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Basic to Translational: Current Concepts of Liver Immunology

Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG

The British Society for Immunology's London Immunology Group is pleased to collaborate with the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) to bring you 'Basic to translational: Current concepts in liver immunology', taking place at 09:00 - 18:00 on Thursday 22 February 2018 at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London. 


This is a one day meeting on key themes in basic and translational liver immunology. You can download a copy of the full programme here

Keynote Lecture

  • Myeloid heterogeneity in liver inflammationFrank Tacke (Aachen, Germany)

Session 1: Lymphoid cells and the liver

  • T cell function in chronic liver disease: immune exhaustion or reprogramming? - Wafa Khamri (ICL)
  • Lymphoid cells and antiviral immunity: implications for immunotherapy - Patrick Kennedy (QMUL)
  • MAIT cells in homeostasis and disease - Paul Klenerman (Oxford)
  • NK cells dysfunction in chronic liver injury - Salim Khakoo (Southampton)

Session 2: Innate immune cells and the liver

  • Basic myeloid cell biology and relevance in disease - Kevin Woollard (Imperial)
  • Intrahepatic macrophage subsets in chronic liver injury: insights from experimental models of disease - Prakash Rhamachandran (Edinburgh)
  • Role of myeloid cells in acute liver injury: immunopathology and translational implications - Lucia Possamai (ICL)
  • Platelet–myeloid interactions in liver injury - Patricia Lalor (Birmingham)

Session 3: Novel concepts in liver immunopathology

  • The role of hepatic endothelium in shaping hepatic immunity - Chris Weston (Birmingham)
  • Harnessing immune responses for anti-tumour therapies: “On target  effects”: Speaker: Sergio Quezada (UCL); “Off-target effects”: Speaker: Harry Antoniades (Imperial)
  • Immune based therapies for hepatocellular cancer - Stuart Curbishley (Birmingham)

Session 4: Selected oral presentations


Along with guest speakers, we will have three oral presentations and posters to be selected from submitted abstracts.  There will be an abstract prize for the best oral presentation. Please submit your 250 word (max) abstract to

Abstract submission deadline: Monday 18 December 2017


Online registration is required.  There is a limited capacity, so please register early to avoid disappointment. You can register online here or via the link below.


Early-bird rate (before 22 January)

Regular rate (after 22 January
BSI/BASL members £50 £65
Non-members £80 £95
Student/concessionary BSI/BASL members £20 £30
Student/concessionary non-member £35 £50

If you have any queries, please contact the London Immunology Group


Our thanks to the following companies for sponsoring this event:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Intercept
  • Norgine


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