Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Sunday, April 30, 2023 – 16:00-17:00

Revolutioning Immunolgy

Tak W. Mak

Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department of Medical Biophysics, Research at UHN
Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Monday, May 1, 2023 – 13:00-14:00

From survive to thrive: the power of mentorship

Lorna Marson

Professor of Transplant Surgery and Honorary Consultant Transplant Surgeon
Transplant Unit, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 13:00-14:00

Engineered T cells in transplantation

Megan Levings

Investigator, BC Children's Hospital,
Director, Childhood Diseases Research Theme Academic Affiliations
Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Pre-Meeting Workshop Speakers

Emerging 'Omics' and machine learning techniques: the next frontier in transplant research

Sunday, April 30 from 13:00-15:00
Translational Immunology

Juliet Emamauelle, United States

Single-cell profiling of healthy human kidney reveals features of sex-based transcriptional programs and tissue-specific immunity

Ana Konvalinka, Canada

Cite sequencing

Sören Lukassen, Germany

Spatial proteomics

Roman Fischer, United Kingdom

Confirmed Session Speakers

MAb-decorated NPs to target cells with specific surface expression of markers

Reza Abdi, United States

Innate allorecognition and memory

Khodor Abou-Daya, United States

Tissue-resident B cell migration and antibody responses after infection

Tal Arnon, United Kingdom

Commensal immune responses and transplantation

Maria-Luisa Alegre, United States

Pregnancy induced humoral sensitization and T cell tolerance

Anita S. Chong, United States

Interactions between sex and microbiome responses

Jayne Danska, Canada

Generating thymus organoids to regenerate T cell differentiation

Matthieu Giraud, France

Plasma Cells in regulation of autoimmunity

Jennifer Gommerman, Canada

Latest insights of organoids

Martin Hoogduijn, Netherlands

Alveolar macrophages in lung transplantation

Stephen Juvet, Canada

Macrophages in transplantation

Ben Kopecky, United States

Sex and Gender: Modifiers of health, disease, and medicine

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, United States

Metabolite imbalance and inflammation

Dominik Mueller, Germany

Trained immunity in organ transplantation

Jordi Ochando, United States

From an in vivo to an ex vivo engraftment strategy in islet transplantation

Lorenzo Piemonti, Italy

Designing the best pig to move to the clinic

Richard N. Pierson III, United States

Impact of diet and short-chain fatty acids on transplant outcomes

Leonardo Riella, United States

Fetomaternal tolerance through glycan-mediated B cell suppression

Gabrielle Rizzuto, United States

DarTregs in liver transplantation

Qizhi Tang, United States

Induction of Immune Tolerance by Cell-Therapy Using Inducible Suppressive T Cells

Koichiro Uchida, Japan

B cell tolerance for ABO incompatible transplants

Lori J. West, Canada

Rescuing CAR Tregs from dysfunction

Julien Zuber, France

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