Bidirectional communication between the brain and the immune system

Satellite Symposium of the Research Focus Group Neuroendocrinoimmunology of the German Society for Immunology at the 5th European Congress of Immunology, Amsterdam, NL

September 2, 2018, 10:00-14:30

The immune system and the central nervous system influence each other in many ways. Information gathered by the immune system regarding infections and inflammations affect processes in the central nervous system and endocrine reactions. Products and mediators of the central nervous system modulate the immune system. The symposium will serve as a platform where researchers in this field may introduce their recent data and unravel the effects and mechanisms of neuroendocrine-immune interactions.

Registration for participation: Please send a short e-mail to gimsa@fbn-dummerstorf.de. You will then be included in our e-mail list.

Registration fee: included in registration to ECI 2018

Abstract deadline: May 30, 2018

Abstract submission: Please send your abstract for an oral presentation to gimsa@fbn-dummerstorf.de. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding title, authors and affiliations)


10:00-10:05       Welcome and introduction

10:05-10:40   Silvia Capellino, Dortmund, Germany: Involvement of the dopaminergic pathway in rheumatoid arthritis

10:40-10:55       Karolin Wieber, Dortmund, Germany: Targeted modulation of neurotransmitter receptors on specific leukocyte subpopulations in rheumatic diseases

10:55-11:10       Elisa Storelli, Varese, Italy: Production of interferon-γ and tumor necrosis factor-α are increased by α-synuclein in human CD4+ T lymphocytes

11:10-11:20   Break

11:20-11:55   Martin Hadamitzky, Essen, Germany: Placebo effects in the immune system

11:55-12:10       Juan José Lasarte, Pamplona, Spain: Immunomodulatory properties of Carvone inhalation and its effects on contextual fear memory in mice

12:10-12:25       Ulrike Gimsa, Dummerstorf, Germany: The influence of MHC-related olfactory cues on social recognition in domestic pigs

12:25-12:55   Break

12:55-13:30   Astrid Friebe, Nürnberg, Germany: Microglia-mediated immune activation in the development of depressive-like behavior

13:30-13:45       Eva Peters, Berlin & Gießen, Germany: High cytokine production by peripheral blood mononucleocytes has implications for the success of multi-modal psychotherapeutic inpatient treatment of depression

13:45-14:00       Raquel Benítez, Granada, Spain: Role of the neuropeptide cortistatin in the control of chronic fibrosis: therapeutic potential in scleroderma and liver and pulmonary fibrosis


ECI Satellite symposium_Program

5th European Congress of Immunology
Amsterdam, NL
September 2-5, 2018