The American Association of Immunologists (AAI)

95th Annual Meeting
 in conjunction with

 

AAI PROGRAM

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Dr. Finn


Dr. Rich

 


Dr. Cao


Dr. Hayday




Dr. Calame



Dr. Jenkins



Dr. Singh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


Dr. Rich


Dr. Kraig


Dr. Glimcher



Dr. Allison
 


Dr. Schwartzberg



Dr. Flavell

 

 

 

AAI PRESIDENT'S PROGRAM











Dr. Melief


Dr. Sofronic-
Milosavljevic


Dr. Ziltener

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


San Diego Convention Center Plaza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Torrey Pines Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


San Diego Convention Center Attendees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


San Diego Convention Center Lobby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Balboa Park
Reflecting Pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


San Diego Convention Center at Dusk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cabrillo View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Sails" Special Events Hall, San Diego Convention Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gateway Arch to San Diego's Historic Gaslamp District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Evening Stroll in the Famed Gaslamp District, Heart of Historic San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harbor View: Downtown San Diego, San Diego Convention Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


San Diego's Little Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The U.S.S. Midway, in San Diego Harbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


San Diego Harbor and Skyline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Panda at Famed
San Diego Zoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cabrillo Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shamu Performs at Sea World San Diego


Presidential Address

Saturday, April 5: 5:00 PM; San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, AAI President, Immunologic weapons acquired early in life win battles with cancer late in life
 


 

Presentation of the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award
Tuesday, April 8: 2:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Chair: Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, AAI President

Award recipient: Robert R. Rich, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
The AAI Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the AAI Council upon an AAI member.  This award recognizes a deserving member for a career of scientific achievement and for contributions to The AAI and fellow immunologists.  The award will be presented prior to the start of the AAI Presidential Symposium.

 


 

Presidential Symposium

Taking Care of Immunology around the World
Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from eBioscience

Tuesday, April 8: 2:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Chair: Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, AAI President
Speakers

Xuetao Cao, Second Military Medical University Shanghai, President, Chinese Society of Immunology,

Stromal microenvironment, regulatory dendritic cells, and regulation of immune response

Cornelis J. M. Melief, Leiden University Medical Center, President, Dutch Society for Immunology, Immunotherapy of established lesions induced by high risk papilloma virus

Ljiljana Sofronic-Milosavljevic, Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy (INEP), Belgrade, Serbia, President, Immunological Society of Serbia, Taming of autoimmunity - Trichinella, worm under host-parasite contract

Adrian C. Hayday, Guy's Hospital, General Secretary, British Society for Immunology, Immunosurveillance: molecular conversations between epithelial cells and the immune system

Hermann J. Ziltener, The Biomedical Research Center, University of British Columbia, President, Canadian Society for Immunology, New roles for an old acquaintance: function of PSGL-1 in thymic homeostasis and a novel mechanism of naive T cell homing

 

AAI DISTINGUISHED LECTURES


Sunday, April 6: 5:00 PM

San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Chair John G. Monroe, AAI Program Chair, Genentech, Inc.
 

Kathryn Calame, Columbia University

Blimp-1 and the Regulation of Lymphocyte Function
 


 

Monday, April 7: 5:00 PM

San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Chair John G. Monroe, AAI Program Chair, Genentech, Inc.

 

Marc K. Jenkins, University of Minnesota Medical School

On the Trail of Epitope-Specific Naive Helper T Cells in Normal Individuals

 


 

Tuesday, April 8: 5:00 PM

San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Chair John G. Monroe, AAI Program Chair, Genentech, Inc.

 

Harinder Singh, HHMI University of Chicago

Gene Regulatory Networks Orchestrating Cell Fates in the Immune System
 

AAI MAJOR SYMPOSIA

 

Sunday, April 6, 2008 – 8:00 AM

 

Major Symposium A: Genetics of Autoimmunity
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C

Chairs: Betty A. Diamond, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Linda S. Wicker, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Speakers
Ann B. Begovich, Celera Diagnostics, Unraveling the genetics of complex diseases: identification of non-MHC susceptibility genes in human autoimmunity

Peter K. Gregersen, North Shore University Hospital, Rheumatoid arthritis in the genomic era: cracking the code for clues to autoimmune pathogenesis

Gerald T. Nepom, Benaroya Research Institute, Probing for disease susceptibility

Linda S. Wicker, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, The IL-2/CD25 pathway determines susceptibility to type I diabetes in humans and NOD mice

William M. Ridgway, University of Pittsburgh, Genetic control of autoimmune liver disease in NOD congenic mice

Betty A. Diamond, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, BCR signaling strength determines predisposition to autoantibody production
 

Major Symposium B: Microenvironmental Influence on Immune Function
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20D

Chairs: Jason G. Cyster, University of California, San Francisco; Peter J. Lane, University of Birmingham
Speakers
Peter J. Lane, University of Birmingham, Adult lymphoid tissue inducers in CD4+ T cell responses

Jonathan W. Yewdell, NIAID, NIH, Getting real: intravital imaging of antiviral CD8+ T cell priming and effector function

Shannon J. Turley, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Antigen presentation by lymph node stromal cells and dendritic cells

Melody A. Swartz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Mechanisms of dendritic cell homing towards and entry into lymphatic vessels

Ellen A. Robey, University of California, Berkeley, Imaging host-pathogen interactions in a Toxoplasma gondii infection model

Jason G. Cyster, University of California, San Francisco, Requirements for lymphocyte egress from lymphoid organs
 


 

Monday, April 7, 2008 – 8:00 AM

 

Major Symposium C: TNF Family Members in Inflammation, Autoimmunity, and Cancer
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20D

Chairs: Michael Croft, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology; Tania H. Watts, University of Toronto
Speakers
Tania H. Watts, University of Toronto, 4-1BBL in CD8+ T cell memory

