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Day 1, June 6, 2016


Welcome reception

River Cafe (Sisevete saatkond)


Day 2, June 7, 2016

Plenary sessions
8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-11.00 Welcome note, Kai Kisand
9.05-11.05 T cell differentiation and central tolerance
  Teaching T cells to function in Tissues
Adrian HaydayKing’s College
  Peripheral regulatory T lymphocytes recirculating to the thymus suppress the development of their precursors
Paola RomagnoliUniversité de Toulouse
  Epigenetic fixation of T cell fates
Jochen Hühn, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
11.05-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Oral presentations
  CTLA4-IG treatment improves survival and modulates the T-cell compartment in foxp3-deficient (scurfy) mice
Evelyne Roos
  Role of T regulatory cells in EAE remission during Heligmosomoides polygyrus infection in C57BL/6 mice
Katarzyna Krawczak
  Toll-like receptor signaling in thymic epithelial cells
Matous Voboril
  Interferon regulatory factor 4 expression in thymic epithelium regulates peripheral tolerance by controlling thymic regulatory T-cell output
Uku Haljasorg
  Cytomegalovirus infection exacerbates autoimmune mediated neuroinflammation
Marjan Vanheusden
  Human Rhinoviruses Enter and Induce Proliferation of B Lymphocytes
Alar Aab
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 B cells and autoantibodies
  The contribution of B cells to autoimmune diseases ‚Äč
David Gray, University of Edinburgh
  Autoantibodies, co-stimulatory molecules and new targeted therapies in autoimmunity
Reinhold SchmidtHannover Medical School
15.30-16.30 Panel discussion in groups

Thymic and peripheral Tregs - different or same lineage

The role of infections and microbiome in autoimmune diseases


Poster session

With coffee, snacks and beverages


Day 3, June 8, 2016

Plenary sessions
9.00-11.00 Microbiota, complement and autoimmunity
  Early signs of immune response in children developing Type 1 Diabetes
Riitta Lahesmaa, University of Turku
  Complement and autoimmunity
Seppo Meri, University of Helsinki
  Role of the microbiota in development of the innate and adaptive immune system
Kathy McCoy, University Hospital of Bern
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Oral presentations
  Celiac Disease, Type 2 Diabetes and Anorexia – a connection between autoimmunity and metabolism
Åsa Torinsson Naluai
  The functional profile of immune system in gestational diabetes mellitus
Aili Tagoma
  Activation of the CXCL10-CXCR3 axis in autoimmune Addison's disease
Eirik Bratland
  Nicotine causes enrichment of survivin in serum by activating cytotoxic CD8+ T cells in rheumatoid arthritis
Caroline Wasén
  A case of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome with platelet-associated antibodies and normal platelet volume
Sergey Krynskiy
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Autoimmune diseases
  Type I diabetes
Åke Lernmark, Lund University
  Immunopathogenesis of celiac disease
Ludvig Sollid, Oslo University Hospital
  Multiple Sclerosis in mouse and Man - current principles of neuroinflammation and status of therapy
Robert Harris, Karolinska Institutet
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-18.30 Epigenetics and miRNAs
  Immunity and ageing: causes and consequences of immunosenescence in humas
Graham Pawelec, University of Tuebingen
  Age-related epigenomic changes in T cells
Pärt Peterson, University of Tartu
  MicroRNAs in immunity and autoimmunity
Silvia Monticelli, USI Universita della Svizzera Italiana
  miR-146 family in the regulation of inflammatory responses in the skin
Ana Rebane, University of Tartu
  Concluding remarks