Two years ago, we organized The Symposium on Synthetic Immunity in Santa Fe, NM to learn about new advances in our current understanding and modeling of disease biology and application of immunotherapy for disease treatment and prevention. Because of the success of this symposium, the Organizing Committee and the Advisory Board have recommended that we organize and hold another symposium focused on "Immunology of Human Diseases". Therefore, we will gather leading experts and early career researchers (junior faculty, post-docs, and students) from universities, national laboratories, and industries to present and discuss recent advances in basic and translational science related to the Immunology of Human Diseases. The Symposium will provide an environment of relaxed and lively interaction to foster learning, discussion, and collaboration, all within the beautiful setting of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Note that July 29, 2019 is set aside for Santa Fe Opera, which is an experience of a lifetime.

Topics will include:

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis, Immune Response, and Therapy
  • Viral Infection, Evolution, Immune Response, and Therapy
  • Technological Advances in Measuring and Modeling Immune Responses
  • Cancer Biology and Immunotherapy
  • Immune Regulation/Dysregulation and Human Diseases
  • Vaccine Design
  • Immune System Modeling
  • Infection, Innate Immune Response, and Therapy

The symposium will encourage and facilitate discussion and interactions between junior and senior scientists. The symposium will feature about 30 talks and 50 poster presentations.

Immunology of Human Diseases Symposium 2019 Program
Register now to secure your seat.
Abstracts should include authors, affiliations, a title and description; graphics are encouraged. Please limit your abstract to 300 words. All submissions will be considered for the poster session, and a handful will be chosen for brief oral presentations.
Deadline for submissions is Jul 25th, 2019.
Sponsor information

Students and post-docs who wish to be awarded travel grants should first register and submit their abstracts on the symposium website. All travel support awardees will be reimbursed for hotel and registration for the IHD conference. To qualify for the awards, students and post-docs should complete the following steps:

  1. Register and pay for the Symposium here, making sure to add your abstract on the Abstract submission page: https://conferences.newmexicoconsortium.org/conferences/immunology_of_human_diseases_symposium_19/registration.
  2. After you pay for your registration, you will receive a receipt via email, which you should save, as you will need to submit it after the Symposium for reimbursement.
  3. After you register for the Symposium, you should reserve your hotel room, at which time you will be charged for the first night. You will need to save this receipt, as well as your final receipt when you check out and pay for their entire hotel stay. Use this link to book the hotel: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=SFEHIHF&spec_plan=NMX&arrival=20190728&departure=20190801&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECTl.
  4. Students and post-docs will be notified by the Committee Chairman regarding travel support award status by July 15, 2019.
  5. After the Symposium, awardees should use this link to submit a request for reimbursement, along with their registration and hotel receipts: https://newmexicoconsortium.org/inside-nmc/reimbursement.

Immunology of Human Diseases Symposium 2019 Statistics:
Male: 33
Female: 47
US: 73
Non-US: 7

Should the students and post-docs need further clarification, please contact Shannan Schnedler, sschnedler@newmexicoconsortium.org.

International Organizing Committee

Michael Gale photo

Michael Gale

Department of Immunology
Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Goutam Gupta photo

Goutam Gupta

New Mexico Consortium
Los Alamos, NM, USA
Peter Murray photo

Peter Murray

Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
Martinsried, Germany
Gabriel Nunez photo

Gabriel Nunez

Department of Pathology and Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Carmen Molina-Paris photo

Carmen Molina-Paris

School of Mathematics
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK
  Silke Paust photo

Silke Paust

Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA, USA
Ruy Ribeiro photo

Ruy Ribeiro

Laboratoria de Biomatematica
Faculdade de Medicia da Universidade de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal
Sunny Shin photo

Sunny Shin

Penn Institute for Immunology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Christina Stallings photo

Christina Stallings

Department of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St Louis, MO, USA

Advisory Board

  Steven Buelow photo

Steven Buelow

New Mexico Consortium
La Jolla, CA, USA
David Corry photo

David Corry

Department of Pathology and Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA
Vojo Deretic photo

Vojo Deretic

Autophagy, Inflammation and Metabolism (AIM) Center
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Farrah Kheradmand photo

Farrah Kheradmand

Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA
  Marc Jenkins photo

Marc Jenkins

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Alan Perelson photo

Alan Perelson

Theoretical Biology & Biophysics
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM, USA
Alan Sher photo

Alan Sher

Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
Bethesda, MD, USA

Local Oganizing Committee

  Shannan Schnedler photo

Shannan Schnedler

New Mexico Consortium
Los Alamos, NM, USA
Carrie Talus photo

Carrie Talus

New Mexico Consortium
Los Alamos, NM, USA
Heather Mercer photo

Heather Mercer

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, USA