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27-30 OCTOBER 2018
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Tuesday 30 October, 2018

08:30 – 10:30 SYMPOSIUM 13: PHILIP I. MARCUS SYMPOSIUM Grand Ballroom A
Chairs: Ganes Sen and Michael Gale

08:30 – 08:55 Immune programming by RIG-I-like receptors and cytokine crosstalk – Michael Gale (U. Washington, USA)
08:55 – 09:20 Mechanisms of innate sensing and signaling by RIG-I-like receptors – Michaela Gack (U. Chicago, USA)
09:20 – 09:45 EGFR is needed for eliciting innate immune signaling by intracellular nucleic acid recognizing receptors – Ganes Sen (Cleveland Clinic, USA)
09:45 – 10:10 Inhibition of viral replication by interferon stimulated genes – John Schoggins (UTSW, USA)
10:10 – 10:20 O25 – Type I interferon sensing unlocks dormant adipocyte inflammatory potential – Senad Divanovic (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA)
10:20 – 10:30 O26 – The long non-coding RNA LUCAT1 transcriptionally regulates type-I interferon responses – Shiuli Agarwal (University of Massachusetts, USA)


Bringing together scientists across many different research disciplines, the International Cytokine & Interferon Society is the premier organization promoting the field of cytokine biology, impacting all aspects of medicine, from cancer to autoimmune disease to neural development and function. A common ground where scientists interested in all aspect of cytokine biology can join and work together to better human health.

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Organizing Committee Co-Chairs:

Christopher Hunter, PhD,
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary
Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD,
University of Massachusetts
Medical School,
Worcester, USA

Anne O’Garra, PhD,
Francis Crick lnstitute
London, UK

Young Investigator Travel Award Winners:

  • Milstein Young Investigator Awardees
  • The Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators
  • The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post Graduate Awards sponsored by:

The 2018 Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research

ICIS recognizes two world leaders in deciphering the role of innate immunity in the host immune response, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti and Luke O’Neill. Don’t miss their talks at the Opening Session on Saturday, 27 October beginning at 5 PM. More Details.

Thanks to the generous contributions of the Milstein Family, the ICIS Awards Committee was able to choose 90 successful applicants for Milstein Travel Awards.

Important dates & deadlines:

Late Breaking Poster Abstract Deadline: 24 August, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: 9 October, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline (save $100): 9 October, 2018








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This activity was supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

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This activity was supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation

This activity was supported by a grant from Genentech 

Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by R13AI140628 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13AI140628. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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