Inflammation: Basic Mechanisms & Relevant Diseases

Suzhou, China 
December 11-15, 2017   

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Abstract deadline: October 27, 2017

Organized by:

K. Frank Austen, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, USA

Yasmine Belkaid, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease, USA

Chen Dong, Tsinghua University, China



We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Inflammation: Basic Mechanisms & Relevant Diseases which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday December 11, and will conclude after lunch on December 15, 2017.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in inflammation. 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:
1. Innate immunity & inflammation
2. Microbiome & inflammation
3. Autoimmune inflammation
4. Allergic inflammation
5. Anti-inflammation mechanisms
6. Human immunology & inflammatory diseases
7. Treatment of inflammatory disease

Keynote Speaker:
Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/The Second Military Medical University, CHINA
Abstract title: Epigenetic regulation of innate immunity and inflammation
Christopher Goodnow, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Actively acquired tolerance and autoimmunity in the antibody system: Somatic mutations in rogue clones

K. Frank Austen, Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA
Abstract title: Innate mast cells (MC) and cysteinyl leukotriene LTE4 in an integrated respiratory epithelial cell response to allergen
Yasmine Belkaid, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
Wanjun Chen, NIH Intramural Research Program, USA
Abstract title: The development and function of regulatory T cells
Zhijian (James) Chen, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
David Corry, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Fungi, fibrinogenolyisis, and the initiation of allergic airway inflammation
Daniel Cua, Merce Research Laboratories, USA
Chen Dong, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Sidonia Fagarasan, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, JAPAN
Abstract title: Excessive T cell activation in the absence of PD-1 affects behavior
Richard Flavell, HHMI/Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Genetic Analysis of Metabolism in T Cell Immunity and Autoimmunity
David Hafler, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: On the nature of autoreactive T cells
Xiaoyu Hu, Tingshua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Widespread post-initiation regulation during activation of macrophage transcriptome
Wan-Uk Kim, The Catholic University of Korea, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Transcription Factor NFAT5 is Essential to Rheumatoid Inflammation
Bin Li, Shanghai Institute of Immunology, CHINA
Abstract title: Molecular Mechanism underlying Tissue FOXP3+ Treg Plasticity and Function
Zhanguo Li, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title: Low-dose interleukin-2 therapy in Systemic lupus erythematosus and immune homeostasis
Xin Lin, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Carma2E138A/+ mice develop spontaneous psoriasis-like skin inflammation through mediating interleukin-17A signaling
Zhihua Liu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Commensal bacteria target host intracellular membrane trafficking
Bali Pulendran, Emory University, USA
Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Science
Abstract title: Pyroptosis: from innate immunity to cancer
Carola Vinuesa, Australian National University, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Control of human germinal center responses by follicular helper and regulatory T cells
Hongyan Wang, Shanghai Institute of Biochem and Cell Biology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Signaling proteins LRCH1 and ADAP regulate T-cell migration, cytotoxicity and inflammation-related diseases
Yui-His Wang, Sanofi, USA
Huji Xu, Tsinghua University / Second Military Medical University, CHINA

Di Yu, The Australian National University, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: HIV infection and follicular cytotoxic T cells

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 (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on this 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 attending the conference will be selected for fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in December, 2017.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early 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 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.

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

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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