Immunometabolism: Fundamentals to Prospective New Therapies

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Boston, MA, US
June 25 - 26, 2019


​​The Immunometabolism field continues to provide fascinating insights into the role of metabolites in controlling immune effector responses in both host defense and inflammation. New information is emerging on how metabolic reprogramming can directly govern cell responses, both in innate and adaptive immunity with new therapeutic possibilities on the horizon. Discussion topics will include: 

  • Metabolic control of inflammation
  • Regulation of T cells by polyamines
  • Mitochondrial metabolism and stress responses
  • Therapeutic targeting of metabolic processes (transplantation and autoimmune diseases)
  • Metabolic reprogramming in host/pathogen interactions

Confirmed speakers

  • Douglas Green (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, US)
  • Janelle Ayres (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US)
    Metabolic adaptations in host-microbe interactions
  • Doreen Cantrell (University of Dundee, UK)
    ​Environmental control of T cells
  • Edward Chouchani (Harvard Medical School / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, US)
    Metabolite regulation of adipose tissue function and inflammation
  • Vishwa Deep Dixit (Yale School of Medicine, US)
    Immunometabolic regulation of healthspan
  • Vishva Dixit (Genentech, US)
    ​The non-canonical inflammasome
  • David Finlay (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
    Metabolic regulation of natural killer cell responses
  • Michael D. Kornberg (Johns Hopkins University, US)
    GAPDH and aerobic glycolysis as targets in autoimmunity: insights from multiple sclerosis
  • Lydia Lynch (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Diane Mathis (Harvard Medical School, US)
    ​Immunometabolic crosstalk
  • Laurence Morel (University of Florida, US)
    Metabolic checkpoints in systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Mike Murphy (University of Cambridge, UK)
    Mitochondrial metabolite signalling in health and disease
  • Erika Pearce (Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany)
  • Jonathan Powell (Johns Hopkins University, US)​

Scientific organizers

Call for abstracts

Short talk and poster presentation places are available. Abstracts can be submitted during online registration.

  • Talk deadline: Closed
  • Poster deadline: Closed - please email for late abstracts. 

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Registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to scientific sessions
  • conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunches during the conference
  • Poster and neworking reception

Confirmation note: All registered attendees will receive an email confirmation from within 48 hours of registering. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact the Abcam Events Team to confirm your registration.


Start: June 25, 2019 - 08:30am                       Finish: June 26, 2019 - 4:30pm

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The conference will take place at the Joseph B Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.

  • Address: 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115, US
  • Directions (including parking and campus map)


​​A range of accommodation are available near the conference venue.

If looking for alternative accommodation options, more information is available on the Great Boston Convention and Visitor Bureau website.

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Terms and conditions

  • Delegates are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover their attendance at the conference in case of incident, or cancelation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control.
  • All fees payable to Abcam are non-refundable
  • Substitute delegates can be made at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team.

Frequently asked questions

  • How can I submit an abstract?
    Abstracts can be submitted through the online registration process.
  • What happens if I've registered but cannot attend? 
    Substitute delegates can be nominated at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team.
  • Do I need insurance?
    As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical and travel insurance.
  • What do I need to get into the country?
    Please ensure you have an up-to-date passport before booking travel and are aware of any visa requirements which may be in operation for nations of your country.
  • Are there exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities?
    Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this conference. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please email the Abcam Events Team for more information.

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* Meeting image provided by Evanna Mills (Harvard Medical School/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Cancer Biology), 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, US)​