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Preliminary Scientific Programme


  • SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER
    14:00-15:00 REGISTRATION OPENS
    15:00-15:10 SYMPOSIUM WELCOME
    AUDITORIO
    15:10-15:45

    INAUGURAL TALK
    AUDITORIO

    Intercellular communication: transfer of genetic information and reprogramming of dendritic cells during synapsis.
    Francisco Sánchez-Madrid. Department of Immunology. Hospital Universitario de la Princesa. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

    15:45-17:15

    CHAIR SPEAKER 1
    AUDITORIO
    Keynote lecture: Miriam Merad

    16:45-17:15 COFFEE BREAK
    17:15-18:20 PLENARY SESSION I
    AUDITORIO

    Chair:
    Miriam Merad
    17:15-17:40 INVITED SPEAKER 1.
    Heterogeneity and plasticity of dendritic cells.
    Juliana Idoyaga. Departments of Pharmacology & Molecular Biology. University of California San Diego, Schools of Medicine & Biological Sciences, USA.
    17:40-18:05 INVITED SPEAKER 2.
    Dendritic cell development and immunotherapy.
    Shalim H Naik. WEHI - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia.
    18:05-18:20 SHORT TALK 1
    18:20-18:35 SHORT TALK 2
    18:35 WELCOME COCKTAIL DINNER
  • MONDAY 21st OCTOBER
    08:00-08:30 REGISTRATION OPENS
    08:30-10:25 PLENARY SESSION II
    AUDITORIO
    08:30-09:05

    CHAIR SPEAKER 2. Development and regulation of the antigen presenting functions of dendritic cells.
    J. Villadangos. The University of Melbourne, Australia. 

     09:05-09:30 INVITED SPEAKER 3.
    Nociceptor control of dendritic cells.
    Ulrich von Andrian. Harvard Medical School, Harvard, US. Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, US.
    09:30-09:55 INVITED SPEAKER 4.
    Dendritic Cell Migration: from micro-fluidics to Tissue Imaging.
    Ana María Lennon Dumenil. Institut Curie, Paris, France.
    09:55-10:10 SHORT TALK 3
    10:10-10:25 SHORT TALK 4

    10:25-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
    11:00-12:25 PLENARY SESSION III
    AUDITORIO
    11:00-11:35 CHAIR SPEAKER 3.logoThe EMBO Keynote Lecture 
    The power of ONE: Immunology in the age of spatial and single cell genomics.

    Ido Amit. Department of Systems Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehobot, Israel. 
    11:35-12:00 INVITED SPEAKER 5.
    Inflammatory cDC2’s driving asthma.
    Bart Lambrecht. UGent-IRC-VIB. Department Director Center for Inflammation Research (IRC). Head, Laboratory of Immunoregulation and mucosal immunology. Pulmonary physician, University Hospital Ghent, Gent, Belgium.
    12:00-12:25 INVITED SPEAKER 6
    Allergic priming by skin dendritic cells.

    Franca Ronchese. Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand.
    12:25-12:45 SPONSORED TALK INDUSTRY
    AUDITORIO
    12:45-15:00 LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING
    POSTER SESSION 1
    15:00-16:30 WORKSHOP 1
    AUDITORIO
    15:00-16:30 WORKSHOP 2
    SALA TRAMUNTANA 2+3
    16:30-17:00 COFFEE BREAK
    17:00-18:25 PLENARY SESSION IV
    AUDITORIO

    17:00-17:35 CHAIR SPEAKER 4.
    Dendritic cells in immunity to cancer.
    Caetano Reis e Sousa. Principal Group Leader/ Assistant Research Director, Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom.
    17:35-18:00 INVITED SPEAKER 7.
    Exploring intestinal antigen presenting cell diversity in health and Crohn’s disease.

    William Agace. Leo Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, Department of Immunology and Microbiology. Copenhagen University, Denmark.
    18:00-18:25 INVITED SPEAKER 8.
    Dendritic cells: gatekeepers of immunity at epithelial barriers.
    Roxane Tussiwand. NIH (National institutes of health)/NIDCR. Bethesda, MD, USA.
    18:25-19:10 ROUND TABLE 1
    AUDITORIO
    Decoding dendritic cell heterogeneity: lineages, states and the quest for a precise nomenclature.
  • TUESDAY 22nd OCTOBER
    08:00-08:30 REGISTRATION OPENS
    08:30-10:25

    PLENARY SESSION V
    AUDITORIO

    08:30-09:05 

    CHAIR SPEAKER 5.
    The developing human immune system.
    Muzz Haniffa. Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Saffron Walden, United Kingdom.

