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

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Monday 6 August

14:00

Arrival and registration

16:30

Welcome speech

16:40

Topic: An overview of immune networks in clinical medicine

17:00

Topic: Macrophage biology and medicine

18:30

Welcome dinner

Tuesday 7 August

09:00

Topic: Dendritic cell biology and medicine

10:30

Topic: Regulatory B cells

11:00

Tea break

11:20

Topic: T cell subsets and immune responses

12:50

Lunch and poster viewing

14:00

Oral presentation of selected participants

16:00

Topic: Cytokines and t cells

16:30

Topic: Immunotherpy

Wednesday 8 August

09:00

Topic: Advances in research in SLE

10:30

Topic: Innate immune response in SLE

11:00

Tea break

11:20

Topic: MicroRNAs regulation in SLE

12:50

Lunch and poster viewing

14:00

Oral presentation

16:00

Topic: HIV vaccine and T cell responses

16:30

Topic: TBD

18:00

Course Closing Address

19:00

Closing Dinner for all speakers and participants

Thursday 9 August: Outdoor social activities

09:00

Guided tour of Hong Kong

18:00

Social Dinner

Friday 10 August: Open Symposium

09:00

Opening address

09:15

Topic: Macrophage biology and medicine

10:15

Tea break

10:30

Topic: Regulation in T cell differentiation

11:30

Topic: Dendritic cell biology and medicine

12:30

Lunch

14:30

Topic: TBD

15:30

Topic: Immune dysregulation in systemic lupus erthematosus

16:30

Tea break

16:45

Topic: Advances in molecular research in autoimmunity

17:45

Closing remarks

Speakers

  • Data Professor Alt Alt Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Data 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.
  • Data Professor Chen Dong Tsinghua University
  • Data Professor Yong Jun Liu
  • Data Professor Tak Wah Mak University of Toronto
  • Data Professor Virginia Pascual Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Data Professor Jeffrey Pollard University of Edinburgh
  • Data Professor Nan Shen Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Data Professsor Tadatsugu Taniguchi University of Tokyo
  • Data Dr Vera Chan The University of Hong Kong
  • Data Professor Zhiwei Chen The University of Hong Kong
  • Data Professor CS Lau The University of Hong Kong
  • Data Professor Liwei Lu The University of Hong Kong
  • Data Professor Chun Kwok Wong Chinese University of Hong Kong