Symposium to discuss harnessing immune metabolism to treat cancer, other diseases

March 26, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The immune system plays an important role in virtually every aspect of human health — and it is becoming increasingly apparent that metabolic programs regulate immune cell fate, form and function. Accordingly, there has been a surge of interest defining the mechanisms by which aberrant immune cell metabolism impacts, and in many cases, drives disease.

On Friday, May 4, the departments of surgery and physiology, the U-M Comprehensive Center and Cayman Chemical will present a symposium entitled “Harnessing Immune Metabolism to Treat Cancer and Other Diseases,”

At this exciting daylong event, international experts will discuss the latest research advances in immunometabolism and how novel insights can be harnessed to treat cancer, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases. The symposium will be held in Kahn Auditorium at BSRB. All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The event will feature outstanding speakers (with keynote lectures from Hongbo Chi, Ph.D. and Megan Sykes, M.D.), and several presenters from the U-M Medical School, including Weiping Zou, M.D., Ph.D., and Pavan Reddy, M.D.

There will also be a poster session and the top two posters will be selected for short talks. Registration and abstract information can be found by clicking here. The deadline is April 27.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. See you there!