B4 The Natural History and Immunobiology of Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections and Implications for Control of Chlamydia and Its Sequelae: Findings From the CDC Chlamydia Immunology and Control Expert Advisory Meeting

Background/Purpose: In 2008, CDC held the Chlamydia Immunology and Control Expert Advisory Meeting to explore: 1) the key questions related to Chlamydia trachomatis natural history and immunobiology with implications for control programs; 2) how existing data shed light on these key questions; and 3) research needs to address remaining gaps in knowledge.

Objectives of Symposium: To describe salient findings from the 2008 meeting and discuss implications for chlamydia control efforts.

Implications for Programs, Policy, and/or Research: A better understanding of the nature and timing of immune responses leading to C. trachomatis infection clearance, pathogenesis, and protective immunity would guide optimal structuring of chlamydia control activities.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010: 3:15 PM-5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom B (M4) (Omni Hotel)
3:15 PM
Introduction: Immunobiology of Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection and Implications for Control of Chlamydia and Its Sequelae
Stuart Berman, MD, ScM, Division of STD Prevention, Epidemiology and Surevillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
3:25 PM
3:55 PM
Pathogenesis of Genital Chlamydia Infection and Implications for Chlamydia Control Programs
Toni Darville, MD, Departments of Pediatrics and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
4:10 PM
Evidence for Protective Immunity to Chlamydia Trachomatis Genital Infection
Byron Batteiger, MD, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
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