Annual Symposium

The Evergrande Center Symposium is designed to engage the larger Harvard community in a dialogue about the basis and role of inflammation in multiple human diseases.

2021 Symposium on Immunity and Inflammation in Disease and Tissue


Held virtually our 2021 symposium reached a global audience of over 400 attendees. We were honored to be joined by presenters Yasmine Belkaid, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Stephen Elledge, Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital; Wendy Garrett, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Richard Locksley, University of California San Francisco; and Philip Greenberg, Fred Hutch/University of Washington.

2020 Symposium on Immunity and Inflammation in Disease and Tissue


We held our first virtual symposium on Friday, July 17, 2020 with talks presented by an impressive line-up of speakers. Attendees heard from Chen Dong, Tsinghua University; David Artis, Weill Cornell Medicine; Dana Pe’er, Sloan Kettering Institute; Catherine Wu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Carl June, University of Pensylvania.

2019 Symposium on Immunity and Inflammation in Disease and Tissue


On July 19th, we heard from the following accomplished scientists who presented talks to a sold out audience: Ajay Chawla, Merck Research Laboratories; Susan Kaech, Salk Institute; Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale School of Medicine; Aviv Regev, Broad Institute.

2018 Symposium on Immunity and Inflammation in Disease and Tissue


Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering; Sarah Teichmann, Wellcome Sanger Institute; Suzanne Topalian,  Johns Hopkins Medicine; David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratoriesand Ramnik Xavier, Massachusetts General Hospital spoke at the fifth Evergrande Center symposium.

2017 Symposium on Immunity and Inflammation in Disease and Tissue


The fourth annual Evergrande Center symposium featured talks by Jérôme Galon, INSERM; Ronald Germain, National Institutes of Health; Rakesh Jain, Steele Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital; Fiona Powrie, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford; Shannon Turley, Genentech.

2016 Symposium on Immunity and Inflammation in Disease and Tissue


Held on July 15, 2016, the third annual Evergrande Center symposium was ttended by over 500 faculty and students from the Harvard community. The symposium featured talks by James Allison, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Erica Pearce, Ma x Planck Institute if Immunbiology and Epigenetics; Aviv Regev, Broad Institute of of MIT and Harvard; Robert Schreiber, Washington Univeristy School of Medicine; Laurence Zitvogel, Institut Gustave Roussy.

2015 Symposium on Immunity and Inflammation in Disease and Tissue


The second annual Evergrande Center symposium was held on July 17, 2015. Talks were presented by Richard Flavell, Yale University School of Medicine; Thomas Gajewski, University of Chicago; Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego; João Pereira, Yale University School of Medicine; Carla Rothlin, Yale University School of Medicine; and John Wherry, University of Pennsylvania.

2014 Symposium on Immunity and Inflammation in Disease and Tissue

Held on August 1, 2014, the first Evergrande Center symposium convened over 200 faculty and students from across Harvard and its affiliates. The day’s presentations showcased the breadth of expertise that will lead and advise the Center as it advances its research and education agenda. Featured speakers provided a glimpse into the diverse approaches that will be supported by the Center, the complexity of the biomedical research programs, and the clear need for a Center of this scope to tackle the wide array of immunologic diseases and disorders.