Principles of Mucosal Immunology Course

As part of ICMI 2017 in Washington DC, the SMI has programmed a one day Principles of Mucosal Immunology course, which will take place on Tuesday, July 18, before the main meeting begins on Wednesday.

The overall aim of this program is to facilitate a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of the immune system at mucosal surfaces. It will provide a broad overview of several core mucosal immunology topics and has been designed for graduate students and post-docs who have recently entered the field, as well as more experienced researchers who are interested in a concise refresher course.

The faculty of this special educational event is comprised of outstanding international experts who have made seminal contributions to the field. As well as delivering introductory lectures on relevant and emerging topics (including Mucosal Antibodies, Innate Lymphoid Cells, Mucosal Microbiota, and Mucosal Inflammatory Diseases), the faculty will engage in interactive discussions on these topics with the participants in an informal setting.

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Registration Rates

Type Early Registration Rate* Standard Registration Rate
Member $150 $200
Non-Member $200 $250
Trainee Member $50 $100
Trainee Non-Member $100 $150

*Early Registration pricing available until May 5th, 2017

Course Schedule

Tuesday, July 18th

7:45 AM Welcome & Introductions
8:00 AM Epithelial Cells and the Mucosal Barrier
Sean Colgan, PhD
8:45 AM Antigen Presenting Cells and Antigen Delivery to Mucosal Tissues
William Agace, PhD
9:30 AM Innate Lymphoid Cells at Mucosal Barriers
Marco Colonna, MD
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Infection and Innate Immunity
Sarah Gaffen, PhD
11:15 AM Mucosal vs. Systemic Vaccination
Nils Lycke, MD, PhD
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Immune (Dys)regulation in the Intestine (and IBD)
Thomas MacDonald, PhD
1:45 PM Immune (Dys)regulation in the Lung (and Asthma)
Dale Umetsu, MD, PhD
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM (In)tolerance and Food Allergies
Cathy Nagler
3:30 PM Regulation and Mechanism of Colonization Resistance against Pathogens
Gabriel Nunez, MD
4:15 PM Regulation of Immunity by the Microbiota at Mucosal Surfaces
Andrew Macpherson, MD, PhD
5:00 PM Course Wrap-Up

Principles of Mucosal Immunology Course Co-Chairs

Jo Viney, PhDCambridge, Massachusetts
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Gabriel Nuñez, MDAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
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