XVII Congress of the Polish Society of Experimental and Clinical Immunology

Medical University of Białystok, Poland | May 27-29th, 2021, ONLINE

Dear Friends and Colleagues from Polish and International Immunological Community,

On behalf of the Board of the Polish Society of Experimental and Clinical Immunology and the Białystok Chapter of the Society, we would like to cordially invite you to the 17th Congress of the Polish Society of Experimental and Clinical Immunology. The congress will be held online from the 27th to 29th of May 2021. The venue of the Congress will be the Medical University of Bialystok.

Together with acclaimed experts from Poland and abroad, and the attendants of the Congress, we will build up an interesting scientific programme including the latest developments in basic and clinical immunology, tackling such issues as primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, congenital immunodeficiency, immunoregulation, autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases, cancer immunology and immunotherapy, immunology in personalized medicine, reproductive immunology, immunology of aging, immunotoxicology and immunology of COVID-19. The programme will also include sessions on allergology and methods of allergen therapy.

We are looking forward to your active participation in the Congress and interesting propositions for lectures and poster presentations. We hope that the Congress will be a successful and productive event of high scientific value, and will have a positive impact on the progress in immunology.

President of Polish Society of Experimental and Clinical Immunology:
Prof. Maciej Kurpisz MD, PhD
Institute of Human Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań

Chairman of the Scientific Committee:
Prof. Jacek M. Witkowski MD, PhD
Medical University of Gdańsk

Chairpersons of the Organizing Committee:
Prof. Ewa Jabłońska MD, PhD
Medical University of Białystok

Prof. Marcin Moniuszko MD, PhD
Medical University of Białystok


speakers
speakers
speakers

Polish Society of Experimental and Clinical Immunology

Rector of the Medical University of Białystok

Honorowy Patronat Prezydenta Miasta Białegostoku

PROGRAM

08:30-10:00 Opening ceremony

Plenary lecture: The role of MHC and associated proteins in reproduction.

Nelson Fernandez, Essex, UK


10:00-11:30 Parallel Session

Basic Immunology

Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy - Part I

Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy - Part II

Innate immunity in protection of barrier sites and internal organs

Chairs:
Janusz Marcinkiewicz, Cracow, Poland
Joanna Cichy, Cracow, Poland

The expanding field of secondary immune deficiencies in adults: causes, diagnosis, and management

Chairs:
Jacek Roliński, Lublin, Poland
Marcin Pasiarski, Kielce, Poland

Immunology in personalized medicine

Chair:
Ewa Bryl, Gdansk, Poland

11:45-13:30 Parallel Session

Immunomodulation and Immunotoxicology

Chairs:
Andrzej Siwicki, Olsztyn, Poland
Ewa Jabłońska, Bialystok, Poland

Progress in diagnostics and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies

Chairs:
Ewa Bernatowska, Warsaw, Poland
Małgorzata Pac, Warsaw, Poland

Rheumatology

Chairs:
Ewa Bryl, Gdansk, Poland
Maciej Siedlar, Cracow, Poland

14:00-15:00 Plenary lecture

CAR- T cell approaches to AML treatment

Yupo Ma, NY, USA


15:00-16:30 Parallel Session

Current advancements in basic immunology

Chair:
Krzysztof Bryniarski, Cracow, Poland

Tumor immunology and immunotherapy

Chairs:
Andrzej Mackiewicz, Poznan, Poland
Joanna Domagala-Kulawik, Warsaw, Poland
Witold Lasek, Warsaw, Poland

Modern diagnostics of immune-related diseases

Chairs:
Urszula Demkow, Warsaw, Poland
Jarosław Baran, Cracow, Poland

16:45-17:45 Plenary lecture

Tumor-derived exosomes and their role in cancer progression and response to immune therapy

Theresa L. Whiteside, Pittsburgh, USA


17:45-19:15 Parallel Session

New aspects of innate immunity in cancer

Chairs:
Ewa Jabłońska, Białystok, Poland
Magdalena Klink, Łódź, Poland

Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation

Chairs:
Karina Jahnz-Różyk, Warsaw, Poland
Beata Wolska-Kuśnierz, Warsaw, Poland

Immunology of infection

Chairs:
Beata Tokarz-Deptuła, Szczecin, Poland
Andrzej K. Siwicki, Olsztyn, Poland



detailed program


9:00-10:00 Plenary lecture

Targeting an interface between innate and adaptive immunity in protecting from target organ damage in hypertension and atherosclerosis