Michael Croft, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, OX40 and the decision between tolerance and immunity

Richard M. Siegel, NIAMS, NIH, TL1A/DR3 interactions in inflammation and autoimmunity

Carlo Riccardi, University of Perugia, GITR/GITRL system in the regulation of the immune/inflammatory response

Carl F. Ware, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, The LIGHT and DARC sides of a TNF receptor
Iqbal S. Grewal,
Seattle Genetics, Inc., Therapeutic antibodies targeting CD70 for cancers and autoimmunity
 

Major Symposium D: Organ-Specific Regulation of Innate Immunity
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C

Chairs: Eyal Raz, University of California, San Diego; Robert L. Modlin, University of California, Los Angeles
Speakers
Eyal Raz, University of California, San Diego, Introduction

Bali Pulendran, Emory University, Differences between gut and splenic macrophages

Robert L. Modlin, University of California, Los Angeles, A TLR-induced vitamin D-dependent antimicrobial mechanism in microbial infection in skin and the lung

Dean Sheppard, University of California, San Francisco, Organ-specific regulation of Th-17 and Treg induction through TGF-b activation by dendritic cells

Andrea M. Cooper, Trudeau Institute, The protective vs. the pathogenic role of the innate cytokine IL-23 in the lung

Jongdae Lee, University of California, San Diego, The uniqueness of TLR signaling in colonic epithelial cells

Bruce A. Beutler, The Scripps Research Institute, Organ-specific innate immunity as dissected by ENU mutagenesis
 


 

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 – 8:00 AM

 

Major Symposium E: Managing B Cell Lifespan and Lifestyle with BAFF Family Interactions
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C

Chairs: Michael P. Cancro, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Fabienne Mackay, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Speakers
Michael P. Cancro, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, BLyS family interactions in primary and memory B cells

Fabienne Mackay, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, The role of BAFF in autoimmunity is T cell-independent but requires MyD88 Signaling

Andrea Cerutti, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, BAFF and APRIL: key innate regulators of immunoglobulin heavy chain class switching

Jennifer Anolik, University of Rochester Medical Center, Determinants of B cell reconstitution after B cell depletion therapy in human autoimmune disease

Jane A. Gross, Zymogenetics, Inc., B cell-targeting therapies for autoimmune diseases: are they all the same?

Richard J. Bram, Mayo Clinic, TACI:  Signaling and function in the immune system


Major Symposium F: Regulation of Immune Responses to Pathogens
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20D

Chairs: Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, NIH; E. John Wherry, The Wistar Institute
Speakers
E. John Wherry, The Wistar Institute, Negative regulation of T cell responses to viruses

Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, NIH, Regulatory T cells during parasitic infections

JoAnne L. Flynn, University of Pittsburgh, Regulation of immune responses in tuberculosis
Kevin B. Urdahl
, University of Washington, Foxp3-expressing T regulatory cells in tuberculosis

Markus Mohrs, Trudeau Institute, Tracking cytokine responses to infection

Christian Munz, Rockefeller University, Innate and adaptive immunity through autophagy
 


 

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 – 8:00 AM

 

Major Symposium G: Control of Effector and Memory T Cell Fate
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20D

Chairs: Donna L. Farber, University of Maryland at Baltimore; Steven L. Reiner, University of Pennsylvania
Speakers
Donna L. Farber, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Biochemical signals for memory T cell generation and recall

Steven L. Reiner, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Shaping the fate of T cells in response to infection

Eric G. Pamer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Trafficking and differentiation of CD4 T cells during respiratory infections

Richard M. Locksley, University of California, San Francisco, Initiating type-2 immunity

Ananda W. Goldrath, University of California, San Diego, Making CD8 memory

Robert A. Seder, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH, The quality of T cell responses determines protection
 

Major Symposium H: Can Basic Advances in Immunology Generate Effective Cancer Therapies?
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C

Chairs: Robert D. Schreiber, Washington University School of Medicine; Carl H. June, University of Pennsylvania
Speakers
Robert D. Schreiber, Washington University School of Medicine, Cancer immunoediting: basic mechanisms and clinical outcomes

Glenn Dranoff, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, The interplay of tumor immunity and inflammation

Philip D. Greenberg, University of Washington, Generating and maintaining function of T cells with high avidity for tumor antigens

Carl H. June, University of Pennsylvania, Adoptive transfer of lentiviral engineered T cells for cancer immunogene therapy

James P. Allison, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Immune responses to early vs. late stages of cancer

Cornelia Trimble, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Targeting adaptive immune responses for HPV disease
 

AAI AWARDS


The AAI award programs honor members across the spectrum of their careers.  AAI awards are presented throughout the meeting in special sessions.
For complete information on all AAI Awards, please visit www.aai.org/Awards

AAI Awards being presented at AAI's 95th Annual Meeting, in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2008:

         
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AAI Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert R. Rich, M.D.
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 AAI Distinguished Service Award: Ellen Kraig, Ph.D.
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 AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award: Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
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 AAI-Invitrogen Meritorious Career Award: Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D., FRS
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 AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award: Pamela L. Schwartzberg, M.D., Ph.D.
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 AAI-Dana Foundation Award in Human Immunology Research: James P. Allison, Ph.D.
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Pfizer-Showell Travel Award (2008 Recipient)
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AAI-Invitrogen Trainee Achievement Awards (2008 Recipients)
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AAI Junior Faculty Travel Grants (2008 Recipients)
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AAI Minority Scientist Travel Awards (2008 Recipients)
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Cynthia Chambers Memorial-eBioscience Junior Faculty Award (2008 Recipient)
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NEW for 2008! AAI Trainee Abstract Awards (2008 Recipients)

Details on awards presentations appear in the following two sections.
 

