*Please note, this is a preliminary program and is subject to change.



Monday 27 November 2017

Special Interest Groups Workshops

Mucosal Immunology / Infection and Immunity Workshops
9:00 – 10:20

Joint Mucosal/Infection and Immunity Session: ILC Symposium
(Meeting Room P9)
Chairs: Yulong Gao, on behalf of Fernando Guimaraes & Nick Huntington

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9:00 Introduction
9:05 International - Associate Professor Joseph Sun
9:35 Susanna Ng
9:50 Iona Schuster
10:05 Rebecca Delconte
10:20 – 10:50 Morning Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
10:50 – 12:30 Mucosal Immunology Workshop 
(Meeting Room P7)
Chairs: Simon Barry & Nicholas West
Infection and Immunity Workshop 
(Meeting Room P9)
Chairs: Katharina Ronacher & Nicholas King
10:50 National - Paraic O'Cuiv National - Jaclyn Pearson
11:10 National - Laurence Macia National - Andreas Kupz
11:30 Ran Wang Luca Hensen
11:45 Patrick Hughes Thomas Schultz
12:00 Alison Carey Martha Cooper
12:15 Holly Groome Kaustav das Gupta
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
13:30 – 14:35 Mucosal Immunology Workshop 
(Meeting Room P7)
Chairs: Philip Hansbro & Rhiannon Werder 
Infection and Immunity Workshop 
(Meeting Room P9)
Chairs: Lisa Connor & Helen Farrell
13:30 National - Severine Navarro National - Thomas Naderer
13:50 Anya Jones Le Son Tran
14:05 Pengcheng Zhou Kylie Quinn
14:20 Jennifer Simpson Joanna Kirman
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
15:00 – 16:10 Joint Mucosal/Infection and Immunity Session 
(Meeting Room P9)
Chairs: Michael McGuckin & Natkunam Ketheesan 
15:00 Miltenyi talk - Benjamin Finnin
15:10 MI International - Professor Jean-Laurent Casanova
15:40 I&I International - Professor Maria Rescigno

Tumour Immunology Workshop

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9:00 – 10:20 Session I: Tumour immunogenicity and vaccines 
(Meeting Room P8)
Chair: Stephen Mattarollo & Sarah Young
9:00 Introduction
9:05 Keynote - Professor Yuting Ma
9:50 National - Dr Indrajit Das
10:05 Christian Bryant
10:20 – 10:50 Morning Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
10:50 – 12:30 Session II: Tumour microenvironment and immunosurvelliance/suppression 
(Meeting Room P8)
Chair: Graham Leggatt
10:50 National - Dr Delia Nelson
11:10  Simone Park
11:25  Sarah Lauder
11:40 – 12:30 Session III: Next generation tumour immunology 
(Meeting Room P8)
Chair: Jane Oliaro
11:40 National - Dr Tatyana Chtanova
12:00  Oscar Haigh
12:15  Vignesh Narasimhan
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
13:30 – 14:35 Session IV: Cellular engineering and adoptive immunotherapy 
(Meeting Room P8)
Chair: Dale Godfrey
13:30 Gordon Ada Lecture - Prof Phil Darcy
14:15 Paul Beavis
14:25 Jonathan Chee
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
15:00 – 16:10 Session V: Translational Immunology 
(Meeting Room P8)
Chair: Mark Smyth
15:00 National - Dr Maya Kansara 
15:20 National - Dr Fiona Simpson
15:35 Mainthan Palendira
15:50 Rebecca Faleiro
16:05 Closing Remarks - James

Postgraduate Workshop

This year’s Postgraduate workshop (to be held on Monday 27th November) is focused on career development. Hear some of our leading scientists discuss their career path, and what they look for when hiring scientific staff. Participate in an interactive career panel session discussing: A PhD in immunology-what is it good for? There will also be sessions on CV, grant and fellowship writing-providing tips and advice to help you with your next applications. So if you want to stand out from the pack, need advice on navigating the post-PhD world or you’re just not sure what to do next, make sure you register for this session.

9:00 – 9:10  Introduction to workshop
9:10 – 10:20 Session 1: My Research Career 
(Meeting Room P6)
Associate Professor Janet Davies, Queensland Institute of Technology
Professor Chris Parish, Australian National University
  Will discuss their scientific background and research careers, provide insight into what they look for when hiring staff, advice for a research-based career. Followed by Q and A.
10:20 – 10:50 Morning Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
10:50 – 12:30 Session 2: Tackling the job market (interactive session) 
(Meeting Room P6)
Ms Stephanie Bonson, Postgraduate Career Counsellor (QUT), Registered Psychologist
  Advice on how to go about finding a job after your PhD, how to write a CV (what do people look for?). Job search strategies.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
13:30 – 14:35 Session 3: Career Panel- What is a PhD good for? (interactive session) 
(Meeting Room P6)
Prof Alejandro Lopez,
Program Director, Medical Science, School of Natural Sciences, Griffith University
Dr Phil Ellery, Business Manager, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Advance QLD Founders’ Fellowship recipient and Founder of EPRI
Dr Ezequiel Balmori Melian, SparQ-ed Teacher, Queensland Academies
Dr Ali Zaid, Research Fellow and 2016 QLD Young Tall Poppy awardee, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University
Mr Declan McKeveney, Principal, Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Ms Emma Ceccato, Science Communications Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  Panel comprised of: academic, science communicator, patent attorney, industry-based researcher, science educator.
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
15:00 – 16:10 Session 4: Grant and Fellowship writing 
(Meeting Room P6)
Professor Rajiv Khanna
, QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research
Professor Greg Woods, University of Tasmania
  Tips and Advice to help you with your next NHMRC and ARC applications.

