The immunoengineering field is transforming cancer, autoimmunity, regeneration, and transplantation treatments by combining the diverse and complex fields of engineering and immunology. There is a significant need to train engineers in immunology and immunologists in quantitative engineering techniques. Moreover, there is a need to bridge basic immunological discoveries with advances in clinical application. This virtual workshop will review immune system fundamentals and components, engineering strategies to modulate the immune system, and clinical applications.

After attending this workshop, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:
– Review the fundamentals and recent discoveries in the function of the immune system.
– Identify engineering strategies to manipulate the immune system.
– Describe the clinical applications of immunoengineering.

Target Audience
The workshop is designed for graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows in engineering, immunology, and related fields. Engineering and clinical faculty, and industry members will benefit from the course as well.

Dates and Time
Every Tuesday and Thursday, January 3 – 19, 2023, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET.

You only need to register once to attend all dates. Registration is allowed at any time.

This workshop is eligible for CME credit. It is also offered as a two-credit course to Johns Hopkins students for intersession 2023. Hopkins students seeking course credit must enroll in SIS and register for the workshops. The course is listed as EN.580.543 (undergraduate) and EN.580.843 (graduate) Independent Study: Advances in Immunoengineering in SIS. More information on CME and course credit are at the bottom of this webpage.

Week 1: Targeted Immune Interventions and Immunotherapies

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Thursday, January 5, 2023
Jordan Green, PhD

Nanomaterials for Immunoengineering

Gabe Kwong, PhD

Bioengineering Immunity: From Early Detection to Cell Therapies

Ben Larman, PhD

Antibody Profiling at Scale

Denis Wirtz, PhD

Large Three-Dimensional Immune Maps of Tumors at Single-Cell Resolution

Week 2: Cellular and Biomaterials Engineering

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Thursday, January 12, 2023
Han Xiao, PhD

Bring the Power of Antibodies to the Bone

Tatiana Segura, PhD

Immuno Modulatory Properties of MAP Scaffolds

Michael Gower, PhD

Bioinspired Particulate Systems to Engineer Macrophage Immune Function

Carl June, MD

Adoptive Cell Therapy for Cancer

Week 3: Innovative Technologies for Biomedical Design

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Thursday, January 19, 2023
James Dahlman, PhD

Testing Thousands of Nanoparticles In Vivo with DNA Barcodes

Michael Birnbaum, PhD

Decoding and Rewiring Mmmunity

Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD

Immune-Stromal Interactions in Regulating Tissue Structure

Jonathan Powell, MD, PhD

Metabolically Engineering Immune Cells

Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Nurses Credentialing ™ Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) PAs may claim a maximum of 9 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 9 contact hours for non-physicians.

Johns Hopkins Students may also choose to sign up for this workshop as a two-credit pass/fail course that will appear on their transcript. To do this, please register for the unique course number below on SIS and check Blackboard regularly for course assignments.
Ugrads: EN.580.543 Independent Study: Advances in Immunoengineering
MSE/PhD: EN.580.843 Independent Study: Advances in Immunoengineering

Policy on Presenter and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.