Program

50周年記念シンポジウム 「日本免疫学会ーこれまでの50年、これからの50年」 *in Japanese
The 50th anniversary commemoration symposium (English translation available)

The Japanese Society for Immunology marked its 50th anniversary of establishment in 2020.
The 50th anniversary symposium will be held as one of commemorative events. Researchers who have been active at the front line of this field since the early days of the society up to the present date, will give lectures regarding the history of Immunology and messages to young researchers for next 50 years.
This symposium will be held at “Noh Theatre”, the traditional Japanese Noh drama theater. After the symposium, the new piece of Noh drama written by the late Dr. Tomio Tada will be performed.
The Japanese Society for Immunology marked its 50th anniversary of establishment in 2020.
The 50th anniversary symposium will be held as one of the commemorative events.
Researchers who have been active at the front line of this field since the early days of the society up to the present date, will give lectures regarding the history of immunology and messages to young researchers for next 50 years.
This symposium will be held at “Noh Theatre”, the traditional Japanese Noh drama theater. After the symposium, we will hold a “Kagami-Biraki” ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Society for Immunology and all on-site attendees are invited to the ceremony. We will take all necessary measures to prevent infection to hold the ceremony and would like to ask for attendees’ cooperation in preventing the spread of infection.
After the ceremony, the new piece of Noh drama written by the late Dr. Tomio Tada will be performed.
This Noh play is a warning for us by late Dr. Tomio Tada. This play is composed by Tada's modern Noh work “ISSEKI SENNIN(means Albert Einstein)” and traditional Kyogen.
We look forward to your participation to the 50th anniversary symposium and hope you will enjoy Kagami-Biraki ceremony and Noh drama. 

日本免疫学会は2020年に発足から50年を数え、本学術集会では記念事業の一つとして50周年記念シンポジウムを企画しました。
このシンポジウムでは、本学会の黎明期より現在に至るまで、免疫学分野研究の第一線でご活躍されております先生方に、免疫学会あるいは免疫学の歴史等について、また次の50年に向けた後進へのメッセージなどを講演していただきます。
会場は、当施設内の伝統美を誇る「能舞台」を予定しています。
シンポジウムのあとは、現地の会場にお集まりの参加者のみなさまで「50周年祝賀鏡開き」を企画しております。
感染拡大防止対策を講じて実施いたしますが、参加される皆さまにおかれましても十分にご注意のうえ、ぜひご参加くださいませ。
さらに、鏡開きの後は今一度能舞台に会場を戻し、故多田富雄先生の新作能を上演いたします。
この舞台は、故多田富雄博士による我々への警告です。 これは、多田博士作の現代能「ISSEKI SENNIN(アルバート・アインシュタイン)」と伝統的な狂言で構成されています。
記念シンポジウムから鏡開き、能の上演まで、どうぞお楽しみください。


The 50th anniversary commemoration symposium
Chairs:
Akira Shibuya (Tsukuba University)
Shigeo Koyasu (RIKEN)

Presenters:
Tadamitsu Kishimoto (Osaka University)
Tasuku Honjo (Kyoto University)
Masaru Taniguchi (RIKEN)
Takehiko Sasazuki (Kyushu University)
Kayo Inaba (Kyoto University / AMED)
50th anniversary tribute Noh performance

“From the gathering here in Kasugano, Nara
Message from Dr. Tomio Tada's new Noh play “ISSEKI SENNIN(means Albert Einstein)”
Produce and direction “Kanji Shimizu” (Noh actor of Tessen-kai:Noh Theater Association) and Kei Iwasaki (Environmental Designer)

50周年記念 能披露

「ここ奈良春日野の集いから(多田富雄作 新作能『一石仙人』からのメッセージ)」
構成・演出:清水寛二(銕仙会 能役者)、岩崎敬(環境デザイナー)

Overview Talks & Symposia

Overview Talk

Overview talks held prior to each symposium are kind of educational lectures and especially for students or those who are not specialized in the topics.

