Immunology: The best offense is a good defense

Immunology

Conversations with Scientists, our free, public learning series, returned  Tuesdays, Oct 16-30 from 6:30-8:30 pm to present new discoveries and innovative research in immunology.

In partnership with the MCW Center for Immunology, MCW experts explored your immune system, what happens when immune responses go wrong, and how scientists and physicians are using people's own immune systems to fight diseases like cancer.

Thank you for joining us to explore the study of the immune system and how it interacts with the world around us (and in us!).

Series Details

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  October 16, 2018: Introducing your immune system

Meet the Team: Introducing your immune system

The first evening of the three-part series will introduce you to your immune system – what it is, what it does, and how and why it’s central to keeping you alive and well!

Speakers

Michael Dwinell, PhD                    Anna Huppler, MD

Michael Dwinell, PhD         Anna Huppler, MD
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  October 23, 2018: When immune responses go wrong

Using Different Playbooks: When immune responses go wrong

The second evening of the series explains what happens when the immune system goes rogue. This evening’s discussions will cover tolerance, when the immune system does not respond the way it should to an intruder, and autoimmunity, when the immune system attacks things it shouldn’t.

Speakers

Bonnie Dittel, PhD               James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Bonnie Dittel, PhD      James Verbsky, MD, PhD

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  October 30, 2018: Cancer immunology

Changing the Game: Cancer immunology

The final evening of the series covers how scientists and physicians are using people’s own immune systems to fight disease. This therapy, called immunotherapy, is most advanced in battling Cancer, which will be the focus of this evening’s discussion.

Speakers

Bryon Johnson, PhD               Jonathan Thompson, MD, MS

Bryon Johnson, PhD     Jonathan Thompson, MD, MS

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Locations & Viewing Options

  • Live at the Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee) Map for parking and entrance (PDF)
  • Via interactive livestream at the Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin (333 Pine Ridge Boulevard, Wausau) Map for parking and entrance (PDF)
  • Via interactive livestream at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay (110 Grant Street, De Pere) Map for parking and entrance (PDF)
  • Online webcast from a computer with internet access

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