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FOCIS Goes South: 
Advances in Translational and Clinical Immunology Workshop

FOCIS goes south Chilean Invitation Poster

May 15-17, 2017

Aula Magna José Manuel Irarrazabal
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Avenida Bernardo O'Higgins 340
Santiago, Santiago Centro 8331010
Chile

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Course Directors

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Dr. Alexis Kalergis
Director of the FCE Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy; Full Professor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, PontificiaUniversidad Católica de Chile. www.imii.cl, www.biologia.uc.cl

Dr. Ignacio Anegon
Director of FCE Nantes University and Multinational FCEs, INSERM 1064-CRTI. www.univ-nantes.fr/anegon-i

Dr. Pablo González
Associate Investigator, FCE Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. www.imii.cl, www.biologia.uc.cl.

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Registration Rates

Rate       Member      Non-member
Trainee $0 (Free) $0 (Free)
Regular  $225  $300 
Industry  $300  $375 

Attendee is responsibile for his/her own accomodations.

Accomodation Recommendations:
The Singular +56 (2) 2306 8820 www.thesingular.com (Merced 294, Barrio Lastarria, Santiago de Chile). Price $$$
Hotel Cumbres +56 (2) 2496 9000 www.cumbreslastarria.com (Jose Victorino Lastarria299, Santiago, Chile). Price $$
Crowne Plaza +56 (2) 2638 1042 www.ihg.com (Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 136, Santiago - 6513491, Chile). Price $$
Hotel Neruda +56 (2) www.hotelneruda.cl (Av. Pedro de Valdivia 164, Providencia, Santiago - Chile). Price $

Course Description

This workshop provides:

  1. An update on immunology with renowned scientist Dr. Abul Abbas in a day-long interactive lecture entitled "Advances and Future Prospects in Immunology"
  2. A day-long session of seminars from international speakers experts in their fields on Autoimmunity, Infectious Diseases, Inflammation and Cancer entitled "Advances in Translational and Clinical Immunology"
  3. A "Flow Cytometry Course" for those willing to learn this technique.

The workshop will also have expert regional speakers.

Target Audience

Target audience are young and experimented scientists and professionals in the field of human health, who wish to experience an update in fundamental and translational research in the field of immunology.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will:

  • Have an updated vision on the field of immunology and immunotherapies,
  • Experience updated input on the most important advances being made in research in immunology in the fields of autoimmunity, cancer, inflammation and infectious diseases.
  • Learn the fundamentals and advanced approaches of Flow Cytometry.

Preliminary Program

Download the preliniary program (.pdf)

For presenting a short work at the meeting (10 minute talk), please contact Dr. Pablo González directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Monday May 15
9h00-10h00 Welcome
10h00-10h30 Coffee Break
Advances and Future Prospects in Immunology - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
10h30-11h00 Introduction to the Immune System
11h00-12h00 Innate Immunity
12h00-13h00 Antigen Presentation, T Cell Activation and Costimulation
13h00-14h00 CD4 T Cell Subsets, Cytokines
14h00-15h00 Lunch
15h00-16h00 B Cells and Antibodies
16h00-17h00 T Cell Regulation and Tolerance I. Central and Peripheral Tolerance
17h00-17h30 Break
17h30-18h00 T Cell Regulation and Tolerance II. Regulatory T Cells, Failure of Tolerance
18h00-19h00 Tumor Immunity
19:00  Discussion
Tuesday May 16
8h00-8h40 Registration
8h40-8h50 Welcome words and Presentation of the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy, FOCIS Center of Excellence. - Dr. Alexis Kalergis, Director of the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy.
8h50-9h00 Welcome words and Presentation of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) - Dr. Abul Abbas, Member of the board of FOCIS.
9h00-9h30 The Treg IL-2R as a Target for Immunotherapy - Dr. C. Garrison Fathman, Stanford University FCE, School of Medicine, USA.
9h30-10h00 The Intestinal Lamina Propria is a Unique Niche for Regulatory T cells - Dr. Terri Laufer, University of Pennsylvania FCE, USA.
10h00-10h30 Mapping of the Functional Dynamics of Regulatory T cells - Dr. Ciro Piccirillo, Montreal Diabetes Research Center, Montreal General Hospital, McGill, Montreal University, Canada.
10h30-11h00 Coffee break, poster and exhibitors viewing
11h00-11h30 Establishing Determinants of Human Immune Variability as a Path Towards Personalized Medical Approaches - Dr. Milena Hasan. Pasteur Institute FCE, Paris, France.
11h30-12h00 Phase 2 and 3 Clinical Trials of a Single Dose Virus Attenuated Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine - Dr. Jorge Kalil, University of São Paulo FCE, Brazil.
12h00-12h30 Unforeseen functions for CD43 (sialophorin) - Dr. Yvonne Rosenstein, Departamento de Medicina Molecular y Bioprocesos, Universidad Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, México
12h30-12h40 New and Old Drugs to Control Inflammation, Centre for Translational Immunology - Dr. Marcelo Hill, Instituto Pasteur de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
12h40-13h40 Lunch, poster and exhibitors viewing
13h40-14h10 Tolerogenic Dendritic Cell Therapy in Humans: Application to Kidney Transplantation - Dr. Maria Cristina Cuturi, Nantes University and INSERM FCE
14h10-14h20 Mucosal Inflamamtion in the Gut - Dr. Guillermo Docena, Universidad de la Plata, La Plata, Argentina
14h20-14h30 1 oral presentation (10 min) from abstracts
14h30-15h00 CD8+ Tregs in Rodent and Human Models of Organ Transplantation and GVHD - Dr. Ignacio Anegon, Nantes University and INSERM FCE
15h00-15h30 Coffee break, poster and exhibitors viewing
15h30-16h00 Melanoma Cancer and Immunotherapy - Dr. Flavio Salazar, IMII FCE, Universidad de Chile
16h00-16h30 3 oral presentations (10 min each) from abstracts.
16h30 17h00 Using SLE Risk Alleles to Understand Pathogenesis - Dr. Betty Diamond, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research FCE, Northwell Health, USA
17h00-17h15 Closing words - Dr. Alexis Kalergis, Director of the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy
17h15-17h45 Coffee break, poster and exhibitors viewing
17h45-19h00 Short walk around the premises.
   
Wednesday  May 17
9h30-17h00 Becton Dickinson Multicolor Flow Cytometry Workshop (in Spanish)
 9h30-10h15 Panel Design: Best Fluorochromes for Better Results (General Public) - Paz Reyes Z. PhD, Especialista de Aplicaciones BD Chile
10h20-11h00 Compensation and Controls in Multicolor Flow Cytometry (General Public) - María Bernarda Ganem, PhD, Especialista de Aplicaciones BD Argentina
11h00-11h15 Coffee Break
11h15-12h30 Multicolor Workshop Part I: Tools for Panel Design (Limited Spots Available)
12h30-14h00 Lunch
14h00-15h30 Multicolor Workshop Part II: Data Analysis (Limited Spots Available)
15h30-15h45 Coffee Break
15h45-17h00 General Discussion and Conclusions

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Alexis Kalergis, Director of FCE Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy; Full Professor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, PontificiaUniversidad Católica de Chile.
  • Dr. Ignacio Anegon, Director of FCE Nantes University and Multinational FCEs, INSERM 1064-CRTI.
  • Dr. Pablo González, Associate Investigator, FCE Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Additional information: Dr. Pablo González, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meeting web site: www.imii.cl

Cancellation Policy

For notification of cancellation sent in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before April 14, 2017, a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee, will be given. No refunds will be provided after April 14, 2017.

Questions? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

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