International Conference on Innate Immune Memory

 

Drs. Sylvia & Richard Cruess Amphitheatre & Elspeth McConnell Atrium
1001 boul. Décarie, Montréal, QC, Block E

 

November 12-13, 2020

 

Immunological memory is a protective host defense strategy against infectious diseases previously thought to only exist in species with adaptive immune systems. However, it has recently become clear that the innate immune system of primitive and advanced species also exhibits memory-like characteristics, a trait termed “trained immunity”. This conference will focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying trained immunity, from its evolutionary roots to its clinical relevance for vaccine development and therapeutic targeting. By bringing together an international group of investigators and trainees, this meeting will advance the dialog and scientific networks related to the nascent field of trained immunity and its relevance for health and disease.

 

Confirmed Speakers & 
Session Chairs
Keynote Speakers
 

Luis Barreiro

Chicago University
Marcel Behr

McGill University

William Bishai

Johns Hopkins
Uwe Conrath

RWTH Aachen University
Maziar Divangahi

McGill University
Melanie Hamon

Institute Pasture 
Shabaana Khader

Washington University
Katherine King

Baylor College of Medicine

Irah King

McGill University
Joachim Kurtz

University of Munster
Musa Mhlanga

University of Cape Twon
Basil Petrof

McGill University
Maria-Carla Saleh

Institute Pasture
Erwin Schurr

McGill University
Donald Sheppard

McGill University
Miguel Soares

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
Fil Swirski

Harvard University
Zhou Xing

McMaster University


Max Cooper, Emory University,
Recipient of the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Mihai Netea, Radboud University
Bali Pulendran, Stanford University












 

 

 

 

Registration and Abstract Submission
 

Registration deadline: October 15, 2020 - please see registration tab 
Abstract submission deadline: September 30, 2020 - please see submission tab

 

  Before or on August 3, 2020 After August 3, 2020
Research Trainee or Fellow 250 $ CAD 300 $ CAD
Principal Investigators and Health Care Professionals 500 $ CAD 600 $ CAD

 

 

Organizing Committee

 

Maziar Divangahi, PhD
McGill University
Luis Barreiro, PhD
University of Chicago
Shabaana A. Khader, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Mihai Netea, MD/PhD
Radboud University

 

November 12-13 2020

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
1001 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H4A 3J1

Registrations
February 4, 2020 00:00 EST to October 15, 2020 16:00 EDT
Submissions
Oral
February 5, 2020 00:00 EST to September 30, 2020 23:45 EDT
Poster
February 5, 2020 00:00 EST to September 30, 2020 23:45 EDT
Oral or Poster (no preference)
February 5, 2020 00:00 EST to September 30, 2020 23:45 EDT
Contact organizers
inga.murawski@mail.mcgill.ca

Sponsors