09:00 – 09:45 h


09:45 – 10:00 h


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
Foyer Lichthof (Exhibition)

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 h

Symposia 1 a–c

11:00 – 12:30 h

Symposium 1a: Basic Immunology

Chair: 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 h
Symposia room 1

Symposium 1b: Clinical Immunology

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)
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 h
Symposia room 2

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
Foyer Lichthof (Exhibition)

Lunch break with industry exhibit

13:00 – 13:45 h

Company Symposium

Symposia room 1
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

Symposia room 2
SYIS Symposium
Introduction of SYIS & presentation of selected abstracts

Dr. Daniela Latorre, (Zurich CH)

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

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
Symposia room 1

Symposium 2b: Clinical Immunology

Chair: 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 h
Symposia room 2

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

Grégory Verdeil, (Epalinges 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
Foyer Lichthof (Exhibition)

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 h
Lichthof Gallery

Poster session with presenters present at even numbered posters

17:00 – 18:30 h

SSAI General Assembly

18:30 – 19:15 h
Foyer Lichthof (Exhibition)

Evening Reception

19:30 – 23:00 h
Zunfthaus zur Meisen

Congress Dinner