The final program for the joint SSP/SSAI/LTM4 meeting is available HERE.

Get together aperitif and SSAI congress dinner on Thursday, June 1 will be held at the venue OLMA Messen St. Gallen.

Friday, June 2

LTM4 Symposium 1  Secondary and tertiary lymphoid organ development

08:15 – 08:50  Reinhold Förster: Immune system control in tertiary lymphoid organs

08:50 – 09:25  Reina Mebius: Lymph node stromal cell differentiation and function

09:25 – 09:45  LTMO 1Germinal center formation and prognostic power of tumor-associated tertiary lymphoid structures are hampered by corticosteroids

09:45 – 10:15   Coffee break

LTM4 Symposium 2 Stromal cell – myeloid cell interaction

10:15 – 10:45  Theresa Lu: Dendritic cells and vascular-stromal growth and survival

10:45 – 11:15  Michael Sixt: Cell adhesion and migration in lymphoid organs

11:15 – 11:45  Paul Frenette: Stromal cell niches in myeloid cell development

11:45 – 12:00  LTMO 2Stromal cells of gut-draining lymph nodes stably attain tolerogenic properties and modulate function modules of incoming dendritic cells

12:00 – 14:00   Lunch and poster presentations

LTM4 Symposium 3 Immune regulation by stromal cells

14:00 – 14:35  Yuval Rinkevich: Fibroblast development in skin

14:35 – 15:10  Melody Swartz: Antigen retention and presentation by lymphatic endothelial cells

15:10 – 15:30  LTMO 3Lymphotoxin-beta receptor signalling during fetal life shapes gut stromal cell populations and orchestrates mucosal B cell response in adulthood

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee break

LTM4 Symposium 4 Stromal cell – ILC crosstalk in regional immunity

16:00 – 16:35   Henrique V. Fernandes: Sensing strategies of innate lymphoid cells

16:35 – 17:10   Eric Vivier: Checkpoints controling ILC development

17:10 – 17:30   LTMO 4IL-7 dependent maintenance of ILC3s is required for normal entry of lymphocytes into lymph nodes

19:00 – 23:00   Dinner SSP / SSAI / LTM4 – Restaurant Lokremise, St. Gallen

In order to get to the Lokremise, please follow the Google Maps plan. Proceed from OLMA Hall 9, cross the street and get the Bus 3 at the OLMA bus station in direction towards Bahnhof (main station), as depicted here. Exit the bus once you arrive to St. Gallen Hauptbahnof (HB), walk to the main station lower end, go with underground stairs and exit on the other side of the main station. From there proceed towards the round building which is the Lokremise, as depicted here.

 

Saturday, June 3

08:30 – 09:00   Welcome coffee

LTM4 Symposium 5 Stromal cell targeting in disease

09:00 – 09:35   Christopher Buckley: Targeting fibroblasts to treat arthritis

09:35 – 10:10   Karin Tarte: Control of follicular lymphoma development by stromal cells

10:10 – 10:45   Scott Mueller: Impact of stromal cells on virus-host relationships

10:45 – 11:00   LTMO 5Chronic viral infections induce major disruption of bone marrow stromal cell networks and persistent loss of hematopoietic stem cell function

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break

LTM4 Symposium 6 The origin of fibroblastic stromal cells

11:30 – 12:05   Lucie Peduto: Mesenchymal stem cell niches

12:05 – 12:40  William Agace: Intestinal stromal cell heterogeneity and function

12:40 – 13:00   LTMO 6Dissecting the stromal cell origin in Peyer’s Patches

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch break & discussion

14:00 – 15:30   Workshop presentations

14:00 – 14:15  LTMO 7High-endothelial cell-derived sphingosine-1-phosphate regulates dendritic cell localization and vascular integrity in the lymph node

14:15 – 14:30  LMTO 8Marginal reticular cell RANKL regulates B cell-associated stromal cell differentation in the steady state

14:30 – 14:45  LTMO 9Fluid absorption modulates Peyer’s patch homeostasis and mucosal antibody responses

14:15 – 15:00  LTMO 10The thymic medulla: how is it built and maintained?

15:00 – 15:15  LMTO 11Regulation of plasma cell output from germinal centre by a subset of fibroblastic reticular cells

15:15 – 15:30  LMTO 12Lymphocytes program the differentiation of lymphoid stroma in the periphery during tertiary lymphoid structure formations

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee break

LTM4 Symposium 7 Exploiting the therapeutic potential of stromal cells

16:00 – 16:45   Shannon Turley: Stromal cells in the tumour microenvironment

16:45 – 17:30   Jason Cyster: Lymphoid tissue guidance cues

17:30 – 18:00   Conclusion of the meeting

18:00 – 22:00   Social event – Music with INVIVAS – A Capella Band Zürich, Kantonsspital St. Gallen