custom image

Integrating Metabolism and Immunity

January 25-28, 2021 | 10:00AM EDT | 2:00PM UTC | 4:00PM CEST*
*Program is subject to change

Traditionally, metabolism and immunity have been perceived as two distinct systems with distinct functions: metabolism regulates the disposal and transformation of nutrients, whereas the immune system is responsible for host defense. However, in a broader sense, these two processes are both an organism’s response to stressors, with the aim of restoring homeostasis. An increasing amount of evidence has demonstrated that the chronic activation of the immune system associated with overnutrition may be deleterious, contributing importantly to diabetes and long-term complications, such as cardiovascular disorders. Such dysregulation of the immune system may reflect the duration and magnitude of the metabolic stress, along with genetic predispositions. Accordingly, anti-inflammatory treatments of metabolic diseases emerge as therapies interfering with the pathogenesis of these illnesses and offer disease-modifying potential. Therefore, it is critical that clinical translation be based on an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the role of the immune system in metabolism. This conference will bring together basic scientists and clinicians from both disciplines in order to spark innovative ways of understanding the interactions between the immune system and metabolism. The conference organizers anticipate that the conference will lead to the development of novel therapeutic concepts based on the pathways underlying the pathogenesis of diseases rather than on the manifestation of symptoms belonging to a specific clinical discipline.


Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD


Abstract Submission
for Short Talk Consideration:
December 16, 2020
ePoster Abstract Submission: January 11, 2021
Financial Aid Application: January 11, 2021


Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine related fields, are eligible to apply for a FREE registration code.

Find out more about financial aid opportunities here!

Call For Abstracts

Showcase your work to global audiences on the eSymposia platform!

Submit your abstract for the opportunity to be selected for a short talk presentation alongside field leaders on the meeting program! See Abstract Deadline for Short Talk Consideration

ePoster presenters will be provided with their own dedicated page on the event website to display their work in multiple formats and interact with meeting participants. ePoster features include:

  • Abstract
  • Poster PDF for download
  • SciTalk – up to 5 minute video presentation, available on-demand
  • Live chat function to answer audience questions in real-time
  • Contact information for private follow-up discussion

To submit your work for an ePoster presentation, and to be considered for short talk selection, go to the “Submit an Abstract” tab on the event homepage.

Program Details

Speaking at this eSymposia

Janelle S. Ayres

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

Morris J. Birnbaum

Pfizer Inc., USA

Paul Cohen

Rockefeller University, USA

Elise Dalmas

INSERM, France

Vishwa Deep Dixit

Yale University, USA

Ana Domingos

University of Oxford, UK

More program details will be available soon.

Subscribe to receive updates to the program for this meeting.

Email address:    


Additional Support

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1 R13 DK125009-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Media-in-Kind Support

The views expressed in this eSymposia are those of the participants and not necessarily of the participants’ organizations or of Keystone Symposia.

Related Keystone Symposia In-Person Meetings

Explore all cancer-related meetings on the Keystone Symposia website.

custom image
custom image
custom image

Donate to Keystone Symposia

custom image