The Multifaceted Roles of Type 2 Immunity

We hope that you will join us in Bruges, Belgium this December as we assemble some of the leading investigators examining various aspects of type 2 immunity. Within the past few years, the concept of type 2 Immunity has broadened, both with regard to inclusion of additional cellular players along with their secreted factors as well as the biology they mediate and how the players are regulated themselves.

The goal of the conference is therefore to discuss various biologies mediated by this axis of the immune response with a focus on identifying common and disparate components. Cross fertilization shall facilitate insights into this group of biological responses in health and disease.

Symposium themes:

Role of innate immune cells in type 2 immunity
Coordinating innate and adaptive type 2 inflammation
Type 2 immunity in asthma and allergy and airway infection
Type 2 immunity in microbial infection
Role of commensal flora in influencing type 2 immunity
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Preliminary Program

Wednesday, 10 December, 2014
AM Registration
PM Welcome and Introduction
Keynote Speaker: Alan Sher, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
Session 1: Role of Innate Immune Cells in Type 2 Immunity
PM Hajime Karasuyama, Tokyo Medical and Dental University School of Medicine, Japan
Richard Locksley, University of California San Francisco, USA
Judith Allen, University of Edinburgh, UK
Drinks Reception
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Session 2: Coordinating Innate and Adaptive Type 2 Inflammation
AM Carola Vinuesa, Australian National University, Australia
Stephen Galli, Stanford School of Medicine, USA
Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University, USA
Hergen Spits, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Session 3: Type 2 Immunity in Asthma and Allergy and Airway Infection
PM Bart Lambrecht, VIB and Ghent University, Belgium (Organizer)
David Corry, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Jeffrey Whitsett, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA
Marsha Wills-Karp, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
Meet the Speaker’s Dinner
Friday, 12 December 2014
Session 4: Type 2 Immunity in Microbial Infection
AM Edward Pearce, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Rick Maizels, University of Edinburgh, UK
Michael Holtzman, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Session 5: Role of Commensal Flora in Influencing Type 2 Immunity
PM Nicola Harris, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Yasmine Belkaid, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, USA
Andrew Macpherson, University of Bern, Switzerland
David Artis, University of Pennsylvania, USA (Organizer)
Closing Remarks

10 Dec - 12 Dec 2014
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