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14th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology
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ICMI 2009 Preliminary Scientific Schedule
Preliminary and subject to change

Sunday, July 5, 2009

8:00 am-5:00 pm           Pre-Congress Workshop (requires separate registration)

6:00 pm-7:00 pm           Keynote Lecture: Studying the Microbiome in Mucosal Tissue
                                      Chair: Richard Blumberg, MD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
                                      Brett Finlay, PhD, University of British Columbia

7:00 pm-9:00 pm           President's Reception
                                      Introductions by Thomas MacDonald, PhD, FRCPath, FMedSci, Barts and the London School of Medicine 
                                      and Dentistry & Scott Snapper, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Monday, July 6, 2009

8:30 am-9:00 am           Tsuchiya Memorial Lecture
                                       Programmed by SMI. Suppported by the Japanese Society for Mucosal Immunology
                                       Chair: Toshifumi Hibi, MD, PhD, Keio University School of Medicine
                                       Charles Elson, MD, Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham

9:00 am-10:30 am         Plenary Session: Molecular Basis of Microbial Immune Interactions at the Wet Surfaces of 
                                       the Body
                                       Chair: Roy Curtiss, III, PhD, Arizona State University
                                                  • Intestine-microbe Mutualism in Health & Disease, Alex Chervonsky, MD, PhD, Univeristy of

                                                  • Innate Immune Genetics, Asymptomatic Bacterial Carriage Versus Severe Disease, 
                                                      Catharina Svanborg, PhD, Lund University
                                                  • How Does the Gut Differentiate between a Pathogen & a Commensal?, Jorge Galan, PhD, Yale
                                                     University School of Medicine
                                                  • Microbial Symbiosis and Intestinal Inflammation, Dennis Kasper, PhD, Brigham & Women's

11:00 am-1:00 pm          Plenary Session: Innate Immunity
                                       Chair: Philip Smith, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                                  • Paneth Cells, Autophagy & Crohn’s Disease, Thad Stappenbeck, MD, PhD, Washington University
                                                     School of Medicine
                                                  • Epithelial PRR’s & Intestinal Homeostasis, Sergio Lira, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
                                                  • Control of Innate Responses, Averil Ma, MD, PhD, University of California-San Francisco
                                                  • T-bet & Dendritic Cells, Graham Lord, MA, FRCP, PhD, King’s College London
                                                  • Innate Immunity & Airway Inflammation, Anuradha Ray, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of 

1:00 pm-2:30 pm           Lunch Break and Poster Session (authors present)

2:30 pm-3:45 pm           Parallel Oral Abstract Sessions
                                                • Regulatory T Cells 1
                                                  Programmed by SMI. Supported by Surface Barrier Immunology Study Group / Eisai
                                                  Chair: Scott Snapper, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                                • Epithelia 
                                                  Chair: Wayne Lencer, MD, Children’s Hospital Boston
                                                • Vaccines/Mucosal Infection
                                                  Chair: Michael Starnbach, PhD, Harvard Medical School
                                                • Dendritic Cells 1 
                                                  Chair: Hans Christian Reinecker, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                                • Innate Immunity 1
                                                  Chair: Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

4:15 pm-5:30 pm           Parallel Oral Abstract Sessions 
                                                • Lung  
                                                  Chair: Benjamin Medoff, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                                • Inflammation
                                                  Chair: Lloyd Mayer, MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center
                                                • Antibodies 1
                                                  Chair: Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, MD, PhD, INSERM
                                                • Dendritic Cells 2
                                                  Chair: Ulf Yrlid, PhD, University of Gothenburg
                                                • Antimicrobial Defenses 
                                                  Chair: Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles

5:30 pm-6:00 pm           Poster Session

6:00 pm-6:45 pm           Distinguished Lecture
                                       Transmissible Ulcerative Colitis & Colorectal Cancer Driven by T-bet in Dendritic Cells
                                       Laurie Glimcher, MD, Harvard School of Public Health