ASI Program
17:00 – 17:20 Opening Ceremony 
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Antje Blumenthal & Kristen Radford
17:20 – 18:00 Foundation Lecture 
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chair: Susanne Heinzel
Doctor Graham Mitchell
18:00 – 18:40 Keynote Lecture 
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chair: Ian Frazer
Professor Federica Sallusto
18:40 – 20:00 Welcome Reception (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)

Tuesday 28 November 2017

8:30 – 10:30 Plenary I: Adaptive Immunity 
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Phil Hodgkin & Ranjeny Thomas
8:30 Professor Susan Kaech
9:00 Professor Fabienne Mackay
9:30 Professor Michael Dustin
10:00 Doctor Laura Mackay
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
11:00 – 12:40 Symposium I: Innate immunity and sculpting of adaptive immunity 
(Meeting Room P6, P7 & P8)
Chairs: Irina Caminschi & Andrew Lew
Symposium II: Lymphocyte Differentiation, Activation and Memory 
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Katherine Kedzierska & Scott Mueller
11:00 Doctor Nicholas Huntington Professor Jonathan Sprent
11:25 Professor Franca Ronchese Doctor Cindy Ma
11:50 Doctor Tatyana Chtanova Professor Nicole La Gruta
12:15 Associate Professor Joseph Sun Doctor Misty Jenkins
12:40 – 14:10 Lunch (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
13:00 – 14:00 Miltenyi Biotec Lunch Symposium (Meeting Room P7 & P8)
13:00 – 14:00 WiT Workshop: Life skills for a sustainable research career (Plaza Auditorium)
14:10 - 16:00 Workshop 1: Lymphocyte biology 1 
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Elissa Deenick & Michael Bramhall
Workshop 2: Infection and Immunity 1 
(Meeting Room P7 & P8)
Chairs: Andrew Currie & Jasmine Li
Workshop 3: Tumour Immunology 
(Meeting Room P9)
Chairs: Michele Teng & Connie Jackaman
Workshop 4: Mucosal Immunity 
(Meeting Room P6)
Chairs: Simon Phipps & Nicholas West
14:10 Timothy Johanson Jessica Loughland Stephen Mattarollo Dale Godfrey
14:25 Etienne Masle-Farquhar Thomas Watkins Michele Teng Criselle Dsouza
14:40 Kim Good-Jacobson Helen Farrell Barbara Rolfe Ran Wang
14:55 Erica Wynne-Jones Sapna Devi Beatriz Garcillan Md Ashik Ullah
15:10 Stephen Daley

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Sherly Mardiana Valerie Verhasselt
15:25  Brendan Russ Claudia Stocks Amanda Oliver Charles Armitage
15:40  Annabell Bachem Frederic Sierro Marian Burr Axel Kallies
16:00 – 17:30 Poster Session One & Burnet Oration Cocktail Function (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
17:30 -18:30

Burnet Oration 
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chair: Susanne Heinzel
Professor Lynn Corcoran

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Wednesday 29 November 2017

8:30 – 10:30 Plenary II: Infection and Inflammation
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: David Tscharke & Denise Doolan
8:30 Professor Judith Allen
9:00 Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti
9:30  Professor Paul Hertzog
10:00  Professor Shane Crotty
10.30 – 11:00  Morning Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
11.00 – 12:40 Symposium III: Mucosal Immunology
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Lynette Beattie and Sammy Bedoui
Symposium IV: Cytokines, Chemokines and Immune Signalling
(Meeting Room P6, P7 & P8)
Chairs: Iain Comerford and Anne Bruestle
11:00  Professor Richard Blumberg Professor Shaun McColl
11:25  Professor Alex Loukas Associate Professor Allison Pettit
11:50  Doctor Claudia Nold-Petry Doctor Si Ming Man
12:15  Doctor Daniel Pellicci Professor Sudha Rao
12:40 – 14:10  Lunch (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
13:00 – 14:00  ASI AGM (Plaza Auditorium)
14:10 – 16:00 Workshop 5: Lymphocyte biology 2
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Kim Good-Jacobson & Lauren Holz
Workshop 6: Inflammatory Diseases and Mechanisms
(Meeting Room P9)
Chairs: Claudine Bonder & Ming Yang
Workshop 7: Infection and Immunity 2
(Meeting Room P7 & P8)
Chairs: Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos & Malcolm Starkey
Workshop 8: Vaccines and Immunotherapies
(Meeting Room P6)
Chairs: Sarah Hook & Christian Bryant 
14:10 Simon Preston Marcel Nold Thomas Ashhurst Danielle Stanisic
14:25 Haiyin Liu Sahar Keshvari Fiona Radcliff Simon Barry
14:40 Katharina Hochheiser James Read Paula Niewold John Hayball
14:55 Julia Prier Patrick Hughes Bridie Clemens Aakanksha Dixit
15:10 Brigette Boast Katie Lineburg Emily Edwards Manuela Flórido
15:25  Iain Comerford Andrew Wilkinson Newton Peres Kelden Richardson
15:40  Stuart Tangye Michael Hickey Diana Hansen Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz
16:00 – 17:30  Poster Session Two (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
16:00 – 17:30  Education SIG workshop (Meeting Room P9)
17:30 – 19:00 New Investigator Award Session
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Alan Baxter & Diana Hansen
17:30 Simone Minnie
17:45 Tan Nguyen
18:00 Carly Gregor
18:15 Rhiannon Werder
18:30 Hui-Fern Koay
18:45 Marios Koutsakos
19:30 - late Student Function (The Fox Hotel, South Brisbane)

Thursday 30 November 2017

8:30 – 10:30 Plenary III: Cancer Immunology
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Delia Nelson & Thomas Gebhardt
8:30 Professor Yuting Ma
9:00 Professor Mark Smyth
9:30  Professor Maria Rescigno
10:00  Professor Rajiv Khanna
10.30 – 11:00  Morning Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
11.00 – 12:40 Symposium V: Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases
(Meeting Room P6, P7 & P8)
Chairs: Michaela Lucas & Helen Thomas
Symposium VI: Infectious Diseases
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Warwick Britton & Joanna Kirman
11:00  Associate Professor Helen Thomas Doctor Michelle Wykes
11:25  Associate Professor Janet Davies Professor Greg Woods
11:50  Professor Jose Villadangos Professor Chris Engwerda
12:15  Doctor Emma Hamilton-Williams Doctor Andrew Currie
12:40 – 14:10  Lunch (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
13:00 – 14:00 Tools for Immuno-Oncology Research (Meeting Room P7 & P8)
13:00 – 14:00  BD Science Communication Award Session
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: James Wells & Jazmina Gonzalez Cruz
13:00 Marios Koutsakos
13:10 Felix Marsh-Wakefield
13:20 Bethany A Pillay
13:30 Amy Prosser
13:40 Erica Wynne-Jones
13:50 Kelly-Anne Masterman
14:10 – 16:00 Workshop 9: DC and Immune Regulation
(Meeting Room P9)
Chairs: Meredith O’Keeffe & Pablo Silveira
Workshop 10: Autoimmunity
(Meeting Room P7 & P8)
Chairs: Margaret Jordan & Katharina Robichon
Workshop 11: Innate Immunity
(Meeting Room P6)
Chairs: Tara Roberts & Adam Wall
Workshop 12: The best of ICB and CTI
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Anne La Flamme & Gabrielle Belz
14:10 Michael Chopin Joanne Reed Richard Berry Menno van Zelm
14:25 Cameron Bastow Margaret Jordan Melanie Shakespear Oanh Nguyen
14:40 Dawn Lin Christophe Pellefigues Meg Donovan Deborah Burnett 
14:55 Yoke Seng Lee Alicia Wilson Lin Luo Michael Pender
15:10 Patrick Schriek Fabienne Brilot Cyril Seillet Katherine Kedzierska
15:25  Elise Gressier Anne-Sophie Bergot Marcia Munoz Sarah Young
15:40  Johannes Mayer Sarah Jones Rebecca Coll Elena Shklovskaya
16:00 – 17:30  Poster Session Three (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
17:30 – 18:30 The Lafferty Debate (Plaza Auditorium)
Immunology as a discipline is dead. The microbiome rules over health and disease, and we all need to become microbiologists.
David Tscharke (Capt)
Anne La Flamme
Simon Barry
Phil Hansbro (Capt)
Allison Pettit
Michael Hickey
18:30 - late Conference Dinner (Rydges South Bank)

Friday 1 December 2017

9:00 – 10:00 Plenary IV: Tissue-specific Immunology
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Patrick Bertolino and Sumaira Hasnain
9:00 Professor Philip Hansbro
9:30 Professor Sarah Robertson
10:00 – 12:00 Plenary V: Clinical and Translational Immunology
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Rajiv Khanna and Stuart Tangye
10:00 Professor Ken Smith
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea (Plaza Auditorium Foyer)
11:00 Professor Carola Vinuesa
11:30 Professor Jean-Laurent Casanova
12:00 – 12:45 Presidents Lecture
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chair: Susanne Heinzel
Professor Chris Goodnow
12:45 – 13:45

Closing Ceremony
(Plaza Auditorium)
Chairs: Antje Blumenthal & Kristen Radford

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