All events will be in Schurman Hall at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

7:00am Academy (Charter) Bus departs from NYC Weill Cornell Medicine
413 East 69th St.
New York, NY 10021
12:00-12:45pm Registration and Lunch 1st Floor Atrium
12:45-12:50pm Welcome and Introductions (Symposia Co-Chairs)
Cynthia Leifer, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Ithaca
Virginia Pascual, Director, Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health
Lecture Hall 4 & 5
12:50-1:15pm Short Overview of Immunology at Ithaca and Weill and vision for increased interactions
Gary Koretzky, Vice Dean for academic integration
Lecture Hall 4 & 5
1:15-3:15pm Inflammation (20 minute talks + 5 min questions)
Chair Ithaca: Pam Chang, Chair Weill: Stefan Worgall
1. Virginia Pascual, Weill “Adding new pieces to the human Lupus puzzle”
2. David Artis, Weill “Immune regulation at barrier surfaces”
3. Avery August, Ithaca “Tuning T cell inflammation and anti-inflammation”
4. Pam Chang, Ithaca “Chemical optogenetic modulation of inflammation and immunity”
5 minute flash talks by selected trainees (no questions)
Lecture Hall 4 & 5
3:15-3:30pm Coffee break and discussion 1st Floor Atrium
3:30-5:30pm Infection (20 minute talks + 5 min questions)
Chair Ithaca: Brian Rudd, Chair Weill: Sabine Ehrt
1. Elia Tait-Wojno, Ithaca “Comparative immunology to dissect innate immune responses during type 2 inflammation”
2. Julie Blander, Weill “Phagocyte responses to dying cells”
3. David Russell, Ithaca “Protective immunity against tuberculosis: What does it look like and how do we find it?”
4. Carl Nathan, Weill “Targeting Phenotypically Tolerant Mycobacterium tuberculosis”
Lecture Hall 4 & 5
5:00-8:00pm Poster Session, Reception and organized mixer 1st Floor Atrium
6:00-7:30pm Dinner 2nd Floor Atrium
8pm Return to bus and go to hotel In front of Vet. College

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

7:00am Bus Leaves Hotel to the Veterinary College Marriott Hotel
7:30-8:00am Breakfast 2nd Floor Atrium
8:00-10:00am Immunotherapy (20 minute talks +5 min questions)
Chair Ithaca: Margaret Bynoe Chair Weill: Barry Sleckman
1. Margaret Bynoe, Ithaca “Adenosine Receptor Signaling in Therapeutic Drug Delivery Across the Blood Brain Barrier”
2. Dan Landau, Weill “On the Origins of Cancer Evolution”
3. Kristy Richards, Ithaca&Weill “Rethinking optimal animal models in the immunotherapy era – Release the hounds!”
4. Juan Cubillos-Ruiz, Weill “Immuno-metabolic programs controlled by ER stress in cancer”
5 minute flash talks by trainees (no questions)
Lecture Hall 4 & 5
10:00-10:20am Coffee Break and discussion 1st Floor Atrium
10:20-12:35pm Immunoengineering/Techniques and Tools (20 min talks + 5 min questions)
Chair Ithaca: Cindy Leifer, Weill: Steven Josefowicz
1. Cindy Leifer, Ithaca “Mechanoregulation of inflammation”
2. Ankur Singh, Ithaca “Designer Ex Vivo Immune Organoids to Model Immunity, Epigenetics, and Malignancies”
3. Olivier Elemento, Weill “Deconvolving the tumor immune landscape”
4. Steven Josefowicz, Weill – TBA
5. David Putnam, Ithaca “Antigen/Adjuvant Co-Delivery to Pathogen- Match the Immune Response”
Lecture Hall 4 & 5
12:35-1:30pm Working Lunch with concurrent Working Group Breakout Sessions
Closed Sessions, for Symposium participants only
1. Trainees: Bridging trainees between campuses
2. PIs: Cornell strengths in NIH high priority areas
3. PIs: Multi-PI projects topics/center grants
4. PIs: T32 training opportunities
S1-106, S1-114, S1-122, S2-2106, S2-114
1:30-3:00pm Working Group Summary Presentations
Closed Session: for participants of the Symposium only
Lecture Hall 4 & 5
3:00-3:30pm Coffee and snacks available 1st Floor Atrium
3:30-4:15pm Consensus development for recommendations/action items
Closed Session: for participants of the Symposium only
Lecture Hall 4 & 5
4:15-4:30pm Summary, Concluding Remarks, and Next Steps (Co-Chairs) Lecture Hall 4 & 5
4:30pm Meeting adjourned 1st Floor Atrium
5:00pm Bus departure In front of Vet. College