The 2nd Midwest Neglected Infectious Diseases Meeting - August 24-25, 2012

(Above) Dr. Alan Sher leads the way for the MNID Conference. (Photo, J. Raymond, 2012)

August 24 & 25, 2012 -. The 2nd Annual Midwest Neglected Infectious Disease (MNID) meeting was hosted by the University of Notre Dame and supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The goal of the MNID was to create a Midwest network and platform for joint regional activities, collaborations, and increased exposure for trainees at a regional level. Over 125 researchers from the 5 state region (Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michicigan) attended this "mini-Gordon style conference" with an emphasis on trainee talks. Nearly 40 posters were presented.

At noon, the keynote speaker, Dr. Alan Sher (NIAID, NIH) captivated the assembly with his presentation of : "T cells gone wild! : Mechanisms regulating the pathologic consequences of CD4 lymphocyte responses in protozoan and mycobacterial infections." Dr. Sher is an NIH Distinguished Investigator and Chief of the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at NIAID. He is also the Head of the Immunobiology Section, LPD, NIAID, NIH. Dr. Sher is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

MNID Speaker's Program



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