2024 Special Interest Group Satellites

Learn about the session options and program details below for these pre-conference symposiums programmed by members for members. Sessions to be presented on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2024 in conjunction with SLB 2024. Sign-up during registration OR contact us to add any of these great sessions onto your schedule. A single $50 fee applies to participate in the sessions on October 22nd which includes the morning and afternoon sessions of your choice, lunch, and refreshments.


SIG 1: Neutrophils in Tumor Immunity (9am-12pm)
Room: Centennial AB
Co-Chairs:
Vijay Kumar, Morehouse School of Medicine

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SIG 2: Modulators for Leukocyte Memory in Disease and Homeostasis (9am-12pm)
Room: Centennial C
Chair: Liwu Li, Virginia Tech

  • Trained Immunity in Neonatal Sepsis, Jaimar Rincon, University of Florida
  • Generation of Resolving Monocytes in the Treatment of Low-grade Inflammatory Disease, Shuo Geng, Virginia Tech
  • Characterization of the Immune-enhancing and Non-pathogenic (IENP) Neutrophil Subset in Disease Treatment, Yao Zhang, Virginia Tech
  • Involvement of NOD2 and RIP2 in the Activation of 5-lipoxygenase, Justine Tigno-Aranjuez, UCF
  • Impact of Aging, Obesity, and Adipose Tissues in Sepsis, Allison Owen, University of Kentucky

SIG 3: Neutrophil Swarming: How Neutrophils Communicate, Act, and Resolve Infections through Collective Action (1-4pm)
Room: Centennial AB
Chair: Daniel Irimia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Burns Hospital, Harvard Medical School

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SIG 4: Extracellular Vesicles in Host-Parasite Interactions (1-4pm)
Room: Centennial C
Co-Chairs:
Mary Stevenson and Martin Olivier, McGill University

  • The Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Malaria Parasite Survival Strategies, Neta Regev-Rudzki, Weizmann Institute
  • Exploring Extracellular Vesicles: Mediators of Host-Parasite Interaction and Immunomodulation in Trypanosoma cruzi Infections, Ana Claudia Trocoli Torrecilhas, Universida de Federal de São Paulo
  • Leishmania Exosomes and Myeloid Cell Sensors: A Key Interaction for Effective Infection, Martin Olivier, McGill University
  • The Impact of Abundant Nematode-derived microRNAs on Host Immune Cell Functions, Lucienne Tritten, McGill University