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IIT Symposium and Pears Lecture 2020

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Royal Free Hospital

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The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation is hosting its annual symposium on Thursday 18 June 2020 at the Royal Free Hospital

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International leaders will present the latest research developments in immunology, and we are delighted to announce that the 2019 Pears Lecture will be given by Professor Carl June from the University of Pennsylvania.

The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about how research leads to novel therapies for patient benefit.

Draft 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 – B Cells

Chair: Professor Lucy Walker, University College London

• Prof Mark Cragg, University of Southampton

• Prof Paul Kellam, Imperial College London

• Prof Claudia Mauri, UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences

10.45-11.25 Networking Break - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

11.25-12:15 SESSION 2 – Tissue Immunity

Chair: Professor Derek Gilroy, University College London

• Prof Dr Markus Feuerer, Regensburg Centre for Interventional Immunology

12.15-13:30 Networking lunch - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

13.30-14.45 SESSION 3 – Early Career Presentations

Chair: Professor Emma Morris, University College London

14.45-15.25 Networking break - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

15.25-16.15 SESSION 4 – Cancer Immunity

Chair: Dr Clare Bennett, University College London

• Professor Sergio Quezada, UCL Department of Haematology

• Professor Benny Chain, UCL Division of Infection and Immunity

16.15-17:00 Pears Lecture

Professor Carl June, University of Pennsylvania

17.00-17.05 Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Prize Awards

17.05-17.15 Closing Remarks - Professor Hans Stauss, Director

17.15-18:00 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 Oliver Case (o.case@ucl.ac.uk) on or before 14th May 2020.
  • 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.
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