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2017 Scientific Meeting - Programme

30th Annual Spring Meeting of the Canadian Society for Immunology
The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
April 7 - 10, 2017

 

Friday, April 7 / Vendredi 7 Avril

15:00 – 21:00  

Registration / Inscriptions

Poster Set-up / Installation des affiches

15:00 - 19:00   Exhibitor Set-up / Installation des exposants

Poster Set-up / Installation des affiche

16:00 - 20:00   CSI Council Meeting (CSI Council only)

16:00 – 18:00  

Special Session for Trainees

"Strategies for Landing the Job After Grad School"

Dr. Nana Lee, Director and Lecturer Graduate Professional Development, University of Toronto

18:00 – 20:00   Trainee Mixer

18:30 - 20:00   Registrants on their own for dinner
 
20:00   Exhibits Open

20:30 – 21:30  

Keynote Address

"Immune Regulation at Barrier Surfaces"

Dr. David Artis, Michael Kors Professor in Immunology, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA

21:30 – 23:30  

Opening Reception / Réception d’ouverture

Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants

 


Saturday, April 8 / Samedi 8 Avril

07:00   Registration / Inscriptions

07:00 – 09:00   Breakfast / Déjeûner

Poster Set-up Odd / Installation des affiches

08:00   Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants

   

 Sponsored by CIHR - Institute of Infection and Immunity

08:30 – 12:00   Symposium 1: Immunological Memory
Chairs: Dr. Martin Richer, McGill University; Dr. Nathalie Labrecque, Centre de recherche Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, University of Montreal

08:30 - 09:00  

"The not so sweet side of immunoregulation"

Dr. Martin Richer, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

09:00 - 09:30  

"Tissue trafficking potential of memory CD8+ T cells"

Dr. Jeff Nolz, Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA

09:30 - 10:00  

"4-1BB critically regulates influenza-specific lung resident CD8 memory T cells"

Dr. Tania Watts, Director, Toronto Human Immunology Network, Professor, Department of Immunology, Sanofi Pasteur Chair in Human Immunology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

10:00 - 10:30   Refreshment Break / Pause
 
10:30 - 11:00  

"Regulation of CD8 T cell memory by the purinergic receptor P2rx7"

Dr. Steve Jameson, Chairman's Fund Professor in Experimental Pathology, Center for Immunology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

11:00 - 11:30  

"Tissue compartmentalization of memory T cell responses"

Dr. Donna Farber, Professor, Surgical Sciences and Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

11:30 - 12:00  

"Contrasting roles for Notch signaling during acute and chronic CD8+ T cell responses"

Dr. Nathalie Labrecque, Associate Professor, Centre de recherche Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

12:00  

Exhibits Close

Sponsor Presentations:
12:00 - 12:10  

"Lyophilized controls for surface and intracellular marker analysis by flow and mass cytometry"

Karen Morley, PhD, Applications Scientist 1, BioLegend

12:10 - 12:20  

"Advances in immune cell isolation technology"

Amanda Vanden Hoek, Product Marketing Manager, Cell Separation, StemCell Technologies

12:20 – 13:30   Buffet Lunch / Dîner

Poster Set-up, Recreation / Installation des affiches, Pause

   

Sponsored by Miltenyi Biotec, StemCell Technologies Inc.

14:30 – 16:30  

Workshop 1 / Atelier 1

Leukocyte Development, Activation and Signalling

Chairs: Dr. Bryan Heit, Western University; Dr. Judith Mandl, McGill University

14:30 – 16:30  

Workshop 2 / Atelier 2

Host-Pathogen Interactions: Innate Immunity to Adaptive Immune Responses
Chairs: Dr. Markus Geuking, University of Calgary; Dr. Jude Uzonna, University of Manitoba

     
16:30 – 18:30  

Mass Cytometry Workshop

"Harnessing the power of Mass Cytometry for functional immune profiling: a practical guide to getting started"

Dr. Cynthia Guidos, Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Professor, Dept. of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Followed by CHIC - Canadian Human Immunophenotyping Consortium Discussion 

18:30 – 19:30   Buffet Dinner / Souper

20:00 – 22:00   1st Poster Session / 1ère Séance d’affiches

Odd Numbered Posters / Affiches à numéros impairs

Cash bar / bar payant

Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants

22:00   Exhibits Close / Fermeture des exposants

Remove Odd Numbered Posters / Affiches à numéros impairs

              


