Keynote Address

Ron Germain
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Imaging the immune system - visualizing how the immune system really works

Symposium I − cancer immunology and immunotherapy

Carl June
University of Pennsylvania
T cell therapy for cancer

Chrystal Paulos
Medical University of South Carolina
"Juicing" T cells with small molecules to enhance long-lived memory responses to tumors

Christopher Klebanoff
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"Insulating" adoptively transferred T cells from a hostile tumor environment

Miriam Merad
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Myeloid cell contribution to tumor outcome

Symposium II − Epigenetics and immunity

Benjamin Youngblood
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Epigenetic regulation of memory T cell differentiation and exhaustion

Ananda Goldrath
University of California, San Diego
Transcriptional regulation directing T cell differentiation

Steve Smale
University of California, Los Angeles
Selective regulation of stimulus-induced transcription

Anjana Rao
La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology
Epigenetic and transcriptional programs in T and B cells

Symposium III − T Cell development and maturation

Kristin Hogquist
University of Minnesota
Thymic selection of soldiers and peacekeepers

Pam Fink
University of Washington
Recent thymic emigrant function - defective or adaptive?

Ellen Rothenberg
California Institute of Technology
Gene networks that trigger the start of T cell development

Virginia Smith Shapiro
Mayo Clinic
Epigenetic regulation of thymocyte positive selection and lineage commitment