Pre-Meeting Symposium

Monday, October 24, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Monday, October 24, ASHI and the Society for Immune Polymorphism are offering a Basic Science Symposium on Genetic and Functional Variation of the Vertebrate Immune System. This symposium will feature immunologists, geneticists and informaticians discussing the evolutionary biology of the vertebrate immune system, the role of immune variation in health and disease, innovations in informatics, and new approaches for immunotherapies.

The Society for Immune Polymorphism is an international association of immunologists, population geneticists, clinicians, and bone marrow registry managers focused on understanding immune gene polymorphism and function, developing methods to model genetic diversity and selection forces, and optimizing transplant matching. A modern synthesis of these disciplines is key for advancing the field of transplantation, and for integrating histocompatibility and immunogenetics with the larger field of genomic research. Please join us in the discussion of these cutting edge and innovative topics. This symposium has limited space, and an additional registration fee.

Moderators: Steven Mack, PhD, University of California, San Francisco & Martin Maiers, MS, National Marrow Donor Program

9:00am - 10:30am: Non-Human MHC
Ronald Bontrop, Prof., Dr., Biomedical Primate Research Centre
Lorna Kennedy, BA, MA, PhD, University of Manchester
Hannah Frank, PhD, Tulane University

10:30am - 10:45am: Break

10:45am - 12:45pm: Innovations in HLA and Immunogenetics
Tobias Lenz, PhD, University of Hamburg
Marcelo Fernandez-Viña, PhD, F(ACHI), Stanford University School of Medicine
Sophie Limou, PhD, Nantes University, Centrale Nantes, CR2TI
Curtis McMurtrey, PhD, Pure MHC LLC

12:45pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

Moderators: Jill Hollenbach, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco & Loren Gragert, PhD, Tulane University School of Medicine

1:30pm - 3:30pm: KIR & HLA
Mary Carrington, PhD, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Charles Khor, PhD, National Center for Global Heath and Medicine
Danillo Augusto, PhD, MSc, BSc, University of California, San Francisco
Karen Sherwood, PhD, D(ACHI), University of British Columbia

3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break

3:45pm - 4:45pm: Complex Immune Molecule Interations
Jason Krawic, BS, MA, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Thierry Mora, PhD, Ecole normale supérieure

4:45pm - 5:00pm: Closing

Register Here!