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FOCIS 2022

June 21 - 24, 2022

San Francisco, CA

CSI Sponsored Symposium:
June 21, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Unconventional T Cells in Chronic Disease and as Targets of Therapy

Chairs:  
Dr. Sylvie Lesage, Université de Montréal
Dr. Kelly McNagny, University of British Columbia

13:00 Opening Remarks
Dr. Kelly McNagny, Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia

13:05 - 14:00 Double negative T cells and autoimmunity
Dr. Sylvie Lesage, Professor, Dept of Immunology, Université de Montréal

14:00 - 14:30 Understanding iNKT cell functional heterogeneity: towards immunotherapy
Dr. Thierry Mallevaey, Associate Professor, Dept of Immunology, University of Toronto

14:30 - 15:00 ILCs and applications in tolerance-promoting immunotherapies
Dr. Sarah Crome, Assistant Professor, Dept of Immunology, University of Toronto

15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break

15:30 - 16:00 Treg dysfunction and its implication for cell therapy
Dr. Caroline Lamarche, Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, Université de Montréal

16:00 - 16:30 MAIT cells as vaccine targets for viral diseases?
Dr. Mansour Haeryfar, Professor, Dept of Immunology, University of Western Ontario

16:30 - 16:55 Resident memory T cell subsets in bacterial and viral responses
Dr. Nathalie Labrecque, Professor, Dept of Medicine, Université de Montréal

16:55 - 17:00 Closing remarks
Dr. Sylvie Lesage