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From fundamental immunology to immunotherapy

Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB

 

The British Society for Immunology's West Midlands Immunology Group is pleased to bring you their 2019 Symposium 'From fundamental immunology to immunotherapy' taking place on 14 May 2019 in Birmingham. 


Programme

08:30 – 09:00 Coffee and Registration

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome

Session I: Immune dysregulation and autoimmunity

9:10 – 9:15 Session introduction

9:15 – 09:45 Mark Peakman (King’s College London)
Developing peptide-based immunotherapies for type 1 diabetes

9:45 – 10.30 3x Short talks selected from abstracts

10.30 – 11:00 Coffee break

Session II: Immunodeficiency and microbial infection

11.00 – 11.05 Introduction to session 

11:05 – 11:35 Claire Booth (University College London)
TBA

11:35 – 12:05 Rebecca Drummond (University of Birmingham)
Risk Factors for Invasive Fungal Infection: Lessons from Rare Clinical Cases

12:05 - 12.15 3x Flash talks selected from abstracts

12.15 – 13:15 Lunch and Poster Break 

Session III – Immune cell therapies

13:15 – 13:20 Session introduction

13:20 – 13:50 Martin Pule (University College London)
CAR T cell therapy at UCL

13:50 – 14:20 2x Short talks selected from abstracts

14:20 –14:25 Introduction to the poster walk session

14:25 – 15:00 Poster walks

Theme 1: Infection and innate immunity
Theme 2: Inflammation, autoimmunity and adaptive immunity
Theme 3: Immunotherapies, novel therapies

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break 

Session IV: Novel cancer therapy strategies

15:15 – 15:20 Session introduction

15:20 - 15:50 Alan Parker (Cardiff University)
Development of adenovirus based precision virotherapies

15:50 – 16.05 Short talk

16:05 - 16:35 Francis Mussai (University of Birmingham)
The role of arginine metabolism in cancer immune evasion

16:35 – 16:45 Closing remarks and poster / talk prize 

16:45 – 18:00 Canape networking reception


Abstracts

Delegates are encouraged to submit abstracts on their work for presentation at the meeting. A small number of abstracts will be selected for short talks and there will be a prize for the best oral and poster presentation. Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words and should be submitted via our Google Docs form. The abstract submission deadline is the 16 April 2019


Registration

Online registration is now open. You can join the BSI online - membership provides many benefits to help you progress your career. Undergraduate membership is free. 

BSI Members

 BSI Member - Full & Early Careers *

 £25

 BSI Member - Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)

 £15

 BSI Member - Concessionary **

 £15

 Non-Members

 Full & Early Careers *

 £45

 Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)

 £30

 Concessionary **

 £30

 Undergraduate (membership is free)

 £10

*  Early careers includes scientists employed as post-doctoral researchers, for the first 5 years post graduation.
** Concessionary includes Parental leave, Career Breaks, Retired, Emeritus Retired.


Sponsors

Our thanks go to the following sponsors of this event:

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

 

 

 

 

  

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