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The Second Annual FASI Symposium: Neuro-immune Communications in Food Allergy

Overview of Symposium:
Neuro-immune Communications in Food Allergy

Please join us for the second annual FASI Symposium on March 18, 2019 at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. The symposium will bring together researchers from the bench, clinic, and industry to discuss the emerging understanding of how the nervous and immune systems interact in the context of food allergy. In addition to sharing the newest scientific insights, the symposium will provide a platform to facilitate the collaborations necessary to develop diagnostics and treatments.

New to this year’s symposium will be a poster session featuring recent research from attendees and participants. To enter a poster abstract for consideration, please visit the registration site and submit via the Register page by February 15, 2019.


Monday, March 18, 2019

7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am Opening remarks
Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., Yale University
8:45 am – 9:30 am Keynote: The Neural basis of sugar craving
Charles Zuker, Ph.D., Columbia University
9:30 am – 10:00 am The Gut-Brain Axis and Reward
Ivan De Araujo, DPhil, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am Neuro-immune interactions in the gut
Daniel Mucida, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University
11:00 am – 11:30 am Neuronal Regulation of Innate Lymphoid Cells
Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, Ph.D., Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Regulation of intestinal inflammation
David Artis, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Poster talk
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Innate immune mechanisms regulating brain development
Anna Molofsky, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Microglia Diversity and Function in Health & Disease
Beth Stevens, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Poster talk
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Neuron atlases as roadmaps to disease
Aviv Regev, Ph.D., Broad Institute
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Keynote: Nociceptor driven inflammation
Clifford Woolf, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
4:00 pm Closing remarks
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Poster session & reception


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