AAI AWARD PRESENTATIONS & LECTURES


AAI-Dana Foundation Award in Human Immunology Research

Supported through an unrestricted grant from the Dana Foundation

Sunday, April 6: 3:15 PM; San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Chair: Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, AAI President

Award Recipient: James P. Allison, HHMI, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Immune checkpoint blockade in cancer therapy
 


 

AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award & Lecture

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from BD Biosciences

Monday, April 7: 2:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Chairs: Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, AAI President; Robert Balderas, Vice President of Research and Development, BD Biosciences-Pharmingen, San Diego, CA

Award Recipient: Pamela L. Schwartzberg, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Integrating T cell signals: lessons from mouse models and primary immune disorders
 


 

AAI-Invitrogen Meritorious Career Award and Lecture

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Invitrogen Corporation

Monday, April 7: 3:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C/D

Chair: Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, AAI President; J. L. Miller, Senior Vice President, BioDiscovery, Invitrogen Corporation

Award Recipient: Richard A. Flavell, HHMI, Yale University School of Medicine, Regulation of the immune response by cells and cytokines
 

AAI SPECIAL EVENTS


AAI Opening Gala Reception
Sponsorship generously provided by BioLegend, Inc. and Tomy Digital Biology

Saturday, April 5: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
San Diego Convention Center, East/West Mezzanine Terrace

Meet with colleagues from near and far!  Establish new friendships and renew old ones!  Network with peer scientists from throughout the field and around the world!


 Go to BioLegend, Inc. to see special AAI Member Offer!


 


 

Young Experimental Scientists (Y.E.S.) Mixer

Monday, April 7: 9:00 PM

San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, Marina Ballroom G, Level 3 (South Tower)

The Y.E.S. Mixer is open to all EB registrants and is scheduled on Monday, April 7, 9:00 PM-11:30 PM.  You must wear your badge to gain admittance.  Dance, relax, network while enjoying complimentary snacks and soft drinks.  The EB sponsoring societies encourage responsible drinking for those drinking alcohol.  Alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21 (be prepared to show identification).
 


 

Young Experimental Scientists (Y.E.S.) Lounge

San Diego Convention Center, Location TBD

Click here for more information: http://www.eb2008.org/YESMixer.htm
 


 

Refresher Course: Biology of the Lymph Node - Four Perspectives
Co-sponsored by The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), and the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP)
Tuesday, April 8: 10:30 AM,
San Diego Convention Center Room 8
Chairs: David Bolender, Medical College of Wisconsin; Doug Paulsen, Morehouse School of Medicine

Lymph nodes serve as crossroads of body fluid flow as well as checkpoints for alerting the body to invasions. Moreover, they serve as organizing centers for responses when such invasions occur. They also represent important examples of how organ distribution and structure provide a basis for understanding normal and pathological function. By combining speakers on basic lymph node structure and function together with those on issues regarding their importance in clinical medicine, we hope to promote an integrated understanding of the significance of these organs in immune function and health.

Speakers
David Bolender, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Doug Paulsen, Morehouse School of Medicine, Overview of the lymphatic system/cell & tissue biology of the lymph node
Linda M. Bradley, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Immunology of the lymph node
Noel Weidner, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Pathology of the lymph node
William Read, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Lymph nodes and cancer treatment

 


 

AAI Business Meeting & Awards Presentation

Tuesday, April 8: 12:45 PM; San Diego Convention Center, Room 31A

This session will include the annual report to AAI members on AAI and The Journal of Immunology business affairs, and will feature the following 2008 AAI awards presentations.  Lunch will be available  (no ticket required).

  • AAI Distinguished Service Award (2008 Recipient)
  • AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award (2008 Recipient)
  • AAI-Invitrogen Trainee Achievement Awards (2008 Recipients)
  • AAI Minority Scientist Travel Awards (2008 Recipients)
  • Cynthia Chambers Memorial-eBioscience Junior Faculty Award (2008 Recipient)
  • Pfizer-Showell Travel Award (2008 Recipient)
     

AAI COMMITTEE SPONSORED EVENTS


AAI Clinical Immunology Committee

 

Symposium: Human Immunology as Informed by the Use of Targeted Therapeutics

Sunday, April 6: 12:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 32

Chair: Joel D. Ernst, New York University School of Medicine

Speakers

Michael R. Ehrenstein, University College, London, Introduction; and Targeting regulatory T cells using anti-TNF in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Andrew C. Chan, Genentech, Inc., B cell immunotherapy: lessons from the clinic

Terry B. Strom, Harvard Medical School, Smart T cell targets and the confounding role of inflammation
Philip M. Murphy, NIAID, NIH, Targeting CCR5 in HIV/AIDS: a novel paradigm in the treatment of infectious disease

 


 

AAI Education Committee

 

John H. Wallace High School Teachers Workshop: Lessons in Immunology

Sunday, April 6: 9:00 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 30E

Chair: Brian A. Cobb, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

The AAI High School Teachers Program brings the excitement of immunology directly to high school students by sending high school science teachers into the laboratories of established immunologists who mentor them in a “hands-on” summer internship.  The teachers develop a science project for the classroom based on their summer experience.  The teachers present their experiences and projects in this session.

 

2007-2008 AAI High School Teachers Program Participants

 

Teacher:            Laurie E. Asermily, Seneca Falls Central School, Seneca Falls, NY

Mentor:             Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 

Teacher:            Teresa R. Burke, Westford Academy, Westford, MA

Mentor:             William Walker Cruikshank, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

 

Teacher:            Emily K. Faulconer, Lakeland High School, Suffolk City Public Schools, Suffolk, VA

Mentor:             Robert Eugene Ratzlaff, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

 

Teacher:            Dawn M. Martell, Wilmington High School, Wilmington, MA

Mentor:             William Walker Cruikshank, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

 

Teacher:            Scott Troy, West High School, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO

Mentor:             Raul M. Torres, Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO

 

Teacher:            Elizabeth Withum, A.W. Coolidge Middle School, Reading, MA

Mentor:             Rachel M. McLoughlin, Ph.D., Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

     
 
 
     

Careers Roundtable (Co-sponsored with the Committee on the Status of Women)

Sunday, April 6: 1:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion

Chair:  Christine Milcarek, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Chair, Committee on the Status of Women

Experienced scientists will serve as roundtable discussion leaders on specific career issues and options important to men and women in science today.  Attendance is limited to the first 300 registrants (students, postdocs, faculty, and staff).  Men are encouraged to participate.  Fee of $10 required when registering; coffee and dessert included.

