South Eastern European Immunology School

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

it is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 4th EFIS-EJI South Eastern European Immunology School (SEEIS2012). The school will be held in the vicinity of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from September 20 (Thursday) to September 23 (Sunday) with a major focus on transmitting modern immunology to advanced students, doctors and young investigators interested in the state-of-art immunology.
A group of international speakers will ensure a highly interactive, scientifically stimulative and intense conference program. They will highlight recent advances in inflammation research, T and B cell biology, immunogenetics, MHC and infection, autoimmunity, diagnostics of autoimmune diseases and updates on new technologies and products.

Attendance in this school is limited to 50 persons on a competitive basis. The organizing committee has made special efforts to offer fellowships to participants from lower economy countries from the region covering accommodation and parts of the travel costs. We encourage young researchers from the South Eastern Europe region, particularly from the neighboring countries to apply for the school where all faculty and participants will have an opportunity of constant interaction and exchanges.
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Day 1 (Thursday, 20 September 2012 )
16.30 Transfer to Hostel and Registration
18.00 Welcome by the Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Sarajevo,
Prof. Bakir Mehic, and introduction of participants
18.30 Plenary Lecture:
Complement activation and regulation (Seppo Meri, Finland)
20.00 Welcome reception and get together

Day 2 (Friday, 21 September 2012)
09.15 Plenary Lecture:
B cells and autoimmunity (Moncef Zouali, France)
10.00 Plenary Lecture:
Adaptive immunity between cure and destruction (Hannes Stockinger, Austria)
10.45 Coffee break
11.15 Plenary Lecture:
Autoantigens in diagnostics of human autoimmune diseases (Annette Gospos, Germany)
12:00 Plenary Lecture:
Immunology of type 1 diabetes (Miodrag Lukic, Serbia)
12.45 Lunch break
14:30 Parallel Workshops in small groups
1. Practical microscopy for diagnostic of autoimmune diseases (Annette Gospos, Germany)
2. How to interpret FACS data (Hans-Willi Mittrucker, Germany)
3. Diagnostics of complement deficiencies and malfunctions (Seppo Meri, Finland)
4. How to measure T cell responses in vitro and in vivo (Bernhard Fleischer, Germany)
5. Interface between innate and adaptive immunity (NN)
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Parallel Workshops repeated
17:00 Parallel Workshops repeated
18:00 Break
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Student's poster presentation with oral presentations (Part 1)
Day 3 (Saturday, 22 September 2012)
09.15 Plenary Lecture:
Defence against intracellular bacteria (Hans-Willi-Mittrucker, Germany)
10:00 Plenary Lecture:
Immunology of Lyme borreliosis (Gerold Stanek, Austria)
10:45 Coffee break
11.15 Plenary Lecture:
To be determined (Bernhard Fleischer, Germany)
12:00 Plenary Lecture:
T cell differentiation (Narinder K Mehra, India)
12.45 Lunch
14:30 Plenary Lecture:
To be determined
15:30 Students' poster session with oral presentations (part 2)
17:00 Coffee break
17:30 Students' poster session with oral presentations (part 3)
20.00 Farewell dinner

Day 4 (Sunday, 23 September 2012)
09.15 Plenary Lecture:
To be determined
10:05 Plenary Forum
How to apply for international funding in clinical and basic immunology
(Hannes Stockinger, Austria, Hans-J. Seitz, Germany and others )
10:45 Final Discussion
11.00 Farewell, Coffee, Sandwiches, Certificates, Questionnaire….
12.00 Departure

20 Sep - 23 Sep 2012
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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