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

8:30 am-10:30 am         Plenary Session:  State of the Art: Understanding of Mucosal Disease
                                       Chair: Brian Kelsall, MD, National Institutes of Health
                                                • HIV & the Gut, Danny Douek, MD, PhD, NIAID/NIH/DHHS
                                                • IBD Genetics-linking to Immunology, Judy Cho, MD, Yale School of Medicine
                                                • IBD Pathophysiology, Warren Strober, MD, NIH/NIAID
                                                • Asthma, Dale Umetsu, PhD, Harvard Medical School
                                                • Celiac Genetics, Dave Van Heel, BM, BCh, MA, DPhil, MRCP, Barts and the London School of
                                                   Medicine and Dentistry

11:00 am-1:00 pm        Plenary Session: Immunoglobulin & B Cell Function at Mucosae
                                      Chair: Charlotte Kaetzel, PhD, University of Kentucky
                                                • Control of Class Switching to IgA, Andrea Cerutti, MD, Cornell University
                                                • The Immunologic Functions of FcRn in Mucosal Tissues, Richard Blumberg, MD, Brigham 
                                                   & Women's Hospital
                                                • TACI and the Molecular Basis of IgA Deficiency and Common Variable Immunodeficiency, Raif 
                                                  Geha, MD, Children's Hospital Boston
                                                • The Poly Ig Receptor, Finn-Erik Johansen, PhD, University of Oslo
                                                • Distinguished Service & Achievement Award Presentations
1:00 pm-2:00 pm         SMI Member Business Meeting (open to all SMI members)
1:00 pm-2:30 pm         Lunch Break and Poster Session (authors present)

2:30 pm-3:45 pm         Parallel Oral Abstract Sessions 
                                               • Animal Models of IBD 1
                                                 Programmed by SMI. Supported by the Japanese Society for Mucosal Immunology
                                                 Chair: Takanori Kanai, MD, Tokyo Medical & Dental University
                                               • Lymphocyte Homing
                                                 Chair: William Agace, PhD, Lund University
                                               • Celiac Disease
                                                 Chair: Frits Koning, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center
                                               • Cytokines/Chemokines at Mucosal Surfaces 1
                                                 Chair: J. Rodrigo Mora, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                               • Cell Interaction at Epithelium
                                                  Programmed by SMI. Supported by AMIS / Kyorin Pharmaceuticals
                                                 Chair: Mi-Na Kweon, MD, PhD, International Vaccine Institute

4:15 pm-5:30 pm        Parallel Oral Abstract Sessions
                                              • Animal Models of IBD 2
                                                Chair: R. Balfor Sartor, MD, University of North Carolina
                                              • Intestinal Inflammation in Humans
                                                Chair: Stephan Targan, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
                                              • Innate Responses to Intestinal Infection
                                                Chair: Ramnik Xavier, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                              • Cytokines/Chemokines at Mucosal Surfaces 2
                                                Chair: Cox Terhorst, PhD, Beth Israel Hospital
                                              • NALT/BALT and Oral Cavity
                                                Programmed by SMI. Supported by AMIS / Kyorin Pharmaceuticals
                                                Chair: Kohtaro Fujihashi, PhD, DDS, University of Alabama at Birmingham

5:30 pm-6:30 pm       Poster Session

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

8:30 am-10:30 am       Plenary Session: Brainstorming Session: Regulatory Cells which Control Mucosal Immunity &
                                     Chair: Per Brandtzaeg, PhD, University of Oslo
                                               • Regulatory T Cells & IL-10, Casey Weaver, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                               • Regulatory T Cells which Control Ocular Inflammation, Rachel Caspi, PhD, National Eye
                                               • A Second Chance: Mucosal Immune Regulation without the Need for Regulatory T Cells, 
                                                 Hilda Cheroutre, PhD, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
                                               • Regulatory T Cells in Airway Inflammation, Juan Lafaille, PhD, New York University
                                               • Regulatory T Cells at Mucosal Surfaces, Yasmine Belkaid, PhD, NIAID/NIH