 

GENERAL -- Topics related to the environment you work in or want to work in

1.  Academic Research                                                         

2.  Biotech and Industry       

3.  Governmental Agencies: CDC/FDA/NIH          

4.  Clinic: Clinical and diagnostic immunology, clinician-scientist           

5.  Undergraduate Institutions:  teaching, doing research part-time

 

TRANSITIONS -- Topics focused on a specific career stage
6.  Graduate Student to Post-doc:  finding a post doc, interviewing   

7.  Post-doc to PI: finding a position, interviewing, negotiating, lab start-up

8.  New PI: attracting students and post-docs, preparing for tenure

9.  Mid-Career: developing administrative and management skills/sabbaticals

10.  Changing Careers: moving from academia to industry, or vice versa

 

SPECIAL -- Topics for unique situations

11.  Career and Family: time management/family leave/professional couples

12.  Integrity and Ethics: dealing with controversy, discrimination in the workplace

13.  Alternative Careers: science journalism, patent Law

14.  Politics of Science

     
 
 

Research at Undergraduate Institutions: A Balancing Act
Monday, April 7: 12:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center

Chairs: Laurel A. Eckhardt, Hunter College, CUNY; Richard Goldsby, Amherst College
This workshop will address the challenges of holding a faculty position at an undergraduate institution. Such institutions range from the small, liberal arts college that may not grant any degrees beyond the BA, to large research universities with graduate programs granting PhD’s in science. The challenges of integrating research with teaching will be discussed, as will differences in salary and support for faculty in a college department versus faculty at research institutions or medical schools.
Speakers
Richard A. Goldsby, Amherst College, Opportunities for research and teaching on the undergraduate side of the street
Sharon A. Stranford, Mount Holyoke College, Landing your dream job: how to get a faculty position at an undergraduate institution
Laurel A. Eckhardt, Hunter College, Funding your research at an undergraduate institution: opportunities and challenges
Roundtable discussion with Q&A, Integrating research and teaching

 
 
     

Skills for the Big Chill: How to Survive and Thrive as a Newly Independent Scientist

Saturday, April 5: 2:45 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 30E

Chair: Christopher A. Pennell, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

This workshop is for young investigators who want to be, or have recently become, Principal Investigators.  The participants in this workshop will give tips on how to succeed at the next level in your career and will share valuable insights that no one else bothers to tell you.

Speakers

Christopher A. Pennell, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Succeeding as a PI: why you need more than science

Brian A. Cobb, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Making the transition: reflections on the first two independent years

Andrea A. Itano, Amgen, Inc., From academics to biotech: what changes and what stays the same

Ross M. Kedl, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, From academics to biotech and back again: how to balance academics and business
 


 

AAI Minority Affairs Committee

 

The 2008 Minority Affairs Committee Activities are funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Heath.  [FASEB MARC Program: T36-GMO8059-25].

 

AAI Minority Scientist Travel Awards Program

The Minority Affairs Committee supports the participation of under-represented minority scientists at the AAI Annual Meeting through committee activities and Minority Scientist Travel Awards.  For complete information on all AAI Awards, please visit www.aai.org/Awards.  The awards will be presented at the AAI Business Meeting.

     
 
 
     

AAI Minority Affairs Committee - Networking Roundtable and Breakfast

Monday, April 7: 8:30 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion

Chair: Randy R. Brutkiewicz, Indiana University, Chair, AAI Minority Affairs Committee

Attend this session to meet senior minority immunologists who have gone through what you are going through now and for one-on-one discussions of career challenges.

     
 
 
     

AAI Minority Affairs Committee Guest Lecture

Monday, April 7: 10:15 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 30E

Chair: Randy R. Brutkiewicz, Indiana University, Chair, AAI Minority Affairs Committee

Guest Speaker: Juan J. Lafaille, New York University School of Medicine, Antigen-induced Foxp3+ regulatory T cells

 


    Dr. Lafaille

 

AAI Committee on Public Affairs

 

Peer Review at NIH: Making Sure the System Works (Joint EB Public Affairs Session)
Sunday, April 6: 11:30 AM, San Diego Convention Center, 16A

Chair: Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, AAI President
In June 2007, the NIH began a months-long examination of its current peer review system, with the stated goal “of optimizing its efficiency and effectiveness, and to ensure that the NIH will be able to continue to meet the needs of the research community and public-at-large” (see http://enhancing-peer-review.nih.gov/). After consulting with the research community and other relevant stakeholders, the NIH has proposed (and in some cases, has already implemented) changes—big and small—that will have an effect on every NIH grant applicant, on every scientist who serves on an NIH study section, and on the future of biomedical research funding in the United States. Come hear about these changes—and share your views and concerns—with these leaders of the NIH effort, who serve as co-chairs of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) Working Group on Peer Review.

Speakers

Lawrence A. Tabak, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH; Co-Chair, Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on Peer Review

Keith R. Yamamoto, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; Co-Chair, Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on Peer Review

 


 

AAI Publications Committee
 

Mini Course: Communication: The Science of Scientific Writing

Saturday, April 5: 12PM-4:00 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 31A

*registration required

Instructor: Judith A. Swan, Assistant Director for Scientific and Technical Writing, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University

Improve the quality of your publications and grant applications! This half-day workshop will focus on the perspective of scientific writing that matters most -- that of the reader. Attendees will learn strategies for communicating clearly and gain new perspectives on excellent writing through examples and interactive class participation.  Appropriate for scientists at all levels.  Registration required as there is limited seating.  $100 fee required when registering.

