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

10:50-11:30

Effect of hematopoietic cytokines in autoimmune diseases

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

11:30-12:10

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

13:10-13:50:

Still unresolved mysteries of the spleen

Kenjiro Matsuno (Dokkyo Univ, Tochigi)

13:50-14:20

Structure of mouse spleen investigated by hyper-spectral imaging

Hiromichi Tsurui (Juntendo Univ, Tokyo)

14:20-14:40 Coffee Break

14:40-15:20

Signals and cells for memory CD4 T cells

Peter Lane (Birmingham Univ, UK)

15:20-16:00

Marginal zone B cell: Development and function

John Kearney (Univ Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-16:55

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

9:00-9:40

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

10:40-11:20

Dendritic cell migration in lymph from peripheral tissues

Gorden MacPherson (Oxford Univ, UK)

11:20-12:00

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

13:00-13:20

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

Responses2

Organizers: Tatsuro Irimura and Teunis Geijtenbeek

13:50-14:30

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

14:50-15:20

Heparanase at the invasive edge of migrating macrophages

Nobuaki Higashi (Tokyo Univ, Tokyo)

15:20-16:00

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

Tatsuhiko Kodama (Tokyo Univ, RCAST, Tokyo)

16:00-16:15

Concluding Remarks

Kouji Matsushima (Tokyo Univ, Tokyo)