Gairdner Symposium on Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 am

The Snyder Institute, AIHS & Gairdner Symposium on Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
November 14-15, 2013

Libin Lecture Theatre, Health Sciences Centre (HSC), Foothills Campus

November 14

Welcoming Remarks
Elizabeth Cannon, President, University of Calgary

Host Genetics Versus Microbiota

Chairs: Jon Meddings, Dean, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
               Donna-Marie McCafferty, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

9:00- 9:45      “Inflammation in immunity, homeostasis and disease”
                          Ruslan Medzhitov, Department of Immunobiology
                          Yale University School of Medicine

9:45-10:30     “The role of the microbiota in enteric and allergic diseases”
                          Brett Finlay, Michael Smith Laboratories
                          University of British Columbia

10:30-11:00    Coffee Break

11:00-11:45    “IL23 axis and intestinal inflammation”
                           Fiona Powrie, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
                           University of Oxford

11:45-12:30    “Host-microbe interactions and the genetic architecture of
                           inflammatory bowel disease”
                           Judy Cho, Department of Internal Medicine
                           Yale University School of Medicine

12:30-1:45        Luncheon
                            Trainee/Speaker Meet and Greet

Death in Inflammation

Chair: Dan Muruve, Universite of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
            May Ho, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

1:45-2:30       “Autophagy in health and disease”
                          Beth Levine, Internal Medicine & Microbiology
                          Texas Southwestern Medical Centre
 
2:30-3:15        “The microbiota, dysbiosis, and disease”
                           Richard Flavell, Department of Immunobiology
                           Yale University School of Medicine

3:15-3:45        Rising Stars

3:45-4:00        Coffee Break

Public Lecture

4:00-4:05        Introduction
                          Pamela Valentine, Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions

4:05-5:00        “Beyond anti-TNF therapy: How can we get closer to a cure?”
                           Marc Feldmann, Head, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
                           University of Oxford

5:00                 Reception

 


November 15

Imaging Inflammation

Chair: Kamala Patel, university of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
            Bertus Eksteen, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

8:30-9:15        “How advanced dynamic and static optical imaging methods
                           have increased our understanding of inflammation
                           and immunity in vivo”
                           Ron Germain, Laboratory of Systems Biology
                           National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

9:15-10:00      “Macrophage polarization alters phagosome maturation”
                           Sergio Grinstein, The Hospital for Sick Children
                           Research Institute
                           University of Toronto

10:00-10:15      Coffee Break

10:15-11:00      “Novel targets for anti-microbial therapy”
                             Paul Kubes, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
                             Calvin,Phoebe and Joan Snyder Chair in
                             Critical Care Research

11:00-11:45       Rising Stars

11:45-1:00         Luncheon
                            Trainee/Speaker Meet and Greet

Targeting Human Disease

Chair: Marvin Fritzler, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
            Lorne Tyrrell, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine

1:00-1:45        “Treating inflammation by blocking interleukin-1 in a
                           broad spectrum of diseases”
                           Charles Dinarello, Division of Infectious Diseases
                           University of Colorado School of Medicine

1:45-2:30        “Antigen-specific nanomedicines for the treatment of
                           autoimmune disease”    
                           Pere Santamaria, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
                           Julia McFarlane Chair in Diabetes Research
 
2:30-2:45          Coffee Break

2:45-3:30        “Chronic inflammation at both ends of the age spectrum”
                           Mark Davis, Stanford Institute for Immunology,
                           Transplantation & Infection
                           Stanford University School of Medicine

Closing Remarks
Dr. John Dirks, The Gairdner Foundation