    09:05-09:30  INVITED SPEAKER 9.
    Revisiting the role of plasmacytoid dendritic cells in viral infections.
    Marc Dalod. Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML); Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, INSERM ; Marseille, France.
    09:30-09:55

    INVITED SPEAKER 10.
    The genetic regulation of human dendritic cell development
    Venetia Bigley. Haematopoeisis and Immunity Lab, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, United Kingdom. 

    09:55-10:10 SHORT TALK 5
    10:10-10:25 SHORT TALK 6
    10:25-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
    11:00-12:25 PLENARY SESSION VI
    AUDITORIO
    11:00-11:35

     CHAIR SPEAKER 6. 
    Dendritic cell immune modulation in cancer patients.
    Jolanda de Vries. Department of Medical BioSciences, Radboud university medical centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

    11:35-12:00

    INVITED SPEAKER 11.
    Dendritic Cells in Reactive Immune Archetypes.
    Max Krummel. UCSF and ImmunoX, San Francisco, California, USA. 

    12:00-12:25

    INVITED SPEAKER 12.
     Beyond DCision-making in the tumor microenvironment.
    Ping Chih-Ho. Full Professor, Department of Fundamental Oncology, University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

    12:25-12:45 SPONSORED TALK INDUSTRY
    AUDITORIO
    12:45-15:00 LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING
    POSTER SESSION II
    15:00-16:30 WORKSHOP 3
    AUDITORIO
    15:00-16:30 WORKSHOP 4
    SALA TRAMUNTANA 2+3
    16:30-17:00 COFFEE BREAK
    17:00-18:55 PLENARY SESSION VII
    AUDITORIO
    17:00-17:35

    CHAIR SPEAKER 7.
    Dendritic Cell Heterogeneity: Lineages versus States.
    Florent Ginhoux. INSERM U1015, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.

    17:35-18:00

    INVITED SPEAKER 13.
    A Neoantigen-Specific Dendritic cell Vaccine.
    Beatriz Carreño. Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

    18:00-18:25

    INVITED SPEAKER 14.
    Nutrient and metabolic rewiring of DC subsets and function. 
    Hongbo Chi. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Royal Oak, USA.

    18:25-18:40 SHORT TALK 7
    18:40-18:55 SHORT TALK 8
    20:00-22:30 MEETING DINNER
    22:30 MEETING GET-TOGETHER
  • WEDNESDAY 23rd OCTOBER
    09:00-10:20

    PLENARY SESSION VIII
    AUDITORIO

    09:00-09:25 INVITED SPEAKER 15.
    Activation of intracellular innate sensors.
    Nicolas Manel. INSERM U932, Institute Curie, Paris, France.
    09:25-09:50 INVITED SPEAKER 16.
    Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell adaptations during a viral infection.
    Elina Zúñiga. School of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, USA.
    09:50-10:05 SHORT TALK 9
    10:05-10:20 SHORT TALK 10
    10:20-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
    11:00-12:45 PLENARY SESSION IX
    AUDITORIO
    11:00-11:45 ROUND TABLE 2
    DC immunobiology in cancer: how to deliver the promise.
    11:45-12:45 CHAIR SPEAKER 8
    Mechanisms of cDC diversification and function.
    Keynote lecture:
    Ken Murphy. Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine
    12:45-13:00 CLOSING CEREMONY & PRIZES
    AUDITORIO
    15:00-21:00 AFTERNOON-EVENING NETWORKING ACTIVITIES
IMPORTANT DATES
  • Abstract Submission
    • 10th June 2024
      Abstract submission deadline
    • Early July 2024
      Author notification of submission outcome
    • 31st July 2024
      Author registration deadline
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    • Early bird Fee
      Until 31st July 2024
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      From 1st August to 8th October 2024
    • Onsite Fee
      From 9th October 2024 onwards