Evaluation for Thursday, 19th of August 2021

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10:00 – 10:30  

Plenary Lecture 1: Allergy

Thomas Kündig, (Zurich, CH)
Novel Insights into Immune Regulation of Allergic Inflammation for Airway Disease by Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT)
Mohamed Shamji (London, UK)
11:00 – 12:30  

Symposium 1a: Basic Immunology

Burkhard Becher, (Zurich, CH)
CD8+ T cells as drivers of compartmentalized immune responses in the CNS
Doron Merkler (Geneva, CH)
How IL-17 regulates CNS autoimmunity via modulation of the gut microbiota
Ari Waisman (Mainz, D)
Abstract Talk (OP4)
Characterization of autoreactive T cells in Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Dr. Daniela Latorre (Zurich CH)
Abstract Talk (OP3)
SLAMF7 and CD38 as Possible New Therapeutic Targets on NK Cells for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Morgane Humbel (Lausanne CH)
11:00 – 12:30  

Symposium 1b: Clinical Immunology

Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, (Zurich, CH) / Peter Jandus, (Geneva, CH)
Molecular approaches for allergen-specific immunotherapy and preventive allergy vaccination
Rudolf Valenta (Vienna, AT)
Lung neutrophils: regulators of immune-mediated disorders
Thomas Marichal (Liège, B)
Abstract Talk (OP14)
Cytokine dominance in delayed drug hypersensitivity correlates with the clinical picture
Daniel Yerly (Bern CH)
Abstract Talk (OP16)
Ligelizumab as add-on therapy for patients with anti-H1-refractory CSU:Primary results of a placebo- and active-controlled phase 2b dose-finding study
Nico Janssens (Basel, CH)
11:00 – 12:30  

Symposium 1c: Laboratory Diagnostics

Elsbeth Probst, (Zurich, CH) / Ingmar A.F.M. Heijnen, (Basel, CH)
PID diagnostics in the flow - What is really helpful in a fast moving world?
Klaus Warnatz (Freiburg, D)
Sense and Nonsense of Allergy Serology
Michael Horn (Bern, CH)
Abstract Talk (OP9)
Quantification of IL-1β with Electrochemical Biosensors by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), using Screen Printed Electrodes (SPE).
Joana Costa (Bern CH)
Abstract Talk (OP11)
Highly specific and reliable in vitro diagnostic analysis of memory T and B lymphocytes in a Swiss cohort of Covid-19 patients
Lester Thoo (Bern CH)
13:00 – 13:45  

Company Symposium

Severe Asthma Satellite Symposium SSAI 2021 - Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline AG
Targeting eosinophilic diseases in real life. Update on treating severe eosinophilic asthma and EGPA in Europe and Switzerland.
Prof. Dr. med. Jörg D. Leuppi Head physician Pneumology Kantonsspital Baselland /
Dr. med. Urs Steiner Leading physician Clinic for Immunology Universitätsspital Zürich
SYIS Symposium
Introduction of SYIS & presentation of selected abstracts
Interleukin-2 signals converge in a lymphoid–dendritic cell pathway that promotes anticancer immunity

Dr. Miro E. Raeber

Molecular profiling of tumor-specific cytolytic CD4 T cells in human canceris

Mara Cenerenti

Dr. Daniela Latorre (Zurich CH)
14:00 – 15:30  

Symposium 2a: Basic Immunology

B cell responses
Davide Robbiani, (Bellinzona, CH) / Doron Merkler, (Geneva, CH)
Human B cell memory to emerging viruses
Davide Robbiani (Bellinzona, CH)
Evolution of human B cell memory to a malaria parasite protein
Hedda Wardemann (Heidelberg, D)
Abstract Talk (OP23)
Low-affinity but high-avidity interactions may offer an explanation for allergen-cross-reactivity
Xinyue Chang (Bern CH)
Abstract Talk (OP10)
Mild COVID-19 elicits early functional plasmablasts and long-term memory B cells while sustaining neutralizing antibody titers
Paola Andrea Martinez Murillo (Geneva CH)
14:00 – 15:30  

Symposium 2b: Clinical Immunology

Mike Recher, (Basel, CH) / Burkhard Ludewig, (St. Gallen, CH)
Immunological approaches to suppress inflammaging and promote systemic rejuvenation
Alexander Eggel (Bern, CH) - Sanofi laureate 2020
The cGAS-STING pathway in health and disease
Andrea Ablasser (Lausanne, CH)
Abstract Talk (OP17)
Investigation of the PI3K-dependent inflammation in chronic inflammatory pulmonary disease
Jeremy Yeoh (Bern CH)
Abstract Talk (OP22)
Alveolar macrophages strictly rely on GM-CSF from alveolar epithelial type 2 cells after birth and throughout adulthood
Julia Gschwend (Zurich CH)
14:00 – 15:30  

Symposium 2c: Clinical Immunology

Immune regulation
Werner Held, (Lausanne, CH) / Daniel Legler, (Thurgau, CH)
Shielding immune cells for targeted immunotherapy
Lukas Jeker (Basel, CH)
Rhythms in adaptive immune responses
Christoph Scheiermann (Geneva, CH)
Abstract Talk (OP5)
c-Maf expression induces memory-like features in mouse and human ILC2 enforcing their type 2 functional identity
Grégory Verdeil (Epalinges CH)
Abstract Talk (OP7)
CD85k Contributes to Regulatory T Cell Function in Chronic Viral Infections
Anna Estrada Brull (Zurich CH)

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