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BSI Trauma Immunology Workshop

Centre for Professional Development, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

This one day meeting, to be held at the University of Birmingham on 27 March 2019, is the BSI’s inaugural meeting in trauma immunology, a growing and exciting field of immunology. It aims to highlight our developing understanding of the importance of the immune response in progression and outcome of traumatic injury. This meeting is hosted by the BSI's Infection & Immunity Affinity Group

This event will bring together clinicians, academics and anyone else interested in learning about this new field and has an excellent line-up of speakers including both clinical and scientific presentations covering topics from a range of aspects of immunological and host responses to trauma.


09:30  Registration

10:00  Welcome and the case for trauma immunology –  Janet Lord, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham 

10:10  Why do we need to understand the human immune response to injury – Karim Brohi, Blizard Institute, QMUL

10:45  24/7 analysis of suppression of innate immunity in trauma patients by point-of-care automated flow cytometry – Leo Koenderman, LUMC, Netherlands

11:15  The ultra-early immune response to trauma – Jon Hazeldine, NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, University of Birmingham 

11:35  Tea/coffee

12:00 Neutrophil responses during inflammation, infection, and sepsis Daniel Irimia, Harvard University

12:30  Selected short talks from abstracts (x2)

13:00 Lunch and poster viewing

14:00  Immunometabolism: the role of metabolomics in developing prognostic tools in trauma – Rick Dunn, Phenome Centre Birmingham, University of Birmingham

14:20  Extracellular vesicles and the response to trauma – Paul Harrison, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham 

14:40 Title tbc – Abigail Spear & Robert Purcell DSTL, Porton Down

15:00 Selected short talks (x3)

15:45 A butterfly in a storm: Understanding trauma injury at a systems level – Mike Barnes, QMUL

16:15 Close


Registration will open shortly.


If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email Jane Sessenwein



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