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Immune surveillance in the ageing microenvironment

Halifax Hall, Sheffield, UK
Monday, 3 October, 2022 - 13:00 to Tuesday, 4 October, 2022 - 15:45


The BSI Immunosenescence Affinity Group invites you to attend their two-day meeting 'Immune surveillance in the ageing microenvironment' on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October 2022 in Sheffield, UK.

There is a growing appreciation that there is a complex relationship between the aged local and systemic microenvironment and that they play a fundamental role not only in tissue maintenance but also contribute towards the initiation and progression of numerous diseases.

However, an overlooked area is the contribution of the microenvironment in the establishment of a “senescent state” in different cell types, including immune cells, and its influence on immune surveillance.

Moreover, a frequent complication in the field is how the definition of immunosenescence compares and potentially contrasts to the increasingly well-described states of cellular senescence in other cell types.

This meeting will bring together experts in the different ageing fields, using different model systems, to shed light on this key issue with particular emphasis on the crucial role played by the microenvironment in immune surveillance in different tissues, across the life course and in health and disease.

Registration and abstract submission are now open. Please follow us on Twitter @bsicongress and @BSI_immunosen to stay up to date and join the conversation using #BSIimmunosen2022.

All BSI events will continue to prioritise the health and safety of our members, delegates and staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please read our COVID-19 guidance here.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now open for oral and poster presentations. Please submit your abstracts using this Google form.

Deadline: Friday 9 September 2022



13.00 – 13.50 | Registration
13.50 – 14.00 | Welcome
14:00 – 15:30  Talks
14:00 – 15:00 | Keynote speaker: Professor Arne Akbar, University College London, UK
15:00 – 15:15 | Abstract selection
15:15 – 15:30 | Abstract selection
15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break with biscuits/cake
16:00 – 17:45 | Talks
16:00 – 16:30 | Invited speaker: Dr Masashi Narita, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
16:30 – 16:45 | Abstract selection (10 + 5 min) 
16:45 – 17:15 | Abstract selection (6x flash talks) 
17:15 – 17:45 | Invited speaker: Dr Matt Yousefzadeh, University of Minnesota, USA
17:45 | Late poster session, networking and dinner 


09:30 – 10:00 | Coffee and biscuits/cake

10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome

10:10 – 12:15 | Talks 

10:10 – 10:40 | Invited speaker: Dr Michael Rera, Inserm University Paris City, France
10:40 – 11:10 | Invited speaker:  Dr Jenny Regan, The University of Edinburgh, UK
11:10 – 11:25 | Abstract selection
11:25 – 11:40 | Abstract selection
11:40 – 12:15 | Invited speaker: Professor Daniel Lambert, The University of Sheffield, UK
12:15 – 13:45 | Lunch 

13:45 – 15:45 | Talks

13:45 – 14:15 | Invited speaker: Dr Alice Denton, Imperial College London, UK 
14:15 – 14:30 | Abstract selection
14:30 – 14:45 | Abstract selection
14:45 – 15:45 | Keynote speaker: Professor Sheila Francis, The University of Sheffield, UK
15:45 | Closing remarks


Registration is open. BSI members benefit from reduced registration fees at this meeting and other BSI events, as well as free access to our journals, grants, bursaries and much more. If you are an undergraduate, please sign up for free BSI membership before registering for an event. You can sign up to become a member online.

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BSI member rate
Full & Early Careers £75
Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £45
Concessionary (includes parental leave, career breaks, retired, emeritus retired) £45
Undergraduate (membership is free for undergraduates - please sign up online if you are not currently a member) £25
Non-member rate
Full & Early Careers £115
Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters) £85
Concessionary (includes parental leave, career breaks, retired, emeritus retired) £85

BSI grants to support your attendance at this event

As part of our career development package, we have two grants available to BSI members to support your attendance at this event. 

  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Conference Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £200 to contribute towards their travel costs in attending this conference. In this scheme, we have 10 grants available for this conference and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to eligible BSI members. Deadline: Monday 12 September. Find out more and apply >
  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Carers' Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £200 to contribute towards extra care arrangements costs they incur during the conference, for example, childcare costs, or for additional care for the applicant themselves. Deadline: Monday 12 September. Find out more and apply >