NK2022

General Information

The 19th Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity (SNI) will be held in Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. Bonita Springs is known for its Gulf Coast beaches and parks, including secluded Little Hickory Island Beach Park and Bonita Beach Park, with its sand dunes. Nearby, to the north, is Lovers Key State Park, a popular swimming and kayaking spot.

The meeting will take place at the following hotel:
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, Florida, United States, 34134
Tel: +1-239-444-1234
Website

ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS

All accepted abstracts, regardless of presentation type, will be presented as Posters.

Oral Abstract Presentations
Oral abstract presentations will take place in the Estero Ballroom. Each abstract presenter will have 10 minutes total: 8 minutes for a formal presentation and 2 minutes for questions and answers. All presenters are asked to upload their slides with the AV technician in the Estero Ballroom between 6:00 am – 8:00 am on the day of their presentation.

Lightning Poster Presentations
There will be two Lightning Poster Sessions held during the meeting in the Estero Ballroom. All Lightning Poster presenters will have 3 minutes
to present their work and 2 minutes for questions and answers. Slides (maximum of 3) will need to be uploaded with the AV technician in the Estero
Ballroom between 6:00 am – 8:00 am on the day of the presentation.

Poster Presentations
Poster sessions will be held in the Exhibit & Poster Hall during the following times:

Poster Session I
Sunday, May 15
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Poster numbers 1 – 124

Poster Session II
Monday, May 16
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Poster numbers 125 – 243

Poster presenters during Poster Session I may hang their poster on Saturday, May 14 between 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm or on Sunday, May 15 before 10:00 am. Posters must be removed immediately after Poster Session I ends at 9:30 pm on Sunday, May 15. Poster presenters during Poster Session II may hang their poster on Monday, May 16th between 7:00 am – 10:00 am. Posters must be removed immediately after Poster Session II ends at 3:00 pm on Monday, May 16.

Any posters not removed by the posted deadline will be taken down and disposed of by staff.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Masks are not required for attendees. Attendees are welcome to wear masks if they so choose and limited quantities are available at the registration desk. All
attendees have certified that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend NK2022.

EXHIBIT & POSTER HALL

The Exhibit & Poster Hall is located in Calusa A-E and will be open during the following times:

Sunday, May 15
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday, May 16
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibitors may set up their booths on Saturday, May 14 between 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and can tear down on Monday, May 16 after 3:00 pm.

EXHIBITORS

The following companies have booths in the Exhibit & Poster Hall.
Journal of Leukocyte Biology and Society for Leukocyte Biology
Miltenyi Biotec

MEALS

All coffee breaks, meals and the Welcome Reception are included in the regular registration rate, with the exception of the Gala Dinner on Monday, May 16. Meal times and locations can be found within the detailed program schedule.

ON-SITE ACTIVITIES

A full activity guide for the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa can be downloaded here.

Big Hickory Island
The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point offers daily water taxi rides to and from Big Hickory Island. The island is a 15 minute boat ride from the hotel and is known as the area’s most pristine beach with spectacular shelling, beach chairs & umbrellas, a covered picnic pavilion and boardwalk. To book a ride to the island up to 24 hours in advance, visit the AWE (All Water Excursion) Desk in the main lobby of the hotel or click here. Click 'Book Now' and then 'Book' under 'Hyatt Coconut Point Resort and Spa Boat Beach Shuttle - Hyatt Regency'. Boats depart every hour between 9:45 am - 2:45 pm.

Golf
NK2022 attendees receive 10% off green fees at Raptor Bay Golf Club. To book tee times, please contact Dave Allyn at +1 239-390-4605 or dallyn@theiconteam.com.

Spa
NK2022 attendees receive 10% off any spa treatment at the Stillwater Spa and Salon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Please identify yourself with NK2022 when booking spa treatments to receive the discount.

REGISTRATION

The registration desk is located in the Conference Foyer. Please visit the registration desk upon arrival to collect your name badge and meeting materials. You will be required to wear your name badge during the meeting.

Registration Desk Hours:
Friday, May 13: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 14: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 15: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, May 16: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 17: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

SOCIAL EVENTS

Welcome Reception
The Welcome Reception will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the Waterfall Pool Deck and Cypress Courtyard. The reception is included in the registration rate for all registered attendees.

Gala Dinner – Ticket Required
The Gala Dinner will take place on Monday, May 16th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Royal Palm Courtyard. Gala Dinner tickets will be required to enter and will be included in the registration materials for those that pre-registered for the dinner.

Drink tickets for social events will be included within registration packets. For additional drinks, a cash bar will be available at all events or drink tickets may be purchased at the registration desk for $13 each.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation between the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point (meeting venue) and the following hotels will be provided:

Hyatt Place Coconut Point
Hyatt Coconut Plantation
TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Estero

Click here to download the shuttle schedule.

TRAVEL

The closest international airport, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), is located 16 miles (26 km) northeast of the Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. The average taxi fare from the airport to Bonita Springs is approximately $40 before gratuity. The one-way trip takes 25-40 minutes.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING

SNI is photographing and video recording portions of the meeting. These photographs and video recordings, along with your name, may be used in SNI publications or on the SNI website. If you do not want your photo used, please inform the SNI staff on-site.

WEATHER

The average temperature in May is between 87°F/30°C and 70°F/21°C.

 

LOCAL SCIENTIFIC & HOST COMMITTEE

Chair: Megan Cooper, Washington University Schoo of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Chair: Todd Fehniger, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Marco Colonna, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Julie Djeu, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA
Anthony French, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Katherine Hsu, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
Wayne Yokoyama, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

TRAINEE SESSION CHAIRS

Melissa Berrien-Elliott, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Stephen Waggoner, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA

SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE

Jeanette Boudreau, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Adelheid Cerwenka, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany
Aharon G. Freud, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Nadia Guerra, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Barbara L. Kee, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Lydia Lynch, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Karl-Johan Malmberg, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Timothy E. O’Sullivan, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Joseph C. Sun, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Sophie Ugolini, CIML, Marseille, France
Eric Vivier, CIML, Marseille, France
Carsten Watzl, Leibniz Research Center Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

SNI COUNCIL MEMBERS

PRESIDENT
Adelheid Cerwenka, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany

PRESIDENT ELECT
Todd A. Fehniger, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA

PAST PRESIDENT
Michael Caligiuri, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA

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