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Inaugural CIIID Symposium: Innate Immunity in Health and Disease

Inaugural CIIID Symposium: Innate Immunity in Health and Disease

On July 18 - 19, 2016 CIIID hosted a 2-day scientific symposium consisting of 7 sessions with featured speakers focusing on innate immunity and immune disease.

The CIIID inaugural Symposium on Innate Immunity in Health and Disease is set in an interactive venue in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, the meeting will provide a forum for more than 150 investigators in basic science and clinical research to present their recent findings in the fields of innate immunity and immune disease. Meeting sessions will include cutting edge and basic and clinical presentations, keynote lectures from world leaders in innate immunity, and a timely poster session. Attendees from all career stages (students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and principle investigators) will have the opportunity to attend 7 highly relevant scientific sessions: innate immune genetics, autoimmunity, infectious disease, clinical innate immunity, cancer, inflammation, and therapeutics/vaccines. Participants will benefit from this meeting by:

  • Learning the most recent developments in innate immune and immune disease research
  • Networking across disciplines with other field research leaders
  • Interacting with the most prominent experts in innate immunity and immune disease in an intimate setting

CIIID Symposium program (PDF)

Below are the recorded videos from 2016 Inaugural CIIID Symposium: Innate Immunity in Health and Disease:

Day 1: July 18th, 2016

Keynote Session-videos

  • Welcome/Introduction by Michael Gale and Dean of CEO of UW Medicine & the School of Medicine, Paul Ramsey.
  • Keynote Address by Bruce Beutler M.D, Nobel Laureate, UT Southwestern

Session I: Innate immune genetics -videos

  • Session keynote: Yanick Crow, University of Manchester
  • Brief talks by Ram Savan, Troy Torgerson, Michael Gerner.

Session II: Autoimmunity  -videos

  • Session keynote: Glen Barber, University of Miami
  • Brief talks by Keith Elkon, Jane Buckner, Erika Noss, Kathleen Pestal.

Session III: Infectious disease -videos

  • Session keynote: Michael Diamond, Washington University
  • Brief talks by Joshua Woodward, Thomas Hawn, Ralph Baric, Julie McElrath.

Session IV: Therapeutics and vaccines -  no recording

Day 2: July 19th, 2016

Session V: Cancer -videos

  • Session keynote: Joseph Marcotrigiano, Rutgers University
  • Brief talks by Shyra Gardai, Barry Gumbiner, George Pavlakis.

Session VI: Inflammation -videos

  • Session keynote: Jenny Ting, University of North Carolina 
  • Brief talks by Andrew Oberst, Michael Davis, Jessica Hamerman, Naeha Subramanian.

Session VII: Clinical Innate Immunity -videos

  • Session keynote: Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, NIH/NIAMS
  • Brief talks by Shaun Jackson, Kristina Adams Waldorf, Anne Manicone
  • Concluding remarks by Michael Gale


UW Medicine
South Lake Union Campus
University of Washington

850 Republican Street (C building)
Seattle, WA 98109-4725, Orin Smith and Brotman Auditoriums

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South Lake Union Shuttle Schedule