Symposia

International symposia on 14 topis(S01~S14)will be held by both domestic and overseas immunologists. The program committee appointed chairs of symposia and left selection of speakers to the discretion of those chairs.
Some symposia will be conducted concurrently. Chairs decide how they lead their sessions and presentation time of each speaker.

JSA-JSI Joint Symposium

The symposium will be held jointly with Japanese Society of Allergology. Refer to the program page for detailed information. This symposium is conducted in Japanese.

S01
Open call symposium from young investigators-Systemic organ interactions in health and disease

Chairs:
Sho Kitamoto(University of Michigan Medical School)*Organizer
Naoko Ohtani(Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University)

Overview Talk:
Sho Kitamoto(Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School)

Speakers:
Donnele Daley(Department of Surgery, University of Michigan)
Sho Kitamoto(University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine)
Naoko Ohtani(Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University)
Bernd Schnabl(Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego)
Toshiaki Teratani(Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Keio university)
S02
Open call symposium from young investigators-Redefining T cell exhaustion: dissecting heterogeneity and translation into immunotherapy(ASI-JSI joint session)

Chairs:
Yuki Kagoya(Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute)*Organizer
Yosuke Togashi(Graduate School of Medicine Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University)

Overview Talk:
Yuki Kagoya(Division of Immune Response, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute)

Speakers:
Koichi Araki(Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Yusuke Endo(Laboratory of Medical Omics Research, KAZUSA DNA Research Institute)
Axel Kallies(The Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne)
Motoko Kimura(Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University)
Yosuke Togashi(Graduate School of Medicine Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University)
S03
Open call symposium from young investigators-A novel immune regulation governed by Immunometabolism

Chairs:
Toshihiko Kobayashi(Department of Molecular Immunology and Inflammation, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine)*Organizer
Michio Miyajima(RIKEN)*Organizer

Overview Talk:
Michio Miyajima(RIKEN)

Speakers:
Sidonia Fagarasan(RIKEN)
Toshihiko Kobayashi(Department of Molecular Immunology and Inflammation, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Research Institute)
Erika Pearce(Department of Oncology, Bloomberg~Kimmel Insitute for Cancer Immunotherapy John's Hopkins)
Yuki Sugiura(School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Keio University)
Carola Vinuesa(Australian National University)
S04
Open call symposium from young investigators-Barrier Immunity in the homeostasis and pathogen defense

Chairs:
Tetsuro Kobayashi(IMS, RIKEN)*Organizer
Yasutaka Motomura(Osaka University)*Organizer

Overview Talk:
Tetsuro Kobayashi(IMS, RIKEN)

Speakers:
Toshiro Hirai(Vaccine Creation Group, BIKEN Innovative Vaccine Research Alliance Laboratories, Institute for Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives / Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University)
Akiko Iwasaki(Department of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Yumi Matsuoka-Nakamura(Osaka University, Immunology Frontier Research Center)
Aki Minoda(Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, RIKEN)
Keisuke Nagao(National Institutes of Health)
S05
Neo-Immunology by COVID-19 vaccine R&D(SFI-JSI, DGFI-JSI, and KAI-JSI joint session)

Chairs:
Galit Alter (Harvard Medical School)
Ken Ishii(The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo)

Overview Talk:
Yoshimasa Takahashi(National Institute of Infectious Diseases)

Speakers:
James Di Santo(Inserm U 1223, Institut Pasteur)
Burcu Temizoz (Division of Vaccine Science, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo (IMSUT))
Satoshi Uematsu(Division of Metagenome Medicine,Human Genome Center, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Department of Immunology and Genomics, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine)
Drew Weissman (University of Pennsylvania)
S06
Inflammation, tissue repair, fibrosis

Chairs:
Takashi Satoh(Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Akihiko Yoshimura(Keio University School of Medicine)

Overview Talk:
Kouji Matsushima(Tokyo University of Sciences)

