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
Vijay Kumar, Morehouse School of Medicine

  • Neutrophils in Colorectal Cancer, Caroline Herrnreiter, Northwestern University
  • Reprogramming of Immune-enhancing Neutrophils by Subclinical Low-dose Endotoxin for the Treatment of Cancer, Yao Zhang, Virginia Tech
  • Killing Cancer Cells by Suicide Bomb Attack with Neutrophil Extracellular Traps, Zhenghe Wang, Case Western Reserve University
  • The Role of TREM-1 in Regulating Lung Inflammation, Julia Klesney-Tait, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

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
  • TRPV4 Regulates the Macrophage Metabolic Response to Limit Sepsis-induced Lung Injury, Erica Orsini, Cleveland Clinic. With clinical perspectives presented by Vidula Vachharajani
  • 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

  • Self-extinguishing Relay Waves Enable Homeostatic Control of Human Neutrophil Swarming, Orion Weiner, UCSF
  • Imaging Neutrophil Swarm Dynamics During Wound Infections, Milka Sarris, Cambridge University
  • Generation of Resolving Neutrophils for the Treatment of Inflammatory Disease, Liwu Li, Virginia Tech
  • Pulmonary Intravascular Neutrophil Swarming: A Necessary Evil, Bryan George Yipp, University of Calgary
  • Neutrophil Swarms Prevent Candida albicans Invasion into Epithelial Mucosal During Oral Candidiasis, Mira Edgerton, Buffalo University
  • S. aureus Alpha-toxin Targets Neutrophil Swarming in Skin Infection, Regina Clemens, Washington University
  • How Neutrophils Know When to Swarm?, Alex Hopke, East Tennessee State University
  • Transcellular Lipid Synthesis in Neutrophils During Swarming, Bryan P. Hurley, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Loss of Neutrophils Coordination During Swarming in Patients, Michael Mansour, Massachusetts General Hospital

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

  • The Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Malaria Parasite Survival Strategies, Neta Regev-Rudzki, Weizmann Institute
  • Composition and Function of EVs during a Mycobacterial Infection, Jeff Schorey, University of Notre Dame
  • 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