Frontiers of Immunology in Health and Diseases
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
September 3 - 7, 2012
Abstract deadline extended to July 13th

Schedule Overview

Organized by:
Aike Guo, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China
Alison Mercer, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ikue Mori, Nagoya University, Japan
Bing Zhang, University of Oklahoma, USA

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Frontiers of Immunology in Health and Diseases which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday September 3, and will conclude after lunch on Friday September 7, 2012.

This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series, a program now in its 76th year. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
- Innate immune response and inflammation
- Development and function of the adaptive immune system
- Immune regulation and tolerance
- Autoimmunity and allergy
- Immunity and cancer
- Mucosal immunity
- Infectious diseases and vaccine development

Keynote Speakers:
Ruslan Medzhitov, HHMI / Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Inflammation in immunity, homeostasis and disease

Invited Speakers:
Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medcial Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:TBA
Vincenzo Cerundolo, University of Oxford, UK
Abstract title:Invariant NKT cell suppression vs activation in Infection and Cancer
Genhong Cheng, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Chen Dong, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:T follicular helper cell development
Richard Flavell, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Microbiota, Inflammasomes and chronic disease
Xin-Yuan Fu, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:20 Years after the Discovery of the STAT Pathway: STAT Proteins are Mediators of Perigenetics
Frederic Geissmann, King's College London, UK
Abstract title:A lineage of myeloid cells independent of Myb and hematopoietic stem cells
Kenya Honda, University of Tokyo , JAPAN
Abstract title:Treg-inducing commensal Clostridium species derived from the human microbiome
Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Innate link to antiviral adaptive immunity at mucosal surfaces
Shigeo Koyasu, Keio University School of Medicine, JAPAN
Abstract title:Critical role of GATA3 in natural helper cell differentiation and function
Juan Lafaille, New York University, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Yu-lung Lau, University of Hong Kong, CHINA
Abstract title:Exome sequencing and GWAS for elucidating disease mechanisms in primary immunodeficiencies and systemic lupus erythematosus
Yong-Jun Liu, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Robert Schreiber, Washington University, USA
Abstract title:The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Cancer Immunoediting
Bin Sun, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:ECM1 controls Th2 cell egress from lymph nodes through re-expression of S1P1
Tada Taniguchi, University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science, JAPAN
Abstract title:Signaling and gene expression for old and new cytokines
Zhigang Tian, University of Science & Technology of China, CHINA
Abstract title:Reversal of HBV-induced systemic immune tolerance by intrinsic innate immune stimulation
Jenny Ting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Abstract title:The NLR family has broad biologic impact
Emil Unanue, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Identifying the early critical events in autoimmune diabetes.
Jose Villadangos, The University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:Cell Biology of Antigen Detection, Processing and Presentation by Dendritic Cells
Li Wu, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:The Function of microRNAs In Regulating the Development and Function of Dendritic Cells
Wayne Yokoyama, HHMI/Washington University, USA
Abstract title:Viral evasion of adaptive and innate immunity
Jingwu Zang, GlaxoSmithKline, China
Abstract title:Critical Roles of Neurotrophin Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) and IL-7 in TH17 Cell Differentiation and Survival in Autoimmune Disease
Yu Zhang, Peking University Health Center, China
Abstract title:TBA
Moncef Zouali, Inserm & University Paris Diderot, Sorbone Paris Cité, FRANCE

Abstract title:B-lymphocytes, innate immunity and autoimmunity

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in June.

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Package Content:

Package TypeEarlyNormalLate
Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:
April 6th,2012  May 21th, 2012Before Arrival 
*CSHA Endowed Student¥1,530$250¥1,700$275¥1,870$300
Includes meeting pass only (special offer)
Student No Housing¥3,750$605¥4,000$645¥4,250$685
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Share Room for 4 nights.
Academic No Housing¥5,100$825¥5,500$890¥5,900$955
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Media No Housing¥3,300$535¥3,500$570¥3,700$605
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Corporate No Housing¥6,345$1,025¥6,880$1,115¥7,420$1,205
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Remark:  Lunch, Supper, Tea Break & Social Activities (¥1,500 or $250); Room Rate(Single) :(¥2,000 or $320) & (Shared): (¥1,000 or $160), Breakfast is included in the Room Rate. The Package Price is based on the RMB price, price in USD is according to the exchange rate fluctuations.

Please kindly note:

1. The early & normal price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the full payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

2. For Student Package registered participants, please add your roommate requirement during the online registration. Otherwise, we’ll assign you a roommate among other student participants.

3. For late registrations, your housing & registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

4. Please inform us your request on extra day (USD 80/CNY 500 per day) and food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

5.We offer CSHA endowed student package for graduate students (student ID is required). This special offer only includes the meeting session pass. Housing, food and social activities are not included in the package.

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