Speakers:
David Brenner(Department of Medicine, UC San Diego)
Christopher K Glass(School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego)
Yumiko Oishi(Department of Biochemisry and Molecular Biology, Nippon Medical School)
Toshiro Sato(School of Medicine, Keio University)
Shigeyuki Shichino(Institute of Biomedical Science, Tokyo University of Science)
S07
System immunology approach for immune regulation research

Chairs:
Keishi Fujio(Department of Allergy and Rheumatology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
Yukinori Okada(Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University)

Overview Talk:
Kazuyoshi Ishigaki(Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, RIKEN)

Speakers:
Sean Bendall(Department of Pathology, Stanford University)
Keishi Fujio(Department of Allergy and Rheumatology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
Seiya Imoto(Human Genome Center, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo)
Mariana Kaplan(National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health)
Yukinori Okada(Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University)
S08
Next advances in Allergic research (JSA-JSI joint session)

Chairs:
Masato Kubo(Tokyo University of Science / RIKEN IMS)
Saeko Nakajima(Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)

Overview Talk:
Masato Kubo(Tokyo University of Science / RIKEN IMS)

Speakers:
Florent Ginhoux(Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR)
Brian Kim(Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Center for the Study of Itch and Sensory Disorders, Washington University School of Medicine)
Yosuke Kurashima(Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University)
Saeko Nakajima(Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
Takanori Sasaki(Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tokyo University of Science, Reserch Institute for Biomedical Sciences)
S09
Regulation of anti-tumor immune responses(ASI-JSI joint session)

Chairs:
Taku Okazaki(The University of Tokyo)
Kazuko Shibuya(Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba)

Overview Talk:
Taku Okazaki(The University of Tokyo)

Speakers:
Paul Beavis(Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia)
Bo Huang(Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College)
Hiroyoshi Nishikawa(Division of Cancer Immunology, Research Institute, National Cancer Center)
Taku Okazaki(The University of Tokyo)
Kazuko Shibuya(Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba)
S10
Innate and adaptive immunities against viral infection including COVID-19(KAI-JSI, and DGFI-JSI joint session)

Chairs:
Noriko Sorimatchi(Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine)
Akinori Takaoka(Hokkaido University)

Overview Talk:
Hiroyuki Oshiumi(Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University)

Speakers:
Ivan Dikic(Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Institute of Biochemistry II, Goethe University Frankfurt Medical School)
Shin Eui-Cheol(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST))
Tadaki Suzuki(Department of Pathology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
Akinori Takaoka(Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University)
Juliane Walz(KKE Translationale Immunology, University Hospital Tuebingen)
S11
Recent advances in innate lymphocyte research (US-Japan Immunology Program Co-organized Session)

Chairpersons:
Akira Shibuya(University of Tsukuba)
Hisashi Arase(Osaka University)

Overview Talk:
Tsukasa Nabekura(Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, and R&D Center for Innovative Drug Discovery, University of Tsukuba)

Speakers:
Lewis Lanier(Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF)
Kazuyo Moro(Graduate Shool of Medicine, Osaka University)
Tsukasa Nabekura(Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, and R&D Center for Innovative Drug Discovery, University of Tsukuba)
Naoko Satoh-Takayama(Laboratory for Intestinal Ecosystem, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences)
Joseph Sun(Immunology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
S12
Recent advances in clinical application of cytokine research

Chairs:
Kenji Kabashima(Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University)
Atsushi Kumanogoh(Osaka Univ)

Overview Talk:
Tsutomu Takeuchi(Division of Rheumatology, Keio University School of Medicine)

Speakers:
Chen Dong(Tsinghua University)
Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky (Translational Autoinflammatory Diseases Section (TADS), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Sujin Kang(Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University)
Brian Kim(Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Center for the Study of Itch and Sensory Disorders, Washington University School of Medicine)
Hyota Takamatsu(Department of Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Immunology, Graduate Shool of Medicine, Osaka University)
S13
Autoimmunity and Human Immunology(JCR-JSI joint session)

Chairs:
Masaru Ishii(Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University)
Isao Matsumoto(Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tsukuba)

