Innate Immune Memory

14 - 16 March 2017Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

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  • Summary

    The innate immune system is known to be instrumental in directing adaptive immune system to eradicate pathogens and tumours. However, dysregulation of the innate immune system can lead to unwanted inflammatory responses that precipitate immune-mediated diseases, including autoimmunity and allergy, suggesting it has a central role in host defences and inflammation.

    This second Innate Immune Memory conference will focus on our understanding of the recently described adaptive features of the innate immune system and how it can be activated and regulated. We will also explore how the innate immune system can be ‘trained’ by internal and external modulators and how this might be harnessed to develop new therapies to treat inflammatory diseases, infection and cancer.

    The meeting will bring together scientists and clinicians working in immunology and related areas, in particular those interested in epigenetic regulation of the immune system, cell metabolism, vaccine development and immunotherapy.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12.00 on Tuesday, 14 March and close at approximately 14.00 on Thursday, 16 March 2017.

    Scientific sessions

    • Evolutionary aspects of innate immune memory
    • Innate immune memory in invertebrates
    • Memory of mammalian innate immunity: NK cells/ILCs
    • Memory of mammalian innate immunity: Mo/Mf
    • Molecular mechanisms of innate immune memory
    • Non-specific effects of vaccines
    • Trained immunity in disease

    Please find a copy of the programme here

  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Eicke Latz University of Bonn, Germany
    Kingston Mills
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    Mihai Netea
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Luke O’Neill
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Keynote speakers
    Uwe Conrath
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    Lewis Lanier
    University of California, San Francisco, USA

    Confirmed speakers
    Subhra Biswas Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
    Yenan Bryceson Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Max Cooper
    Emory University, USA
    Nigel Curtis
    The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia
    Charles Dinarello University of Colorado, USA
    Helen Goodridge
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
    Benjamin Gourbal
    University of Perpignan, France
    Melanie Hamon
    Institut Pasteur, France
    Shunsuke Ishii
    RIKEN Tsukuba Institute, Japan
    Leo Joosten Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Yang Li University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
    Silke Paust Baylor College of Medicine, USA
    Hergen Spits
    Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Christine Stabell-Benn
    Statens Serum Institut, Denmark
    Henk Stunnenberg
    Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, The Netherlands
    Reinout Van Crevel
    Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Helen Weavers University of Bristol, UK
    David Williams
    East Tennessee State University, USA

    Conference organiser
    Jemma Beard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £300.00
    Student On site twin accommodation £401.00
    Student On site single accommodation £463.00
    Academic No accommodation £400.00
    Academic On site twin accommodation £501.00
    Academic On site single accommodation £563.00
    Commercial No accommodation £500.00
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £601.00
    Commercial On site single accommodation £663.00

     

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadline: Closed

    Accommodation
    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 14 and 15 March 2017. Please
    note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on
    a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is
    recommended.

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK.
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/

    Information for general visitors and business visitors: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/business/business-activities/

  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
    meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
    presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
    deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
    selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite
    will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed
    material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book
    and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

    Abstract deadline: Closed

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
    to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from
    Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • Abstract
    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

  • Sponsors

    The organisers would like to thank the following companies for their
    support: