2018 Program


“Myeloid Cells: Development, Environment and Inflammation”

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

1 - 4 pm, Satellites - Three Member led special interest satellite programs. Read more about the sessions and sign-up during main conference registration.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

9 - 11 am, Poster Flash Talks  - Selected abstracts by junior attendees present short talks by topic. Apply to be considered during abstract submission.

11 am - 1 pm, MTTG (Members in Transition and Training) Session Lunch - State-of-the-Art High-Resolution Imaging Modalities (learn more) organized by the SLB Members in Transition and Training Group

1 - 5 pm, Award TalksSLB Presidential Finalists (Student and Junior Faculty/Postdoc categories) and IEIIS Young Investigator awards. SLB’s Dolph O. Adams and G. Jeannette Thorbecke award talks. IEIIS’ Alois H. Nowotny, Frederick B. Bang and Sheldon E. Greisman award presentations.

5:15 - 6:15 pm, Keynote Lecture – SLB Keynote Awardee, More than a License to Kill: The Many Roles of the Leukocyte NADPH Oxidase, Mary Dinauer, Washington University in St. Louis

6:30 - 8:30 pm, Opening Reception
- Join fellow attendees for an opening reception and enjoy lite fare and refreshments.

Monday, October 15, 2018

7 - 9 am, Professional Development Workshop Breakfast - Topic: Team Science -  Featuring Kevin Wooten speaking about the value of the Team Science approach and method (learn more). Organized by the SLB Professional Development Committee

9 - 9:30 am, IEIIS Member Business Meeting - Join fellow IEIIS members for an update on the status of the society.

9:30 - 11 am, Plenary II:  Myeloid Cell Development, Differentiation, and Novel Functions

  • TLR Signaling, Macrophage Development, and Macrophage Activation Syndrome, Jessica Hamerman, Benaroya Research Institute
  • Dendritic Cell Development and Function, Ken Murphy, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Monocyte Heterogeneity and Origins, Helen Goodridge, Cedars Sinai
  • The Role of Gasdermin D in IL-1 beta Production by Neutrophils, Eric Pearlman, University of California, Irvine

11 am - 1 pm, Poster Session Lunch

1 - 4:30 pm, Concurrent Sessions 1-4:

     Leukocytes in Immune Privilege Sites

  • Neuroprotective Specialization for Microglia in Degenerative Diseases of the Retina, Daniel Saban, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Obesity and Autoimmune Uveitis, Darren Lee, Oklahoma University College of Medicine, Dean McGee Eye Institute

     Best of JLB and Innate Immunity

  • Mediators and Molecular Pathways Involved in the Regulation of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation Mediated by Activated Platelets, Mirta Schattner, Instituto de Medicina Experimental (IMEX)
  • The Interrelationship Between Phagocytosis, Autophagy and Formation of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Following Infection of Human Neutrophils by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Tom Evans, University of Glasgow
  • SLB W&D Paper of the Year Awardee
  • IEIIS Theresa L. Gioannini Awardee

     Inflammatory Signaling in Leukocytes

  • Initiation and Regulation of Innate Immunity, Jonathan Kagan, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Infectious Models Reveal a Unique Role for Caspase-7 after Cytotoxic Lymphocyte Attack, Ed Miao, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

     Neutrophils and Phagocyte Functions

  • F. tularensis BLPs and TLR1 Regulate Human Neutrophil Lifespan, Lee-Ann Allen, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
  • The Cytoskeleton and the Pericellular Coat Dictate the Responsiveness of Phagocytic Receptors, Sergio Grinstein, University of Toronto

5 - 6:30 pm, Plenary III - Metabolism & Physiology in Inflammation and Immunity

  • Host-microbe Interactions: Harnessing Co-evolution to Treat Disease, Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute
  • Fueling Phagocyte Functions, Daniel McVicar, NIH/NCI
  • Innate Immune Recognition and Signaling in Drosophila, Neal Silverman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Mechanisms of Chronic Inflammation Associated with Microbial Dysbiosis in a Rhesus Macaque Model of Environmental Enteric Disease, Ilhem Messaoudi, University of California, Irvine

7 - 9 pm, Social Mixer - Join fellow attendees for an evening social mixer and enjoy lite fare and refreshments

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7 - 9 am, Women and Diversity Workshop Breakfast  - Topic: Effectively Communicating Science: Getting the Word Out. Featuring Beth Garvy and Cynthia Leifer talking about how to communicate your science to various audiences (learn more). Organized by the SLB Women and Diversity Committee.

9 - 9:30 am, SLB Member Business Meeting - Join fellow SLB members in congratulating SLB Preidential Awardees who will be announced and learn about the general status of the society and journal.

9:30 - 11 am, Plenary IV - The Microbiome in Inflammation and Immunity

  • Commensal Fungal Metabolism and Host Immunity, Yan Shi, Tsinghua University
  • Host Immunity to Commensal Fungi, David Underhill, Cedars Sinai
  • Microbial Dysbiosis Drives Age-associated Inflammation which Impairs Myeloid Development, Dawn Bowdish, McMaster University
  • Title TBA, Speaker TBA

11 am - 1 pm, Poster Session Lunch

1 - 2:30 pm, Concurrent Sessions 5-6:

     Ligands of Innate Immunity: Structure & Function

  • Recent Examples of Structure and Structure-function Analysis of LPS and Lipid A, Otto Holst, Research Center Borstel
  • Structure Matters – Modification of the Lipid A Component of Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) LPS Alters Host Immune Responses, Bob Ernst, University of Maryland

     Host Receptors and Microbes

  • Single-cell Dynamics of Pyroptosis in M. tuberculosis Infected Macrophages, Trude Flo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Mechanisms Controlling Innate Immune Responses to Nucleic Acids, Kensuke Miyake, University of Tokyo, Institute of Medical Science

2:30 - 3:30 pm, Closing Reception - Join fellow attendees for lite fare and refreshment in reflecting on the conference

3:30 - 5 pm, Plenary V - Inflammation and cell death in host-pathogen interactions

  • Detecting and Responding to Microbial Viability, Julia Blander, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Bacterial Type III Secretion System Effectors Regulate of IL-1b Production and Cell Death, Egil Lien, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sensing and Reacting to Pathogens at the Skin Barrier, Gabriel Nunez, University of Michigan
  • Novel Strategies for Targeting Innate Immune Responses to Influenza, Stefanie Vogel, University of Maryland School of Medicine