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Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease

February 21 - February 22

Type 2 inflammation rich in eosinophils, basophils and mast cells and orchestrated by Th2 lymphocytes has been mainly studied in the context of allergies and immune responses to helminths. Since the discovery of type 2 innate lymphoid cells there has been a strong interest in understanding how type 2 immunity is induced and regulated, for example by barrier epithelial cells.
Given the recent introduction of new biologics that target type 2 cytokines to treat severe allergic disease, we are accumulating a lot of new insights on type 2 immune responses in humans as well.
This meeting will not only focus on new effector and regulatory mechanisms of the type 2 immune response. It will also offer a number of talks taking a broader look on type 2 immunity, dealing with such topics as type 2 immunity in homeostasis, growth and repair, metabolism, neuro-immune interactions and cancer.
Understanding these alternative roles for type 2 immunity will be important to address the benefits and potential pitfalls of long-term inhibition of type 2 immunity by biologicals and could elucidate new therapeutic pathways for very common diseases like asthma, obesity, diabetes and cancer.
Abstracts can be submitted for the following topics:
• Tissue homeostasis and repair
• Type 2 Neuro-immune axis
• Type 2 in allergy, asthma & helminth infection
• Type 2 Immunity & Cancer

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Deadlines:
• Early Bird: 10 January 2019
• Late Registration: 7 February 2019
• Abstract deadline: 19 December 2018

Speakers include:

  • Judi Allen, The University of Manchester, UK
  • David Artis, Weill Cornell Medicine, US
  • Ronald N. Germain, National Institutes of Health, US
  • Elise Dalmas, INSERM, FR
  • Stephen Joseph Galli, Stanford University, US
  • Ana Domingos, The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, PT
  • Jean-Philippe Girard, CNRS – University of Toulouse, FR
  • Philippe Jay, INSERM, FR
  • Moro Kazuyo, Laboratory for Innate Immune systems, RIKEN IMS, JP
  • Andrew McKenzie, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
  • Anna Molofsky, University of California-San Francisco, US
  • Ariel Munitz, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, IL
  • Marion Pepper, Department of Immunology, University of Washington, US
  • Wayne Shreffler, Massachusetts General Hospital, US
  • Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, PT
  • Steve F. Ziegler, Benaroya Research Institute, US
  • Bart Lambrecht, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
  • Richard Locksley, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), University of California San Francisco, US

Venue

Old St. John Site
Zonnekemeers
Bruges, B-8000 Belgium
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