Programme - Thursday

SSAI Annual Congress 2023

09:00 – 09:45


09:45 – 10:00 Plenary

Welcome Introduction and Honorary Members

10:00 – 10:30 Plenary

Plenary Lecture 1: T cells

Martin Bachmann, Bern (CH) / Daniel Speiser, Lausanne (CH)

Metabolic regulations of immunity and cancer

Tak Wah Mak, Toronto (CA)
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break and Poster viewing

11:00 – 12:30 Plenary

Symposium 1a:

Autoimmunity and Inflammation

Christian Münz, Zürich (CH) / Nicole Joller, Zürich (CH)

Role of IL-1 in metabolism and diabetes

Marc Donath, Basel (CH)

Using CyTof to explore diseases

Burkhard Becher, Zurich (CH)

TYK2 inhibitors in psoriasis & beyond

Christoph Schlapbach, Bern (CH)
11:00 – 12:30 Session Room 1

Symposium 1b:

Cytokines and Inflammation

Onur Boyman, Zürich (CH)

Novel players in neutrophil extracellular trap formation

Hans-Uwe Simon, Bern (CH)

Cytokines and Disease

Manfred Kopf, Zurich (CH)

Epithelial barrier as a first firewall against induction of allergic responses

Cezmi Akdis, Davos (CH)
11:00 – 12:30 Session Room 2

Symposium 1c:

Laboratory Diagnostics

Michael Horn, Bern (CH) / Marc Mosimann, Zürich (CH)

Circulating calprotectin

Lieve van Hoovels, Aalst (BE)

Autoimmune bullous skin diseases

Nina van Beek, Luebeck (DE)

The clinician‘s view on the diagnostic guidelines for ANCA-Associated vasculitis

Lisa Christ, Bern (CH)
12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break with industry exhibition and Poster viewing

13:00 – 13:45

Company Symposia

14:00 – 15:30 Plenary

Symposium 2a:

B Cell Immunity

Alexander Eggel, Bern (CH) / Siegfried Hapfelmeier, Bern (CH)

Deep phenotyping: a critical tool for analysis of immune response

Klaus Eyer, Zurich (CH)

Memory B cell responses in the lung

Tal Arnon, Oxford (GB)

Antigen-specific B cells after viral infection and vaccination

Davide Angeletti, Gothenburg (SE)
14:00 – 15:30 Session Room 1

Symposium 2b:

Immune regulation and Allergic Diseases

Rudolf Valenta, Wien (AT)

Microbial exposures and allergy risks

Harald Renz, Marburg (DE)

Mechanisms of allergen-specific tolerance; Role of B cells

Mübeccel Akdis, Davos (CH)

Mast cell-neuron axis in allergy and inflammation

Nicolas Gaudenzio, Toulouse (FR)
14:00 – 15:30 Session Room 2

Symposium 2c:

T Cells and Immune Regulation

Werner Held, Lausanne (CH) / Philippe Krebs, Bern (CH)

Strategies to improved CD8 anti-tumor immunity

Pamela Ohashi, Toronto (CA)

Autoreactive T cell responses in human neurological disorders

Daniela Latorre, Zurich (CH)

Distinct roles of tissue macrophages in disease

Christiane Ruedl, Singapore (SG)
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break and Poster Viewing

16:00 – 17:00 Plenary

Short Communication Session I

Paul Engeroff, Bern (CH) / Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Zürich (CH)

Basic Immunology I

Clinical Immunology I

17:00 – 17:45

Guided poster tour

Basic Immunology

Clinical Immunology

Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology

17:00 – 18:00 Plenary

SSAI General Assembly

18:00 – 19:00

Evening Reception

From 19:30

Congress Dinner

Restaurant Kornhauskeller, Kornhausplatz 18, 3011 Bern