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Stockholm ECI Workshop and MC/WG Meeting

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11-13 April 2016

This COST BM1404 Mye-EUNITER meeting was hosted in Sweden by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The meeting brought together around 100 young and established scientists working on myeloid regulatory cells. Early career investigators (ECI) participated in a Mye-EUNITER workshop focussed on theoretical and practical aspects of myeloid regulatory cells. The ECI Workshop included very informative presentations from Mye-EUNITER members focussing on macrophages and macrophage suppressor cells (Jo van Ginderachter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), the phenotypes and function of macrophages (Luca Cassetta, University of Edinburgh), human mucosal dendritic cells (Espen Baekkevold, Oslo University Hospital,) neutrophil subsets (Elzbieta Kolaczkowska, Jagiellonian University), myeloid derived suppressor and cancer immunotherapy (Rolf Kiessling, Karolinska Institutet), myeloid regulatory cells in viral infections (Ulf Dittmer, Universitätsklinikum Essen), myeloid regulatory cells in cancer (Gosse Adema, Radboud UMC) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells in the tumour microenvironment (Viktor Umansky, German Cancer Research Centre). Participants in the ECI workshop also had the opportunity to present the outcomes of their discussion on various aspects of myeloid regulatory function and their role in disease, as well as the outstanding challenges to defining different myeloid regulatory cell subsets to Mye-EUNITER working group members.

The Mye-EUNITER Working Group meeting was held in parallel to the ECI Workshop. In these sessions the individual working groups reported the progress on specific activities agreed following the previous Working Group meeting in Krakow including new data generated during Short Term Scientific Missions.

 “It was a great pleasure to host my colleagues and friends in the Mye-EUNITER network in Stockholm," said Karin Loré, the local Karolinska Institute host. "The ECI workshop turned out very successfully due to the enthusiastic course participants and a fantastic team effort by members in the network who gave lectures.”