Programme - Thursday

SSAI Annual Congress 2023

09:00 – 09:45


09:45 – 10:00

Welcome Introduction and Honorary Members

10:00 – 10:30

Plenary Lecture 1: T cells

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

Metabolic regulations of immunity and cancer

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

Coffee break and Poster viewing

11:00 – 12:30

Symposium 1a:

Autoimmunity and Inflammation

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

Role of IL-1 in metabolism and diabetes

Marc Donath, Basel (CH)

Using CyTof to explore diseases

Tonia Vincent, Oxford (GB)

TYK2 inhibitors in psoriasis & beyond

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

Symposium 1b:

Cytokines and Inflammation

Session Room 1
Onur Boyman, Zurich (CH) / Greta Guarda, Bellinzona (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

Symposium 1c:

Laboratory Diagnostics

Session Room 2
Michael Horn, Bern (CH) / Marc Mosimann, Zurich (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

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

Symposium 2b:

Immune regulation and Allergic Diseases

Session Room 1
Cezmi Akdis, Davos (CH) / 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

Symposium 2c:

T Cells and Immune Regulation

Session Room 2
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 – 16:30

Acteria Prize Presentations

16:30 – 17:30

Short Communication Session I

Basic Immunology I

Joshua Blight, London (GB) / Paul Engeroff, Bern (CH)
16:30 – 17:30

Short Communication Session I

Clinical Immunology I

Session Room 1
Thomas M. Hauser, Zurich (CH) / Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Zurich (CH)
17:30 – 18:15

Guided poster tour

Basic Immunology

Clinical Immunology

Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology

17:30 – 18:30

SSAI General Assembly

18:15 – 19:15

Evening Reception

From 19:30

Congress Dinner

Restaurant Kornhauskeller, Kornhausplatz 18, 3011 Bern

Restaurant Kornhauskeller, Kornhausplatz 18, 3011 Bern