Fifty of the world's top health researchers will gather in Saranac Lake starting tomorrow (Friday).
A conference at the Trudeau Institute will focus on new research into the body's defenses against infectious diseases such as H1N1 swine flu.
Trudeau director David Woodland issued a statement yesterday saying "We've very excited to hear what the researchers will have to report."
The two-day session will focus on one particular part of the body's immune system, known as he "mucosal frontier."
That's the layer of tissue on the lungs and other organs where disease microbes often make first contact.
Trudeau researcher Andrea Cooper, who organized the workshop, said understanding that part of the immune response is one of "the most taxing problems in public health."