Program / Registration

Organizers: Susan L. Swain, Ann Rothstein and Sam Behar, UMMS

  • Abstracts for Consideration for Oral Presentation Deadline: September 14

  • Poster Registration Deadline: September 23

  • Registration Deadline: September 23


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: Trainees (both GS and PD) who register by September 14 will be entered into a Raffle for Travel Awards covering the above fees.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

10:00-12:30 PM - Session I.  Optimal Protective Immunity and How to Generate It.                      

Chair - Susan Swain

Darrell Irvine (MIT):  Delivering Ag and PAMPs to Improve Immunity

Rachael Clarke (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard):  Tissue Resident Memory

Susan Swain (UMMS):  New Insights into Generating Tissue Resident Effectors and Memory Cells

Short Talks from Abstracts

1:45-2:45 PM - Keynote Address

        Akiko Iwasaki (Yale):  Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Viruses

2:45-5:45 PM - Session II.  Immunity to Pathogens.  Chair - Sam Behar

Alex K Shalek (MIT): Single Cell Analysis and Immunology of Infection

Benjamin Gewurz (Harvard, Brigham and Women’s Hospital): Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Host-Pathogen Relationship

Sam Behar (UMMS): TB: Recognizing the Problem

Robert Wheeler (Univ. of Maine): Intravital Imaging of Fungal-Innate Immune Interactions

Poster Pitches

Sunday, October 14, 2018

9:00-12:30 PM - Session III.  Immunity in Context.   Chair - Ann Rothstein

Carla Rothlin (Yale): Death Begets a New Beginning: Recognition of Apoptotic Cells in the Induction of Tissue Repair

Vijay Kuchroo (Harvard): Autoimmunity and Cancer: Yin and Yang of T cell Exhaustion

Anthony Rosen (Johns Hopkins): Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases and Cancer: Lessons from Drifting Continents

Kate Jeffrey (MGH): Epigenetic Control of Innate Immunity and Misreading the Epigenome in IBD.

Short Talks from Abstracts