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IIT Symposium and Pears Lecture 2018

UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 from 09:00 to 18:00 (BST)

IIT Symposium and Pears Lecture 2018

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The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) is hosting its annual science symposium on Tuesday 10 July 2018 at the Royal Free Hospital.


International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of cancer immunity, autoimmunity and anti-viral immunity. The symposium will consist of sessions covering transplantation, genomics and immune development. The highlight will be the Pears Lecture which, this year, will be given by Shimon Sakaguchi from Osaka University.
 
The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about how research leads to novel therapies for patient benefit.

 

PROGRAMME:

09.00-09.30 Registration and Welcome Refreshments

09.30-09.35 Welcome and Introduction - Professor Hans Stauss, Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

09.35-10.45 SESSION 1 – Transplantation
• Dr Reza Motallebzadeh, UCL IIT
• Professor Robert Lechler, King’s College London
• Dr Paola Bonfanti – UCL Institute of Child Health

10.45-11.15 Networking Break - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

11.15-12.25 SESSION 2 – Genomics
• Professor Charlie Swanton, The Francis Crick Institute
• Dr Siobhan Burns, UCL IIT
• Dr Clare Bennett, UCL IIT

12.25-13.25 Networking lunch - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

13.25-14.10 Pears Lecture - Professor Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University

14.10-15.10 SESSION 3 – ECR Presentations

15.10-15.40 Networking break - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

15.40-16.50 SESSION 4 – Immune Development
• Professor Georg Hollander, University of Oxford
• Dr Ben Seddon, UCL IIT
• Dr Viki Male, UCL IIT

16.50-16.55 Early Career Researcher Best Presentation and Best Poster Prize Announcement

16.55-17.00 Closing Remarks - Professor Hans Stauss, Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

17.00-18.00 Networking drinks reception

 
Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster. Please see below for more details on the abstract competition.

Abstract Competition Guidelines:

  • Single page abstracts with titles should be submitted via email to Mahdia Sait (m.sait@ucl.ac.uk)
  • The abstracts will be scored by the UCL IIT Symposium Organising Committee. The five top-scoring applicants will be invited to present their research to the 250-strong Symposium audience. The other selected applicants will be invited to create a poster of their abstract to display on the day.
  • If selected, you will be contacted by the middle of June with full instructions for either your oral presentation or poster.

The winners of the poster and presentation competitions will then be announced and rewarded at the end of the Symposium, before the drinks reception.

Do you have questions about IIT Symposium and Pears Lecture 2018? Contact UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

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Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
Hampstead
NW3 2QG London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 from 09:00 to 18:00 (BST)


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