Keystone Conference: Innate Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

  • When:  10 - 15 May 2013
  • Location:  A Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil
  • Title:  The Innate Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Organized as an international collaboration and with generous support from CNPq - the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil, and FAPEMIG - Minas Gerais State Agency for Research Development.

  • Scientific Organizers: Ricardo T. Gazzineli, Gustavo P. Amarante-Mendes, Anne O'Garra and Alan Sher

The conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, travel awards supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Abstracts received after 7 January 2013 can no longer be considered for oral short talks; poster display opportunities remain open.

  • Late Abstract Deadline: 4 February, 2013
  • Early Registration Deadline: 5 March, 2013

For more details please see the conference website

PROGRAMME

Friday 10 May

15:00 - 19:30 - Arrival and Registration

18:15 - 19:15 - Refreshments

19:15 - 21:30 - Welcome and Keynote Session

  • Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, FIOCRUZ Minas, Brazil
    • Keystone Brazil and the Challenges of Global Tropical Diseases
  • Jean-Laurent Casanova, Rockefeller University, USA
    • Toward a genetic theory of infectious disease

Saturday 11 May

08:30 - 11:30 - Innate Immune Recognition

  • Caetano Reis e Sousa, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, UK
    • Myeloid C-Type Lectin Receptors in Pathogen Recognition and Host Defense
  • Vishva M. Dixit, Genentech, Inc., USA
    • Non-canonical Inflammasome Activation Targets Caspase-11
  • Kate A. Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
    • Regulation of Inflammatory Gene Expression by Long Non-Coding RNAs.
  • Julie Magarian Blander, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
    • Detecting and Responding to Microbial Viability
  • Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

12:00 - 14:30 - Poster Session 1

14:30 - 16:30 - Workshop 1: Innate Recognition and Microbial Pathogenesis

  • Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00 - 19:00 - Innate Immunity in Vectors

  • Elena A. Levashina, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
    • Mechanisms of Innate Resistance to Malaria Parasites in the Mosquito
  • George Dimopoulos, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    • Innate and Microbiota-Mediated Control of Dengue Virus in Mosquitoes
  • David L. Sacks, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
    • Influence of Vector Transmission on the Innate Immune Response to Leishmania major
  • Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

Sunday 12 May

08:30 - 11:30 - Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC) and Mucosal Immunity

  • Fiona M. Powrie, University of Oxford, UK
    • Innate Regulation of Intestinal Mucosal Inflammation
  • David Artis, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
    • Regulation of Innate and Adaptive Immunity at Barrier Surfaces
  • Dan R. Littman, HHMI/New York University School of Medicine, USA
    • Immune Homeostasis and Host Protection by Commensal Bacteria
  • Marco Colonna, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
    • Innate Lymphoid Cells in Mucosal Immunity
  • Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

14:30 - 16:30 - Workshop 2: Cytokine, Inflammation and Pathogenesis

  • Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00 - 19:00 - Effector Mechanisms

  • Arturo Zychlinsky, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
    • NETs – From Infection to Autoimmunity
  • Judith E. Allen, University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Macrophages in Helminth Infection
  • Jonathan Howard, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal
    • Genetic Basis of Innate Immune Control of a Parasitic Disease
  • Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:30 - 22:00 - Poster Session 2

 

Monday 13 May

08:30 - 11:30 - Innate Cytokines Influencing Adaptive Immunity and Inflammation

  • Alan Sher, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
    • Innate Regulation of Th1 Responses
  • Robert L. Coffman, Dynavax Technologies, USA
    • Clinical Applications of Innate Immune Signals
  • Kingston H. G. Mills, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    • Innate Determinates of Th1/Th17 versus Treg Cells
  • Edgar M. Carvalho, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
    • Innate Determinants in the Control and Pathology of Human Tegumentary Leishmaniasis
  • Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

12:00 - 14:30 - Poster Session 3

14:30 - 16:30 - Workshop 3: Cell Death and Pathogenesis

  • Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00 - 19:00 - Innate Signals in Disease Pathogenesis

  • Speaker to be Announced
  • Douglas Golenbock, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
    • DNA Sensing Drives the Innate Immune Response in Malaria
  • Anne O'Garra, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
    • Cytokines and Pathogenesis in TB
  • Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

 

Tuesday 14 May

08:30 - 11:30 - Cell Death in Host Resistance and Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases

  • Douglas R. Green, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
    • Pathogen-Induced Necrosis
  • Ricardo T. Gazzineli, CPQRR-Fiocruz, Brazil
    • NLRP12/NLRP3-Dependent Caspase-1 Driven Inflammation in Malaria
  • Maya Saleh, McGill University, Canada
    • Role of Caspases in the Regulation of Inflammation and Immunity
  • Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00 - 18:45 - Immunological Adjuvants and Vaccines

  • Jorge Kalil, Instituto Butantan, Brazil
    • Dengue Vaccine Candidates
  • Bali Pulendran, Emory University, USA
    • Long-Term Immune Responses Induced by Adjuvants

18:45 - 19:30 - Closing Keynote Address

  • Michel C. Nussenzweig, HHMI/Rockefeller University, USA
    • Targeting Dendritic Cells in Malaria Vaccine

 

Wednesday 15 May

Departure

 

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