2021 Annual Meeting Program

This meeting will be in-person in Austin.  There will be a virtual component for those who CANNOT attend due to travel restrictions in place at their institutions.  We urge all who are able to attend in person to do so.

The Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021

7:00-8:15         Breakfast Seminar
7:30                  Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:35         Welcome, M. Qasim Ansari, AMLI President

Plenary Session 1
Innate Immunity and Autoinflammation
Moderated by Sara Nandiwada, Amir Sadighi Akha and Lusia Sepiashvili

8:35-9:15         Laboratory Approach to Innate Immune Disorders
9:15-10:00       Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
10:00               Break
10:30-11:15      Interferons in the Context of Viral Disease
11:15-12:00      Type 1 Interferonapathies

12:00-1:30       Luncheon Seminar

Plenary Session 2
Case Studies
Moderated by Tony Bakke, Gabriel Maine and Evan Ntrivalas

2:00-2:45         First Lecture (tba)
2:45-3:30         Second Lecture (tba)
3:30-4:15          Third Lecture (tba)
4:15-5:00          Fourth Lecture (tba)

5:00-7:00         Meet the Exhibitors-Poster Session Reception

Saturday, August 14, 2021

7:30                 Continental Breakfast – Meet the Exhibitors

Plenary Session 3
Autoimmune Disorders
Moderated by Stanley Naides, Melissa Snyder and Anne Tebo

8:30-9:15         Preclinical Rheumatoid Arthritis: RF, CCP, Sa, CCEP-1, MAA, etc. in
Healthy Individuals
9:15-10:00       Measuring Cardiovascular Risk in Autoimmunity: Mechanisms and
10:00                Break
10:30-11:15      IgG4 Associated Disease/ANCA (monitoring; relapse risk; treat to target)
11:15-12:00      Autoimmune Interstitial Lung Disease: Biomarkers in Idiopathic ILD, RA,
Scleroderma, and Myositis

12:00-1:30       Luncheon Seminar

2:00                 Erwin Neter Memorial Lecture
3:00                 AMLI Abstract Award Presentations
3:30                 AMLI Business Meeting for ALL AMLI Members
4:00-6:00       Meet the Exhibitors-Poster Session Reception
6:15                  Annual Dinner

Sunday, August 15, 2021

7:30                 Continental Breakfast – Meet the Exhibitors – Committee Meetings

Plenary Session 4
New Methodologies and Precision/Personalized Medicine

Moderated by Medhat Askar, Vijaya Knight, and Lisa Peterson

8:30-9:15         First Lecture (tba)
9:15-10:00       Second Lecture (tba)
10:00                Break
10:30-11:15      Third Lecture (tba)
11:15-12:00      Fourth Lecture (tba)

12:00-1:30       Luncheon Seminar, presented by Inova Diagnostics (speaker and topic to be announced)



Monday, August 16, 2021

7:00-8:15         Breakfast Seminar
7:30                  Continental Breakfast – Committee Meetings

Plenary Session 5
Infectious Diseases (including a talk on COVID Updates and Vaccinations
Moderated by Kamran Kadkhoda, John Schmitz and Eric Weimer

8:30-9:15         First Lecture (tba)
9:15-10:00       Second Lecture (tba)
10:00                Break
10:30-11:15      Third Lecture (tba)
11:15-11:55       Fourth Lecture (tba)

12:00               Closing Remarks

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Please consider submitting a case study for the 2021 Case Studies Plenary Session; deadline March 15 , 2021.

AMLI requests interested members to submit case studies for the 2021 meeting. Case studies should include a diagnostic laboratory challenge in the field of immunology and are meant to engage the audience in interactive discussion. Although challenging/interesting case studies covering different subfields of clinical immunology are welcome, we encourage cases focusing on innate immunity and autoinflammation, autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases including Covid. The case studies session chairs will review submissions and choose four case studies to be presented at the 2021 Case Studies Plenary Session. Meeting registration, hotel and airfare will be covered for speakers whose case studies are chosen for the plenary session. The submission should include the following and should be limited to one page:

  1. Brief introduction of the topic
  2. Case study/challenge
  3. Laboratory findings
  4. Case resolution and discussion
  5. 4-5 learning objectives

Please send your submissions to maggie@maggiefogel.com. The deadline to submit a case study for consideration is March 15, 2021.