Chicago, Illinois
20-23 November 2015

AIC2014 Program

Our 43rd Annual Meeting AIC2014 will be held 21-24 Nov 2014 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown and will be chaired by Dr Thomas Mitchell, University of Louisville.

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AIC2014 At-a-Glance

Friday, 21 Nov 2014
Meet the speakers roundtable
5:00 - 7:00 PM

trainees meet with our speakers, preregistration required

Sponsored in part by Sigma-Aldrich sigma2014

Keynote address 7:30 - 8:30 PM
7th floor, Salon III

Luke O'Neill
Trinity College, Dublin New Frontiers in Inflammation
Keynote reception − wine & cheese
8:30 − 9:30 PM
7th floor, Foyer


Saturday, 22 Nov 2014

Symposium I − Metabolism and immunity
9:00 AM - Noon

Erika Pearce, convenor

Ajay Chawla
University of California, San Francisco Innate control of tissue homeostasis
Navdeep Chandel
Northwestern University Mitochondria as signaling organelles regulating immunity
Erika Pearce
Washington University Metabolic regulation of T cell function and fate
Jonathan Powell
Johns Hopkins University MTOR, metabolism and T cell differentiation and function
Lunchtime activities I
eBioscience workshop Getting into your inner cell; flow cytometery of proteins and mRNA
Presenter: Peggy Just, PhD
Vice President of Research and Development, eBioscience, an Affymetrix company
Lincolnshire I/II, 6th floor 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Afternoon program I
Workshop block I abstracts 1 - 89 6th floor breakout rooms 2:00 - 4:15 PM
Poster presentations I posters 1 - 89 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 - 6:15 PM
Undergraduate poster presentations posters 90 - 112 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 - 6:15 PM
Reception concurrent with poster presentations 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 - 6:15 PM
Sunday, 23 Nov 2014

Symposium II − Resident memory
9:00 AM - Noon

David Masopust, convenor

Frank Carbone
University of Melbourne Generation and function of tissue-resident memory T cells
Donna Farber
Columbia University Generation and maintenance of tissue-resident memory T cells in mice and humans
Susan Kaech
Yale University Helping lung resident memory CD8 T cells serve and protect
David Masopust
University of Minnesota Resident memory T cells: Form and function
Lunchtime activities II
BioLegend workshop LEGENDPlex - New Multiplex Assay for the Simultaneous
Quantification of Cytokines and Chemokines by Flow Cytometry

Presenter: Rebecca Bultema, MS,
Technical Applications Specialist, BioLegend

Preregistration required
Salon III, 7th floor 12:30 - 1:30 PM
NIH workshop Weathering the Storm: How to Establish and Sustain an Independent Research Career in an Era of Limited Funds
  • NIH funding and the grant Peer Review process, with a focus on funding for new or young investigators
  • Peer reviewer evaluation metrics, with an eye for how to prepare an application
  • Panel discussion with NIH Extramural Staff and investigators who have grant review experience
Preregistration required, cost is $10 and includes pizza and soda
Lincolnshire I/II, 6th floor 12:30 - 1:30 PM

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powerpoint talk
Afternoon program II
Workshop block II abstracts 113 - 213 6th floor breakout rooms 2:00 - 4:15 PM
Poster presentations II posters 113 - 213 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 - 6:15 PM
Reception concurrent with poster presentations 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 - 6:15 PM
Monday, 24 Nov 2014

Symposium III − Immunostimulation
8:30 - 11:30 AM

Philippa Marrack, convenor

Akiko Iwasaki
Yale University Innate signals that lead to antiviral defense
John Kappler
National Jewish Health The continuum of TCR ligands from non-self to self
Philippa Marrack
National Jewish Health Vaccine adjuvants: do they have unexpected shared properties?
Tom Mitchell
University of Louisville Safe immunostimulation: uncoupling innate from adaptive immunity