Tomasz Guzik, Glasgow, UK


10:00-11:30 Parallel Session

Basic Immunology

Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy - Part I

Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy - Part II

Immunity, aging and aging-related diseases

Chair:
Jacek M. Witkowski, Gdansk, Poland

Vaccinations in Immunocompromised

Chairs:
Ewa Bernatowska, Warsaw, Poland
Bożena Mikołuć, Bialystok, Poland

Immunology of reproduction

Chairs:
Maciej Kurpisz, Poznan, Poland
Jacek Malejczyk, Warsaw, Poland

11:45-13:20 Parallel Session

Bacteriophages and Immunity

Chairs:
Andrzej Górski, Wroclaw, Poland
Krystyna Dąbrowska, Wroclaw, Poland

Allergology

Chairs:
Marek Kulus, Warsaw, Poland
Marcin Moniuszko, Bialystok, Poland

Adoptive cell therapy

Chairs:
Radosław Zagożdżon, Warsaw, Poland
Krzysztof Mucha, Warsaw, Poland

13:20-13:40 TBA - Sponsored lecture

Takeda

13:40-14:00 TBA - Sponsored lecture

Berlin-Chemie

14:00-15:00 Special Session: Polish Immunology: from past to the future

Chairs:
Jan Żeromski, Poznań, Poland
Jacek M. Witkowski, Gdańsk, Poland


15:00-17:00 Parallel Session

Basic Immunology

Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy - Part I

Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy - Part II

Immune tolerance – from bench to bedside

Chair:
Piotr Trzonkowski, Gdansk, Poland

Allergen immunotherapy and biological treatment

Chairs:
Karina Jahnz-Różyk, Warsaw, Poland
Marek Jutel, Wroclaw, Poland

Advances and challenges of immunogenetics towards personalized therapy

Chairs:
Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik, Wroclaw, Poland
Lidia Karabon, Wroclaw, Poland

17:15-18:15 Poster session 1


18:15-19:15 Poster session 2



detailed program


9:00-10:00 Plenary lecture

Progress in the production of therapeutic haematopoietic cells from pluripotent stem cells

Lesley Forrester (Edinburgh, UK)


10:00-11:30 Parallel Session

Basic Immunology

Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy - Part I

Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy - Part II

Immunity and stem cells

Chairs:
Mariusz Ratajczak, Warsaw, Poland
Marcin Moniuszko, Bialystok, Poland

Immunopathology

Chairs:
Zdzisława Kondera-Anasz
Jan Sikora, Poznan, Poland

Unobvious use of immunoglobulins

Chairs:
Anna Pituch-Noworolska, Cracow, Poland
Małgorzata Pac, Warsaw, Poland

12:00-14:00 Parallel Session

Veterinary immunology and comparative immunology

Chairs:
Andrzej Siwicki, Olsztyn Poland
Paulina Niedzwiedzka-Rystwej, Szczecin, Poland

Immunodermatology

Chairs:
Jacek Szepietowski, Wrocław, Poland
Jolanta Jura, Cracow, Poland

Immunology of COVID-19

Chairs:
Joanna Zajkowska, Bialystok, Poland
Janusz Marcinkiewicz, Cracow, Poland

14:00-14:30 Closing remarks


detailed program


Our schedule encompasses areas as follows:

Scientific Sessions:
1. Adoptive Cell Therapy
2. Advances and challenges of immunogenetics towards personalized therapy
3. Allergen Immunotherapy and Biological Treatment
4. Allergology
5. Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation
6. Bacteriophages and Immunity
7. Current Advancements in Basic Immunology
8. Immune tolerance – from bench to bedside
9. Immunity and Stem Cells
10. Immunity, aging and aging-related diseases
11. Immunodermatology
12. Immunology in Personalized Medicine
13. Immunology of COVID-19
14. Immunology of Infection
15. Immunology of Reproduction
16. Immunomodulation and Immunotoxicology
17. Immunopathology
18. Innate Immunity in Protection of Barrier and Internal Organs
19. Modern diagnostics of immune-related diseases
20. New aspects of innate immunity in cancer
21. Polish Immunology: from past to the future
22. Progress in diagnostics and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies
23. Rheumatology
24. The expanding field of secondary immune deficiencies in adults: causes, diagnosis, and management
25. Tumor Immunology and Tumor Immunotherapy
26. Unobvious Use of Immunoglobulins
27. Vaccinations in Immunocompromised
28. Veterinary and Comparative Immunology


FEES


The congress will be held online from the 27th to 29th of May 2021.

Registration to the Congress is open until May 29th.

Regular participant (Polish or international) - 400 PLN (equivalent of 100 EUR)

Member of PSECI - 300 PLN (equivalent of 65 EUR)

PhD student (Polish/International) - 200 PLN (equivalent of 45 EUR), (doctoral studies, doctoral schools - on the basis of a current doctoral student ID card)

Undergraduate student (Polish/International) - 150 PLN (equivalent of 35 EUR), (full-time studies - based on a valid student ID)

Fee includes:

- access to all sessions, lectures during the live streaming conference and for 30 days after its end,
- possibility to ask lecturers questions (chat),
- access to the virtual expo of the Sponsors and Exhibitors of the conference,
- electronic certificate confirming participation (with educational points).



