Frontiers of Immunology in Health & Disease

Suzhou, China 
September 10-14, 2018  
Abstract deadline: July 20th, 2018

Conference Agenda

Organized by:

Xuetao Cao, Nankai Unviersity, China

Richard Flavell, Yale University, USA

Fabienne Mackay, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Tadatsugu Taniguchi, The University of Tokyo, Japan 


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Frontiers of Immunology in Health & Disease 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 September 10, and will conclude after lunch on September 14, 2018.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in immunology. 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 & cytokines
2. Development & maintenance of the immune system
3. Regulation of T/B cell responses
4. Inflammation & associated diseases
5. Interface between immune system & other biological systems
6. Mucosal immunity
7. Cancer immunotherapy: recent progress
8. Vaccines

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Fabienne Mackay, The University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: A novel cytokine-controlled immune checkpoint in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Wayne Yokoyama, Washington University, USA
Abstract title: Natural killer cells and missing-self

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Shizuo Akira, Osaka University, JAPAN
Abstract title: The role of RBM7 in lung fibrosis
Thomas Boehm, Max-Planck-Institute of Immunology & Epigenetics, GERMANY
Abstract title: Evolution of thymopoietic environments
Xuetao Cao,Nankai Unviersity, CHINA
Arup Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Abstract title: How to hit HIV where it hurts
Mark Davis, HHMI/Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Standing on the shoulders of mice: adventures in human immunology
Chen Dong, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Anna-Marie Fairhurst, Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR, SINGAPORE
Abstract title: Nucleic Acid sensing in SLE
Richard Flavell, HHMI/Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: New Guardians of Mucosal Immunity
Adrian Hayday, King's College London, UK
Abstract title: The Gamma Delta T cell receptor mediates stress-surveillance by combining innate with adaptive immunity in a single molecule
Dieter Kabelitz, UKSH Campus Kiel, GERMANY
Abstract title: Towards improving the anti-tumor efficacy of human gamma/delta T cells
Axel Kallies, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Molecular regulation of adipose tissue resident regulatory T cells

Daisuke Kamimura, Hokkaido University, JAPAN
Khalid Khabar, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, SAUDI ARABIA
Abstract title: The intracellular pyrimidine 5’-nucleotidase NT5C3 is a negative epigenetic factor for Cytokine response
Vijay Kuchroo, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Abstract title: Induction and regulation of Th17 Cells
Warren Leonard, NIH, USA
Abstract title: The γc family of cytokines and the fine-tuning of cytokine signals.
Tak Mak, Ontario Cancer Institute, CANADA
Kazuyo Moro, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, JAPAN
Abstract title: Group 2 innate lymphoid cell and allergic disorders
Graham Ogg, University of Oxford, UK
Abstract title: Lipid-specific T cells and the skin
Chung-Gyu Park, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: A ß-catenin/NF-kBp65/TCF-4 signaling axis for the production of IL-6 in macrophage
Hai Qi, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Control of lymphocyte positioning during germinal center formation
Satyajit Rath, National Institute of Immunology, INDIA
Abstract title: Developing country immune ecologies: lessons from the neonatal human leucocyte phenotype
Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: Pyroptosis: from innate immunity to cancer
Reiko Shinkura, The University of Tokyo , JAPAN
Abstract title: Intestinal IgA as a modulator of gut microbiota
Bing Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, CHINA
Abstract title: The Sin1-mTOR regulation of T development, metabolism, and trafficking
Mark Smyth, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: CD155 receptor and ligand functions in tumors
Kiyoshi Takeda, Osaka University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Host-microbe interaction in the intestine
Tadatsugu Taniguchi, University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science, JAPAN
Abstract title: HMGB1 and other DAMPs in the regulation of inflammation and tumor immune microenvironment
Zhigang Tian, University of Science & Technology of China, CHINA
Abstract title: NK Cell Exhaustion and Reversal by Checkpoint Immunotherapy
Koji Yasutomo, Tokushima University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Genetics dissection of familial inflammatory disorders
Wenwen Zeng, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Neural Regulation of White Adipose Tissue Metabolism

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 $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in September, 2018.

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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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