Innate Immunity Symposium 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Duke Innate Immunity Group Symposium on Innate Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease

Friday, May 8, 2015

Durham, NC — Please join us for a symposium at Duke University May 8, 2015 focusing Innate Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease.

Date:  Friday, May 8, 2015
Time:  8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location:  Edwin L. Jones Bldg, Lecture Hall 143, Duke University Medical Center, 207 Research Drive, Durham, NC  27710
Parking and Directions: Research Drive Parking Deck\Eye Center deck Symposium summary:  Innate immunity is the body’s first line of defense against invading pathogens.  Both innate immunity and inflammation contribute significantly to human health and disease.  This symposium will bring together scientists in immunity in North Carolina’s Research Triangle.  Attendees will have the opportunity to present their work, learn about cutting-edge innate immunity research, and network with local colleagues.

All are invited:  Scientists from NCSU, UNC Chapel Hill, NCCU, Duke University, and other local institutions are invited to register and attend.

Keynote Speakers:
Jenny Ting, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill;
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
AAI-Life Technologies Meritorious Career Award Recipient
http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/people/faculty/jenny-ting-phd

Brian Kelsall, M.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH
Chief, Mucosal Immunobiology Section, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/labsandresources/labs/aboutlabs/lmi/mucosalimmunitysection/Pages/kelsall.aspx

Oral presentations from Duke Faculty:
Gianna Hammer, Immunology
Stacy Horner, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Ru-Rong Ji, Department of Anesthesiology
John Rawls, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Daniel Saban, Ophthalmology and Immunology
David Tobin, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Poster and Oral Presentations: Registered individuals are invited to submit abstracts to be presented at a poster session during the symposium. Selected abstracts will be invited for an oral presentation. Abstract deadline is April 17th, 2015.

Awards: Prizes will be awarded to recipients selected for oral presentations. Additionally, two prizes for “Best Student Poster” and “Best Postdoc Poster” will be awarded.

Registration: Attendance is free but registration is required for our planning purposes.

Organizers: The symposium is hosted and sponsored by the Duke Innate Immunity Group. It is organized by Profs. Mari Shinohara, Jörn Coers, Gianna Hammer, Stacy Horner, and Sunhee Lee who can be reached at DukeInnateImmunity@gmail.com.

Oral presentations:  Invited talks will be either 30 or 15 minutes long. For 30-minute talks, speakers are requested to limit their presentation to 25 minutes to permit a 5-minute discussion period. For 15 minute talks, speakers are requested to limit their presentation to 12 minutes to permit a 3-minute discussion period. If you give an electronic presentation, please load your talk onto the available computer during the break that precedes the session in which you speak. Please bring your talk on a USB memory stick. To promote a smooth transition between talks, we ask everyone to use the computers provided.

Poster presentations:  Abstracts are being accepted for poster presentations. There will be one poster session to be held during lunch. The maximum poster size is 3 x 5 feet. Poster board assignments will be available prior to the meeting and can also be found in the program (available at the meeting).