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Helminths: New Insights from Immunity to Global Health (T4)

Scientific Organizers: De' Broski Herbert, P'ng Loke, Nicola L. Harris and Frank Brombacher


December 8—12, 2019

Southern Sun Cape Sun, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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Discounted Abstract Deadline: August 8, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is September 10, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: August 8, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: September 10, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is August 8, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: October 10, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, December 8 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, December 12 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, December 13 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

David Artis, Cornell University, USA
Neuronal Basis Helminth Sensing and Type 2 Immunity

09:00—11:15
Epithelial Cells and ILC2s in Helminth Infection
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

Amy H. Buck, University of Edinburgh, UK
Helminth Exosomes and their Interaction with the Epithelium

Coffee Break

Jakob H. von Moltke, University of Washington, USA
The Missing Link: Tuft Cells and the Intestinal Type 2 Immune Response

De' Broski R. Herbert, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Trefoil Factor Proteins Regulate Immunity and Repair

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Maternal and Microbial Regulation of Helminth Infection
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

Richard K. Grencis, University of Manchester, UK
Microbiota Regulation of Helminth Infection

Ken H. Cadwell, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Mechanisms of Helminth Microbiota Interactions

Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Modulation of Human Disease by Helminth-Microbiota Interactions

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Helminth Biology and Genetics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

James Collins, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Sex, Drugs, and Snails: Molecular Studies of Schistosome Biology

Timothy J.C. Anderson, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, USA
Schistosome Genetics

Coffee Break

Makedonka Mitreva, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Comparative Genetics of Parasitic Helminths

Elissa A. Hallem, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Gene Editing in Parasitic Nematodes

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Epidemiology and Ecology of Helminth Infections
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

Andrea L. Graham, Princeton University, USA
Ecological Determinants of Helminth Susceptibility and the Duration of Infection

Alison M. Elliott, MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit, Uganda
Effects of Helminth Co-Infections

Philip J. Cooper, St George's, University of London, UK
Epidemiology of Soil Transmitted Helminth Infections

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

Judith E. Allen, University of Manchester, UK
Tissue Repair and Macrophage Activation

08:00—11:00
Myeloid Cells in Helminth Infection
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

William C. Gause, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA
Neutrophils as Novel Players in Immunity against Helminths

Coffee Break

Elia Tait Wojno, Cornell University, USA
Notch Signaling Controls a Host-protective Basophil-Th2 cell Interplay during Intestinal Helminth Infection

P'ng Loke, New York University School of Medicine, USA
IL-4 Mediated Macrophage Activation

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Helminth Control: Drug Development
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

Philip T. LoVerde, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
New Strategies for Drug Development

Jennifer Keiser, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Optimizing Drug Use in Human Populations

Robin Gasser, University of Melbourne, Australia
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

Richard M. Maizels, University of Glasgow, UK
Helminth Derived Modulators of Host Immunity

09:00—11:15
Helminth Control: Vaccine Development
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

Thomas B. Nutman, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Resistance Against Human Helminth Infection

Coffee Break

Sara Lustigman, New York Blood Center, USA
Helminth Products that Stimulate Immunity

Maria Elena Bottazzi, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
The Road from Basic Biology to Vaccines against Neglected Tropical Diseases: Development and Testing of Anthelminthic Vaccines

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Helminth Modulation of Host Immunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

Nicola L. Harris, Monash University, Australia
Talk Title to be Announced

Frank Brombacher, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, South Africa
Talk Title to be Announced

Alex Loukas, James Cook University, Australia
The Hookworm Pharmacopoeia for Inflammatory Diseases

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 11/08/2019

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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