     
 
 
     

The Publication Process: Advice and Admonitions

Sunday, April 6: 12:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center

Chair: Judy M. Teale, University of Texas at San Antonio

Speakers

Arthur Weiss, HHMI, University of California, San Francisco, Preparing a manuscript for publication: there really is an instruction manual

Michael Rossner, The Rockefeller University Press, What’s in a picture? The temptation of data manipulation

Jeremy M. Boss, Emory University School of Medicine, To accept, revise or reject – that is the question
 


 

AAI Committee on the Status of Women

 

Careers Roundtable (Co-sponsored with the AAI Education Committee)

Sunday, April 6: 1:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion

Chair: Christine Milcarek, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Chair, Committee on the Status of Women

Experienced scientists will serve as roundtable discussion leaders on specific career issues and options important to men and women in science today.  Attendance is limited to the first 300 registrants (students, postdocs, faculty, and staff).  Men are encouraged to participate.  Registration required as there is limited seating.  $10 fee required when registering; coffee and dessert included.

 

GENERAL -- Topics related to the environment you work in or want to work in

1.  Academic Research                                                         

2.  Biotech and Industry       

3.  Governmental Agencies: CDC/FDA/NIH          

4.  Clinic: Clinical and diagnostic immunology, clinician-scientist           

5.  Undergraduate Institutions:  teaching, doing research part-time

 

TRANSITIONS -- Topics focused on a specific career stage
6.  Graduate Student to Post-doc:  finding a post doc, interviewing   

7.  Post-doc to PI: finding a position, interviewing, negotiating, lab start-up

8.  New PI: attracting students and post-docs, preparing for tenure

9.  Mid-Career: developing administrative and management skills/sabbaticals

10.  Changing Careers: moving from academia to industry, or vice versa

 

SPECIAL -- Topics for unique situations

11.  Career and Family: time management/family leave/professional couples

12.  Integrity and Ethics: dealing with controversy, discrimination in the workplace

13.  Alternative Careers: science journalism, patent Law

14.  Politics of Science

     
 
 
     

Workshop: Navigating Biomedical Research Careers

Monday, April 7: 10:15 AM, San Diego Convention Center

Chair: Jeremy M. Boss, Emory University School of Medicine

Speakers

Kathryn Calame, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, A very non-traditional career path

Laurie A. Dempsey, Nature Publishing Group, Transiting from the bench to the editor’s chair—an odyssey

Andrew C. Chan, Genentech, Inc., Discovery AND translation—what does it take?
 


 

AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee

 

AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee Co-sponsored with the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI) Symposium: Comparative Biology of Dendritic Cells in Viral Infections

Monday, April 7: 10:15 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 33 A/B

Chairs:  Christopher J. Davies, Washington State University; William T. Golde, Plum Island Animal Disease Center

Speakers

Simon M. Barratt-Boyes, University of Pittsburgh, Dendritic cell dynamics in simian immunodeficiency virus infection of monkeys

Randy E. Sacco, National Animal Disease Center, Modulation of neonatal ruminant pulmonary dendritic cells in respiratory syncytial virus infection

Thomas M. Moran, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Kinetics of dendritic cell migration in mouse influenza virus infection

William T. Golde, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Immune function of multiple dendritic cell subsets during FMDV infection in swine
 

NIH INSTITUTE SPONSORED SYMPOSIA


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

 

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Symposium: Toll-Like Receptor Function in the Cancer Microenvironment

Sunday, April 6: 8:00 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 33A/B

Chairs: T. Kevin Howcroft, Division of Cancer Biology and Cancer Immunology, NCI, NIH; Rongfu Wang, Baylor College of Medicine

Speakers

T. Kevin Howcroft, Division of Cancer Biology and Cancer Immunology, NCI, NIH, Introduction

Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego, IKK-dependent NF-kB signaling in inflammatory cancer

Xiaoxia Li, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Toll-interleukin-1 receptor member SIGIRR regulates colonic epithelial homeostasis, inflammation, and tumorigenesis

Rongfu Wang, Baylor College of Medicine, TLR signaling and regulatory T cells in cancer

Arthur M. Krieg, Coley Pharmaceutical Group, Clinical development of TLR agonists for cancer therapy
 


 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

 

AAI-NIAID Contemporary Topics in Immunology

Saturday, April 5: 12:00 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 32

Chairs: Alison Deckhut Augustine, NIAID, NIH; John G. Monroe, AAI Program Chair, Genentech, Inc.

Speakers

Vijay K. Kuchroo, Harvard Medical School, Reciprocal relationship between pathogenic Th17 and CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells

Richard L. Gallo, University of California, San Diego, Mechanisms of immunomodulation by cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Signal integration in innate immunity

K. Christopher Garcia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Structural insights into immune recognition

     
 
 
     

NIAID Workshop: NIAID Funding Opportunities: Paylines and Special Programs

Sunday, April 6: 12:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, 33 A/B

Chair: Helen Quill, Chief, Basic Immunology, DAIT, NIAID, NIH

Presenters
Alison Deckhut Augustine, DAIT, NIAID, NIH

Lynda Chiodetti, DAIT, NIAID, NIH

     
 
 
     

NIAID Workshop: B Cells, Antibodies, and HIV Vaccines

Sunday, April 6: 10:15 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 33 A/B

Chairs: Helen Quill, DAIT, NIAID, NIH; Anthony Conley, DAIDS, NIAID, NIH

Panelists

Susan W. Barnett, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.

