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B Cells: Mechanisms in Immunity and Autoimmunity (E4)

Scientific Organizers: Lars Nitschke, Michael Reth, Roberta Pelanda and David M. Tarlinton


June 17—21, 2018

Maritim Hotel & International Congress Center Dresden, Dresden, Germany


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Feb 14, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Feb 14, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Mar 14, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Apr 17, 2018 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-E4 "B Cells: Mechanisms in Immunity and Autoimmunity" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On February 14, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After February 14, 2018 until March 14, 2018 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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February 14, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On April 17, 2018 920.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After April 17, 2018 1120.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On April 17, 2018 695.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After April 17, 2018 895.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: February 14, 2018


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is March 14, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: February 14, 2018


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: March 14, 2018


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is February 14, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: April 17, 2018


Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 695.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1120.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 895.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, June 17 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, June 21 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, June 22 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, JUNE 18

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotels
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Mark J. Shlomchik, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
B Cells in the Germinal Center and in Autoimmunity

09:30—11:45
B Cell Differentiation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Martin Turner, Babraham Institute, UK
Regulation of B Cell Development by RNA Binding Proteins

Coffee Break

Meinrad Busslinger, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Transcriptional Control of B Cell Maturation

Marion Pepper, University of Washington, USA
Memory B Cells in Malaria Infections

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Innate Functions of B Cells
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Nicole Baumgarth, University of California, Davis, USA
B-1 Cells and the IgM Fc Receptor

Simon Fillatreau, Institut Necker Enfants Malades, France
Regulatory Roles of B Cells in Autoimmune and Infectious Diseases

Claudia Mauri, University College London, UK
How Regulatory B Cells Bridge the Innate and the Adaptive Immune Response

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, JUNE 19

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotels
08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

08:30—17:00
Poster Viewing

08:30—11:30
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Facundo D. Batista, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, USA
Early Events of the B Cell Response

Michael Reth, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany
The Nanoscale Organization of the BCR and the B Cell Membrane

Coffee Break

Jürgen Wienands, Georg August University of Goettingen, Germany
Signaling Dynamics by Membrane Ig Isotypes and CD79 Proteins

Markus Müschen, Beckman Research Institute and City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
Clonal Selection in B Cell Malignancies

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—12:30
Lunch

12:00—14:30
Poster Session 2

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Diversification of Antibodies
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Frederick W. Alt, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
RAG Enzymes and BCR Repertoire

Javier M. Di Noia, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, Canada
AID Structure and Function

Daisuke Kitamura, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Regulatory Mechanisms for Germinal Center and Memory Development

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00
On Own for Dinner


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotels
08:30—11:30
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Gabriel D. Victora, Rockefeller University, USA
Germinal Center B Cell Dynamics

Carola G. Vinuesa, Australian National University, Australia
T Follicular Helper Cells in the Germinal Center

Coffee Break

David M. Tarlinton, Monash University, Australia
Germinal Center-Derived Plasma Cells

Shannon J. Turley, Genentech, Inc., USA
Fibroblastic Reticular Cells and the Maintenance of B Cell Follicles

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 3

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
B Cell Metabolism and Intersection with the Microbiome
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Andreas Radbruch, Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum, Berlin, Germany
Talk Title to be Announced

Joseph E. Craft, Yale University, USA
The Role of Tfh Cells in B Cell Selection

Nicola L. Harris, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Varied Roles of B Cells during Intestinal Helminth Infection

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, JUNE 21

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotels
08:30—11:30
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Roberta Pelanda, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Dual Antibody B Cells in Lupus, Mice and Humans

Takeshi Tsubata, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
CD72 Regulating Tolerance and Autoimmunity

Coffee Break

Julie Zikherman, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Nur77 Imposes a Novel Layer of Tolerance on Chronically Antigen-Stimulated B Cells

Lars Nitschke, University of Erlangen, Germany
Siglecs on B Cells Controlling B Cell Tolerance

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
B Cells in Autoimmune Diseases and Targeting Strategies
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

Virginia Pascual, Cornell University, USA
Molecular Networks in Human Lupus Patients

Reinhard E. Voll, University Freiburg, Germany
Targeting Plasma Cells in Systemic Lupus by Proteasome Inhibitors: From Mice to Men

John C. Cambier, University of Colorado SOM, USA
Loss of Anergy in Human Autoimmunity; Underlying Mechanisms

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 05/17/2018

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


FRIDAY, JUNE 22

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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