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Limited in-person and virtual seats

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November 29, 2023 through December 1, 2023

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Opening Reception Location Symposium Location Poster Session Location
Behrakis Grand Hall
3210 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Study Hotel
20 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building
3245 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA,19104


The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Immune Modulation & Engineering Symposium (IMES). IMES 2023 features trailblazing research engineers and scientists working to advance the field of immune engineering from: Industry, Academia, Biomedical Engineering, and Basic and Translational Immunology

The speakers and attendees represent leaders in this field, with demonstrated expertise in collaborating across disciplines to generate innovative solutions to treat disease and injury by modulating the immune system.

IMES 2023 will kick off at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 29, with a keynote lecture and opening reception, held jointly with the Global Innovation Partnerships Forum 2023. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Sue Van, President and CEO of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, who will speak on the power of global collaboration in biomedical engineering innovation with emphasis on the value of 'diversity of world cultures’, a motto upheld by the Coulter Foundation and the Global Innovation Partnership Program of Drexel University.

The joint event is a highlight of the year-long celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the pioneering Biomedical Engineering and Science Institute, transformed into the free-standing School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems 25 years ago.

Read about IMES2022 on Drexel's News


Full Registration Student/Postdoc Registration (in-person) Virtual Registration Virtual US Student/Postdoc Registration (NIH Sponsored)
(Includes breakfast + lunch for both days + opening reception and poster session + reception)
$250 $150 Free

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Thanks to the generous donations from our sponsors, IMES is pleased to offer travel scholarship funding to students and postdocs from traditionally underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds, plus free registration.

Note: due to high demand, we are no longer accepting applications for travel scholarships.


Use the link below to find more information about local hotels, including the Study hotel (conference venue) and get Drexel University's discount rate.

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Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD
Stanford University

Adam Snook, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University

Francesca Taraballi, PhD
Houston Methodist

Ann-Marie Chacko, PhD
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Jennifer Hope, PhD
Drexel University

Melody Swartz, PhD
University of Chicago

Li Tang, PhD

Jeff Hubbell, PhD
University of Chicago

Mohamad-Gabriel Alameh, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania University

Rogier Sanders, PhD
Amsterdam University

Dionna Williams, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Habibeh Khoshbouei, PhD
University of Florida

Seena Ajit, PhD
Drexel University

Matthias Von Herrath, MD
La Jolla Institute & Novonordisk

Alice Tomei, PhD
University of Miami

Ali Naji, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

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Past Events

4th Annual Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium

December 7 - 9, 2022

3rd Annual Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium

Dec 9-10, 2021

2nd Annual Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium

Nov 11-13, 2020

Inaugural Annual Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium

Oct 16, 2019

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IMES Safety Plans

The Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium (“IMES”) organizing committee is committed to providing a safe environment for all attendees, speakers, support staff, sponsors, and event services personnel (all symposium participants).

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