Date: Thursday March 21st through Saturday March 23, 2019

Location: Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Meeting Chair: Luigi Notarangelo, MD, The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Theme: Inborn errors of immunity: from gene discovery to disease modeling and new therapies

Keynote Speaker: Alain Fischer, MD, PhD, Professor at College de France, Paris, France

The 2019 Kunkel Lecture will be given by Dr. Alain Fischer.  Dr. Fischer studied medicine, with a specialization in pediatrics and immunology at the Université of Paris. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University College London, he started independent research in an INSERM unit at the Necker Hospital in Paris. From 2009 to 2016, he was the director of the Institute for Genetic Diseases (Imagine) at Necker University Hospital. Dr. Fischer also served as a professor of pediatric immunology at the Université Paris Descartes. From 1996 to 2012, he has served as the director of the pediatric immunology department at the Necker Hospital. Dr. Fischer is presently Professor at College de France. Dr. Fischer's main research interests are gene therapy, primary immunodeficiency diseases, and the development of the lymphoid system. Dr. Fischer received the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine in 2001 and the Japan Prize 2015.