Society for Leukocyte Biology 54th Annual Meeting

Please check this webpage for updates as more invited speakers are announced and the format of the meeting is determined.

Session Topics

  • Immunity Across the Life Span
  • Context Dependent Immune Adaptation
  • Tissue Resident Macrophages
  • Immunometabolism
  • Neuroinflammation
  • COVID 19: Adaptive Immunity
  • Transplant Immunology
  • Targeting Metabolism, Non-cancer
  • Intestinal Immunity
  • Single Cell Analysis
  • Cancer
  • Western Lifestyle: Metaflammation








Confirmed Speakers

  • Legacy Award Lecture: Sepsis, Chocolate, and Mitochondria in Trouble, Charles McCall, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Title TBA, Sean Bendall, Stanford University
  • B Cell Dynamics During Neurotropic Coronavirus Infection, Cornelia Bergmann, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Microglia, Microbes, and Neural Development, Staci Bilbo, Duke University
  • Neutrophils Mold Tissue Metabolism During Active Mucosal Inflammation, Sean Colgan, University of Colorado
  • Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells in Regulation of Tumor Progression, Dmitry Gabrilovich, AstraZeneca
  • Immunometabolic Regulation of Inflammation, Emily Goldberg, UCSF
  • Alarmin-mediated Control of Brain Infection, Tajie Harris, University of Virginia
  • Protective Role of Eosinophils in Hepatic Ischemia Reperfusion Injury, Cynthia Ju, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas
  • Title TBA, Jae Jung, USC
  • Microbe-mediated Regulation of Host NAD Metabolism and its Implication in Aging and Cancer, Xiaoling Li, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Title TBA, Lydia Lynch, Harvard
  • Pathogenic Inflammation in COVID-19 Patients, Miriam Merad, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Title TBA, Lyle Moldawer, Uni. of Florida
  • Krebs Cycle Reborn in Macrophages, Luke O’Neil, Trinity College Dublin
  • Title TBA, Costantino Pitzalis, Queen Mary University of London
  • Title TBA, J.D. Powell, Johns Hopkins University
  • Immunometabolism of the Infant Adipose Tissue: Innate Immune Signaling Guards Adipose Tissue Health, Tamás Röszer, University of Ulm
  • Deconvoluting Macrophage Heterogeneity in the Pathogenesis of Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis, Joel Schilling, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Immunosuppression in Tumor Microenvironment and its Neutralization, Viktor Umansky, German Cancer Research Center
  • Multifaceted Action of Macrophages in Diseases, Beiyan Zhou, UCONN Health
  • Regulation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome by Pyruvate Oxidation, Xuewei Zhu, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Other Program Features

  • Special Interest Group Satellite sessions
  • Professional Development, Skill Building, and Community Workshops
  • Trainee Focused programs
  • Abstract and Award programs

Pre-Conference Web Series

  • Title TBA, Catherine Blish, Stanford University
  • Title TBA, Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University
  • Title TBA, Sankar Ghosh, Columbia University
  • Immunotherapy of Sepsis and COVID – An Emerging Approach, Richard Hotchkiss, Washington University St. Louis
  • Title TBA, Robert Mitchell, University of Louisville
  • The Microglia-lymphocyte Interface in Brain Development, Anna Molofsky, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences