Pre-Conference Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday - October 5, 2021 | 12.00-15.00 EDT /9.00-12.00 PDT - All times are shown in EDT

Due to popular demand and the success of last year's meeting, we have introduced a dedicated pre-conference workshop day to improve your understanding and accelerate your knowledge in B cell expansion.

12:00 pm B Cells in Injury, GvHD & Autoimmune Disease: Crossovers, Treatments & Takeaways

  • Ruxandra Sîrbulescu Instructor in Medicine, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School


B cells can perform a variety of functions beyond antibody production. They have shown themselves as not only an undeniably important target in autoimmune diseases but as an accessible, safe and effective therapeutic option in the world of autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (aHCT) (in which genetic disparity both underpins therapeutic effects and confers donor immune system-mediated damage in the recipient, called graft-versus-host disease) and even in traumatic brain injury and wound healing. These areas have much cross-over and this research can always be optimized further for them to aid one another. The exponential growth for the future of therapies in all aspects of the B cell field relies on pioneers uniting, sharing and learning from each other. Hear from the experts on the latest clinical data, learnings and more and delve into discussions surrounding strategies, next steps and takeaways for the field. Dive into this pre-conference workshop day with leading experts in the space & get the most out of the discussion-based layout to improve understanding & spearhead your knowledge into the B cell expansion.

Get 1-2-1 Time With Senior Experts To:

  • Understand B cells substantiated role in cGVHD pathogenesis, as first demonstrated by clinical response to the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, rituximab
  • Find out where the field of transplant rejection is, hear exciting new data and future outlooks
  • Discover how the interaction of endogenous and therapeutic cells can significantly impact the course of tissue repair
  • Share the best use of models in translational research
  • Utilize the many aspects of B cells to manipulate inflammation and heal