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Innate Immunity Day 2017

Join us, Wednesday May 31st, 2017

UMass Medical School

Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, AS2-2102

The 2017 Symposium will feature Dr Frederic Geissman, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering, NY who will discuss his latest work on the development and functions of macrophages, Dr. Beth Stevens, Childrens Hospital Boston who will discuss her latest work on synaptic pruning and Dr. Marco Colonna, Washington University, St. Louis who will discuss his latest work on innate immunity in neurodegenerative diseases. This year’s program will also feature oral presentations by students or post-doctoral fellows that will be selected from submitted abstracts.


Development and functions of macrophages
Federic Geissman, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering, NY




Saving the Synapse: New insights from development
Beth Stevens, PhD
Boston Childrens Hospital, MA





Innate Immunity in neurodegeneration
Marco Colonna, PhD
Washington University, St. Louis





EVENT Program

11:45-1:15       Lunch, LRB Blais Pavillion

1:30 - 1:35        Opening Remarks:
                            Kate A. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Director, Program in Innate Immunity
                           Terence R. Flotte, M.D., Dean, Provost & Executive Deputy Chancellor

1:35 - 1:40        Jun Huh, Ph.D. Introducing Frederic Geissmann, M.D., Ph.D.

1:40 - 2:20        Frederic Geissmann, M.D., Ph.D. Development and functions of macrophages

2:25 – 2:40       Short Talk from submitted abstracts                                      

2:45 – 3:00       Short Talk from submitted abstracts                                       

3:00 – 3:05       Dorothy Schafer, Ph.D. Introducing Beth Stevens, Ph.D.

3:05 – 3:40       Beth Stevens, Ph.D. Immune Mechanisms of Synapse Loss in Health & Disease

3:45 – 4:15       Coffee Break (outside AS2.2102)                                     

4:20 – 4:35       Short Talk from submitted abstracts                                      

4:40 – 4:55       Short Talk from submitted abstracts

4:55 – 5:00       Kate Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Introducing Marco Colonna  

5:00 - 5:40       Marco Colonna, Ph.D. Innate Immunity in Neurodegeneration

5:40 - 5:45       Closing Remarks

6:00 - 7:30       POSTER SESSION with wine and cheese (Medical School Lobby/Faculty Conference Room

To download a printable version of the agenda, please click HERE.          



To register for this event, please click HERE.




Sponsored by:
Program in Innate Immunity, UMass (PII)
& The International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society