11:00 am-1:00 pm       Plenary Session: Progress in Mucosal Vaccines 
                                     Programmed by SMI. Supported by AMIS / Kyorin Pharmaceuticals
                                     Chair: Ken Beagley, PhD, Queensland University of Technology
                                               • Mucosal Adjuvants for Vaccines, Nils Lycke, MD, PhD, University of Goteberg
                                               • IgG and Mucosal Immunity, John B. Robbins, MD, National Institutes of Health
                                               • Rotaviral Vaccination, Harry Greenberg, MD, Stanford University
                                               • Protection Against HIV in the Urogenital Tract, Robin J. Shattock, MD, University of London- 
                                                 St. George’s
                                               • Rice-based Vaccines: New Generation of Mucosal Vaccine, Hiroshi Kiyono, DDS, PhD, 
                                                 University of Tokyo

1:00 pm-2:30 pm         Lunch Break and Poster Session (authors present)

2:30 pm-3:45 pm         Parallel Oral Abstract Sessions
                                              • Regulatory T Cells 2
                                                Chair: Howard Weiner, MD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
                                              • Urogenital
                                                Chair: Chuck Wira, PhD, Dartmouth Medical School
                                              • Mucosal Allergy
                                                Chair: Cathryn Nagler, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                              • Microbial Infections
                                                Chair: James Fox, DVM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                              • Ocular Immunity & Tolerance
                                                Chair: Joan Stein-Streilein, PhD, Harvard Medical School
4:15 pm-5:30 pm        Parallel Oral Abstract Sessions
                                              • Antibodies 2
                                                Chair: Jenny Woof, PhD, University of Dundee Medical School
                                              • HIV & Infections
                                                Chair: Martin Zeitz, MD, Charite
                                              • Probiotics
                                                Programmed by SMI. Supported by Danone.
                                                Chair: Richard Fedorak, MD, University of Alberta
                                              • Innate Immunity 2
                                                Chair: Eyal Raz, MD, University of California-San Diego
                                              • TGFbeta & Other Immunosuppressive Molecules
                                                Programmed by SMI. Supported by Surface Barrier Immunology Study Group / Eisai
                                                Chair: Thomas MacDonald, PhD, FRCPath, FMedSci, Barts and the London School of Medicine and 

5:30 pm-6:30 pm        Poster Session

7:00 pm-9:00 pm        Farewell Reception (requires additional registration)
                                   Four days of immersion in the mucosal milieu with an evening soiree on Wednesday, July 8,
                                   2009. The event begins under the stars at 7:00 pm in the Marriott atrium.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

8:30 am-10:30 am           Plenary Session: Epithelium
                                         Programmed by SMI. Supported by Eisai
                                         Chair: Mamoru Watanabe, MD, PhD, Tokyo Medical & Dental University
                                                  • Stem Cell Niche in the Gut Epithelium & Beyond, D. Brent Polk, MD, Vanderbilt University
                                                  • Epithelial Regulation of Inflammation in the Gut, David Artis , PhD, University of Pennsylvania
                                                  • Developmental Regulation of Epithelial Defenses, Matthias Hornef , MD, Universitat Freiburg
                                                  • The XBP1-ER Stress Response & Defenses, Arthur Kaser, MD, Brigham & Women’s 
                                                  • Epithelial Cells Control Dendritic Cell Function via the Action of Multiple Mediators, 
                                                    Maria Rescigno, PhD, European Institute of Oncology

11:00 am-1:00 pm           Plenary Session: Brainstorming Session: Novel Cytokines at Mucosal Surfaces
                                         Chair: Jo Viney, PhD, Amgen
                                                  • IL-12 & IL-23, Kevin Maloy, PhD, Dunn School of Pathology
                                                  • IL-17, Dan Littman, MD, PhD, New York University
                                                  • IL-35 or T Regs, Dario Vignali, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Hospital
                                                  • IL-22 & Gut, Atsushi Mizoguchi, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                                  • TSLP, Steven Ziegler, PhD, Benaroya Research Institute