Program details

Our 47th Annual Meeting AIC2018 will be held 16-19 Nov 2018 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. AIC2018 will be chaired by Dr. Rafael Fernandez-Botran, University of Louisville

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Friday, 16 Nov. 2018

meet the speakers roundtable

For Trainees • 5:00 - 7:00 PM • Pre-registration required.

Award presentations

7:15 PM Recognition of AAI Young Investigator Awards, ANRF Travel Awards and John Wallace Fellows

Keynote address

7:30 - 8:30 PM • Dr. Emil Unanue, Washington University 
Unique antigen presentation in autoimmunity: the type 1 diabetes example

Wine & cheese reception

Immediately following Keynote Address • 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Saturday, 17 Nov. 2018

Symposium I - Neuroimmune Mechanisms in health and disease

Dr. Jonathan Kipnis, Chair • 8:30 AM - Noon

Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University
Coordination of immune responses in the nervous system

Dr. Marco Colonna, Washington University
TREM2, microglia, and neurodegeneration

Dr. Jun Huh, Harvard Medical School
Maternal gut bacteria promote neurodevelopmental abnormalitites in mouse offspring

Dr. Jonathan Kipnis, University of Virginia
Meningeal lymphatic network and immunity in neurological diseases

Lunchtime workshops

Biolegend Workshop
The Emerging Age of Spectral Unmixing in Cellular Analysis

Afternoon Program I

Workshop Blocks 1-9, 2:00 – 4:15 PM
Poster Presentations I, 4:15 – 6:15 PM
Undergraduate Poster Presentations, 4:15 – 6:15 PM
Reception Concurrent with Poster Session I, 4:15 – 6:15 PM

Sunday, 18 Nov. 2018

Symposium II - Immunometabolism

Dr. Jeffrey Rathmell, Chair • 8:30 AM - Noon

Dr. Jeffery Rathmell, Vanderbilt University
Fueling T cells in inflammation and cancer

Dr. Liza Makowski, University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis
Metabolic reprogramming of macrophages - from obesity to cancer

Dr. Steven Bensinger, University of California Los Angeles
Understanding lipid metabolic reprogramming in immunity

Dr. Laurence Morel, University of Florida
Metabolic regulation of T cell function in lupus

Lunchtime workshops

12:15 -1:15 PM

Agilent Technologies Workshop II
Advances in rapid real-time assays for immune cell function

1:15 - 2:00 PM
Workshop III - National Institutes of Health

Afternoon Program II

Workshop Blocks 10-20, 2:00 – 4:15 PM
Poster Presentations II, 4:15 – 6:15 PM
Reception Concurrent with Poster Session II, 4:15 – 6:15 PM

MONday, 19 Nov. 2018

Symposium III – The role of alarmins, interferons, and chemokines in protective and pathogenic immunity

Dr. Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Chair • 8:30 AM - Noon

Dr. Eleanor Fish, University of Toronto
Global outbreaks: interferons as first responders

Dr. Joost Oppenheim, National Cancer Institute
Effective antitumor therapy using alarmins (chemokine mimics) and checkpoint inhibitors

Dr. Lauren Ehrlich, University of Texas at Austin
Chemokine mediated choreography of thymocyte selection

Dr. Rafael Fernandez-Botran, University of Louisville
Glycosaminoglycan interactions with interferons and chemokines: inflammation's Achilles heel?

As a courtesy to our speakers, we request that cellular phones, pages, and electronic devices be turned off or on vibrate during all sessions.  Cameras and recording equipment may not be used at the Keynote, Symposia, Workshops or Poster sessions.  Photographs of posters can only be made with the express permission of the poster presenter.