June 19(Thursday)

8:30-      Registration and Poster Mounting

9:00-9:05  Opening Remarks        Kenjiro Matsuo(Dokkyo Univ,Tochigi)

Session 1: Role of Macrophages/DCs in Allergy and Autoimmune Disease

Organizers: Susumu Ikehara and Richard Burt

9:10-9:50   Autoimmune diseases as stem cell disorders: Abnormalities of hemopoietic cells including dendritic cells

Susumu Ikehara(Kansai Medical Univ,Osaka)

9:50-10:30  Pathogenesis of Guillain-Barre syndrome subsequent to Campylobacter  jejuni enteritis

 Nobuhiro Yuki(Dokkyo Univ,Tochigi)

10:30-10:50 Coffee Break


Effect of hematopoietic cytokines in autoimmune diseases

Richard Burt(Northwestern Univ Medical Center, Chicago, USA)


The plasmacytoid dendritic cell and CpG oligonucleotides in immunotherapy

Gunther Hartmann(Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ Munich, Germany)

Lunch breaks and Poster viewing 12:10-13:10

Session 2: Role of Spleen in the Host Defense

Organizers: John Kearney and Kenjiro Matsuno


Still unresolved mysteries of the spleen

Kenjiro Matsuno (Dokkyo Univ, Tochigi)


Structure of mouse spleen investigated by hyper-spectral imaging

Hiromichi Tsurui (Juntendo Univ, Tokyo)

14:20-14:40 Coffee Break


Signals and cells for memory CD4 T cells

Peter Lane (Birmingham Univ, UK)


Marginal zone B cell: Development and function

John Kearney (Univ Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break


The spleen response to Leishmania donovani: a model for examining the varied roles of macrophages and DC in infectious disease

Paul Kaye(London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)

16:55-17:05 Business Meeting

17:00-18:00 Poster Session with Cheese and Wine (Free Drinks)

18:00-20:00 Get-Together Party

June 20 (Friday)

Session 3: Trafficking of Macrophages and DCs in Immune Responses 1

Responses 1

Organizers: Kouji Matsushima and Gorden MacPherson


Visualizing the movement of developing T cells in the thymus

Yousuke Tkahama (Tokushima Univ and RIKEN RCAI)

Leukocyte and monocyte trafficking in inflammation and atherosclerosis

Klaus Ley (Univ Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, USA)

10:20-10:40: Coffee Break


Dendritic cell migration in lymph from peripheral tissues

Gorden MacPherson (Oxford Univ, UK)


The in vivo trafficking, relationship, and fumction of myeloid and plasmacytoid DC precursors

Hiroyuki yoneyama (Tokyo Univ, Tokyo)

12:00-13:00@Lunch and Poster Viewing


Honorary Lecture

History of macrophage research

Kiyoshi Takahashi (Kumamoto Univ, Kumamoto)

13:20-13:50  Poster Awards (1st and 2st Places ) to be elected

Session 4: Trafficking of Macrophages and DCs in Immune


Organizers: Tatsuro Irimura and Teunis Geijtenbeek


A fatal attraction: Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV-1 target DC-SIGN to escape immune surveillance

Teunis Geijtenbeek (Amsterdam Free Univ, The Netherlands)

14:30-14:50  Coffee Break


Heparanase at the invasive edge of migrating macrophages

Nobuaki Higashi (Tokyo Univ, Tokyo)


Transcriptome analysis of monocyte/macrophage differentiation and monocyte/endothelial cell interaction

Tatsuhiko Kodama (Tokyo Univ, RCAST, Tokyo)


Concluding Remarks

Kouji Matsushima (Tokyo Univ, Tokyo)