ANNOUNCING WHIP 2023: APRIL 23 - 26, 2023
WHIP 2022 Highlights
Keynote talks: There were three outstanding keynote talks. Dr. Tania Watts (University of Toronto) discussed myeloid cell responses to inflammation. Dr. Boris Striepen (University of Pennsylvania) provided outstanding new data the genetics of and host response to Cryptosporidium parasites. Dr. Keke Fairfax (University of Utah) described her work on the role of helminth infection at the maternal-fetal interface and how type 2 immunity impacts metabolism.
Career development panel: Dr. P'ng Loke (NIH), Dr. Keke Fairfax (University of Utah), Dr. Tiffany Reese (UT Southwestern) oversaw conversations with graduate students and postdocs focused on career-stage appropriate development.
Sponsorship: Generous support for the meeting was provided by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), the American Society for Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania,the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS), and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF).
BWF sponsored 13 travel awards, 3 virtual talk awards, 3 virtual poster presentation awards, and 2 virtual poster lightning talk awards.
ICIS Travel Award
AAI generously supported 3 in-person talk awards, 3 in-person poster presentation awards, and 2 in-person poster lightning talk awards.