tissues, across the life course and in health and disease.
The BSI offers travel grants and carers' grants to support our members' travel costs or extra care arrangements while attending this conference. The deadline to apply for the grants is Monday 12 September. Please scroll down for more information.
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Deadline: Friday 9 September 2022
Two phases to better understand ageing
Senescence in cancer and ageing
Endogenous DNA damage as a driver of aging
09:30 – 10:00 | Coffee and biscuits/cake
10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome
10:10 – 12:15 | Talks
Deciphering the roles of telomerase in multi-tissue ageing, immune surveillance
and inflammation using the zebrafish model
13:45 – 15:45 | Talks
When vessel walls become diseased, everything changes
Registration is open. Please read the full criteria for each registration type before registering. BSI members benefit from reduced registration fees at this meeting and other BSI events, as well as free access to our journals, grants, career development activities and much more. You can sign up to become a member online.
|Early Career/Clinician in training (read the criteria)||£75||£115|
|Postgraduate (anyone studying a PhD or Masters)||£45||£85|
|Senior (Retired) & discounted membership/rate (read the criteria)||£45||£85|
Please note, the BSI membership categories have recently expanded. This includes an important expansion of the criteria for Early Career / Clinician in training membership which now includes those in the first seven years after completing a PhD, a new category for Senior (Retired) membership and discounted memberships for those on a career break, living in countries defined as a low-income economy and those with UK refugee status. If you’re a current BSI member, please make sure you’re on the right membership category before registering. If you have any questions, please email our membership team at email@example.com.
*If you are an undergraduate student, you will need to sign up as a BSI member before registering for an event. Undergraduate membership is free.
As part of our career development package, we have two grants available to BSI members to support your attendance at this event.
- BSI Regional & Affinity Group Conference Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £200 to contribute towards their travel costs in attending this conference. In this scheme, we have 10 grants available for this conference and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to eligible BSI members. Deadline: Monday 12 September. Find out more and apply >
- BSI Regional & Affinity Group Carers' Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £200 to contribute towards extra care arrangements costs they incur during the conference, for example, childcare costs, or for additional care for the applicant themselves. Deadline: Monday 12 September. Find out more and apply >