Friday, August 17

7:30 am

Breakfast Seminar
hosted by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Salons 1/2, Paradise
Multi-Serology Testing in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Maximize Diagnostic Performance
Teresa Tarrant, M.D., Rheumatologist, Duke University


7:30 am

Continental Breakfast
West Lobby, Paradise

8:30-8:35 am

Opening Remarks
Vijaya Knight, M.D., Ph.D., AMLI President

Successes and Challenges of Immune-Based
Therapies for Cancer

Chairs: Barbara Detrick, Ph.D. and Amir A. Sadighi Akha, M.D., D.Phil
Salon 3, Paradise

8:35-9:15 am

Overview of Immune Therapies:  Harnessing the Immune System to Target Cancer
Ryan J. Sullivan, M.D., Harvard Medical School

9:15-10:00 am

Complications Following CAR-T Cell Therapies: Challenges and Opportunities
Saad J. Kenderian, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

10:00 am


10:10-10:50 am

The Role of Complement in Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Meera Sridharan, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

10:30 – 11:15  am

Immune-Related Adverse Effects: Autoimmunity
as a Side Effect to Cancer Immune Therapy

Ana Luisa Perdigoto, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University

11:15 – 12:00 noon  

Challenges and Future Frontier for Cancer Immune Therapy
Laura Q. M. Chow, M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine

12:00 noon

Luncheon Seminar
sponsored by
Inova Diagnostics
Reducing Diagnostic Complexity with New Biomarker

Carlos A. von Mühlen. M.D., Ph.D. Rheumatology / Autoimmunity / Clinical Pathology;
Peter Martis, Inova Diagnostics, Inc.
Salons 1/2, Paradise Ballroom

Case Studies

Chairs: Lisa K. Peterson, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), Evan Ntrivalas, M.D., Ph.D. and M. Qasim Ansari, M.D.
Salon 3, Paradise Ballroom

2:00 – 2:30 pm


ANA and Cryoglobulin Testing:  They’re not Just for Autoimmunity Anymore
Thomas S. Alexander, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), Summa Health

2:30 – 3:00 pm  

84-year-old Woman with Progressive Shortness of Breath          
Anne E. Tebo, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories

3:00 – 3:30 pm  

Autoimmune Neurology:  From Clinic to Lab       
Stacey L. Clardy, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah

3:30 pm


3:45 – 4:15 pm

Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)    
Attila Kumanovics, M.D., University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories

4:15-5:00 pm

Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Monitoring Loss
of Response to Therapy with Laboratory Testing

Maria Alice Vieira Willrich, Ph.D., DABCC, Mayo Clinic

5:00-7:00 pm

Meet the Exhibitors – Poster Session Reception
Arizona Ballroom, Salons C/D/E/G/I/J/K/L

Saturday, August 18

7:00-8:15 AM

Continental Breakfast
Meet the Exhibitors

Arizona Ballroom, Salons C/D/E/G/I/J/K/L

Autoimmune Neurology: the Role of Autoantibodies

Chairs: Stanley J. Naides, M.D. and Sara Nandiwada, Ph.D., D(ABMLI)
Salon 3, Paradise

8:30 – 8:35 am


8:35 – 9:05 am

Laboratory Methods in Autoimmune Neurology: Detecting Antoantibodies to Neural Tissue
Stanley J. Naides, M.D., Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute

9:05 – 9:35 am

Improving Diagnostic Antibody Testing for Autoimmune Encephalitis
Eric Lancaster, M.D., Ph.D., The University of Pennsylvania

9:35 – 10:05 am

Neuromyelitis Optica and MOG Antibody Disease: Antigen Specific Neurological Diseases
Michael Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

10:05 – 10:20 am

Break Meet the Exhibitors
Arizona Ballroom, Salons C/D/E/G/I/J/K/L

10:20 – 10:50 am

Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)
Susan E. Swedo, M.D., National Institute of Mental Health, Magnuson Clinical Center

10:50 – 11:20 am

Immune Mediated Neuropathies
Norman Latov, M.D., Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical Center

11:20 – 12:00 noon

Q&A Session

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Luncheon Seminar
hosted by

New Advances in Autoimmune Serology Diagnostics
Oliver Sendscheid, Ph.D., Euroimmun US
Salons 1/2, Paradise Ballroom

2:00-3:00 pm


Erwin Neter Memorial Lecture
Evolution of Clinical to Laboratory Immunology Over 45 Years: A Wandering Mountainous Trail!!

