Program

09:00 – 09:45 h

Registration

09:45 – 10:00 h

Welcome

Burkhard Becher, (Zurich, CH)
10:00 – 10:30 h

Plenary Lecture 1: Allergy

Chair: Thomas Kündig, (Zurich, CH)
Novel Insights into Immune Regulation of Allergic Inflammation for Airway Disease by Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT)

Mohamed Shamji, (London, UK)

10:30 – 11:00 h

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 h

Symposia 1 a–c

11:00 – 12:30 h

Symposium 1a: Basic Immunology

Autoimmunity
Chair: Burkhard Becher, (Zurich, CH) / Federica Sallusto, (Zurich, CH)
Title requested

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.

Lenka Súkeniková, (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 h

Symposium 1b: Clinical Immunology

Allergy
Chair: 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)
Generating a VLP (Virus-Like Particles) based vaccine against IgE

Zahra Gharailoo, (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

Marcus Maurer, (Berlin DE)

11:00 – 12:30 h

Symposium 1c: Laboratory Diagnostics

Chair: 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)

12:30 – 14:00 h

Lunch break with industry exhibit

13:00 – 13:45 h

Company Symposia

Company Symposium 1

Company Symposium 2

SYIS Symposium

14:00 – 15:30 h

Symposia 2 a–c

14:00 – 15:30 h

Symposium 2a: Basic Immunology

B cell responses
Chair: 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 h

Symposium 2b: Clinical Immunology

Inflammation
Chair: Mike Recher, (Basel, CH) / Burkhard Ludewig, (St. Gallen, CH)
Immunological approaches to suppress inflammaging and promote systemic rejuvenation

Alexander Eggel, (Bern, CH)

Title requested

Marc Bajénoff, (Marseille, F)

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 h

Symposium 2c: Clinical Immunology

Immune regulation
Chair: 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

Sara Trabanelli, (Geneva CH)

Abstract Talk (OP7)
CD85k Contributes to Regulatory T Cell Function in Chronic Viral Infections

Anna Estrada Brull, (Zurich CH)

15:30 – 16:00 h

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 h

Poster session with presenters present at even numbered posters

17:00 – 18:30 h

SSAI General Assembly

18:45 – 19:45 h

Evening Reception

20:00 – 23:15 h

Congress Dinner