Education Events All events 10081 4th International Conference on Innate Immune Memory

About the event

The Radboud university medical center for Infectious Diseases invites you on October 31 and November 1st to the international symposium ‘4th International Conference on Innate Immune Memory’ in the city of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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About the event

This international conference will cover novel aspects on innate immune memory, starting from evolutionary aspects, to molecular mechanisms, and translational aspects important for infections, vaccination, inflammatory diseases and cancer. An international group of experts in the field will present their work, including Kenneth Walsh, Michael Skinner, Joachim Schultze, Maria-Carla Saleh, Joseph Sun, Triantafyllos Chavakis, Keiko Ozato, Maziar Divangahi, Mihai Netea, Robin Choudhury, Luis Barreiro, Musa Mhlanga, Ramnik Xavier, Christine Stabell-Benn, Nigel Curtis, Willem Mulder.
In addition, oral presentations will be chosen from the submitted abstracts, and a ‘Best Oral Presentation Prize’ and ‘Best Poster prize’ will be awarded.
We would like to invite colleagues in the field to join us in this very exciting scientific meeting. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 September 2019, and for registration is 15 October 2019. The early bird fee is 300 euros and includes registration, lunches and the congress dinner. There will be a limit of 300 participants for the conference.
Looking forward to welcome you in Nijmegen,
Mihai Netea
Leo Joosten
Triantafyllos Chavakis


Registration details

There is an early bird fee is 300 euros until September 15. The fee includes registration, lunches and the congress dinner. 
After September 15 the regular rate is 350 euros.
There will be a limit of 300 participants for the conference.

Refund Policy

Cancellations received after October 1, 2019 or no-shows will not be given a refund. All balances must be settled upon registration.


After online registration you will receive an e-mail with a unique html link to our payment system. Payment is possible by (preferably) IDEAL or by debit/creditcard (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro).


Thursday October 31

8.45 Welcome and Introduction Mihai Netea and Leo Joosten
Innate immune memory – evolutionary aspects (chair: Jos van der Meer)
9.00     Joachim Schultze: Immune memory as an evolutionary continuum
9.30     Joseph Sun: NK cell memory
10.00   Godfrey Temba: Urbanization and innate immune response in Tanzania
10.15   Elisa Jentho: Heme-induced trained immunity protects against sepsis 
10.30   Break
Cellular substrates of innate immune memory (chair: Eicke Latz)
11.00   Keiko Ozato: IFN-induced epigenetic reprogramming
11.30   Stephanie Fanucci: The role of lncRNAs in trained immunity
12.00   Florian Wimmers: Single-cell chromatin landscape after inactivated vaccines
12.15   Cansu Yanginlar: Trained autoimmunity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
 12.30 Lunch and posters
Innate immune memory mechanisms (1) (chair: Giuseppe Matarese)
14.00   Triantafyllos Chavakis: Mechanisms of trained immunity induced by beta-glucan
14.30   Maz Divangahi: BCG and reprogramming of bone marrow myeloid progenitors
15.00   Carlos del Fresno: Boosting Trained Immunity by Targeting Ship-1
15.15   Bérengère de Laval: C/EBPb dependent Epigenetic Immune Memory in HSC
15.30   Break
Innate immune memory mechanisms (2) (chair: Zoltan Fehervari)
16.00   Robin Choudhury: Hyperglycaemia-induced trained immunity in macrophages and their precursors promotes atherosclerosis
16.30   Willem Mulder: Nanobiologics and modulation of trained immunity
17.00   Keynote – Kenneth Walsh: Clonal hematopoesis
17.45   Congress dinner (buffet)


Friday November 1st

Epigenetic mediation of innate immune memory (chair: Leo Joosten)
9.00     Luis Barreiro: Deciphering trained immunity through single-cell technologies
9.30     Ramnik Xavier: Single-cell transcriptomics in BCG vaccination
10.00   Michel Vierboom: Trained immunity by mucosal BCG vaccination in NHP
10.15   Spencer Gill: Trained immunity reverses age related fecal microbiome
10.30   Break
Trained immunity in disease: pathophysiology (chair: Niels Riksen)
11.00   Eicke Latz: Trained immunity in atherosclerosis
11.30   Shabaana Khader: Macrophage reprogramming in TB
12.00   Laura Conejero: MV130 reduces wheezing and triggers trained immunity
12.15   Kyle Cunningham: Helminth products induce trained immunity
 12.30   Lunch and posters
Trained immunity in disease: prophylaxis and treatment (chair: Reinout van Crevel)
14.00   Anna Aschenbrenner: Long-term adaptation in fatty acid-primed monocytes
14.15   Vicky Matzaraki: GWAS of trained immunity – role of KDM4
14.30   Christine Stabell-Benn: Non-specific protective effects of vaccination
15.00   Nigel Curtis: MIS-BAIR study of BCG vaccination
15.30   Break
16.00   Keynote Prof. Michael Skinner: trans-generational transmission of traits
16.45   Prizes and farewell


The event will be held at the Van der Valk Hotel in Lent, nearby Nijmegen.

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The event will be held at the Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent, located directly at Nijmegen Lent station.

Participants can book a hotel room in the Van der Valk hotel with a 10% discount on the best available online room rate, please use the folllowing link

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The largest airport in the Netherlands – Schiphol is approximately 90 minutes away and offers a direct train connection to Nijmegen (Schiphol - Nijmegen). Tickets costs approximately € 20.
You can use the following websites to plan your trip: NS journey planner and 9292 journey planner.

Need more info? Contact us

Marjolijn Klomp-Kooi MSc
Project Manager

+31 (0)6 29 01 16 73

Abstract/poster submission

Deadline abstract submission: September 15, 2019. Oral presentations will be chosen from the submitted abstracts, and a ‘Best Oral Presentation Prize’ and ‘Best Poster prize’ will be awarded.

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Abstract/poster submission

Deadline abstract submission: September 15, 2019
Oral presentations will be chosen from the submitted abstracts, and a ‘Best Oral Presentation Prize’ and ‘Best Poster prize’ will be awarded.

Link to the online abstract submission

Note: if you are already registered for this symposium or have registered with Radboudumc Health Academy before, click 'logon' (if necessary choose: Forgot you password).

Please use the New Frontiers in Innate Immune Memeroy abstract format. You can download the abstract format here.

To facilitate the submission process and the subsequent follow up process, please consider the following guidelines and deadlines mentioned.

Abstract format:
  • 350 words font size 11 
  • headings: background, aim, methods, results and discussion
  • figures allowed (max 2)
  • no references
Presentation type:
  • oral
  • poster
  • both