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Inflammation Resolution Biology Workshop

Inflammation Resolution Biology Workshop March 25-26 Banner

March 25-26, 2019
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Meeting Purpose

Inflammation is an acute and dynamic protective response to infection, tissue injury, or surgical trauma. Complete resolution of this response and return to homeostasis is essential for restoring healthy tissues. Over the past decade it has been recognized that the resolution of inflammation involves active processes responsible for initiating inhibition of inflammatory cell recruitment and egress of inflammatory cells. The failure of inflammation resolution machinery is suspected in the development of chronic inflammation. Gaining an understanding of the principles of inflammation resolution is important in deciphering the complex process in the biology of an organ/tissue and ultimately in the pathology of inflammatory disease.

As inflammation is implicated in an array of disease conditions studied and supported by multiple NIH institutes. The focus of this Trans-NIH workshop is to gain an understanding on the state of the science in inflammation resolution biology and to develop coordinating strategies to promote this research area of shared interest across the NIH.

The workshop deliberations will explore the current state of science and identify knowledge gaps including:

  • What are the mediators and pathways involved in the resolution of inflammation?
  • How perturbations in the resolution of acute inflammation may contribute to chronic inflammation?
  • Are these pathways conserved across the organs/species?
  • How do environmental agents perturb resolution and promote to development of chronic inflammation?
  • Who is susceptible to development of chronic inflammation?
  • What is the role of genetic and epigenetic regulators in this process?
  • Ultimately, how this knowledge can be exploited for designing therapeutic or interventional strategies?

Meeting Location

NIEHS Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium
111 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, N.C. 27709

Online registration is closed at this time. Please contact Amy Acosta at 919-794-4703 or

Any individual seeking access to the NIEHS campus will need to be prepared to show a photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, or a company, government, or school ID) and provide the name of the seminar.

Meeting Agenda

Final Meeting Agenda(247KB)


We have secured a limited block of rooms at a nearby hotel. Please visit the accommodations page for additional information.

American Disabilities Act Accommodations Requests

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in these events should contact Suzanne France at voice telephone: 919-794-4700 or email: TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance of the event.


For questions that can't be answered by the content of this website, please contact Srikanth Nadadur at 984-287-3296 or

For logistical questions, please contact Amy Acosta at 919-794-4703 or

Organizing Committee

(members listed below in alphabetical order)

  • Houmam Araj, NEI
  • Jenny Collins, NIEHS
  • Mike Humble, NIEHS
  • David Jett, NINDS
  • Christina Liu, NCI
  • Sri Nadadur, NIEHS
  • Srinivas Pothur, NHLBI
  • Mercy Prabhudas, NIAID
  • Giovanna Zappala, NIA

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