Date: Thursday March 21st through Saturday March 23, 2019

Location: Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Meeting Chair: Luigi Notarangelo, MD, The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Theme: Inborn errors of immunity: from gene discovery to disease modeling and new therapies

Keynote Speaker/ Inaugural Memorial Lecturer: Alain Fischer, MD, PhD, Collège de France, Paris, France 

Alain Fischer, who will provide a comprehensive overview of the last 25 years of gene therapy. Alain discovered the genetic basis of many PIDs, described the clinical features and immunological mechanisms of many others, and made spectacular therapeutic breakthroughs with bone marrow transplantation and gene therapy. His gene therapy trial of severe combined immunodeficiency caused by IL2RG mutations has established proof of principle that gene therapy can work on human patients. He is the laureate of numerous international awards, including the Japan Prize and the Koch Prize. Importantly, Alain’s lecture will be the inaugural Memorial Lecture, which will be part of the Rockefeller University Friday Lecture Series, to be delivered in the Caspary Auditorium on Friday, March 22. 

We have built an exciting program featuring exceptional speakers, listed below, many of whom are members of the society. The full schedule for the meeting can be viewed here.

Rafi Ahmed, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Christophe Benoist, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Stephanie Boisson-Dupuis, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Paris, France

Jean-Laurent Casanova, Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA

Richard Cornall, MRC Human Immunology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Mark Davis, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA   

Frederic Geissmann, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY USA

Nada Jabado, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Rudolf Jaenisch, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Carrie Lucas, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Luigi Notarangelo, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Matthew Porteus, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Federica Sallusto, IRB, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Bellinzona, Switzerland

Pamela Schwartzberg, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Vittorio Sebastiano, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Judith Shizuru, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Gregory Smith, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Helen Su, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Stuart Tangye, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia

Alexandra-Chloé Villani, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Carola Vinuesa, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


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