The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.
Immunology the branch of life sciences deals with physiology of immune system in disease and infection. The central science of immunology, Deals with functioning and interaction of immune system with the foreign particle. The traditional approach to immunology takes into account the association between immunity, pathogens, and medicine. Immunology alone is the study of response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of “self”.
Classical immunology deals with the relationship between the body systems, pathogens, and immunity. The immune system is composed of the orchestrated activities of many cell types designed to protect the host from microbes, toxins, and tumor formation.
- Track 1-1Clinical outcomes in Hematopoietic stem cell disorders
- Track 1-2Tumor Immunology
- Track 1-3Translational Immunology
- Track 1-4Immune Tolerance
- Track 1-5Cellular Immunology
- Track 1-6Neuroimmunology
- Track 1-7Zika & West Nile Fever
Immunomics is also a discipline like genomics and proteomics. It is a science, which specifically combines Immunology with computer science, mathematics, chemistry, and biochemistry for large-scale analysis of immune system functions. It aims to study the complex protein–protein interactions and networks and allows a better understanding of immune responses and their role during normal, diseased and reconstitution states.
The immune system being the complex network of human body, understanding it is one of the most accepting challenging. Research in immunology is carried on understanding the mechanisms underlying the human defense centre and to develop immunological drugs. Recent technological innovations in genomics and proteomics transformed the research work in immunology. Sequencing of human and other model organism genomes produced increasingly higher volumes of immunological, clinical and functional data. Recent advances in computational biology made easy to understand and organize these large scale data which lead to Computational immunology or Immunoinformatics.
Immunoinformatics is a branch of bioinformatics deals with phylogenetic analysis and modeling of immunological data and problems. It encompasses the study and design of algorithms for mapping potential B- and T-cell epitopes, which lessens the time and cost required for laboratory analysis of pathogen gene products. Using this information, an immunologist can explore the potential binding sites, which, in turn, leads to the development of new vaccines. This methodology is termed reverse vaccinology and it analyses the pathogen genome to identify potential antigenic proteins. This is advantageous to conventional methods from cultivating and extracting the antigenic proteins from a pathogen. Hence it is capable of identifying virulence genes and surface-associated proteins.
- Track 2-1Immunomic micro array analysis
- Track 2-2Cellular mapping tools
- Track 2-3Genome regulation networks
- Track 2-4Disclosure of antigen-antibody relationship
- Track 2-5ELISPOT
- Track 2-6Genomics and Proteomics of Immunology
- Track 2-7Cellular Epitope Predictions
- Track 2-8Integration and Analysis of Immunological Data
- Track 2-9Immune System Modelling
- Track 2-10Vaccine and Cancer Informatics
Immune system is an organized intricate network of cells and organs that protects our body from invading foreign pathogens. This defence centre provides immunity which provides shelter from both disease and infection. Disfunctioning of such supportive centre leads to Immune deficiency, which in turn induce Immunodeficiency disorders. These disorders impair the immune system’s ability to defend the invading foreign cells. They are primarily caused by genetic mutations and are inherited. Secondarily immune deficiencies are acquired from a foreign pathogen like virus or by using immune suppression drugs.
There’s a situation where the immune system attacks the healthy cells within, which induce infection and disease termed as autoimmune disease. These in turn affects many parts of the body. These are more likely to occur in women of American countries.
- Track 3-1Inflammatory Arthritis
- Track 3-2Autoimmune Diseases
- Track 3-3HIV & AIDS
- Track 3-4Inflammatory Infectious Diseases
- Track 3-5Bacterial and Viral Infections
- Track 3-6Viral-Bacterial Confection
Infectious diseases are caused by harmful pathogens such as virus, bacteria, fungi and protozoa and spread via direct or indirect contact. Infections can be transmitted from animal to person and from person to person. Diseases can spread through exchange of bodily fluids from sexual contact and during blood transfusion. It is also possible to contract an infectious disease from an inanimate object which has previously been contaminated with pathogen. Some infectious organisms live naturally in the surrounding environment but cannot be transmitted from person to person. Examples of these pathogens include anthrax and histoplasmosis or blastomycosis. There are many recent tools available for the study of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Herpes virus, Influenza virus, and many more infectious diseases.
- Track 4-1Malaria and Chickungunya
- Track 4-2Tick-borne Diseases
- Track 4-3Anthrax and Rabies
- Track 4-4Hemorrhagic Fever
Infectious disease can be catastrophic, and sometimes lethal, to the host. Most of the disease drivers show a significant degree of host specificity.
During infection process each stage is hindered by varied defense mechanisms. When host system is open to invading pathogen, host infectivity is determined by stability and mode of transmission outside the infectious agent. Few infectious diseases like anthrax are transmitted by heat resistant spores. While others such as HIV are spread only exchange of body fluids as they are unable to survive as infectious agents outside the body.
When a microbe is profitably settled onto infection site of host, incidence of disease and infection happens and secrete toxins that transmit to other parts of the body. Extracellular parasites advance by direct extension of the focus of infection through the lymphatic and the bloodstream.
- Track 5-1Bacterial Infectious Agents
- Track 5-2Viral Infectious Agents
- Track 5-3Fungal Infectious Agents
- Track 5-4Parasitic Infectious Agents
Clinical Immunology has evolved over the past 20 years from a predominant laboratory base to a combined clinical and laboratory specialty. The clinical work of Immunologists is essentially out-patient based and involves primary immunological disorder, allergy, autoimmune rheumatic disease and hypersensitivity with joint pediatric clinics for children with immunodeficiency and allergy and immunoglobulin infusion clinics for patients with antibody deficiency.
On the laboratory front, authorized Immunologists are responsible for directing diagnostic immunology services and perform a wide range of duties including clinical liaison, interpretation and validation of results, quality assurance and assay development.
- Track 6-1Allergy & Clinical Immunology
- Track 6-2Vaccination and Immunetherapy
- Track 6-3Immune Mediated Neurological Syndromes
- Track 6-4Oral Immunotherapy
- Track 6-5Clinical manifestation and IgE recognition