To represent the multiple facets of Immunology, a number of Friendship Symposia will be taking place across the 3 days of the ECI 2012 Congress. They are an integral part of the Congress programme and as such are free for delegates to attend.
Please check this page regularly as it will be updated as new Symposia are confirmed.
SOCIETY FOR MUCOSAL IMMUNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM:
Microbial Orchestration of the Mucosal Immune Response.
Thursday 6th September 2012 from 17.15 to 18.45
Allan Mowat, Glasgow, UK.
Scott Snapper, Boston, USA.
17.30 – Dr Dan Littman, Skirball Institute, New York: The Role of Commensal Bacterial in Shaping the T Cell Repertoire
17.50 - Dr Valérie Gaboriau-Rothiau, INSERM U989, Université Paris Descartes: Impact of Commensal Microbiota on Host Adaptive Immune System
18.10 – Professor Kingston Mills, Trinity College, Dublin: The Role of IL-17 and IL-22 in Protective Immunity at Mucosal Surfaces
18.30 - Dr Rick Blumberg, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston: NKT Cells and Host Adaptation to Intestinal Microbiota
EULAR – EFIS SYMPOSIUM:
Friday 7th September 2012 from 10.45 to 12.45
Catherine Sautes-Fridman, EFIS President, Paris
Georg Schett, Chairperson elect of Standing Committee on Investigative Rheumatology, EULAR.
10.45 – Introduction by Chairs
10.50 – Rene Toes, Leiden, The Netherlands - Many antigens- Common principles: Autoimmunity of rheumatoid arthritis.
11.20 – Georg Schett, Erlangen, Germany - The immune system and the bone: When partners turn into enemies.
11.50 – Reinhard Voll, Freiburg, Germany - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus–‐ let us treat the long‐lived plasma cells!
12.15 – Questions and General Discussion
12.40 – Conclusion by Chairs
EAACI (European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) SYMPOSIUM
Friday 7th September 2012 from 17.15 to 19.30
Edward Knol, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Carsten Schmidt-Weber, Munich, Germany
Edward Knol, Utrecht, The Netherlands - Opening of the EAACI-ECI Friendship Symposium.
Francesco Annunziato, Florence, Italy – Advancement in human Th17 cell physiology: not only cell plasticity.
Carsten Schmidt-Weber, Munich, Germany – Th22 in allergic inflammation of skin versus lung
Frode Jahnsen, Oslo, Norway – Disturbed lipid metabolism in fetal skin predisposes for development of allergic disorders.
Hamida Hammad, Ghent, Belgium – Innate signals in lung are critical for inflammation and immunity in the airways. To be confirmed.
ORPHEUS - EFIS SYMPOSIUM:
PhD in Immunology
Friday 7th September 2012 from 18.00 to 19.30
Location: Clyde Auditorium
Catherine Sautes-Fridman, EFIS President, Paris, France.
Seppo Meri, ORPHEUS and IUIS, Secretary General, Helsinki, Finland.
18.00 – Introduction by Chairs
18.15 – Zdravo Lackovic, Zagreb, Croatia – ORPHEUS Standards as a tool to improve the quality of PhD programs.
18.30 – Mike Mulvany, Aarhus, Denmark – ORPHEUS Standards as the answer to the crisis of PhD degree.
18.45 – Roland Jonsson, Bergen, Norway – Evaluation of PhD programs.
19.00 – Hannes Stockinger, Vienna, Austria – Importance of collaboration and networking.
19.15 – Discussion
The details above are subject to change and will be updated as new Symposia are confirmed.