Gail A. Bishop, University of Iowa

Dennis R. Burton, The Scripps Research Institute

Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology

David Nemazee, The Scripps Research Institute

Douglas D. Richman, University of California San Diego

The purpose of this workshop is to challenge basic immunologists with a fascinating immunological quandary: why don't we generate broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV-1? What is wrong with the immune system anyway? Audience participation is strongly encouraged and the discussion will be led by a dynamic panel of basic B cell immunologists together with HIV experts to dissect the immunological roadblocks preventing effective induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies by candidate HIV vaccines. The goal is to break with conventional thinking and elicit novel ideas and approaches that harness recent immunological advances to attack this devastating disease. Here is a chance to put your work to work! 

 


 

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

 

National Institute on Aging (NIA) Symposium: How Aging Impacts Immunity

Tuesday, April 8: 8:00 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 31A

Chairs: Rebecca A. Fuldner, NIA, NIH; Phyllis-Jean Linton, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Speakers

Kenneth A. Dorshkind, UCLA School of Medicine, Cell and molecular causes of B lineage aging

Gregory D. Sempowski, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Modulation of thymopoiesis across the lifespan

Phyllis-Jean Linton, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Alterations in dendritic cells of the aged

David L. Woodland, Trudeau Institute, Immunologic memory to respiratory virus infections: the detrimental and beneficial effects of aging
 

AAI GUEST SOCIETY SYMPOSIA


AAI is joined by the following guest societies presenting symposia in special disciplines.

 

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI) Co-sponsored with the AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee Symposium: Comparative Biology of Dendritic Cells in Viral Infections

Monday, April 7: 10:15 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 33 A/B

Chairs:  Christopher J. Davies, Washington State University; William T. Golde, Plum Island Animal Disease Center

Speakers

Simon M. Barratt-Boyes, University of Pittsburgh, Dendritic cell dynamics in simian immunodeficiency virus infection of monkeys

Randy E. Sacco, National Animal Disease Center, Modulation of neonatal ruminant pulmonary dendritic cells in respiratory syncytial virus infection

Thomas M. Moran, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Kinetics of dendritic cell migration in mouse influenza virus infection

William T. Golde, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Immune function of multiple dendritic cell subsets during FMDV infection in swine

 


 

Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI): Prognostic and Diagnostic Markers of Inflammatory Diseases

Sunday, April 6: 2:45 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 31A

Chairs:  Ronald J. Harbeck, National Jewish Medical and Research Center; Kenneth D. Beaman, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Speakers

Anne I. Sperling, University of Chicago, Up-shifting and down-shifting the Th2-mediated inflammatory response

Kenneth D. Beaman, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Intracellular cytokine expression as a diagnostic tool for inflammatory diseases

Evangelos Ntrivalas, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, IL-6 gene polymorphisms as a predicator of the immune response

Ronald J. Harbeck, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Biomarkers in inflammatory lung diseases

 


 

American Society of Transplantation (AST): Why Don’t We Accept a Transplanted Organ?

San Diego Convention Center

Saturday, April 5: 2:45PM; San Diego Convention Center, Room 33 A/B

Chairs: Robert L. Fairchild, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Sheri M. Krams, Stanford University School of Medicine

Adrian E. Morelli, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Role of dendritic cells in the initiation of allograft rejection

Kenneth A. Newell, Emory University, Activation of donor-reactive T cells in allograft rejection

Ronald G. Gill, University of Alberta/Alberta Diabetes Institute, T cell effector functions in acute rejection

Elaine F. Reed, Antibody-mediated rejection of allografts

Roslyn B. Mannon, NIDDK, NIH, Immune mediated development of late transplant graft failure

Roslyn B. Mannon, NIDDK, NIH, How the transplant physician views basic science findings for patient care

 


  

Canadian Society for Immunology (CSI):  The Role of Cytoskeleton and Membrane Dynamics in Immune Cell Activation

Sunday, April 6: 10:15 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 32

Chair: Michael R. Gold, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Speakers

Sergio Grinstein, Hosp. for Sick Children, Toronto, Membrane remodeling alters surface charge and dictates the distribution of signaling molecules during phagocytosis

Katherine A. Siminovitch, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Roles of actin regulatory proteins in immune cell migration

Hanne L. Ostergaard, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Signals leading to cytotoxic T cell-mediated killing

Michael R. Gold, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, The Rap1 GTPase regulates B cell morphology, immune synapse formation, and signaling by particulate BCR ligands

 


 

Chinese Society for Immunology (ChSI): Immunological Research in China

Monday, April 7: 10:15 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 31 B/C

Chairs: Xuetao Cao, President, Chinese Society for Immunology, Second Military Medical University Shanghai; Olivera (Olja) J. Finn, President, The American Association of Immunologists, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Speakers

Xuetao Cao, Institute of Immunology, Second Military Medical University Shanghai, Immunological research in China: the past, current and future

Zhigang Tian, Institute of Immunology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Regulatory innate lymphocytes in autoimmune liver injury

Wei He, Department of Immunology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, Human gamma/delta T cells: molecular basis in CDR3 for antigenic recognition, new ligands for TCR gamma/delta and regulatory function in immune responses

Bing Sun, Inst. Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, Trichosanthin is a novel Th2-type adjuvant for inducing airway inflammation

Liwei Lu, Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong, B cell maturation and its dysregulation in autoimmunity

 


 

International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ISDCI): Symposium of Comparative Immunology, Celebrating the Careers of Jack Marchalonis and Rene Stet

Tuesday, April 8: 12:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 31 B/C

Chair: Kenneth Söderhäll, President, ISDCI , Uppsala University

Speakers

Kenneth Söderhäll, Uppsala University, The pro-PO system in innate immunity in the invertebrates

Christopher J. Secombes, University of Aberdeen, How conserved are Th cytokine loci in vertebrates?

