Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Comprehensive Transplant Center

Great Lakes Transplant Immunology Forum

About the Conference

Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center hosted the XVI Great Lakes Transplantation Immunology Forum on Monday and Tuesday, October 10-11, 2016. The conference was held at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 East Superior Street, Baldwin Auditorium (located on the first floor).

The Great Lakes Transplantation Immunology Forum (GLTIF) is an annual meeting that was inaugurated in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2000 to provide a regional forum to share ongoing research findings, get feedback on new research ideas, promote networking and generate research collaborations.


Lurie Atrium, Baldwin and Hughes Auditoriums: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior St., 1st floor

Lurie Building

Krumlovsky Atrium: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion, 251 E. Huron St., 3rd floor mezzanine 



October 10-11, 2016, Chicago

Monday, October 10

11:00-12:35   Registration, Welcome and Lunch (Lurie Atrium)

12:35-2:35    Session 1:Antibodies and complement (Baldwin Auditorium) 

2:35-3:05     Coffee Break (Lurie Atrium)

3:05-4:55     Session 2:Alloreactivity and Rejection (Baldwin Auditorium) 

5:15-6:45     Moderated Poster session and cocktail hour (Lurie Atrium)

7:00-10:00    Dinner (Emilio's Tapas Bar - see details below) 

Tuesday, October 11

7:00 - 8:00    Breakfast (Lurie Atrium)

8:00-10:30     Session 3:Thymus and Tolerance (Baldwin Auditorium) 

10:00-10:30    Coffee Break (Lurie Atrium)

10:30-12:30    Session 4:Innate Immunity (Baldwin Auditorium) 

12:30-1:00     Lunch & Presentation of Awards (Krumlovsky Atrium) 

The Charles G. Orosz Keynote Lecture

1-2 PM, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Hughes Auditorium) 

“Human immune responses in tissues and circulation”

Donna Farber, Ph.D., Professor of Surgical Sciences (in Surgery) and Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University in the City of New York

XVII Great Lakes Transplant Immunology Forum Program             


There is no registration fee. However, pre-registration is required . Please click here to download the registration form.  Submit the completed form to: Melanie Burnette (by e-mail: or or fax: 312-503-0619)

Registration is currently closed.

Hotel Reservations

GLTIF has negotiated discounted hotel rooms at MileNorth, which is within walking distance to the conference

Parking and Campus Details

Garage A is the preferred parking garage for this event. Tickets for parking fee reimbusements will be provided. 

Please click here for a map of the downtown Northwestern Campus and parking garages.  


Location: Emilio's Tapas Bar

Address: 215 E Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM