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REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FEB. 15, 2020.

KeyNote Speaker
Marc K. Jenkins, PhD
Regents and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School
TBD

Distinguished speakers, Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Dario Vignali, PhD, Vice Chair and Professor, Dept. of Immunology
Immune Inhibitory Mechanisms in Cancer
Distinguished speakers
Bill Hawse, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunology
Molecular Mechanisms of Signaling Crosstalk between the T Cell Receptor and Cytokine Receptors
Distinguished speakers
Alok Joglekar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunology
T cell Antigen Discovery for Understanding and Engineering Immunity
Distinguished Speakers, Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Sawa Ito, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Tuning the Immune Tolerance in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Distinguished Speakers
Geoffrey Camirand, PhD, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Surgery and Immunology
Treg Suppressor Function within Allografts is Required for Tolerance
Distinguished Speakers
Camila Macedo Both, MD, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery
Mechanistic Studies of Regulatory Dendritic Cell (DCreg) Infusion in Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients

Poster Sessions

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • TIMELINE - Abstracts are due by midnight on March 1, 2020. This will allow for review of the abstracts and selection of the trainee talks by March 14, 2020.
  • ELIGIBILITY - Graduate students, postdocs, clinical fellows (or equivalent).
  • FORMAT - Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length and must be submitted in PDF format. This does not include the title, authors, and funding source (optional). There should be no figures within the abstract. The sections of the abstract should be Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The following information must be included at the top of the document: Name of Presenting Author, Email Address, Lab Affiliation and Appropriate Classification - Graduate Student (YR1-3), Graduate Student (YR4+), Medical Student, Postdoc/Res. Associate, Undergraduate Student, Lab Staff, Faculty.
  • REVIEW AND SELECTION - The Retreat Organizing Committee will review all abstracts. Three abstracts will be invited to make an oral presentation (15 minutes) at the TTT Retreat. The poster presentation will not be judged on the day of the retreat, however all who submitted abstracts are expected to participate in the poster presentations to showcase and receive feedback on their work (including abstracts selected for oral presentation).

POSTER SESSIONS:

NOTE: THE POSTER BOARDS WILL BE SMALLER THIS YEAR, SO THE DIMENSIONS OF POSTERS CANNOT EXCEED 3' x 3'.

Two poster sessions will be held during the event. Posters will be assigned numbers, with the odd numbers presenting from 10:10-11:20 am and even numbers presenting from 5:00-6:15 pm. All who submit abstracts are expected to participate in the poster presentations to receive feedback on their work (including abstracts welected for oral presentation). They are also required to have their posters up before the morning session begins and are to leave them up until the conclusion of the afternoon session. Dimensions of posters cannot exceed 3' x 3'. Poster boards with pins and numbers will be provided.

DEADLINE: Abstracts must be sent to Roberta Erickson (ericksn@pitt.edu) by midnight on Sunday, March1.