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Stromal Cells in Immunity and Disease (Q5)

joint with the meeting on Fibrosis and Tissue Repair: From Molecules and Mechanics to Therapeutic Approaches (Q6)

Scientific Organizers: Scott N. Mueller, Jason G. Cyster, Reina E. Mebius and Theresa T. Lu


February 19—23, 2020

Fairmont Empress Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 17, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 17, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Nov 20, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 18, 2019 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2020-Q5 "Stromal Cells in Immunity and Disease" 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 October 17, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 17, 2019 until November 20, 2019 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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October 17, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 18, 2019 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After December 18, 2019 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 18, 2019 720.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After December 18, 2019 920.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 17, 2019

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

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 November 20, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

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


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: October 17, 2019

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


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.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: November 20, 2019

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


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 October 17, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 18, 2019

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


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 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.

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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 Wednesday, February 19 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Sunday, February 23 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Monday, February 24 in order to fully experience the meeting.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

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.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Session (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

David A. Brenner, University of California, San Diego, USA
Linking Inflammation and Myofibroblast Activation

Ruslan Medzhitov, HHMI/Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Macrophage-Fibroblast Circuits

09:30—09:50
Coffee Break

09:50—12:00
Stromal Cells in Lymphoid Tissue Development
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Burkhard Ludewig, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland
Stromal Cells Orchestrate Lymphoid Tissue Development

Reina E. Mebius, Amsterdam UMC-VUmc, Netherlands
Ways by which Stromal Cells Control Autoreactive Lymphocytes

Sanjiv A. Luther, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Stromal Cell Development and Function within Secondary Lymphoid Organs

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

09:30—12:00
Tissue Fibroblasts and Pericytes in Fibrosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Jonathan M. Kurie, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
The Fibrotic Tumor Stroma

Yuval Rinkevich, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
Fibroblastic Lineages Drive Dermal Development and the Transition from Regeneration to Scarring

Scott M. Turner, Pliant Therapeutics, USA
Identification and Evaluation of Small Molecule Integrin Inhibitors: From Cell Systems to Human Trials

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Core Mechanisms versus Organ Specific Mediators of Fibrosis

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Stromal Cells and Immunity in Non-Lymphoid Tissues
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Theresa T. Lu, Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Langerhans Cells and Skin Protection in Lupus Photosensitivity

Shruti Naik, New York University, USA
Inflammatory Tuning of Epithelial Stem Cells

Tatiana V. Petrova, CHUV, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Lymphatic Vascular Development and Remodeling

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Myeloid Cells in Fibrosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Shizuo Akira, Osaka University, Japan
Atypical Monocytes in Multi-Organ Fibrosis

Harris Perlman, Northwestern University, USA
Monocyte Derived Macrophages in Inflammation and Fibrosis

Frank Tacke, University Hospital Aachen, Germany
Macrophage Heterogeneity in Liver Homeostasis, Inflammation, and Fibrosis

Short Talk(s) 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


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Stromal Cell Functions in Primary and Secondary Lymphoid Tissues
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Paul S. Frenette, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Bone Marrow Stromal Niches

João Pereira, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Bone Marrow Stromal Cells and Hematopoiesis

Coffee Break

Tomoya Katakai, Niigata University, Japan
Stromal Cell Diversity in Lymph Nodes

Beth A. Tamburini, University of Colorado Denver Anchutz Medical Campus, USA
Control of Immune Responses in Lymph Nodes by Lymphatic Endothelial Cells

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Advances in Organ Fibrosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Naftali Kaminski, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Dysregulated Cellular Networks in Pulmonary Fibrosis – Lessons from Single Cell Studies

Rachel C. Chambers, University College London, UK
mTOR Signaling in Pulmonary Fibrosis

Coffee Break

Katalin Susztak, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Fatty Acid Oxidation in Tubular Epithelial Cells Regulates Kidney Fibrosis

Harry (Hal) C. Dietz, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Blade Therapeutics, USA
New Mechanisms and Vulnerabilities of Fibrosis

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Novel Technologies and Models in Stromal Cell Biology and Fibrosis (Joint)