INFORMATION


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES

Dear Sirs,

We would like to inform you that in order to avoid broadcast delays, all sessions will be held without direct participation of the leaders, i.e. without „live contact”.

Before each session, a board will be displayed with the title of the session, the names of the leaders and the programme.

Available forms of communication: you will be able to ask questions, provide answers or make comments in the discussion only through the chat room which will be available during the session.

Immediately before the Congress, i.e. on May 26th, you will receive a link to access the event.

POSTER SESSION

The presentation of the posters will be held on Friday, May 28 at:
17.15 – 18.15, Poster session 1
18.15 – 19.15, Poster session 2

Detailed poster session program will soon be available on the Congress web page.

Please be advised that the lead poster’s author should be online and ready to answer the questions on chat dedicated to each poster session.

All submitted abstracts qualified for poster presentation will be published in the abstract e-book after the Congress.

SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES


Scientific Committee:

Chairman: Jacek Witkowski, Gdansk, Poland
Jarosław Baran, Cracow, Poland
Ewa Bernatowska, Warsaw, Poland
Przemysław Błyszczuk, Cracow, Poland
Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik, Wroclaw, Poland
Ewa Bryl, Gdansk, Poland
Krzysztof Bryniarski, Cracow, Poland
Joanna Cichy, Cracow, Poland
Krystyna Dąbrowska, Wroclaw, Poland
Urszula Demkow, Warsaw, Poland
Joanna Domagała-Kulawik, Warsaw, Poland
Andrzej Górski, Wroclaw, Poland
Ewelina Grywalska, Lublin, Poland
Ewa Jabłońska, Bialystok, Poland
Karina Jahnz-Różyk, Warsaw, Poland
Jolanta Jura, Cracow, Poland
Marek Jutel, Wroclaw
Lidia Karabon, Wroclaw, Poland
Sylwia Kołtan, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Zdzisława Kondera-Anasz, Poznan, Poland
Magdalena Klink, Lodz, Poland
Krzysztof Kowal, Bialystok, Poland
Marek Kulus, Warsaw, Poland
Maciej Kurpisz, Poznan, Poland
Andrzej Lange, Wroclaw, Poland
Witold Lasek, Warsaw, Poland
Andrzej Mackiewicz, Poznan, Poland
Jacek Malejczyk, Warsaw, Poland
Janusz Marcinkiewicz, Cracow, Poland
Bożena Mikołuć, Bialystok, Poland
Marcin Moniuszko, Bialystok, Poland
Krzysztof Mucha, Warsaw, Poland
Paulina Niedźwiedzka-Rystwej, Szczecin, Poland
Małgorzata Pac, Warsaw, Poland
Marcin Pasiarski, Kielce, Poland
Anna Pituch-Noworolska, Cracow, Poland
Zygmunt Pojda, Warsaw, Poland
Mariusz Ratajczak, Warsaw, Poland
Wioletta Ratajczak-Wrona, Bialystok, Poland
Jacek Roliński, Lublin, Poland
Maciej Siedlar, Cracow, Poland
Jan Sikora, Poznan, Poland
Andrzej K. Siwicki, Olsztyn, Poland
Jacek Szepietowski, Wroclaw, Poland
Magdalena Trzeciak, Gdansk, Poland
Beata Tokarz-Deptuła, Szczecin, Poland
Piotr Trzonkowski, Gdansk, Poland
Beata Wolska-Kuśnierz, Warsaw, Poland
Radosław Zagożdżon, Warsaw, Poland
Joanna Zajkowska, Bialystok, Poland
Krzysztof Zeman, Lodz, Poland
Jan Żeromski, Poznan, Poland

Members of the Organizing Committee:

Chairperson: Ewa Jabłońska
Chairperson: Marcin Moniuszko
Andrzej Eliaszewicz
Marzena Garley
Kamil Grubczak
Agnieszka Iwaniuk
Kinga Henryka Nowacka
Karolina Nowak
Wioletta Ratajczak-Wrona
Aleksandra Starosz
Marlena Tynecka

LECTURERS


Members of the international scientific community who have accepted our invitation


Prof. Tomasz Guzik, University of Glasgow, UK
Prof. Yupo Ma, Stem Cell Center at Stony Brook University, USA

Prof. Theresa L. Whiteside, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, USA
Prof. Lesley Forrester, University of Edinburgh, UK

Prof. Nelson Fernandez, University of Essex, UK
Dr Christien Voorter, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Prof. Bartosz Grzywacz, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Dr Jacek Toporski, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Dr Milena Sokolowska, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Eva M Martínez-Cáceres, University of Valencia, Spain

