The NEIC 2019 website for the 45th Annual New England Immunology Conference is now open for registration!  We have an outstanding roster of speakers lined up, with more to be added from the poster abstracts.  The program will also include Sunday afternoon Career Opportunity Lunch and a Saturday evening Poster Session where awards will be given for both Poster Pitches and Poster presentations.


Organizers: Susan L. Swain, Ann Rothstein and Michelle Kelliher, UMMS

Registration Deadlines:

  • September 12, 2019 - All postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees who register by this date will be entered into a raffle for $100 travel awards that will be presented at the end of each session.

  • September 16, 2019 - This is the final registration date for attendees who would like to have their abstracts considered for an oral presentation. Trainees, please remember to also have your mentor send a letter of support to

  • September 23, 2019 - Final Registration Deadline and Final Poster Registration Deadline


Discounted Rates for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Trainees

Full Registration (includes Saturday night Lodging, 3 Meals from Lunch Saturday to Breakfast Sunday, and all coffee breaks and the Beer Tasting)

Friday night lodging also available (See table below)

Travel Awards: All postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees who register by September 12 will be entered into a raffle for $100 travel awards to be presented at the end of each session.


HOUSING - Housing at MBL includes rooms in the newer Swope Center or in the more historical dorms. Rooms in Swope will be assigned first, so if that is your preference, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! Free parking in designated lots - see map under "Getting There".


Saturday, October 12, 2019

10:00-12:30PM - Session I.  Chair: Ann Rothstein. Innate Immune Triggers of Immunity

Lee Quinton (Boston Univ ) Liver Function at the Interface of Pneumonia and Sepsis

Vijay Rathinam (UConn Health School of Medicine) Innate Immune Responses to Intracellular LPS: Pyroptosis & Beyond

Julie Blander (Cornell Univ) Non-Canonical Pathway of Cross-Presentation

Short Talks from Abstracts

1:45-2:45PM - Keynote Address

Kate Fitzgerald (UMMS)   Regulation of Inflammatory Responses       

2:45-5:45PM - Session II. Chair: Suzy Swain. New Insights into Adaptive Immune Regulation

Andrew Wang (Yale University) Metabolic Control of Tissue Tolerance to Inflammation

Mark Shlomchik (Univ of Pittsburgh) Signaling and Selection in Germinal Center B Cells.

Joao Pereira (Yale Univ) Cell Circuits, B cells, and Systemic Responses to Microbial Infections

Donna Farber (Columbia Univ). Human T cell Immunity: from Tissues to Single Cells

Short Talks from Abstracts, Poster Pitches

Sunday, October 13, 2019

9:00-12:30PM - Session III. Chair: Michelle Kelliher. Immune and Inflammatory Responses to Cancer

Michelle Kelliher (UMMS) Cell Death and Inflammation in the Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Nikhil Joshi (Yale Univ) Developing Genetically Engineered Animal Models to Investigate Cancer Immunology

Kai Wucherpfennig (DFCI and HMS) Mechanisms of Resistance to Cancer Immunotherapy

Hidde Ploegh (Boston Children’s Hospital) Immune Defenses made Transparent

Short Talks from Abstracts, Prizes

12:45PM - Career Opportunities Luncheon and Talks