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Endothelial Cells in Immunity and Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Melody A. Swartz, University of Chicago, USA
Role of Lymphatic Endothelial Cells in the Regulation of T Cell Memory

Cornelia Halin, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Leukocyte Migration through Afferent Lymphatic Vessels

Ulrich H. Von Andrian, Harvard Medical School, USA
Lymphocyte Patrol of Blood Vessel Endothelium

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Unique Drivers of Inflammation and Fibrosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Stuart A. Cook, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Enleofen, Singapore
Therapeutic Targeting of IL-11 to Reverse Fibrosis and Inflammation in Lung, Kidney, Heart and Liver Disease

Pilar Alcaide, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
T Cell Regulation of Cardiac Fibrosis

Jelena Mann, Newcastle University, UK
Epigenetics and Fibrosis

Short Talk(s) 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 2


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Stromal Cells in Cancer and Anti-Tumor Immunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Amanda Lund, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Lymphatic Vessels Coordinate Peripheral Tissue/Tumor Immune Responses

Anne Fletcher, Monash University, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Australia
Fibroblast Subsets and Functions within Tumors

Coffee Break

Ruth Ganss, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Stromal Remodeling and Targeting in Cancer

Jacqui Shields, University of Cambridge, UK
Stromal Cell Functions in the Tumor Microenvironment

08:00—11:00
Novel Pathways and Strategies to Ameliorate Fibrosis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Thomas A. Wynn, Pfizer, USA
Targeting Type 1 and Type 2 Fibrosis and Tissue Regeneration

Tatiana Kisseleva, University of California, San Diego, USA
The Role of Mesothelin in the Pathogenesis of Parenchymal Organs

Coffee Break

Scott L. Friedman, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Targeting CCR2/5 in the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Fibrosis

Christine Kim Garcia, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Insights from Human Genetic Studies of Organ Fibrosis

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Stroma Cell Contributions During Infection and Inflammation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Scott N. Mueller, University of Melbourne, Australia
Splenic Stromal Cell Responses to Infection

Susan R. Schwab, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Lymphatic Endothelial Cell S1P Support for Lymphocyte Migration and Survival

Marc Bajénoff, Centre d'Immunologie Marseille-Luminy, France
Regulation of Lymphoid Stromal Cell Networks

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Distinct and Common Mechanisms of Fibrosis Revealed by Different Tissues
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Florian Rieder, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Linking Fibrosis in Ulcerative Colitis with the Severity of Mucosal Inflammation

Daniel Tschumperlin, Mayo Clinic, USA
Mechanosensing and Fibrosis

Valerie M. Weaver, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Tissue Tension Induces Matricellular Fibrosis and Tumor Progression in Pancreas

Short Talk(s) 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


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Interrogating Stromal Functions in Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Michael B. Brenner, Harvard Medical School, USA
Stromal Cells that Drive Inflammation in Tissues

Lucie Peduto, Institut Pasteur, France
Mesenchymal Cells in Pathology and Tissue Repair

Coffee Break

George A. Kollias, Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center, Greece
Mesenchymal Cells in Inflammatory Disease

Ankur Singh, Cornell University, USA
Immune Organoids to Study Immunity and Epigenetics in Health and Diseases

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Progenitor Cells in Tissue Repair and Organ Regeneration
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Speaker to be Announced

Meritxell Huch, University of Cambridge / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, UK
Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration in Liver and Pancreas

Coffee Break

Harold A. Chapman, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Lung Progenitors in Epithelial Renewal Following Injury

Joseph R. Arron, Genentech, Inc., USA
Reprogramming Pathogenic Cells to Promote Tissue Repair

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 3

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

14:30—16:30
Workshop 3: Moving Anti-Fibrotic Strategies and Targets to the Clinic

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
New Directions in Dissecting Stromal Cell Functions (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

Stuart Forbes, University of Edinburgh, UK
Liver Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration

Jason G. Cyster, HHMI/University of California, San Francisco, USA
Stromal Cells as Orchestrators of Humoral Immunity

Shannon J. Turley, Genentech, Inc., USA
Stromal Cells in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/19/2020

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.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

 
Departure


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