Advances in Immunology in Health and Disease (6-10 August 2018)

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Monday 6 August 2018

22:00

Arrival and registration

00:30

Welcome speech

00:40

Topic: An overview of immune networks in clinical medicine

01:00

Topic: Macrophage biology and medicine

02:30

Welcome dinner

Tuesday 7 August 2018

17:00

Topic: Dendritic cell biology and medicine

18:30

Topic: Regulatory B cells

19:00

Tea break

19:20

Topic: T cell subsets and immune responses

20:50

Lunch and poster viewing

22:00

Oral presentation of selected participants

00:00

Topic: Cytokines and t cells

00:30

Topic: Immunotherpy

Wednesday 8 August 2018

17:00

Topic: Advances in research in SLE

18:30

Topic: Innate immune response in SLE

19:00

Tea break

19:20

Topic: MicroRNAs regulation in SLE

20:50

Lunch and poster viewing

22:00

Oral presentation

00:00

Topic: HIV vaccine and T cell responses

00:30

Topic: TBD

02:00

Course Closing Address

03:00

Closing Dinner for all speakers and participants

Thursday 9 August: Outdoor social activities

17:00

Guided tour of Hong Kong

02:00

Social Dinner

Friday 10 August: Open Symposium

17:00

Opening address

17:15

Topic: Macrophage biology and medicine

18:15

Tea break

18:30

Topic: Regulation in T cell differentiation

19:30

Topic: Dendritic cell biology and medicine

20:30

Lunch

22:30

Topic: TBD

23:30

Topic: Immune dysregulation in systemic lupus erthematosus

00:30

Tea break

00:45

Topic: Advances in molecular research in autoimmunity

01:45

Closing remarks

Speakers

  • Professor Alt Alt Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Professor Wanjun Chen National Institutes of Health Education M.D., Medicine, Qingdao University Medical School, Qingdao, China, 1984M.S., Microbiology and Immunology, Shandong University Medical School and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Jinan, China, 1987Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Immunology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1993-1996Honors and Awards Invited Speaker, NIH Director's Seminar Series , 2009, http://videocast.nih.gov/pastevents.asp?c=25The Wang Ying-Lai Memorial Lecture, Annual Meeting of The Texas Chapter of Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America ( SCBA), Houston, Texas, 2011Co-organizer and co-chair, Keystone Symposium, TGF-beta in Immune Responses: From Bench to Bedside, Snowbird, Utah, 2011Research Interests/Scientific FocusWe are elucidating mechanisms of TGF-beta regulation of T-cell immunity and tolerance, and manipulating T-cell immunity versus tolerance in animal models to understand the pathogenesis of autoimmunity and inflammation, cancer and infectious diseases and to develop potential therapies for relevant human diseases, with special attention to NIDCR mission relevant diseases, such as Sj√∂gren's syndrome, periodontal diseases, and oral and head and neck cancers.
  • Professor Chen Dong Tsinghua University
  • Professor Yong Jun Liu
  • Professor Tak Wah Mak University of Toronto
  • Professor Virginia Pascual Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Professor Jeffrey Pollard University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Nan Shen Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Professsor Tadatsugu Taniguchi University of Tokyo
  • Dr Vera Chan The University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Zhiwei Chen The University of Hong Kong
  • Professor CS Lau The University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Liwei Lu The University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Chun Kwok Wong Chinese University of Hong Kong