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Maria Rescigno
IFOM-IEO Campus, Milan, Italy
Title: The mucosal immune barrier in bacterial handling in the gut.


Session 1 – Immune Development

Keynote lecture
Thomas Boehm
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiberg, Germany
Title: Design principles of adaptive immune systems

National lecture
Nuno Rodrigues dos Santos
Univ. Algarve, Faro, Portugal
Title: Thymic microenvironmental factors involved in thymocyte malignant transformation.


Session 2 – Cancer Immunotherapy

Keynote lecture
Maurizio Bendandi
Center for Applied Medical Research, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Title: Idiotype vaccines for lymphoma

National lecture
Bruno Silva-Santos
IMM, Lisbon, Portugal
Title: Gamma-delta T cells within tumors: recruitment, recognition and functions


Session 3 – Infection and Vaccines

Keynote lecture
Leo Lefrançois
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
Title: Mucosal memory T cells: a three-sided coin

National lecture
Anabela Cordeiro da Silva
IBMC, Porto, Portugal
Title: How Leismania infection modify innate immune cells to regulate adaptative immunity


Session 4 – Allergy

Keynote lecture
Andreas Radbruch
Universitaetsmedizin Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Title: Protective and pathogenic immunological memory

National lecture
Luís Delgado
Hospital S. João, Porto, Portugal
Title: Mechanisms and targets of allergen-specific immunotherapy


Session 5 – Immunodeficiency

Keynote lecture
Taco Kuijpers
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: When T cells fail to function

National lecture
Susana Lopes da Silva
IMM, Hospital Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal
Title: CVIDs: beyond B cell deficiency


Session 6 – Autoimmunity

Keynote lecture

Thomas Daikeler
University of Basel, Switzerland
Title: The Evolution of Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

National lecture
António Marinho
Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Title: New therapeutic strategies in autoimmune diseases


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