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THE RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

KeyNote Speaker
Marc K. Jenkins, PhD
Regents and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School
Down in the Weeds: Tracking Antigen-Specific Naive CD4+ T cells and B cells During Infection

Distinguished speakers, Basic Immunology/Autoimmunity - Morning Session
Bill Hawse, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunology
Molecular Mechanisms of Signaling Crosstalk between the T Cell Receptor and Cytokine Receptors
Distinguished speakers
Alok Joglekar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunology
T cell Antigen Discovery for Understanding and Engineering Immunity
Distinguished speakers
Claire Leibler, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Immunology - M. Shlomchik Lab
Double Edged Influence of TLR7 and 9 on the Triggering and Severity of Lupus
Distinguished Speakers, Tumor/Immunotherapies - Mid-Morning Session
Sawa Ito, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Tuning the Immune Tolerance in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Distinguished Speakers
Dario Vignali, PhD, Vice Chair and Professor, Dept. of Immunology
Immune Inhibitory Mechanisms in Cancer
Distinguished Speakers
Kristin DePeaux, Graduate Student, Dept. of Immunology - Delgoffe Lab
Therapeutic Efficacy of Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus Requires Viral Infection and Deletion of Suppressive Host Immune Cells from the Tumor Microenvironment
Distinguished Speakers, Transplant Tolerance - Afternoon Session
Geoffrey Camirand, PhD, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Surgery and Immunology
Treg Suppressor Function within Allografts is Required for Tolerance
Distinguished Speakers
Camilla Macedo Both, MD, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery
Mechanistic Studies of Regulatory Dendritic Cell (DCreg) Infusion in Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients
Distinguished Speakers
Khodor Abou-Daya, MD, Research Instructor, Starzl Transplantation Institute - Lakkis and Oberbarnscheidt Labs
Tissue Resident Memory T Cells in Mouse Renal Transplantation

Poster Sessions

**ABSTRACTS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS. **

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • TIMELINE - Abstracts are due by midnight on March 1, 2020. This will allow for review of the abstracts and selection of the trainee talks by March 14, 2020.
  • ELIGIBILITY - Graduate students, postdocs, clinical fellows (or equivalent).
  • FORMAT - Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length and must be submitted in PDF format. This does not include the title, authors, and funding source (optional). There should be no figures within the abstract. The sections of the abstract should be Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The following information must be included at the top of the document: Name of Presenting Author, Email Address, Lab Affiliation and Appropriate Classification - Graduate Student (YR1-3), Graduate Student (YR4+), Medical Student, Postdoc/Res. Associate, Undergraduate Student, Lab Staff, Faculty.
  • REVIEW AND SELECTION - The Retreat Organizing Committee will review all abstracts. Three abstracts will be invited to make an oral presentation (15 minutes) at the TTT Retreat. The poster presentation will not be judged on the day of the retreat, however all who submitted abstracts are expected to participate in the poster presentations to showcase and receive feedback on their work (including abstracts selected for oral presentation).

POSTER SESSIONS:

NOTE: THE POSTER BOARDS WILL BE SMALLER THIS YEAR, SO THE DIMENSIONS OF POSTERS CANNOT EXCEED 3' x 3'.

Two poster sessions will be held during the event. Posters will be assigned numbers, with the odd numbers presenting from 10:10-11:20 am and even numbers presenting from 5:00-6:15 pm. All who submit abstracts are expected to participate in the poster presentations to receive feedback on their work (including abstracts selected for oral presentation). They are also required to have their posters up before the morning session begins and are to leave them up until the conclusion of the afternoon session. Dimensions of posters cannot exceed 3' x 3'. Poster boards with pins and numbers will be provided.

DEADLINE: Abstracts must be sent to Roberta Erickson (ericksn@pitt.edu) by midnight on Sunday, March1.