8th International DAMPs and Alarmins Symposium (iDEAs)
November 6 - 7, 2017
Abstract Deadline: October 16, 2017
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2017


Kevin J. Tracey, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA 
Ulf Andersson,
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Marco Bianchi, San Raffaele University, Italy

We are pleased to announce the 8th International DAMPs and Alarmins Symposium (iDEAs) featuring leaders in the field of DAMPs, Alarmins and HMGB1 biology and molecular mechanisms. Attendees will benefit from a broad exposure to the roles of these pathways at the molecular, cellular and clinical levels, and have unique opportunities to network with leading experts. Through its affiliation with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the Feinstein Institute has access to this world-renowned facility for this 8th conference in the series. Located on Long Island, less than 30 miles from New York’s John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, with a retreat-like atmosphere, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is ideal for hosting symposium faculty and attendees from around the world.

iDEAs will take place on Monday, November 6 through Tuesday, November 7, 2017. This schedule will allow attendees to arrive on Sunday, November 5  and still offers the opportunity for extended work opportunities while in New York. The structure allows for a cocktail hour, banquet dinner and poster session with dessert for all participants on Monday evening and a closing poster session and wine and cheese reception on Tuesday evening. The structure of the symposium will include traditional scientific presentations followed by discussion and Q&A.

Proposed Program:

Monday, November 6th:

7:45am – Welcoming Remarks
8:00am – Session I
8:00am – Kevin J. Tracey, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
8:15am – Torsten Eken, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
8:45am – Daniel Antoine, University of Liverpool, UK

9:45am – Session II
9:45am – Annamaria Vezzani, The Mario Negri Institute, Italy
10:15am – Hitoshi Okazawa, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
10:45am – Eicke Latz, University of Bonn, Germany
11:15am – Betty Diamond, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA

1:00pm – Session III
1:00pm – Marco Bianchi, San Raffaele University, Italy
1:30pm – Jagdeep Nanchahal, Oxford University, UK
2:00pm – Hiroyuki Hirasawa, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
2:15pm – Haining Yang, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, USA

3:00pm – Session IV
3:00pm – Lionel Blanc, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
3:30pm – Timothy Billiar, University of Pittsburgh, USA
4:00pm – Konstantin Stark, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat, Germany
4:30pm – Angelo Manfredi, San Raffaele University, Italy

5:05pm – Cocktail Reception
6:00pm – Banquet Dinner 
7:30pm – Poster Session 

Tuesday, November 7th:

8:15am – Session V
8:15am – Nobuhiko Kayagaki, Genentech,USA
8:45am – Ben Lu, Central South University, China
9:15am – Huan Yang, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA

10:15am – Session VI
10:15am – Anna Rubartelli, San Martino – IST, Italy
10:45am – Gunther Hartmann, University of Bonn, Germany
11:15am – Suzuyo Yoshio, R&D Center Shino-Test Corporation, Japan

1:00pm – Session VII
1:00pm – Masahiro Nishibori, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
1:30pm – Jaroslaw W. Zmijewski, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
2:00pm – Kerrilyn Diener, University of Adelaide, Australia

3:00pm – Session VIII
3:00pm – Michael Lotze, University of Pittsburgh, USA
3:30pm – Douglas Fearon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
4:00pm – Cecilia Aulin, Karolinska Institute
4:15pm – Rosanna Mezzapelle, San Raffaele, Italy
4:30pm – Jose Manusre, McGill University, Canada
4:45pm – Hannah Aucott, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

5:00pm - Closing Wine and Cheese Reception and Poster Session

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All registrations and abstracts must be submitted by the abstract & registration deadline, October 16, 2017.

For general information regarding this meeting, please contact Francesca Petruccelli or Meredith Burcyk at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
For Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory campus related inquiries, please contact Rachel Lopez

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in November.

This Meeting is sponsored by: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research / Northwell Health, IBL and Shino-Test



Academic Package $700 (includes housing on November 6 only)
Graduate/PhD Student Package $620
Corporate Package $900
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $550
Corporate No-Housing Package $700

Additional night(s) $260 per night

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.