Programme - Friday

SSAI Annual Congress 2023

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30 Plenary

Plenary Lecture 2

Cancer Therapy

Pamela Ohashi, Toronto (CA)

Latest developments in the treatment of melanoma

Reinhard Dummer, Zurich (CH)
09:30 – 10:00

Coffee break and Poster viewing

10:00 – 11:30 Plenary

Symposium 3a:

Tumor Immunology

Stéphanie Hugues, Genève (CH) / Carsten Riether, Bern (CH)

The tumor antigenic landscape associated with T cell infiltration and immunoediting

Michal Bassani-Sternberg, Lausanne (CH)

The role of the lymphatics in cancer checkpoint blockade immunotherapies

Eva Sevick, Houston (US)

Preclinical development of next generation cancer vaccines and immune-enhancers

Mona O. Mohsen, Bern (CH)
10:00 – 11:30 Session Room 1

Symposium 3b:

Type 2 Inflammation and Allergy

Monique Vogel, Bern (CH) / Harald Renz, Marburg (DE)

What we can learn from allergen-specific immunotherapy for vaccination against COVID-19

Rudolf Valenta, Wien (AT)

Novel concepts in allergy

Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Zürich (CH)

Clinical or laboratory biomarkers for monitoring AIT

Ludger Klimek, Wiesbaden (DE)
10:00 – 11:30 Session Room 2

Symposium 3c: 

Novel biologics in immunotherapy

On the role of IL-1alpha in disease

Thomas Kündig, Zürich (CH)

IgE-based immunotherapy of cancer

Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Vienna (AT)

Future therapies and treatment modalities for chronic inflammation

Britta Maurer, Bern (CH)
11:30 – 13:15

Lunch break with industry exhibition and Poster viewing

11:30 – 12:15

Guided Poster tour 2

12:15 – 13:00

Company Symposia

13:15 – 13:45 Plenary

Plenary Lecture 3


A brief history of pandemics

Albert Osterhaus, Hannover (DE)
13:45 – 14:15 Plenary

Plenary Lecture 4

Monoclonal Antibodies

Thomas Kündig, Zürich (CH)

Using monoclonal antibodies to explore infectious diseases

Antonio Lanzavecchia, Bellinzona (CH)
14:15 – 14:30

Room Change

14:30 – 15:30 Plenary

Short Communication Session II

Milena Sokolwska, Zürich (CH) / Nicolas Gaudenzio, Toulouse (FR)
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break and Poster viewing

16:00 – 17:30 Plenary

Symposium 4a:

Microbiota and Immune response

Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg, Bern (CH) / Burkhard Ludewig, St. Gallen (CH)

Eosinophil subsets in intestinal inflammation

Isabelle Arnold Wallén, Zurich (CH)

Exploring the balance of the intestinal flora

Siegfried Hapfelmeier, Bern (CH)

Innate mucosal immune responses dictating the course of Salmonella gut infection

Wolf-Dietrich Hardt, Zurich (CH)
16:00 – 17:30 Session Room 1

Symposium 4b:

Inflammation and therapeutic vaccination

Mona O. Mohsen, Bern (CH)

VLP-based therapeutic vaccines in horse allergy

Antonia Gabriel, Schlieren (CH)

Vaccinating companion animals against chronic diseases

Senta Walton, Zurich (CH)

The next generation virus-like particle platform for the treatment of peanut allergy: from bench-to-bedside

Matthew Heath, Worthing (GB)
16:00 – 17:30 Session Room 2

Symposium 4c:

Immunity against infection

Daniel Legler, Kreuzlingen (CH) / Salomé Leibundgut-Landmann, Zürich (CH)

On the role of IL-1a in disease

Byron Martina, Delft (NL)

The double-edged sword of neutrophils in infectious diseases

Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier, Epalinges (CH)

Using machine learning to predict vaccine epitopes

Joshua Blight, London (GB)
17:30 – 17:45

Room Change

From 17:45

Closing & Award Ceremony