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Frontiers in Mucosal Immunology

The program, centering around the theme Frontiers in Mucosal Immunology, will feature more than 40 scientists and approximately 100 poster presentations. Faculty and oral abstract presenters will share their latest research in areas including:

  • Mucosal vaccines
  • Nanoparticle respiratory virus
  • Tissue resident cells 
  • Viral and fungal immunity 
  • Epithelia and barrier biology
  • Pulmonary epithelia
  • Microbiome
  • Organ crosstalk 
  • Consequences of immunomodulation 

Check back soon for more details! 

Monday, July 20
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration Open 

8:00-8:15 am     

Overview/Introduction

8:15-9:00 am              

Charles Parkos, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School,
United States
Epithelial Barrier

9.00-9:45 am

Jennifer Lund, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
United States
Reproductive Immunity

10:15-11:00 am

Cormac Taylor, PhD, University College Dublin,
Ireland
Tissue Microenvironment

11:00 -11:45 am

Kristine Kuhn, MD, PhD, University of Colorado,
United States
Innovative Methods

11:45 am-12:30 pm

Janneke Samsom, PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam,
Netherlands
Oral Tolerance

12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30-2:15 pm

Cara Wilson, MD, University of Colorado,
United States
Microbiome and Mucosal Immunity

2:15-3:00 pm

Edward Janoff, MD, University of Colorado,
United States
Mucosal B Cells

3:00-3.45 pm

Peter Henson, MD, PhD, BVMS, National Jewish Hospital,
United States
Innate Lung Protection

3:45-4:30 pm

Jillian Richmond, PhD University of Massachusetts,
United States
Skin Immunity

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Opening Keynote Speaker:

Marc Jenkins, PhD, Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota

6:30 - 8:00 pm Opening Reception

 

Tuesday, July 21
8:30 - 10:00am

Plenary SessionEpithelia and Barrier Biology

Asma Nusrat, MD, Graduate Program in Immunology, University of Michigan

Rachel Zemans, MD, Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Michigan

 

10:00-10:30 am   

Coffee Break

10:30-11:45 am           

Abstract Presentations

11:45 am-1:30 pm Network & Poster Preview Lunch
1:30-2:45 pm

State of the Art SessionMucosal Therapies

Ramnik Xavier, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD, Forsyth Institute

2:45 – 3:15 pm Coffee Break     
3:15-4:30 pm

Abstract Presentations

4:30-5:00 pm Break
5:00-6:30 pm

Plenary SessionViral and Fungal Mucosal Infections

Philip Smith, MD Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Satya Dandekar, PhD, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, UC Davis Health School of Medicine

6:30-8:30 pm

Poster & Exhibit Session

 

Wednesday, July 22
8:30 - 10:00am

Plenary SessionHost-Bacteria; Interactions

Andreas Baumler, PhD, Department of Immunology & Microbiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Laurel Lenz, PhD, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, UC Davis Health School of Medicine

10:00-10:30 am   

Coffee Break

10:30-11:45 am           

Abstract Presentations

11:45 am-1:30 pm Network & Poster Preview Lunch
1:30-2:45 pm

State of the Art SessionHuman Tissue Resident Cells

Donna Farber, PhD, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gregory Sonnenberg, PhD, Jill Roberts Institute for Research in IBD, Weill Cornell Medicine

2:45 – 3:15 pm Coffee Break     
3:15-4:30 pm

Abstract Presentations

4:30-5:00 pm Break
5:00-6:30 pm

Plenary SessionMucosal Diseases

Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital                    

Christopher Evans, PhD, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

6:30-8:30 pm Poster & Exhibit Session

 

Thursday, July 23
8:30 - 10:00am

Plenary SessionMucosal Immunology Over the Ages

Johanna Halkais, MD, Pediatrics & Neonatology, University of California, San Francisco

Rodney Newberry, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Philippa Marrack, PhD, FRS, Biomedical Research Department, National Jewish Health

10:00-10:30 am   

Coffee Break

10:30 am -12:00 pm           

Plenary SessionImmunomodulation

Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD, Hematology & Oncology, University of Chicago

12:00 -12:30 pm Closing Remarks