SMI is partnering with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) to host a full-day symposium in the honor of Lloyd Mayer at the annual meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS 2014). The symposium will be held on June 25th at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago, Illinois. The symposium will be titled Lymphocyte Epithelial Interactions in Intestinal Inflammation. Check out the symposium list of speakers and topics:

8:00 – 8:30 am – Adaptive Immune Responses to the Microbiota – Charles Elson, MD, University of Birmingham
8:30 – 9:00 am – Host-microbial Interactions in the Intestine – Eugene Chang, MD, University of Chicago
9:00 – 9:30 am – Gastrointestinal Malignancy and the Microbiome – Maria Abreu, MD, University of Miami
9:30 – 10:00 am – Regulation of Homeostatic Pathways and Macrophage Activation by the Enteric Microbiota – Scott Plevy, MD, Janssen Biotech
10:15 – 10:45 am – When Oral Tolerance Fails: Immune Mechanisms of Food Allergy – Cecilia Berin, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital
10:45 – 11:15 am – Treat to Target in IBD – Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital
11:15 – 11:45 am – New Targets and New Therapies for IBD – Stephan Targan, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital
11:45 – 12:15 pm – Deciphering and Manipulating Human Immunoregulatory Pathways – Scott Snapper, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1:15 – 1:45 pm – Pouchitis: A Key to Understanding Crohn’s disease – Iris Dotan, MD, Tel Aviv Medical Center
1:45 – 2:15 pm – The Molecular Mechanism Underlying NOD2 Dysfunction in Crohn’s Disease – Warren Strober, MD, National Institute of Health
2:15 – 2:45 pm – Paneth Cells and Intestinal Inflammation – Richard Blumberg, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
3:00 – 3:30 pm – Innate Immunity at the Epithelial Surface of the Intestine – Sean Colgan, PhD, University of Colorado-Denver
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Immune Consequences of a Dying Intestinal Epithelium – Julie Blander, PhD, Mount Sinai Hospital
4:00 – 4:30 pm – Cross talk between innate lymphocytes and Mononuclear Phagocytes Control Immune Homeostasis in the Intestine – Miriam Merad, PhD, Mount Sinai Hospital
4:30- 5:00 pm – Immune Cell Trafficking in the Intestine – Sergio Lira, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Hospital