Harry R. Hill, M.D., University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories
Salon 3, Paradise

3:00-3:30 pm


Abstract Award Presentations
Salon 3, Paradise

3:30-4:00 pm


AMLI Business Meeting for all AMLI Members
Salon 3, Paradis

4:00-6:00 pm

Meet the Exhibitors Poster Session Reception
Arizona Ballroom, Salons C/D/E/G/I/J/K/L

6:15 pm

Annual Dinner
Cowboy Ciao, Scottsdale
Transportation Provided-Buses begin loading at 6:00 pm
Advance Reservations Mandatory

Sunday, August 19

7:30 am

Continental Breakfast
Meet the Exhibitors

Arizona Ballroom, Salons C/D/E/G/I/J/K/L

Transplant Immunology

Chairs: Eszter -Molnar, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), D(ABHI) and Medhat Askar, M.D., Ph.D.
Salon 3, Paradise

8:30 – 9:15 am

Systems Biology and Transplantation
Valeria R. Mas, M.S., Ph.D., FAST, University of Tennessee

9:10-10:00 am

Immune Response to Non-HLA in Graft Rejection:
Role for Cross-Talk Between Allo and Autoimmunity

Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Ph.D., Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

10:00 – 10:30 am    

Break Meet the Exhibitors
Arizona Ballroom, Salons C/D/E/G/I/J/K/L

10:30 – 11:15 am  

The Molecular Microscope® (MMDx) – Improvement in Transplant Diagnostic Accuracy
by Measurement of Transcript Levels in Biopsies

Louis G. Hidalgo, Ph.D., D(ABHI), University of Alberta

11:15 – 12:00 noon

Precision Monitoring of Immunotherapies After Solid-Organ Transplantation
Iwijn De Vlaminck, Ph.D., Cornell University

12:00-1:30 pm

Luncheon Seminar
sponsored by
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
IFA HEp-2 Processing, Scanning and Analysis on a Fully Automated Platform
Tom Williamson, B.S. Microbiology and John Breneman, Ph.D., M.A., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Salons 1/2, Paradise


Monday, August 20

7:00 am

Breakfast Seminar
hosted by
The Binding Site, Inc.
“Complement” Your Morning: CH50 and Other Assays!

Anne L. Sherwood, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs, The Binding Site
Salons 1/2, Paradise


7:30 am  

Continental Breakfast
West Lobby, Paradise

Gut Feeling: Immunological Issues in
Gastrointestinal Biology and Medicine
Chairs: Roshini Abraham, Ph.D. and Melissa Snyder, Ph.D.

Salon 3, Paradise Ballroom

8:30 – 9:45 am

Biopsy and Serology: Are Both Necessary to Establish a Diagnosis of Celiac Disease?
Marcela A. Salomao, M.D., Mayo Clinic
and Eszter Lazar-Molnar, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), D(ABHI), University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories

9:45 – 10:15  am


10:15 – 10:45 am

Fecal  Microbiota Transplant, Rationale and Clinical Applications
Sahil Khanna, MBBS, M.S., Mayo Clinic

10:45 – 11:15 am

IBD and PID: An Overview of Monogenic Inflammatory Bowel Disease
and Primary Immunodeficiencies

Benjamin L. Wright, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona; Phoenix Children’s Hospital

11:15 – 11:45 am

Novel Monogenic Disorders Associated with
Very Early Onset-IBD and Immune Deficiencies

Claudio G. Giraudo, Ph.D., The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – University of Pennsylvania

11:45 – 12:00 noon

Closing Remarks