Valerie S. Hohman, University of San Diego, Evolution of the J chain

John E. Butler, University of Iowa Medical School, Antibody repertoire development in fetal and neonatal piglets
 


 

International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI): Regulatory Influences on CNS Autoimmune Disease

Sunday, April 6: 2:45 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 31 B/C

Chairs: Caroline C. Whitacre, Ohio State University; Benjamin M. Segal, University of Michigan

Speakers:

Benjamin M. Segal, University of Michigan, The role of the innate immune system in active regulation of CNS autoimmunity

Amy E. Lovett-Racke, Ohio State University, Silencing T-bet suppresses Th1 and Th17 cell differentiation

Amit Bar-Or, Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, B cells in multiple sclerosis

Caroline C. Whitacre, Ohio State University, Pregnancy: a profound regulator of CNS autoimmune disease
 


 

PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society (PNIRS):  Neurotransmitters, Inflammation and Disease

Sunday, April 6: 12:30 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 31 B/C

Chair: Keith W. Kelley, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Speakers

Keith W. Kelley, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Overview:  Neurotransmitters, inflammation and disease

Serge Rivest, Laval University, Role of the innate immune system in brain diseases and repair

Kevin J. Tracey, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Physiology and anatomy of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway

Steve W. Cole, UCLA School of Medicine, Stress and lymph mode innervation:  impact on HIV/SIV replication

Doina Ganea, Temple University School of Medicine, Immunosuppressive neuropeptides:  role in peripheral and CNS inflammation

 


 

Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB): Dendritic Cells and Immunoregulation in Infectious Diseases

Monday, April 7: 2:45 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 32

Chair: Christopher L. Karp, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Speakers

Julio C. Aliberti, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Lipoxin-mediated control of innate immunity to infection

Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University School of Medicine, Autophagy and antiviral immunity

Joel D. Ernst, New York University School of Medicine, Dendritic cells as targets and hosts for M. tuberculosis in vivo

David L. Sacks, NIAID, NIH, Influence of infected and apoptotic neutrophils on the immune response to leishmania

 


 

Sociedad Mexicana de Inmunología (SMI): Immunology in Mexico

Monday, April 7: 10:15 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 32

Chairs: Constantino Lopez-Macias, Medical Research Unit on Immunochemistry; Centro Médico Nacional;

Clara Gorodezky, Department of Immunology and Immunogenetics, InDRE, SSA

Speakers

José Moreno-Rodriguez, UIM en Enfermedades Autoinmunes, SOCS1 expression in systemic lupus erythematosus

Constantino Lopez-Macias, Medical Research Unit on Immunochemistry, A novel adjuvant composed of Papaya Mosaic Virus promotes protection by translating innate response into long-lasting antibody responses

Clara Gorodezky, Department of Immunology and Immunogenetics, InDRE, SSA, Epidemiological impact of MHC polymorphism: Mexican natives as an example

 


 

The Society for Mucosal Immunology (SMI):  Immune Regulation and Mucosal Homeostasis

Monday, April 7: 2:45 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 31 B/C

Chairs: Charlotte S. Kaetzel, University of Kentucky; Leo Lefrançois, University of Connecticut Health Center

Speakers

Peter B. Ernst, University of Virginia, Adenosine: a new player in regulatory T cell biology

Lynn Puddington, University of Connecticut Health Center, Maternal instructions during development of immune responsiveness

Atsushi Kitani, NIAID, NIH, NOD-like receptors and regulation of intestinal inflammation
Lars Eckmann, University of California, San Diego, Mucosal integrity under microbial attack
 


 

The Society for Natural Immunity (SNI): Regulation of NK Cells and Innate Immunity—A Symposium in Memory of Paul Leibson

Sunday, April 6: 8:00 AM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 32

Chairs: Eric O. Long, NIAID, NIH; Lewis L. Lanier, University of California, San Francisco

Speakers

Eric O. Long, NIAID, NIH, Signaling by inhibitory receptors

Vinay Kumar, University of Chicago, Regulation of CD244 functions

Ulrich von Andrian, Harvard Medical School, Innate immune responses in skin-draining lymph nodes and beyond

Lewis L. Lanier, University of California, San Francisco, NK receptors and signaling
 

NIH GRANT WORKSHOPS

 

AAI BLOCK SYMPOSIA


Submitted abstracts are programmed into oral or poster sessions; oral sessions are called Block Symposia.  Each abstract selected for a Block Symposium will also be presented in a Poster Session.  The following AAI Block Symposia will be presented at Experimental Biology 2008; all sessions will be held in the San Diego Convention Center.  For a detailed Block Symposia schedule, click here.

 

Saturday, April 5

 

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cytokines in Autoimmunity and Hypersensitivity (Room 33 A/B)

Host Immune Responses to Influenza Virus (Room 31 B/C)

Thymopoiesis and T Cell Homeostasis (Room 30E)

 

2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Immune Modulation During Persistent Infections (Room 31 B/C)

 

Sunday, April 6

 

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Early Cell Lineage Restrictions in Hematopoiesis (Room 31A)

 

8:00 AM– 10:00 AM

T Cell Responses to Infection: From Recognition to Memory Formation (Room 31 B/C)

 

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

CD4 and CD8 Memory (Room 31 B/C)

Immunological Impact of Antigen Processing and Presentation (Room 31A)

 

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tumor-Associated Immunosuppression, Mechanisms of Tumor Rejection and Modulation of the Immune Response (Room 31A)

 

2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T Cell Development (Room 33 A/B)

 

Monday, April 7

 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of the Immune System I (Room 33 A/B)

Immunotherapy of Cancer, Vaccine Development and Immune-Based Therapies (Room 31A)

Mucosal Surfaces: Inflammation Control Centers (Room 32)

Regulation of B Cell Responses (Room 30E)

Regulation of Inflammatory Responses (Room 31 B/C)

 

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

IL-17 Family of Cytokines (Room 33 A/B)

