AIC2015

Keynote address

Mario Capecchi
University of Utah
Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Mouse Models of Human Disease from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders


Symposium I − T helper cell function: A polarizing response

Mark Kaplan
Indiana University
ETS transcription factors in the development of Th9 cells

John O'Shea
National Institutes of Health
Lymphocyte Genomic Switches: Helping lymphocytes to understand themselves and their potential

Amy Weinmann
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Metabolism and T cell differentiation states

Shabaana Khader
Washington University
The tubercle granuloma: To be, or not to be.


Symposium II − Immunoregulation

Michael Farrar
University of Minnesota
Regulatory T cell development and function

Maria-Grazia Roncarolo
Stanford University
T regulatory cell therapy: from bench to bedside and back

Thomas Tedder
Duke University
Regulatory B10 cell development, function, and application to disease

Paulo Rodriguez
Georgia Regents University
Cellular stress checkpoints regulate the function and accumulation of Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) in tumors


Symposium III − Broadly neutralizing antibodies

Pamela Bjorkman
California Institute of Technology
A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System Versus HIV

George Georgiou
University of Texas, Austin
Molecular analysis of the serum antibody repertoire elucidates the humoral response to the seasonal flu vaccine

Florian Krammer
Mount Sinai
Broadly protective influenza virus vaccines based on cross-reactive antibodies to the viral surface glycoproteins

Patrick Wilson
University of Chicago
Targeting conserved influenza epitopes


Workshop block I

Allergy and Asthma I
Ian Lewkowich
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Autoimmunity I
William Carson
University of Michigan

B cell development
Kay Medina
Mayo Clinic

Immune response to bacteria and parasites I
Lin-Xi Li
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Immune response to viruses I
Ryan Langlois
University of Minnesota

Inflammatory Processes I
David Feola
University of Kentucky

Innate Immunity
Kerry Empey
University of Pittsburgh

Tumor Immunology I
Ryan Teague
St Louis University

Workshop block II

Allergy and Asthma II
Jane Schuh
North Dakota State University

Autoimmunity II
Marcia McInerney
University of Toledo

Immune response to bacteria and parasites II
Steve Templeton
Indiana University, Indianapolis

Immune response to viruses II
Vladimir Badovinac
University of Iowa

Inflammatory Processes II
Kamalakannan Rajasekaran
BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Lymphocyte Activation and Signaling
Diana Gil Pages
Mayo Clinic

T cell development
Fotini Gounari
University of Chicago

T cell subsets
Charlotte Vines
University of Texas, El Paso

Transplantation and Tolerance
Richard DiPaolo
St Louis University


General meeting information

Meeting chaired by: Michael Farrar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Meeting location: Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, Illinois
Abstracts presented: 187
Trainees: $125
Investigators: $200