SIG Workshops

Special Interest Groups Workshops 

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

If you wish to attend the Monday Workshops, please register in the addon section via your online registration.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Mucosal Immunology Workshop

The Mucosal Immunology workshop focuses on how the immune system functions at the barrier between host and environment and includes a wide variety of topics including allergy, autoimmunity, inflammation, cancer, immunity, and infectious diseases of the mucosal tissues. This year’s program will include a joint session with a focus on innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) in mucosal immunity, and presentations by the world-renowned mucosal immunologists Professor Richard Blumberg and Professor Maria Rescigno. The MISIG workshop is sponsored by the international Society of Mucosal Immunology and will award $US 500 to the best oral presentation given by a PhD/Postdoc. So, if you have an interest in anything to do with immunology of the mucosa, be sure to register for the MISIG at this year’s ASI meeting.

Infection and Immunity Workshop

The Infection and Immunity Special Interest Group runs an annual workshop in conjunction with the ASI annual scientific meeting. This year’s workshop (to be held on Monday 27th November) will include two joint sessions with the Mucosal Immunology Special Interest Group workshop, featuring a special innate lymphoid cell mini-symposium (organized by Fernando Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes and Nick Huntington). We already have a fantastic line up of confirmed international and national speakers, and there will be plenty of speaking opportunities for early- and mid-career researchers. So if you have an interest in infection and immunity-related research, please be sure to register for the workshop and tick the box to have your abstract considered for an oral presentation.

9:00 – 10:20

Joint Mucosal/Infection and Immunity Session: ILC Symposium

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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
10:50 – 12:30 Mucosal Immunology Workshop Infection and Immunity Workshop
10:50 National - Paraic O'Cuiv Jaclyn Pearson
11:10 National - Laurence Macia Andreas Kupz
11:30 Post doc/PhD Post doc/PhD
11:45 Post doc/PhD Post doc/PhD
12:00 Post doc/PhD Post doc/PhD
12:15 Post doc/PhD Post doc/PhD
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:35 Mucosal Immunology Workshop Infection and Immunity Workshop
13:30 National - Severine Navarro Thomas Naderer
13:50 Post doc/PhD Post doc/PhD
14:05 Post doc/PhD Post doc/PhD
14:20 Post doc/PhD Post doc/PhD
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:10 Joint Mucosal/Infection and Immunity Session
15:00 Miltenyi talk - Benjamin Finnin
15:10 MI International - Professor Richard Blumberg
15:40 I&I International - Professor Maria Rescigno
 

Tumour Immunology Workshop

The Tumour Immunology Group runs an annual workshop in conjunction with the ASI annual scientific meeting. This year’s workshop (to be held on Monday 27th November) will include sessions ranging from basic understandings of the cancer – immune system interface through to translational models and clinical trials of novel immunotherapies. We have a fantastic line up of international and national speakers, and there will be plenty of speaking opportunities for students and early- to mid-career researchers. So if you have an interest in tumour immunology/immunotherapy, please be sure to register for the workshop and tick the box to have your abstract considered for an oral presentation.

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9:00 – 10:20 Session I: Cellular stress responses and tumour immunogenicity
Chair: Stephen Mattarollo
9:00 Introduction
9:05 Keynote - Professor Yuting Ma
9:50 National -Dr Indrajit Das
10:05 Postdoc/PhD
10:20 – 10:50 Morning Tea
10:50 – 12:30 Session II: Tumour microenvironment and immunosuppression/evasion
10:50 National - Dr Delia Nelson
11:10  Post doc/PhD
11:25  Post doc/PhD
11:40 – 12:30 Session III: Next generation tumour immunology
11:40 National - Dr Tatyana Chtanova
12:00  Post doc/PhD
12:15  Post doc/PhD
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:35 Session IV: Cellular engineering and adoptive immunotherapy
Chair: James Wells
13:30 Gordon Ada Lecture - Prof Phil Darcy
14:15 Post doc/PhD
14:25 Post doc/PhD
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:10 Session V: Translational Immunotherapy
15:00 National - Dr Maya Kansara 
15:20 National - Dr Fiona Simpson
15:35 Post doc/PhD
15:50 Post doc/PhD
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
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
10:50 – 12:30 Session 2: Tackling the job market (interactive session)
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
13:30 – 14:35 Session 3: Career Panel- What is a PhD good for? (interactive session)
  Panel comprised of: academic, science communicator, patent attorney, industry-based researcher, science educator.
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:10 Session 4: Grant and Fellowship writing
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.

 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Education Workshop

The Education SIG is a community of members involved in or interested in immunology education. Within this group, members share their educationally-focused research, ideas for innovative assessment tasks or lecture delivery, practical class ideas, and discuss curriculum development and challenges.

**This workshop does not require registration
 


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