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Conference Summary

This FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) will be the second in a new series focused on IgE and Allergy. In 2016, we successfully launched the series with a celebration of the 50th year since the discovery of IgE. Although the pathologic role for IgE in allergy and asthma is now well established, the field recognizes that many outstanding questions remain to be answered. This scientific symposium focuses on the best and most current science regarding the structure, biogenesis, biologic characteristics, and degradation of IgE; IgE's roles in allergy and immunity; and the cell biology of mast cells and basophils. Other critical aspects of physiology and pathology related to allergic diseases will be featured, such as contributions by other immune effector cells, animal models, and translation from bench to the clinic.

The main objective of the conference is to bring together scientists from academic, industry, and clinical settings to focus on the latest developments in the field of IgE and allergy. The FASEB SRC infrastructure offers huge advantages and the Arizona location offers beautiful scenery, modern conference facilities, and easy access for air travel. From our experience, a gathering of 150-200 participants ensures a great deal of discussion and fosters collaborations among the attendees.

Themes of the conference include: 1) Immunoreceptors, Signal Transduction and Cell Biology of Mast Cells and Basophils; 2) Allergic Disease: Inflammation, Infection, Microbiota and Therapeutic Strategies; 3) Genetics and Regulation of TH2 responses, 4) B Cells and the Generation of IgE.

Conference session topics will include:

  • Viral infections, inflammation, and allergic diseases
  • Immunotherapy
  • Murine models
  • Immunoregulatory mechanisms, microbiome
  • State-of-the-art imaging of single molecules, single cells, and tissues
  • Genetic polymorphisms, gene regulation in allergic diseases
  • Cell biology of receptor endocytosis, degranulation
  • Structure-function relationships in control of allergic reactions
  • Signaling molecules as therapeutic targets

In addition to an opening keynote lecture from Richard Locksley, PhD (University of California, San Francisco), this conference will feature 10 oral sessions, two poster sessions, lightning talks, and a career development workshop.


Registration Prices for Scottsdale, Arizona

  • $1200 (USD) - Registration without Lodging (Scottsdale Plaza Resort)
  • $1700 (USD) - Shared Occupancy with Attendee (Scottsdale Plaza Resort)
  • $1800 (USD) - Single Occupancy (Scottsdale Plaza Resort)
  • $2550 (USD) - Single Occupancy with Guest (Scottsdale Plaza Resort)


Important Dates

  • Advance registration deadline Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Last day to register Saturday, June 15, 2019


Conference Location

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA


Conference Organizers

Juan Lafaille, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology, Department of Medicine, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NYU Langone Health, New York University School of Medicine, USA

Ulrich Blank, PhD
Research Director, Center of Research on Inflammation, French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris

Bridget Wilson, PhD
Director, New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

John Ryan, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research Development, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA


Keynote Speaker

Richard Locksley, PhD
University of California, San Francisco


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