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09.00 – 09.30: Registration, poster mounting and coffee
09.30 – 11.30: Young investigators session
6 oral presentations of 20 minutes each, including discussion
11.30 – 13.00: Lunch break and poster session
13.00 – 15.00: Partners of Hasselt University in combatting autoimmunity
6 guest speakers from academic or industrial settings (20 minutes each)

UHasselt Alumni:

“The value of immune monitoring during treatment of auto-immune disease”
Joris Vanderlocht (MUMC)
“JAK inhibitors in rheumatology: from bench to bedside... and back!”
Annegret Van der AA (Octimet)
“It takes “guts” to cause joint inflammation: A pathogenic role for unconventional T cells in Spondyloarthritis”
Koen Venken (VIB-UGent)


UHasselt Partners:

“Using cells to cure disease: development of a cell-based therapy for multiple sclerosis” Nathalie Cools (UA)
“Antigen-specific immunotherapy of autoimmune diseases”
David Wraith (Apitope)
“Environmental factors modulating the immune cell balance and disease”
Markus Kleinewietfeld (VIB-UHasselt)

15.00 – 15.30: Plenary discussion: “The Autoimmunity Network”
15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break
16.00 – 16.50: Keynote lecture by Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld:
“The mosaic of autoimmunity – everything is microbiome until proven otherwise” (Abstract)
16.50 – 17.00: Award ceremony for best oral and best poster presentation
17.00 – 18.00: Drinks