Sunday, April 9 / Dimanche 9 Avril

07:00 – 09:00  

Breakfast / Déjeûner

Poster Set-up Even / Installation des affiches

08:00   Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants

    Sponsored by BioLegend
08:30 – 12:00   Symposium II: NK Cells: A coming of age

Chairs: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau, Dalhousie University; Dr. Debby Burshtyn, University of Alberta

08:30 - 09:00  

"Molecular mechanisms controlling natural killer cell fate and function"

Dr. Barbara Kee, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago, IL, USA

09:00 - 09:30  

"SLAM family receptors in NK cell education and activation"

Dr. André Veillette, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal; Director, Molecular Oncology Research Unit, IRCM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

09:30 - 10:00  

"Natural Killer cells mediate long-term antigen-specific memory responses via Class 1 MHC receptors"

Dr. Andrew Makrigiannis, Head and Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00 - 10:30  

Refreshment Break / Pause
 

10:30 - 11:00  

"Human NK cell education: a toolbox for diverse immune function"

Dr. Jeanette Boudreau, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:00 - 11:30  

"Tracking Natural Killer cells during viral infection"

Dr. Lewis Lanier, J. Michael Bishop, MD, Distinguished Professor and Chair; Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA

11:30 - 12:00  

"Memory of the Killer: harnessing NK cells for cancer immunotherapy"

Dr. Todd Fehniger, Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

12:00   Exhibits Close / Fermeture des exposants

Sponsor Presentation:
12:00 - 12:07  

“Miltenyi Biotec: Biomedical instruments, reagents and services for research and cellular therapy”

Brendan McIntyre, Technical Sales Consultant, Miltenyi Biotec Inc., Ontario

12:07 – 13:07   CSI Annual General Meeting / Assemblée Générale de la SCI

12:07 – 13:30   Buffet Lunch / Dîner

Poster Set-up, Recreation / Installation des affiches, Pause

   

Sponsored by Miltenyi Biotec, StemCell Technologies Inc.

13:30 – 15:30  

Workshop 3 / Atelier 3

Immune Mediated Diseases: Tolerance, Autoimmunity and Inflammation

Chairs: Dr. Paige Lacy, University of Alberta; Dr. Clint Robbins, University of Toronto

13:30 – 15:30  

Workshop 4 / Atelier 4

Tumor Immunology, Immunotherapy and Vaccines

Chairs: Dr. Sherri Christian, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Dr. Brent Johnston, Dalhousie University

     
15:30 – 17:30   2nd Poster Session / 2ème Séance d’affiches

Even Numbered Posters / Affiches numéros pairs

Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants

Cash bar / Bar payant

17:30   Exhibits Close / Fermeture des exposants

Remove Even Numbered Posters / Affiches à numéros pairs

17:45 – 18:45  

Bernhard Cinader Award Lectureship / Conférence du prix Bernhard Cinader

Dr. Claude Perreault, Principal Investigator, Immunobiology Research Unit, IRIC;; Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal; Hematologist, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

"Know Thyself"

19:00   Banquet Dinner / Banquet
21:00   Presentation of Travel Awards and Investigator Awards

                


Monday, April 10 / Lundi 10 Avril

07:00 – 09:00   Breakfast / Déjeûner

08:30 – 11:30   Symposium III: Immunoparasitology at Mucosal Surfaces
Co-Sponsored by NSERC CREATE Host-Parasite Interactions (University of Calgary)

Chairs: Dr. Derek McKay, University of Calgary; Dr. Kathy McCoy, University of Calgary

08:30 - 09:00  

"Acute exposure to enteropathogens shapes the microbiota to induce post-infectious inflammation"

Dr. Andre Buret, Associate Vice-President (Research), Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, AB, Canada

09:00 - 09:30  

"The chemical language of gastrointestinal nematodes as potential immunotherapy"

Dr. Mary Stevenson, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

09:30 - 10:00  

“Alternatively activated macrophages during helminth infections”

Dr. P’ng Loke, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology (Parasitology), New York University School of Medicine, NY, USA

10:00 - 10:30  

Refreshment Break / Pause
 

10:30 - 11:00  

“Coincidence detectors in the tissue repair response to helminth infection”

Dr. Carla Rothlin, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology and Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
11:00 - 11:30  

“Divergent roles for Ly6C+CCR2+CX3CR1inflammatory monocytes at cutaneous sites of infection with Leishmania

Dr. Nathan Peters, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, AB, Canada

11:30 – 13:30   Lunch / Dîner

13:30   CSI Meeting Ends / Fin de la Conférence