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Cytokines 2008 - A Meeting with a Difference 

From the point of inception, starting with the choice of location, venue and dates, Mangosteen's Cytokines 2008 will be organized somewhat differently than many conferences you may participate in during your career.

We start not with a list of invited speakers, but with a blank, flexible programme, containing  as yet unclaimed oral presentation slots that will be filled in the coming months by dedicated researchers in the field who confirm an interest in presenting work during the meeting. 

This approach might seem to be a little unorthodox - and perhaps it is - but it works! 

It works extremely effectively in creating an excellent atmosphere for constructive scientific discussion and debate, and it serves to provide a perfect breeding ground for the initiation of a wide range of new relationships and collaborative efforts.

If Mangosteen's approach has one failing, it is only that more interested researchers don't trust and believe that such a differently organized meeting can be as effective, and of equal or greater importance, as a traditional conference.  This only serves to reduce the willingness of some excellent individual scientists to commit their time towards participating and making a valuable contributions.  This is a failure not of the approach itself, but in the communication of the approach - it's something that  we are currently working hard to rectify - but yet it's a problem that quickly disappears once word of mouth spreads and more prospective participants begin to find and hold the belief that Mangosteen's approach can work for them too.  If you intend to participate, please do spread the word amongst your colleagues in the field, your assistance here is invaluable. 

If you are interested in participating in Cytokines 2008, but have your doubts about the manner of organization and ultimate strength of the programme, please don't believe the organizer or waste any time reading further on - instead, please simply contact one or more of the recent past participants from conferences in related scientific fields in order to ask for their opinions on the meeting that they attended - as well as on Mangosteen's overall approach to communicating research between colleagues in both the developed and developing worlds and on their experience in West Africa in general.


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Cytokines 2008 will be held in West Africa - between two venues in The Gambia - the first is to be Kololi, on the Atlantic Coast - the second will be the idyllic rural setting of Tendaba, in the centre of the country.

It's early days, and as of the present the meeting is tentatively scheduled to start in the month of May 2008.

If you're interested in participating, please submit your contact details via the form above - you will be sent updates in due course.


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