The International Eosinophil Society (IES) is hosting a webinar titled "K. Frank Austen Memorial Webinar – Mast Cells & Eosinophils" on Wednesday, 31 January 2024, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am US Eastern Time (3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Central Europe Time).

The webinar is free of charge, and attendees are asked to register in advance. It is jointly hosted by the IES and the European Mast Cell and Basophil Research Network (EMBRN) and conducted via Zoom with Q&A features and real-time closed captioning available.

The webinar is a platform for experts in the field to discuss recent advancements, research findings, and the pathophysiology of diseases related to mast cells and eosinophils.

The webinar features a series of lectures by renowned scientists and researchers like Marc Rothenberg, Francesca Levi-Schaffer, and others, who will delve into various topics surrounding the biology and pathobiology of mast cells and eosinophils. 

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the content through a live Q&A session, allowing for direct interaction with the speakers and fostering an environment of learning and discussion. 


9:30 am – 9:35 am: Introduction to IES & EMBRN and Personal Relationship to K. Frank Austen
Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD - United States & Francesca Levi-Schaffer, PharmD, PhD - Israel

9:35 am – 9:45 am: In Memoriam: K. Frank Austen – History and Achievements
Joshua Boyce, MD - United States

9:45 am – 10:05 am: Mast Cells and Eosinophils: What They Really Have to Say to Each Other?
Francesca Levi-Schaffer, PharmD, PhD - Israel

10:05 am - 10:20 am: Eosinophil Advances Following K. Frank Austen Mentorship
Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD - United States

10:20 am - 10:25 am: Q&A

10:25 am – 10:40 am: Inflammation-Induced Mast Cells in the Lung
Jenny Hallgren Martinsson, PhD - Sweden

10:40 am - 10:45 am: Q&A

10:45 am – 10:55 am: Closing Remarks
Peter Weller, MD - United States

Booking for this event has now closed.