44th Annual Conference on Shock
October 12-15, 2021

"Moving Forward"

Keynote Announced!

Professor Mihai G. Netea, Ph.D.
Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

It is a great pleasure to announce that our keynote speaker will be Professor Mihai G. Netea. He will be discussing the topic of metabolic and epigenetic reprogramming in trained immunity. Dr. Netea was born and studied medicine in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He completed his Ph.D. at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on studies investigating the cytokine network in sepsis. After working as a post-doc at the University of Colorado, he returned to Nijmegen where he finished his clinical training as an infectious diseases specialist, and where he currently heads the division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Nijmegen University Nijmegen Medical Center. He is mainly interested in understanding the factors influencing variability of human immune responses, the biology of sepsis and immunoparalysis in bacterial and fungal infections, and the study of the memory traits of innate immunity. He is the recipient of the Spinoza Prize 2016 and an ERC Advanced grant in 2019, and a member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Science (KNAW).