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Key Dates

    Call for Abstracts Close 6 Setember 2019
  • Abstract Notifications 26 September 2019
    3 October 2019
  • Early-Bird/Presenter Registration Close 11 October 2019
  • Standard Registration Open 12 October 2019
  • Extended Poster Abstracts Deadline 31 October 2019
  • Workshops 8 December 2019
  • ASI 2019 8 – 12 December 2019
48th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology 8 – 12 December 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre

Special Interest Group Workshops

Special Interest Group Workshops

Sunday 8 December

Clinical Immunology Workshop

Location: Lecture Theatre 3066, Level 3
Adelaide University Health and Medical Sciences' Building

The purpose of the Clinical Immunology SIG is to provide an avenue for clinical immunology researchers with a drive to bring their research ideas into the clinic, and to promote current disease-relevant immunology research of ASI members amongst clinical societies. The group aims to facilitate the sharing of resources, promote networking opportunities between clinical immunology-focused ASI members and lift the profile of clinical immunology within clinical societies to accelerate translation of research findings by better engaging clinical community in cutting edge immunology research.

We have put together an exciting program for the 2019 Clinical Immunology Workshop in Adelaide, including talks from leaders in the field of Primary Immunodeficiency and Allergy, Prof Lennart Hammarström and Prof Judah Denburg and transplantation talk sponsored by TSANZ. We warmly welcome participation from local scientists and clinicians keen to hear the latest on immunodeficiency, allergy and inflammation research and strongly encourage registration from researchers from all career stages.

Speakers: Lennart Hammarstrom

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Infection and Immunity Workshop

Location: G030 Lecture Theatre
Adelaide University Health and Medical Sciences' Building

This year’s Infection and Immunity Special Interest Group Workshop will include a range of talks on parasite, bacterial and viral infection and will have a focus on vaccine immunology. In addition, a combined session with the Mucosal Immunology SIG will be held after lunch.

Invited talks feature presentations by Joanna Kirman, Mohammed Alsharifi, Natalie Prow, Sebastian Scheer and Johannes Mayer and a keynote talk by Suresh Mahalingam from Griffith University on ‘Developing vaccines for chikungunya virus and Zika virus’.

In addition to these invited speakers, a range of interesting speaker have been selected from the submitted abstracts and a prize for the best presentation will be awarded.

Make sure to register for the workshop and take part in what will be a great and informative day on infection and immunity.

Speakers: Suresh Mahalingam, Natalie Prow, Sebastian Scheer, Johannes Mayer, Joanna Kirman, Mohammed Alsharifi

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Mucosal Immunology Workshop

Location: Joe Vecro Lecture Theatre
Adelaide University Health and Medical Sciences' Building

The mucosal surfaces of the gut, lung and urogenital tract require sophisticated mechanisms to coordinate homeostasis and defence against pathogen invasion. The field is undergoing a renaissance, exemplified by the identification of ILCSs, MAIT cells, TRMs, and new epithelial subtypes with distinct biological functions. The role of microdata in health and disease, both at mucosal sites and systemically, is another fascinating hot-topic of research for mucosal immunologists. At the forthcoming workshop, the invited speakers will touch on these subjects and will place special emphasis on study design, methodological techniques, good practice and potential pitfalls, to help support trainees interested in pursuing research questions relating to mucosal immunology.

Speakers: Yasmine Belkaid, Samuel Forster, Simon Keely, Jonathan Leffer, Sarah Roberston and Colby Zaph

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Postgraduate Workshop

Location: Lecture Theatre 4050 (A and B)
Adelaide University Health and Medical Sciences' Building

The Postgraduate Student Workshop will deliver a diverse range of material aimed at providing attendees with technical and conceptual knowledge that will greatly assist their postgraduate studies. In addition, the workshop will provide insights into a variety of potential career paths to pursue following completion of postgraduate study. The program will feature an overview of innate and adaptive Immunity, a comprehensive session around designing multicolour flow cytometry panels and valuable insights into effective grant writing and publishing skills. In addition, attendees will hear from representatives from the fields of academia, research, industry, clinical trials and venture capitalism who will provide perspectives on the diverse range of potential career pathways beyond postgraduate study.

Speakers: Dani Dixon, Shaun McColl, Allison Cowin, Michelle Head, Jill Carr, Indzy Katik, Melissa McBurnie

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Tumour and Stromal Immunology Workshop

Location: Centre for Cancer Biology (Level 8 seminar room)

The Tumour and Stromal Immunology Workshop will bring together researchers with a common interest in understanding the complex relationships between the immune system, cancer and stromal microenvironments. The Tumour Immunology Special Interest Group (SIG) Workshop is a long-standing and highly anticipated feature of the annual ASI conference, which aims to provide an avenue for researchers to come together in a cancer focused group and drive research ideas all the way from the fundamental biology of cancer through to translation into the clinic. This year, for the first time, we are also pleased to welcome the Stromal Immunology SIG to the Workshop, with a dedicated session on this topic that will cover tissue microenvironments and their interactions with the immune system, focusing on a greater appreciation of the commonalities stroma share between different tissues and systems. The workshop will also feature sessions related to innate immunity and cancer, cellular cancer therapies and clinical translation, with an emphasis on collaboration and community. We look forward to welcoming scientists and clinicians in these areas of interest and strongly encourage registration from researchers from all career stages, with several sponsored prizes available.

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