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Advances in Pharmacoimmunology

Date and Meeting Location | Program | Registration | Abstract Submission | Maps and Parking Information 

The goal of the symposium is to highlight major advances in the pharmacological understanding and treatment of immune diseases and provide an opportunity for students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists working in related areas to learn about the field. The annual symposium of the Great Lakes Chapter of ASPET also provides a forum for learning and exchanging ideas in all fields of pharmacological sciences and is a major networking event for biomedical scientists in the area. It comprises of:

  • A Young Investigators Symposium  
  • A Lunch and Learn Workshop - Meet with representatives from industry, consulting, and academia
  • Poster Presentations 
  • Vendor Exhibits 

Date and Meeting Location

  • June 23, 2017
  • University of Illinois in Chicago, Thompson Rooms, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave., and Moss Auditorium, College of Medicine Research Building, 909S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago IL 60612
  • Save the Date Flyer (PDF)    


8:30-10:30 am  Registration | Continental Breakfast | Poster Session - Thompson Rooms
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Vendor Exhibit - Thompson Rooms
10:45-11:45 am  Young Investigators Symposium - Thompson Rooms
12:00-1:30 pm  Lunch | Lunch and Learn Career Workshop   - Thompson Rooms
Symposium: Advances in Pharmacoimmunology - Moss Auditorium
1:30-5:00 pm
1:30-1:45 pm  Welcome and Opening Remarks: Eric Blomme, DVM, PhD
GLC ASPET President, AbbVie
1:45-2:30 pm 

Keynote Address: Stephen Miller, PhD 

From bench to bedside: Translation of a novel nanoparticle approach for tolerogenic therapy of autoimmune and allergic diseases
Director, Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center
Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology-Immunology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2:35-3:05 pm  Anne Sperling, PhD

Induction and regulation  of hematopoietic and non- hematopoietic IL-33
Biomedical Sciences, Immunology
University of Chicago

3:05-3:20 pm  Coffee Break 
3:20-3:50 pm 

Jochen Salfeld, PhD 

Biologics to treat immunologic diseases: The anti-TNF success story and the new challenges ahead
Department of Biologics
AbbVie Bioresearch Center

3:55-4:25 pm  Dolly Mehta, PhD
New mechanistic insights for resolving lung vascular injury
Department of Pharmacology

University of Illinois in Chicago

4:25-4:55 pm  Gustavo Martinez, PhD
Requirement of partnerless NFAT in the transcriptional control of T cell exhaustion

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Chicago Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University

5:00-5:30 pm  Business Meeting & Awards Presentation | Election Results | Awards Results  

Registration Information

Faculty/Industry $80.00   
Post-doctoral $50.00
Graduate/Undergraduate $25.00 
Vendors and Invited Speakers $0.00   
Registration includes access to all activities, continental breakfast, and lunch.   

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Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract receipt is Thursday, June 09th, 2017 by 5:00 PM CST. Send completed abstract form to and

Maps and Parking Directions

For more information, contact Dr. Eric Blomme at 

Last updated: June 13, 2017 

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