Emerging Topics in Immune System Plasticity: Cellular Networks, Metabolic Control and Regeneration

The immune system is a multi-cellular network that adapts to external threats. Immune cells cooperate with other defenses, such as barriers, to prevent breach and to reject invaders by selecting the right responses while inflicting minimal damage to the host. A key feature of the immune system is its fluidity and ability to traverse temporal and spatial boundaries. Furthermore, immune system dynamics involve cellular expansion, provisional cellular niches, altered transcription, and balancing differentiation with regeneration. This meeting will bring together diverse researchers to better understand how immune reactions are orchestrated to contend with the extrinsic information and metabolic demands of cellular differentiation, function, and homeostasis. The aims of the meeting are to 1) unveil the nature of cell-to-cell communication that occurs during different stages of the immune response, 2) reveal the latest understanding of extrinsic and intrinsic signaling networks that dictate lymphocyte and other immune cell fates, 3) increase awareness of metabolic control of immune cell fate and function, and 4) provide a format for the training and mentoring of new investigators and pre- and post-doctoral students. We anticipate that this meeting will alter the field's view of immune mobilization and execution, and will help to break barriers between immunology and other disciplines.
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Sweeney Ballroom Foyer

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Signals, Noise and Cell Decisions

09:00—11:15
Novel Innate and Adaptive Cell Types
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Luke A. J. O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Signaling Innate Immunity and Inflammation

Brigitta Stockinger, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
Th17 Variants

David Artis, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Innate Lymphocytes in Barrier Immunity

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sweeney Ballroom A-D

On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
17:00—19:00
Metabolic Regulation of the Immune Response
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Erika L. Pearce, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Metabolism and the Fate of CD8+ T Cells

Douglas R. Green, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Central Metabolic Mechanisms in Cancer and the Immune System

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sweeney Ballroom A-D

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
08:00—11:00
Targeted Control of Immune Responses
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Immune Regulation in the Intestine

Alexander Y. Rudensky, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Molecular Control of Regulatory T Cell Plasticity

Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Cellular Control of Barrier Immunity

John J. O'Shea, NIAMS, National Institutes of Health, USA
Therapeutic Application of Jak/Stat Inhibition

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sweeney Ballroom A-D

On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
17:00—19:00
Orchestrating Humoral Immunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Jason G. Cyster, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Germinal Center Dynamics

Kenneth M. Murphy, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Coordinating Transcriptional Control of T Cells and B Cells

Antonio Lanzavecchia, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland
Human B Cell Memory

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sweeney Ballroom A-D

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
08:00—11:00
Host-Microbe Interface in the Immune Response
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Eric G. Pamer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Inflammation and Infectious Diseases

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

Aviv Regev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Biological Networks in Development and Immunity

Julie Magarian Blander, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Vita-PAMPs: Signatures of Microbial Viability

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sweeney Ballroom A-D

On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
17:00—19:00
Plasticity of the Microenvironment
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Marc Veldhoen, Babraham Institute, UK
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors as Interpreters and Defenders of Barrier Integrity

Shannon J. Turley, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA
Immunological Hallmarks of Inflamed Stroma

Speaker to be Announced
Cutting-Edge Talk on Tumor Microenvironment

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sweeney Ballroom A-D

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
08:00—11:00
Cell Fate Specification of Lymphocytes
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

Amy J. Wagers, Harvard University, USA
Maintenance and Renewal of Tissue-Specific Stem Cells

Steven L. Reiner, Columbia University, USA
Generating Cellular Diversity through Asymmetric Division

Alexander (Sasha) Tarakhovsky, Rockefeller University, USA
Regulation of Cell Identity by Histone Methylation

09:00—09:20
Coffee Break

Sweeney Ballroom A-D

On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
17:00—17:45
Network Analysis across Evolution
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Eric H. Davidson, California Institute of Technology, USA
Evolution of Gene Networks Controlling Development

17:45—18:45
Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/15/2012

Sweeney Ballroom E-F
Elaine Fuchs, HHMI/Rockefeller University, USA
Crosstalk between Stem Cells and their Microenvironment

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

Sweeney Ballroom A-D
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Sweeney Ballroom A-D

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20


Departure


*Session Chair †Speaker invited, not yet responded.

15 Jan - 20 Jan 2013
Santa Fe
United States of America
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