The Immunotherapy Revolution: How to Harness the Power of the Immune System to Treat Major Human Diseases

Talk

The Immunotherapy Revolution: How to Harness the Power of the Immune System to Treat Major Human Diseases

WHEN March 20, 2018
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center Part of "Distinguished Women in Science Series" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

The immune system is a cellular network that protects the human body against potential attacks by unleashing an immune reaction to eliminate the threat. This talk discusses how immune reactions, whether causative or reactive, are present in all diseased organs (i.e. liver cancer, psoriasis plaques, asthmatic lungs) and how modulation of immune responses can improve patients’ disease outcome. This talk aims to review major breakthroughs of immune therapies in Cancer and inflammatory diseases and the potential key role of the immune system in Alzheimer diseases and cardiovascular diseases as well as the role of the diet in shaping immune responses emphasizing the impact of food on human health.

Speakers
Miriam Merad, Director Precision Immunology Institute at Icahn School of Medicine (PRIISM); Professor of Oncological Science and Medicine (Hem/Onc division), Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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