Mast Cell and Basophil Activation and Survival (Room 31 B/C)

New Therapeutic Strategies For Autoimmune Diseases (Room 30E)

T Cell Signaling (Room 32)

 

2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Anti-Tumor Effector Cells and Regulation of Tumor Immunity (Room 30E)

Treg and Th17 Cells as Modulators of Autoimmunity (Room 33 A/B)

 

Tuesday, April 8

 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Leukocyte/Endothelial Cell Adhesion Mechanisms (Room 30E)

Pathogenesis of Autoimmunity I: The Genetic Predisposition to Autoimmunity (Room 32)

Regulation of Effector Function and Homeostasis by Cytokines (Room 33 A/B)

Targets and Therapeutics in Allergic Disease (Room 31 B/C)

 

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Immune Tolerance and Homeostasis (Room 33 A/B)

Innate Immunity (Room 31 B/C)

Leukocyte Migration in Innate and Adaptive Immunity (Room 31A)

Pathogenesis of Autoimmunity II: Triggers of Autoimmunity (Room 32)

Transplantation Immunology (Room 30E)

 

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

B Cell Development (Room 32)

Friend or Foe? Mechanisms for Sampling Mucosal Microenvironments (Room 30E)

Lymphocyte Activation, Signaling and Survival (Room 33 A/B)

 

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of the Immune System II (Room 33 A/B)

Host Defense Against Parasitic and Fungal Pathogens (Room 30E)

Regulatory T Cells (Room 32)

Tumor-Associated Antigens and Pathobiology of the Immune System (Room 31 B/C)

 

Wednesday, April 9

 

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Comparative Structure/Function of Antibody Molecules (Room 33 A/B)

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Comparative Immunobiology of Host Cellular Responses (Room 33 A/B)

 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Development of Host Defense to Bacterial Infection (Room 30E)

Mechanisms of T Cell Activation and Inactivation (Room 31A)

Peripheral B Lineage Development and B Cell Immunity (Room 31 B/C)

TLRs and Signaling Pathways (Room 32 A/B)

 

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Cell Biology and Molecular Mechanisms of Antigen Processing and Presentation (Room 30E)

Cellular Mechanisms of Hypersensitivity (Room 31 B/C)

Dendritic Cell and Monocyte Regulation (Room 32)

Enhancing Mucosal Immunity (Room 31A)

Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Against Microbial Infections (Room 33 A/B)
 

AAI POSTER SESSIONS


The most interactive part of the meeting!  Discuss data and research issues firsthand with authors at the Poster Sessions.  Posters will be displayed Sunday through Tuesday in the San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM, with authors present from 12:30-1:30 PM.  AAI Poster sessions to be presented at Experimental Biology 2008 include:

Sunday, April 6

AAI Education Committee-John H. Wallace High School Teachers Workshop: Lessons in Immunology
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Hypersensitivity
Complement, Defensive, and Acute Phase Proteins
Cytokines and Chemokines in Autoimmunity and Hypersensitivity
Cytokines and Chemokines in Health and Disease
Development of Host Defense to Bacterial Infection
Host Defense Against Parasitic and Fungal Pathogens
Immune Tolerance and Homeostasis
Innate Immunity
Leukocyte Migration in Innate and Adaptive Immunity
Lymphocyte Activation, Signaling and Survival
Modeling and Targeting Experimental Allergic Disease
Pathogenesis of Autoimmunity I: The Genetic Predisposition to Autoimmunity
Pathogenesis of Autoimmunity II: Triggers and Effectors of Autoimmunity
Regulation of T Cell Activation, Inactivation and Differentiation
Technological Innovations in Immunology
Thymopoiesis and T Cell Homeostasis

Monday, April 7

Antigen-Specific T Cell Responses to Infection
B Cell Development
CD4 and CD8 Memory
Comparative Immunobiology of Host Cellular Responses
Comparative Structure/Function of Antibody Molecules
Enhancing Mucosal Immunity
Friend or Foe? Mechanisms for Sampling Mucosal Microenvironments
Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of the Immune System I
Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of the Immune System II
Hematopoiesis: Early Lineage Restrictions and Myeloerythroid Development
Hematopoietic Microenvironment and Developmental Changes in Aging
Host Immune Responses to Respiratory Viral Infections
Humoral Responses to Microbial Infections
Immune Modulation During Persistent Infections
Immunobiology of Microbial Infections
Immunobiology of Viral Infections
Mucosal Surfaces: Inflammation Control Centers
Peripheral B Lineage Development and B Cell Immunity
Regulatory T Cells and Mechanisms of Tolerance Induction
Specialized Adaptations of Mucosal Surfaces
T Cell Development
Transplantation Immunology
Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Against Microbial Infections

Tuesday, April 8

Anti Tumor Effector Cells and Regulation of Tumor Immunity
Cell Biology and Molecular Mechanisms of Antigen Processing and Presentation
IL-17 Family of Cytokines
Immunological Impact of Antigen Processing and Presentation
Immunotherapy of Cancer, Vaccine Development, and Immune-Based Therapies
Innate Immune Mechanisms and Regulation of Cells of the Innate Immune System
Leukocyte/Endothelial Cell Adhesion Mechanisms
Mast Cell and Basophil Activation and Survival
New Therapeutic Strategies for Autoimmune Diseases
Regulation of B Cell Responses
Regulation of Effector Function and Homeostasis by Cytokines and Chemokines
Regulation of Inflammatory Responses
Regulation of Signal Transduction in T and NK Cells
Treg and Th17 Cells as Modulators of Autoimmunity
Tumor-Associated Antigens and Pathobiology of the Immune System
Tumor Associated Immunosuppression, Mechanisms of Tumor Rejection, and Modulation of the Immune Response

Wednesday, April 9

Late-Breaking Poster Sessions (TBA)
 

 

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