Meetings & Courses

Systems Medicine Approach to Global Infectious Diseases

Suzhou, China
October 28 – October 31, 2016

Abstract deadline: September 11, 2016

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Organized by:

Barry Bloom, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

Genhong Cheng, University of California Los Angeles, USA

Fu Gao, Institute of Microbiology, CAS, China

Robert Modlin, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Systems Medicine Approach to Global Infectious Diseases which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Friday October 28, and will conclude after the banquet on Monday evening October 31, 2016.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in neural circuits. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Innate Immune Recognition of Pathogen Infection
2. Immune Response to Pathogen Infection
3. Pathogen Evolution
4. Pathogenesis
5. Systems Medicine Approach to Infectious Disease and microbiome
6. Emerging Infectious Diseases
7. New Drugs and Vaccines

Keynote Speakers:

Invited Speakers:
Barry Bloom, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Genhong Cheng, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Eleanor Fish, University of Toronto, CANADA
Sébastien Gagneux, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, SWITZERLAND
Michael Gale, University of Washington, USA
Fu Gao, Institute of Microbiology, CAS, CHINA
Douglas Golenbock, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Eun-Kyeong Jo, Chungnam National University, SOUTH KOREA
Jae Jung, University of Southern California, SOUTH KOREA
Yong-Jun Liu, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, USA
Jeffrey Miller, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Robert Modlin, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Gary Nabel, Sanofi, USA
Karin Nielsen, Unviersity of California, Los Angeles, USA
Phillip Scott, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Alessandro Sette, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, USA
Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Yuelong Shu, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CHINA
Hong Tang, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, CAS, CHINA
Diane Wirth, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Sho Yamasaki, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Xian-en Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in October, 2016.

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September 30, 2016

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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