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,
Thursday October 31
8.45 Welcome and Introduction Mihai Netea and Leo Joosten
Innate immune memory – evolutionary aspects (chair: Jos van der Meer)
9.15 Joachim Schultze: Immune memory as an evolutionary continuum
10.15 Oral presentation 1
10.30 Oral presentation 2
Cellular substrates of innate immune memory (chair: Eicke Latz)
11.15 Joseph Sun: NK cell memory
11.45 Mihai Netea: Epigenetic and metabolic rewiring in myeloid cells
12.15 Oral presentation 3
12.30 Oral presentation 4
12.45 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 Keiko Ozato: IFN-induced epigenetic reprogramming
Innate immune memory mechanisms (2) (chair: Niels Riksen)
16.00 Robin Choudhury: Hyperglycaemia-induced trained immunity in macrophages and their precursors promotes atherosclerosis
16.30 Oral presentation 5
16.45 Oral presentation 6
17.00 Keynote – Kenneth Walsh: Clonal hematopoesis
17.45 Congress dinner (buffet)
Friday November 1
Epigenetic mediation of innate immune memory (chair: Leo Joosten)
9.00 Luis Barreiro: Deciphering trained immunity through single-cell technologies
9.30 Musa Mhlanga: The role of lncRNAs in trained immunity
10.00 Ramnik Xavier: Single-cell transcriptomics in BCG vaccination
Trained immunity in disease (1) (chair: Kingston Mills)
11.00 Niels Riksen: Trained immunity in atherosclerosis
11.30 Oral presentation 7
11.45 Oral presentation 8
12.00 Shabaana Khader: Macrophage reprogramming in TB
12.30 Lunch and posters
Trained immunity in disease (2) (chair: Reinout van Crevel)
14.00 Willem Mulder: Nanobiologics and modulation of trained immunity
14.30 Christine Stabell-Benn: Non-specific protective effects of vaccination
15.00 Nigel Curtis: MIS-BAIR study of BCG vaccination
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 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.
Abstract/poster submissionDeadline 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.
- 350 words font size 11
- headings: background, aim, methods, results and discussion
- figures allowed (max 2)
- no references