Summary of the 2017 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting

Holly J. Hulsebus, Brenda J. Curtis, Patricia E. Molina, Majid Afshar, Lisbeth A. Boule, Niya Morris, Ali Keshavarzian, Jay K. Kolls, Samantha M. Yeligar, Michael E. Price, Todd A. Wyatt, Mashkoor A. Choudhry, Elizabeth J. Kovacs

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On June 24, 2017, the 22nd annual Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting was held as a satellite conference during the annual Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Scientific Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The 2017 meeting focused broadly on mechanisms that link alcohol to tissue injury and inflammation, and how this research can be translated to improve human health. Two plenary sessions composed the meeting, which first explored the association between alcohol and trauma/tissue injury, and finished with a discussion of alcohol and mucosal inflammation. The presentations encompassed diverse areas of alcohol research, from effects on the brain, to airway and pulmonary systems, to gut barrier disruption. The discussions also thoughtfully highlighted how current laboratory and clinical research can be used to prevent or treat alcohol-related morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • Alcohol
  • Inflammation
  • Mucosa
  • Tissue injury
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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