On Thursday, May 16, 2024, the seventh annual symposium was held.  The symposium featured distinguished scientists and profiled remarkable advances in the development of treatment options for cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, and brain tumors.  The following list highlights featured talks:

  • “Upper airway immune memory in humans”
    Shane Crotty, Ph.D.
    Chief Scientific Officer Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation, Center for Sex-based Differences in the Immune System, Center for Vaccine Innovation
    La Jolla Institute for Immunology
  • “B cell depletion therapies in MS – Exploring mechanisms of action”
    Jennifer Gommerman Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair Department of Immunology Canada Research Chair in Tissue Specific Immunity
    University of Toronto
  • “Engineered T cells for solid tumors: Overcoming obstacles encountered in the TME”
    Philip Greenberg MD
    Professor and Head of the Program in Immunology, The Rona Jaffe Foundation Endowed Chair, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Professor of Medicine and Immunotherapy,
    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • “Metabolic and Neural Regulations of Immunity and Cancer ”
    Tak Mak Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist and Professor Princess Margaret Cancer Centre University Health Network Departments of Immunology and Medical Biophysics, 
    Washington University School of Medicine