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CSI 2018 Preliminary Program

31st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Immunology

Western University, London, ON

June 1 - 4, 2018


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Friday, June 1 / Vendredi 1 Juin

15:00 – 21:00   Registration / Inscriptions; Poster Set-up / Installation des affiches
16:00 - 20:00   CSI Council Meeting / Réunion du Conseil de la SCI (CSI Council only)
16:00 – 18:00  

Career Development Session for Trainees

"How to Succeed in Science Without Really Trying"

Dr. Jonathan Yewdell, Senior Investigator, Cellular Biology and Viral Immunology Section, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

18:00 – 20:00   Trainee Mixer
20:30 – 21:30   Keynote Address:
    Dr. Giorgio Trinchieri, Program Director, Cancer and Inflammation Program; NIH Distinguished Investigator; Head, Cancer Immunobiology Section, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
21:30 – 23:30   Opening Reception / Réception d’ouverture; Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants

Saturday, June 2 / Samedi 2 Juin

07:00   Registration / Inscriptions
07:00 – 09:00   Breakfast / Déjeûner; Poster Set-up / Installation des affiches
08:30   Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants
09:00 – 12:00   Symposium I: Aging & Immunosenescence: Susceptibility to Infection and Implications for Vaccination
    Chairs: Dr. Graham Pawelec and Dr. Janet McElhaney
Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Graham Pawelec, Professor of Experimental Immunology, Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tuebingen Center for Medical Research (ZMF), Tuebingen, Germany

Dr. Janet McElhaney, Health Sciences North Volunteer Association Chair in Healthy Aging; Vice President Research and Scientific Director; Professor, Health Sciences North Research Institute, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Dr. Daniela Frasca, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Dr. George Kuchel, Professor of Medicine; Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology; Director, UConn Center on Aging; Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, USA

12:00 – 14:00   Buffet Lunch / Dîner; Poster Set-up, Recreation / Installation des affiches, Pause
13:00 – 14:00   Trainee “One-minute, One-slide” presentations
Concurrent Workshops :
14:30 – 16:30   Workshop 1 / Atelier 1
14:30 – 16:30   Workshop 2 / Atelier 2
16:30 - 17:45   CIHR - III - Open Discussion
    Moderator: Dr. Bhagi Singh, Western University
    Speaker: Dr. Marc Ouellette, Scientific Director, CIHR-III

17:45 - 18:30  

"The off-target effects of vaccines: benefits and collateral damage"

Dr. Eleanor Fish, Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, Professor, Dept. Immunology, University of Toronto

18:30 – 20:00   Buffet Dinner / Souper
20:00 – 22:00   1st Poster Session / 1 ère Séance d’affiches
20:00 – 22:00   Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants

Sunday, June 3 / Dimanche 3 Juin

07:00 – 08:30   Breakfast / Déjeûner; Poster Set-up / Installation des affiches
08:00   Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants
08:30 – 12:00   Symposium II – Conventional and Unconventional T Cell Development: Fate Choices & Spatial Factors
    Chairs: Dr. Troy Baldwin and Dr. Heather Melichar
Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Troy Baldwin, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta, AB, Canada

Dr. Heather Melichar, Assistant Professor, Immunology-Oncology, Centre de recherché Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Centre affilié à l’Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Dr. Lauren Ehrlich, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Dr. Michele Anderson, Senior Scientist, Biological Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Peter Savage, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Dr. Kristin A. Hogquist, Professor, Microbiology Immunology & Cancer Biology Program, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

12:00 – 13:00   CSI Annual General Meeting / Assemblée Générale de la SCI
12:00 – 14:00   Lunch / Dîner; Poster Set-up / Installation des affiches
13:00 – 14:00   Trainee “One-minute, One-slide” presentations
Concurrent Workshops:
13:30 – 15:30   Workshop 3 / Atelier 3
13:30 – 15:30   Workshop 4 / Atelier 4
15:45 – 17:45   2nd Poster Session / 2ème Séance d’affiches
15:45 – 17:45   Meet the Exhibitors / Rencontre des exposants
18:00 – 19:00  

Bernhard Cinader Award Lectureship / Conférence du prix Bernhard Cinader

"Edge to edge, look straight ahead"

Dr. Michael GrantProfessor of Immunology, Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

20:00 – 22:30   Banquet Dinner / Banquet

Monday, June 4 / Lundi 4 Juin

07:00 – 09:00   Breakfast / Déjeuner
09:00 – 12:00   Symposium III: Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic Mechanisms & Clinical Promise
    Chairs: Dr. Pamela Ohashi & Dr. Julian Lum
Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Pamela Ohashi, Director, Immune Therapy Program, Ontario Cancer Institute; Co-Director, Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research; Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Julian Lum, Senior Scientist, BC Cancer - Victoria; Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Dr. Tracy McGaha, Senior Scientist, Tumour Immunotherapy Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Khashayarsha Khazaie, Professor, Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Dr. Weiping Zou, Charles B. de Nancrede Professor of Surgery, Immunology and Biology, University of Michigan; Co-Director of the Tumor Immunology and Transplantation Biology Program, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

12:00 – 12:15   Travel Awards / Bourses de Voyage/Tombola
12:15 – 14:00   Lunch / Dîner
14:00   Meeting Ends / Fin de la Conférence