2015 Innate Immunity Group Symposium

Registration is open for “Innate Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease”, an interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Duke Innate Immunity Interest Group.

For further details including registration and poster abstract submission information, please see http://immunology.duke.edu/2015-duke-innate-immunity-group-symposium. Please forward this announcement to your lab members and colleagues!

Date: 8:30AM-5:00PM, Friday May 8th, 2015

Location: Edwin L. Jones Bldg, Lecture Hall 143, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC

Symposium summary: Innate immunity is the body’s first line of defense against invading pathogens.  Both innate immunity and inflammation contribute significantly to human health and disease.  This symposium will bring together scientists in immunity in North Carolina’s Research Triangle.  Attendees will have the opportunity to present their work, learn about cutting-edge innate immunity research, and network with local colleagues.

All are invited:  Scientists from NCSU, UNC Chapel Hill, NCCU, Duke University, and other local institutions are invited to register and attend.

Talks: Keynote presentations will be made by Jenny Ting, Ph.D (University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill) and Brian Kelsall, M.D. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH). Oral presentations will also be made my local investigators, ranging from 15-30 minutes in length.

Poster and Oral Presentations: Registered individuals are invited to submit abstracts to be presented at a poster session during the symposium. Selected abstracts will be invited for an oral presentation. **Abstract deadline is April 17th, 2015.**

Registration: Attendance is free but registration is required for our planning purposes.

Organizers: The symposium is hosted and sponsored by the Duke Innate Immunity Group. It is organized by Profs. Mari Shinohara, Jörn Coers, Gianna Hammer, Stacy Horner, and Sunhee Lee who can be reached at DukeInnateImmunity@gmail.com

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