Annual Meeting of the Society for Leukocyte Biology

2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Leukocyte Biology:
Inflammation in innate and adaptive immune mechanisms
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Organizers: Tom Hamilton and Xiaoxia Li
Saturday, October 27th
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Satellite Symposium
Alcohol and Immunology: Receptors and Signal
Transduction Chair: Elizabeth J. Kovacs
Hosted by the Alcohol and Immunology Research
Interest Group (AIRIG)
Sunday, October 28th
7:00 am-8:15 am Networking Breakfast
7:00 am-8:15 am Street Smarts of Science: A
Survival Guide for Graduate Students
8:15-10:00 am Welcome and Plenary I: Innate
Immune Recognition Mechanisms and Host Defense
8:30 am Cytosolic Surveillance: Sensing,
Signaling and Regulatory Mechanisms
Kate Fitzgerald, Univ. of Mass. Medical School
9:00 am Phagocytosis & Inflammatory
Signaling: What’s the Connection?
David Underhill, Cedars-Sinai Med. Center/UCLA
9:30 am Biochemical Characterization of
DNA/RNA Sensors in the Innate Immune
System
Yong-Jun Liu, Baylor Research Institute
10:00-11:00 am Poster Session A / Coffee Break
11:00-1:00 pm CS 1: Host-Pathogen Interactions
11:00 am IL-23 in the Generation and
Function of Th17 Memory
Mandy McGeachy, University of Pittsburgh
PLUS One featured abstract and four selected talks
11:00-1:00 pm CS 2: B lymphocytes in Immune
Regulation and Autoimmunity
11:00 am Innate Immune Activation of
Autoreactive B cells
Ann Marshak-Rothstein, Univ. of Mass. Med.
PLUS One featured abstract and four selected talks
1:00-2:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
2:00-3:30 pm SLB Presidential Nominees: Junior
Faculty/Post-doc and Student Finalists
3:30 – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00- 5:00 pm Senior Level Awards
Jean Thorbecke, Dolph Adams, and Women & Diversity
Paper of the Year Award talks
5:00 - 6:00 pm Keynote Bonazinga Award Lecture
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Opening Reception
Monday, October 29th
7:00 am-8:30 am Networking Breakfast
7:00 am-8:30 am How to Write Your First Grant
Application Sponsored by the SLB Professional
Development Committee
Session Chair: Julian G. Cambronero
8:30-10:00 am Plenary II: Inflammasomes
8:30 am The NLR Family of Immune Sensors
Jenny Ting, University of North Carolina
9:00 am The Inflammasome: Role in Host
Defense and Disease
Gabriel Nunez, University of Michigan
9:30 am The Inflammasome and
Autoinflammation
Hal Hoffman, UCSD
10:00-11:00 am Poster Session B / Coffee Break
11:00 am- 1:00 pm CS 3: Cytokine Signaling and
Inflammation
11:00 am The Role on ITAM Signaling
Receptors in Macrophage Development and
Function
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Marco Colonna, Wash. Univ. School of Medicine
PLUS One featured abstract and four selected talks
11:00 am- 1:00 pm CS 4: Dendritic Cell and
Macrophage Regulation
11:00 am Systems Vaccinology
Bali Pulendran, Emory University
PLUS One featured abstract and four selected talks
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
2:00 – 3:30 pm Plenary III: Myeloid Cell Populations
in Cancer: The Link with Inflammation
2:00 pm Regulation of Macrophage
Functional Phenotype in the Tumor
Microenvironment
Jill Suttles, Univ of Louisville School of
Medicine
2:30 pm Regulation of Myeloid-Derived
Suppressor Cells Expansion and Function in
Cancer
Dimitry Gabrilovitch, Moffitt Cancer Center
3:00 pm Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
Drive Immune Suppression in the Tumor
Microenvironment
Suzanne Ostrand Rosenberg, UMBC
3:30- 4:00 pm Member Business Meeting and
Presidential Award Announcements
4:00 to 5:00 pm Poster Session C / Coffee Break
5:00 to 7:00 pm CS 5: Treg and Th17 Cells in Host
Defense and Autoimmunity
5:00 pm IL-17 Family Cytokines in
Inflammation and Cancer
Chen Dong, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
PLUS One featured abstract and four selected talks
5:00 to 7:00 pm CS 6: γδT, NK, NKT cells
5:00 pm The Original Innate Lymphocyte -
Unique and Common Pathways Regulating
NK Cell Responses
Christine Biron, Brown University
PLUS One featured abstract and four selected talks
7:00 -9:00 pm Social Mixer
Tuesday, October 30th
7:00 am-8:30 am Networking Breakfast
7:00 am-8:30 am Women and Diversity Workshop
Hosted by the SLB Women and Diversity Committee
8:30 am-10:00 am Plenary IV: Epithelium: The
Interplay Between Innate and Th2 Immunity
8:30 am IL-25 Signaling in Th2 Responses
Xiaoxia Li, Cleveland Clinic
9:00 am Innate Helper Type-2 Cells in
Allergic Immune Responses
Richard Locksley, Univ. of CA, San Francisco
9:30 am Regulation by innate lymphoid cells
in the lung
Dale Umetsu, Children's Hospital Boston
10:00-11:00 am Poster Session D / Coffee Break
11:00-1:00 pm CS 7: Micro RNA and Posttranscriptional
Regulation in Inflammatory Response
11:00 am The Role of tiRNAs in Post-
Transcriptional Control
Paul Anderson, Brigham and Women's Hospital
PLUS One featured abstract and four selected talks
11:00-1:00 pm CS 8: Neuroimmunology
11:00 am Sculpting Complement as a
Therapeutic Strategy in Neurodegenerative
Disorders Andrea Tenner, Univ. of CA, Irvine
PLUS One featured abstract and four selected talks
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
2:30-4:00 pm Plenary V: Metabolism in Immune
Regulation
2:30 pm Regulation of T cell Differentiation
and Function by mTOR
Jonathan Powell, Johns Hopkins School of Med.
3:00 pm Lymphocyte Metabolism in CD4 T
Cell Subsets
Jeff Rathmell, Duke University Medical Center
3:30 pm Immune Regulation by Tryptophan
Metabolism
Andrew Mellor, Georgia Health Sci. University

28 Oct - 30 Oct 2012
Grand Wailea
United States of America
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