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AAI Program Committee

AAI Program Committee Workshop: Back to School: A Review of Four Fast-Moving Fields
Friday, May 8, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Room R02-R03


Wendy L. Havran, Scripps Research Institute
Maria-Luisa Alegre, University of Chicago


Jian Han, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, NextGen sequencing of immune repertoire: technology, applications, and challenges
Russell G. Jones, McGill University, Metabolomics in immunity
Melody A. Swartz, University of Chicago, Immunoregulatory roles of lymphatic endothelium and their transport functions
Kevin J. Tracey, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Evolutionary integration of neural and immune pathogen sensing and response

This workshop intends to bring a broad audience up-to-date on a few emerging or rapidly changing fields or areas of technological innovation. Expert lecturers will provide an overview of each trending topic with an emphasis on communicating big picture concepts.

AAI President's Address

Linda A. Sherman

Friday, May 8, 5:00 PM, Great Hall A
Linda A. Sherman, Scripps Research Institute, AAI President
Using Autoimmunity to Inform Tumor Immunity

Steven J. Burakoff, The Tisch Cancer Institute

AAI Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

Friday, May 8, 5:00 PM, Great Hall A

Linda A. Sherman, Scripps Research Institute, AAI President

Award Recipient:
Jonathan SprentJonathan Sprent
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

AAI President Linda A. Sherman will introduce the awardee and present the award prior to the start of the President's Address.

The AAI Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the AAI Council upon an AAI member. This award recognizes a deserving member for a career of scientific achievement and for contributions to AAI and fellow immunologists.

Opening Night Reception: Carnival Night in NOLA

Carnival Night in NOLA

Generously sponsored by eBioscience, an Affymetrix company
Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Great Hall Lobby – Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

As you exit the President's Address, you'll be greeted by a traditional southern Louisiana band in the Great Hall Lobby for the Opening Night Welcome Reception. There you'll sample the many flavors of New Orleans cuisine, catch up with old friends, and be entertained by revelers "borrowed" from Mardi Gras—as well as psychic readers and jesters. Try the Cajun two-step to the celebrated Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers band.

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