Lecturers from Poland


Jarosław Baran, Cracow, Poland
Zbigniew Bartuzi, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Ewa Bernatowska, Warsaw, Poland
Przemysław Błyszczuk, Cracow, Poland
Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik, Wroclaw, Poland
Ewa Bryl, Gdansk, Poland
Krzysztof Bryniarski, Cracow, Poland
Anna Chełmońska-Soyta, Wroclaw, Poland
Joanna Cichy, Cracow, Poland
Marzena Ciechomska, Warsaw, Poland
Krystyna Dąbrowska, Wroclaw, Poland
Urszula Demkow, Warsaw, Poland
Marian Dmochowski, Poznan, Poland
Joanna Domagała-Kulawik, Warsaw, Poland
Andrzej Eljaszewicz, Bialystok, Poland
Małgorzata Gajewska, Warsaw, Poland
Andrzej Górski, Wroclaw, Poland
Ewa Grudzińska, Zabrze, Poland
Edyta Heropolitańska-Pliszka, Warsaw, Poland
Ewa Jabłońska, Bialystok, Poland
Karina Jahnz-Różyk, Warsaw, Poland
Katarzyna Jankowska, Warsaw, Poland
Jolanta Jura, Cracow, Poland
Marek Jutel, Wroclaw, Poland
Elżbieta Kołaczkowska, Cracow, Poland
Sylwia Kołtan, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Zdzisława Kondera-Anasz, Poznan, Poland
Magdalena Klink, Lodz, Poland
Sylwia Kołtan, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Piotr Kopiński, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Krzysztof Kowal, Bialystok, Poland
Ewa Kuca-Warnawin, Warsaw, Poland
Marek Kulus, Warsaw, Poland
Piotr Kuna, Lodz, Poland
Maciej Kupczyk, Lodz, Poland
Maciej Kurpisz, Poznan, Poland
Andrzej Lange, Wroclaw, Poland
Małgorzata Łagiedo-Żelazowska, Poznan, Poland
Witold Lasek, Warsaw, Poland
Andrzej Mackiewicz, Poznan, Poland
Kazimierz Madaliński, Warsaw, Poland
Kinga Majchrzak-Kuligowska, Warsaw, Poland
Jacek Malejczyk, Warsaw, Poland
Janusz Marcinkiewicz, Cracow, Poland
Łukasz Matusiak, Wroclaw, Poland
Aleksandra Matyja-Bednarczyk, Cracow, Poland
Bożena Mikołuć, Bialystok, Poland
Marcin Moniuszko, Bialystok, Poland
Joanna Narbut, Lodz, Poland
Paulina Niedźwiedzka-Rystwej, Szczecin, Poland
Agnieszka Owczarczyk-Saczonek, Olsztyn, Poland
Małgorzata Pac, Warsaw, Poland
Marcin Pasiarski, Kielce, Poland
Barbara Piątosa, Warsaw, Poland
Anna Pituch-Noworolska, Cracow, Poland
Zygmunt Pojda, Warsaw, Poland
Mariusz Ratajczak, Warsaw, Poland
Wioletta Ratajczak-Wrona, Bialystok, Poland
Adam Reich, Rzeszow, Poland
Barbara Rogala, Katowice, Poland
Jacek Roliński, Lublin, Poland
Maciej Siedlar, Cracow, Poland
Anna Szaflarska, Cracow, Poland
Jan Sikora, Poznan, Poland
Andrzej K. Siwicki, Olsztyn, Poland
Jacek Szepietowski, Wroclaw, Poland
Jacek Szepietowski, Wroclaw, Poland
Magdalena Trzeciak, Gdansk, Poland
Piotr Trzonkowski, Gdansk, Poland
Natalia Wawrusiewicz-Kurylonek, Bialystok, Poland
Joanna Wessely-Szponder, Lublin, Poland
Jacek Witkowski, Gdansk, Poland
Ewa Więsik-Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland
Beata Wolska-Kuśnierz, Warsaw, Poland
Radosław Zagożdżon, Warsaw, Poland
Joanna Zajkowska, Bialystok, Poland
Jan Żeromski, Poznan, Poland

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

MAIN SPONSORS

SPONSORS

EXHIBITORS


SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZER:

Polish Society of Experimental and Clinical Immunology


ORGANIZATIONAL OFFICE:

MediTeka Sp.z o.o.
Address: ul. Łowicka 51 / 20, 02-535 Warszawa
KRS 0000324423, NIP 5213524830
Phone: +48 22 646 41 50

Bank account number: PL 40 1090 1870 0000 0001 4755 8122

e-mail: biuro@mediteka.pl
www.med-media.pl

CONTACT IN ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS:

Milena Witkowska

+48 881 091 323

milena.witkowska@mediteka.pl