2020 Special Interest Group Satellites

SLB is pleased to support members in forming their own special interest group satellites held in conjunction with the annual meeting. Review the 2020 options below and sign-up during main meeting registration.  These sessions are intended to increase the programming and value of attending the main SLB conference and there is a $20 add-on fee to join for the September 30, 2020 pre-program sessions.

Contact us if you are only interested in joining the SIG sessions for special registration and pricing options. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 1-4pm

SIGs I: Innate Immune Training
Chairs: Julia Bohannon, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Liwu Li, Virginia Tech

  • Priming, Tolerance and Exhaustion Dynamics in Acute and Chronic Diseases, Liwu Li, Virginia Tech
  • Innate Immune Training as an Approach for the Modulation of Sepsis and Septic Sequelae, David Williams, East Tennessee State University
  • TLR Agonists Mediate Protection Against Severe Nosocomial Infections via Innate Immune Training, Julia Bohannon, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • The Role of Mitochondrial Biogenesis, Irg1, and Itaconate in TLR4 Agonist-induced Innate Immune Training, Naeem Patil, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Modulation of Immune Tolerance Through Ubiquitination, Jian Zhang, University of Iowa School of Medicine
  • Stimulating Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Dampens Macrophage NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation by Enhancing TCA Cycle Anabolic Bioenergetics, Xuewei Zhu, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Effects of Trained Immunity in Intergenerational Inheritance and Resistance to Infections, Jorge Dominguez, Radbound University Medical Center

SIGs II: Maladaptive Host-Pathogen Responses and Autoimmunity in Airways Diseases
Chairs: Lael Yonker, Massachusetts General Hospital and Balazs Rada, University of Georgia, Athens

  • Neutrophil Responses in Disease-Specific States, Michael Mansour, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dysregulation of Macrophage Signaling in Cystic Fibrosis, Emanuela Bruscia, Yale School of Medicine
  • Dissecting and Defining PMN Responses in Cystic Fibrosis, Lael Yonker, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Autoantibodies Target Multiple Components of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Cystic Fibrosis, Ruchi Yadav, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Creating a Sanctuary: Pseudomonas and Autoimmunity in Cystic Fibrosis, William Rigby, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine