Immunological Memory: Innate, Adaptive and Beyond
joint with Aging, Inflammation and Immunity
Organizer(s): Rafi Ahmed, Susan M. Kaech and Joseph C. SunDate: February 25 - March 01, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, TX, USA
This symposium will primarily focus on integrating current knowledge concerning the cellular and molecular regulation of memory T and B cell responses with their role mediating protection against infections. In addition to the significant impact these cell populations have on vaccination, emphasis will be placed on their therapeutic and pathogenic roles in cancer, autoimmunity and chronic infection. The innate immune response has a profound influence on the regulation of effector and memory T and B cell responses, and recent discoveries in this area bring forth a greater understanding of the major signals that govern both the formation and the long-term maintenance of these populations. These conceptual advancements will be a major part of the symposium. More recently, it has become clear that there is marked phenotypic and functional heterogeneity of T cell responses; how this affects immunological protection will be discussed. Finally, this symposium will include discussion of recent advances in assessing memory T and B cell responses in a sensitive manner in human and non-human primates, as well as murine systems, to enable better elucidation of the state of the immune response during infection and vaccination, which will lead to more rationale vaccine design.
Scholarship Deadline: October 26 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 26 2017
Abstract Deadline: November 29 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 21 2017
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1 R13 AI136480-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AI136480-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.