Overview Talk:
Isao Matsumoto(Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba)

Speakers:
Masaru Ishii(Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University)
Isao Matsumoto(Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba)
Sachiko Miyake(Department of Immunology, Juntendo University School of Medicine)
Deepak A Rao(Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Julie Zikherman(Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF))
S14
Myeloid cells: new developmental mechanism and function

Chairs:
Toshiaki Ohteki(Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Yumiko Oishi(Department of Biochemisry and Molecular Biology, Nippon Medical School)

Overview Talk:
Tomohiko Tamura(Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama City University)

Speakers:
Catherine Hedrick (La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology)
Ichiro Manabe(Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University)
Kenneth Murphy(Washington University School of Medicine)
Takahiro Masuda(Department of Molecular and System Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University)
Tomohiko Tamura(Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama City University)

Workshops (Posters and Oral presentations)

All regular papers are to be presented at Poster session. Some of selected regular papers are to be presented at Workshop as well. Discussers will join poster discussion. We hope that poster discussion will be a great opportunity for active discussion, communication, and information exchange between JSI members and non-members.

Young Academy Program/免疫若手アカデミー提案プログラム

臨床医が必要とする免疫学 - 基礎免疫学からワクチン応用へ -

2019年より始まったCOVID-19の世界的な流行により、国民の日常生活は大きな打撃を受けており、感染応答やワクチンに対する関心は非常に高まっています。実際にワクチン接種・開発が国内外で進んでいく中で、基礎研究者だけではなく臨床医にとっても正しい免疫学的な知識を持って診療にあたる必要が生じています。そこで、今期学会において、免疫若手アカデミーからは「臨床医が必要とする免疫学」と銘打ち、基礎的な免疫学と共に臨床に必要なCOVID-19の知識やワクチンの現状について、免疫学の専門家による分かりやすい内容での講義を開催します。
自然免疫・獲得免疫応答を含む免疫学の基礎的な内容については理化学研究所・小安重夫先生が、RNAワクチンや最近のワクチン開発の現状および動向については東京大学・医科学研究所・石井健先生により、初めて免疫学について学ぶ人にも分かりやすい内容でそれぞれ35分間の講義をして頂き、その後5分の質疑応答を行います。
(*本プログラムは日本語で行われる予定です。)


Immunology lecture for clinicians - from basic science to vaccine applications -

More people are interested in infectious response and vaccine development since the global pandemic of COVID-19 has changed our lifestyle dramatically. Indeed, vaccines and their development are remarkably progressing worldwide. Clinicians and researchers both need to have basic knowledge of immunology in the clinical care of COVID-19 patients. Even their area of expertise is far from immunology. Thus, in the 50th Annual meeting of JSI, young immunologists planed the lecture course to learn about basic immunology as a basis for the immune surveillance system of infectious diseases. This lecture course consists of two parts: 1) basic immunology including innate and adaptive immunity by Dr. Shigeo Koyasu from RIKEN, IMS, 2) recent vaccine development and mRNA vaccine by Dr. Ken J. Ishii from Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo. Each talk will be provided for 35 min lecture and for 5 min Q&A.
(*Lectures will be presented in Japanese)

Sponsored Seminars

There will be three types of sponsored seminars: Technical Seminars, Clinical Seminars and Afternoon Seminars.
Technical and Clinical seminars will be held in the form of luncheon seminars. Please refer to here for more information regarding Luncheon seminars.
Language of each seminar can be found on “At a Glance” of the program page of our website.

Technical Seminars

Those seminars aim to promote interaction between basic research, application research and development research through introducing experimental methods with latest life science related regents, technologies, machines and equipment, or latest equipment for researching allergy, immunological diseases, cancer, and infectious disease.

Clinical Seminars

Those seminars aim to introduce developments of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of immunological and infectious diseases caused by pharmaceutical and biological products.

Afternoon Seminars

These seminars aim to build a platform of development of immunologists who will be engaged in the next generation through close cooperation with companies. Companies add fresh dimensions to seminars by their unique idea.