Annual Scandinavian Society of Immunology Meeting & Summer School

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the Scandinavian Society of Immunology Meeting & Summer School (SSI 2013), which is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 14-17, 2013. The Meeting provides a unique opportunity for basic and clinical immunologist, PhD students and others with a professional interest in immunology to come together to share experiences and knowledge within the field.

We are delighted to present a series of speakers from all areas within immunology that will cover recent advances in innate and adaptive immunity, differentiation, regulation and effector function of the immune system as well as autoimmunity diseases, allergy and clinical immunology.

The traditional Summer School, intended for immunology students, will include at least one presentation from each of the major topics in immunology.

Join us for a few days of excellent immunology, bring forward your own field of interest and come and enjoy Copenhagen with us.

Best wishes,

On behalf of The Organizing Committee
Jan Pravsgaard Christensen
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Preliminary Program

Sunday April 14th, Summer school
12.00-12.45 Esther de Jong, Functional specialization of tissue dendritic cells
12.45-13.30 Seppo Meri, The complement system in health and disease
13.30-14.00 Coffee break
14.00-14.45 Simon Davis, Receptor organization and signaling in T-cells
14.45-15.30 Andreas Radbruch, The organization of immunological memory
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-16.45 Simon Fillatreau, B cell memory
16.45-17.30 Anne Cooke, Type 1 diabetes- how does it arise and can it be cured?

18.00-18.10 Welcome to the SSI meeting 2013
18.10-19.00 Keynote Speaker: Richard Flavell, Dendritic cells

19.00-21.00 Welcome Reception (DGI-Byen)

Monday April 15th, Innate immunity
09.00-09.30 Andrea Cerutti, B-cell
09.30-10.00 Teunis B.H. Geijtenbeek, C-type lectins on cells
10.00-10.30 Hanne Frøkjær, The role of signalling pathways and endocytic activities for Interferon beta in dendritic cells
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 Felix Randow, autophagy
11.30-12.00 Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, NK cells
12.00-12.30 Jürg Köhl,
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Poster session (half the posters)
14.30-16.30 Workshops (2-3 parallel sessions)
16.30-17.00 Beer within poster area

17.00-18.00 SSI and SJI board meetings

Tuesday April 16th, Differentiation/regulation/effector function
09.00-09.30 Graham Anderson, Thymus development
09.30-10.00 Kingston Mills, Regulation and effector function of pathogenic T cells in autoimmunity
10.00-10.30 Simon Davis, A unifying principle for receptor triggering by native ligands and antibodies in T cells
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 William Agace, Intestinal DC subsets and the generation of mucosal effector T cell populations
11.30-12.00 Annette Oxenius, T cell immunity in viral infections
12.00-12.30 Andreas Radbruch, Adaptation of effector Th cells to chronic inflammation
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Poster session (half the posters)
14.30-16.30 Workshops (2-3 parallel sessions)
16.30-17.00 Beer within poster area

17.00-18.00 SSI General Assembly

19.00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday April 17th, Basic autoimmunity/allergy/therapy
09.00-09.30 Richard Holmdahl, Adaptive autoimmunity causing arthritis
09.30-10.00 Matthias von Herrath, Learning from histopathology to devise optimal
strategies to prevent or treat type 1 diabetes
10.00-10.30 Simon Fillatreau, B cells, plasma cells, and cytokines
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 Claudia Mauri, B-reg
11.30-12.00 Cezmi A. Akdis, Mechanisms in immunotherapy
12.00-12.30 Stefan F. Martin, Immunology of contact allergy
12.30-13.30 Closing remarks, Departure

14 Apr - 17 Apr 2013
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