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All about sex: Unravelling sex-based differences in immunity & inflammation

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London, UK & online
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To coincide with the beginning of Diversity Week 2023 (25 September to 1 October 2023), we are delighted to invite you to 'All about sex: Unravelling sex-based differences in immunity & inflammation’, a web symposium funded by an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion activity grant from the British Society for Immunology (BSI) which will take place on Monday 25 September 2023 online and in-person at the Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology (Denmark Hill, London, UK).

There is increasing scientific interest in how biological sex shapes immune responses and contributes to predisposition and susceptibility to disease, including inflammation, autoimmunity, infections, cancer, and response to vaccines. However, there is still much to be learned about the underlying mechanisms and their implications.

This symposium aims to give a state-of-the-art overview of the latest findings and future directions in this field, to promote scientific exchange and facilitate new collaborations. The seminar will also provide an opportunity to learn about how these findings can be translated into clinical practice to improve clinical studies and patient care. Ultimately, we hope that the seminar will contribute to a better understanding of sex-based differences in immune functions, and how this knowledge can be employed to improve basic, translational and clinical research, with an outlook to more personalized and effective approaches to study and treat a wide range of diseases.

The symposium is jointly sponsored by the BSI and the Foundation for Liver Research and will take place in a hybrid format to facilitate the participation of international speakers and allow for global attendance. A small in-person audience will also be able to attend the meeting onsite at the Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology.

To book your space, please register for the event via Eventbrite. Online invitations will only be issued to those who register for the event via Eventbrite.

The full programme will be available soon. Please check the Eventbrite page for further details.

To register interest or if you have any further queries, please contact the Event Organiser Dr Antonio Riva at: