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British Society for Immunology Congress 2019

Arena and Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4FP, UK
Monday, 2 December, 2019 - 00:00 to Thursday, 5 December, 2019 - 00:00

The British Society for Immunology Congress 2019 will take place on 2–5 December 2019 in Liverpool, UK.  This is the UK's premier immunology event attracting over 1,000 delegates to enjoy our extensive 4-day programme of cutting edge research from leading UK and international researchers.  Our Congress Committee have worked hard to put together an inspiring programme (see below) covering the breadth of immunology and focussing on hot topics.  We're delighted to announce Professor Doreen Cantrell from University of Dundee will be our keynote speaker. We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool for an exciting and innovative mix of the highest quality basic and translational immunology research from around the world. 


Exhibition and Sponsorship

For information on opportunities to showcase your company, please see the BSI Congress 2019 Exhibition and Sponsorship Prospectus. For further information, contact Jane Sessenwein at j.sessenwein@immunology.org


Programme

You can download a pdf of the Congress programme overview here. On Thursday 5 December, we are pleased to partner with the UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UKPIN) to hold a number of joint plenary and parallel sessions.  

Monday 2 December
12:30  Bright Sparks in Immunology 2019  – PhD
14:00  Refreshment break
14:30  Bright Sparks in Immunology 2019  – Postdoc
16:00  Topical session and Bright Sparks in Immunology prize presentation
17:00  Break
17:30  Opening session and keynote presentation - Doreen Cantrell (University of Dundee)
19:00  Welcome reception
20:00  Close

Tuesday 3 December

09:00  Plenary session: Immunological challenges of controlling influenza

  • Katherine Kedzierska, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Peter Openshaw, Imperial College London, UK
  • Alain Townsend, University of Oxford, UK

10:30 Refreshment break

11:00   Parallel sessions

  • Immune recognition of microbiota species
  • Immune surveillance and lymphoid tissue architecture  
  • Immunotherapy in autoimmunity: finding the perfect reset button (part 1)
  • Monocyte and macrophage regulation of immune homoeostasis and inflammation (part 1)  
  • The role of mutated and non-mutated proteins in cancer immunity (part 1)

12:45   Lunch break, posters, exhibition and lunchtime sessions

14:15  Parallel sessions

  • B cell activation and differentiation
  • Immunotherapy in autoimmunity: finding the perfect reset button (part 2)
  • Monocyte and macrophage regulation of immune homoeostasis and inflammation (part 2)  
  • The role of mutated and nonmutated proteins in cancer immunity (part 2)
  • Stromal-immune cell cross-talk

16:00  Refreshment break

16:30 Plenary session: Tissue resident memory T cells

  • Donna Farber, Columbia University, USA
  • David Masopust, University of Minnesota, USA

17:30 BSI AGM

18:00  Poster session 1

19:30  Close
 

Wednesday 4 December

09:00 Plenary session: Cancer immunotherapy

  • Ana Carrizosa Anderson, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Carl June, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Cornelius Melief, Leiden University, Netherlands

10:30 Refreshment break

11:00  Parallel sessions

  • Imaging leukocyte dynamics
  • Immunotherapy and neurological disease
  • Inflammation of mucosal barriers (part 1)
  • From laboratory to clinic: engaging with industry to translate immunology research  
  • T cells in human health and disease

12:45   Lunch break, posters, exhibition and lunchtime sessions

14:15  Parallel sessions

  • Common themes in cancer and inflammatory disease
  • Inflammation of mucosal barriers (part 2)
  • Inhibitory immune receptors and new immunotherapies  
  • Metabolism, migration and autoimmunity  
  • New developments in neuroimmunology

16:00 Refreshment break

16:30 Plenary session: The recognition and clearance of senescent cells by leukocytes

  • Arne Akbar, University College London, UK
  • Valery Krizhanovsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

17:30 Poster session 2

19:00  Break

21:00 Congress party
 

Thursday 5 December

09:00 Plenary session (BSI / UKPIN): Learning from cell signalling in immunodeficiency

  • Ulf Klein, University of Leeds, UK
  • Klaus Okkenhaug, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Sonal Srikanth, UCLA, USA

10:30 Refreshment break

11:00  Parallel sessions

  • Defining antibody diversity in protective immune responses
  • Emerging functions of non-classical lymphocytes (part 1)
  • Immune cell metabolic pathways as targets in disease (part 1)
  • Network interactions: bringing together immunology and neuroscience
  • Pattern recognition in inflammation: from mechanisms to therapy (BSI / UKPIN)

12:45   Lunch break, posters, exhibition and lunchtime sessions

14:15  Parallel sessions

  • Autoimmunity: natural and manmade (BSI / UKPIN)
  • Emerging functions of non-classical lymphocytes (part 2)
  • Immune cell metabolic pathways as targets in disease (part 2)
  • Leukocyte trafficking during infection, inflammation and cancer
  • Understanding immune responses to improve vaccine design

16:00  Refreshment break

16:30 Plenary session (BSI / UKPIN): Mechanism of inflammation in immunodeficiency

  • Sophie Hambleton, Newcastle University, UK
  • Andrew Snow, NIH, USA

17:30  Closing session

17:45  Close of BSI Congress

  

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