Inflammation in Disease and Ageing

FEMC - the Future of Experimental Medicine Conference ~ Inflammation in Disease and Ageing. This is the inaugural meeting organised by the Centenary Institute, Sydney, Australia. Speakers are invited nationally and internationally to present their latest research to the most active researchers in this field in Australasia.

We invite your participation and encourage as many as possible to join in the Poster sessions. This exciting meeting draws basic and clinical research together to advance the immense research development and technological innovation potential that is evident in the scientific literature.

Ahead of the field, FEMC 2014 will give direction for this high-level of research over the next 5 years.

Topics and Themes:
Immunology
Novel therapies
Cancer
Cardiovascular
Inflammation and Ageing
Pathogenesis of allergic diseases
Nutrition and inflammatory diseases
Cell migration | Signalling
Endothelial cells
Inflammation and liver disease
Skin diseases
Pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases
Mechanisms of tissue inflammation
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Sunday March 16th:
from Noon Exhibition Set-up
Registration
4:45pm Conference Opening: NSW Minister for Health
5:00pm Session 1: Plenary 1 and Q & A
Josef Penninger Austria
Inflammation and Genetics
6:00-7:00pm Welcome Drinks, Exhibition and Posters
7:00pm- Dinner at Leisure

Monday March 17th: Organ Specific inflammation
from 8:00am Registration Exhibition access
8:30-10:30am Session 2: Vascular inflammation
Plenary 2: Elisabetta Dejana Italy
Cell junction control of vascular function
Plenary 3: Michael Detmar Switzerland
Lymphatics and Cancer
Xiangjian Zheng Australia
CCM and vasculature integrity
Hot Topics
10:30-11:00am Morning Coffee, Posters and Exhibition
11:00am-12:30pm Session 3: Liver inflammation
Plenary 4: David Adams UK
Inflammation and chronic liver disease
Geoff McCaughan Australia
Hedgehog signalling and liver fibrosis
Patrick Bertolino Australia Tolerance in the liver
Hot Topics
12:30-1:30pm Lunch box
1:30-3:30pm Networking, publication discussion etc
Clinical/Specialist topic Workshops
3:30-5:30pm Session 4: Inflammation - Skin
Plenary 5: Thomas Kupper USA
Viral infections in the skin
Wolfgang Weninger Australia
Bacterial infections of the skin
Thomas Gebhardt Australia
TBA
Hot Topics

5:30-6:30pm Session 5: Posters, Exhibition and TableWine
SP
7:30pm- Dinner at Leisure

Tuesday March 18th:
from 8:00am Registration Desk open, Exhibition access
8:30-10:30am Session 6: Nutrition and Ageing
Sponsor: Charles Perkins Centre
Stephen Simpson Australia Diet and longevity
David LeCouteur Australia
Ageing and novel drug targets
Plenary 6: David Sinclair Harvard USA
TBA
Hot Topics
10:30-11:00am Morning Coffee, Posters and Exhibition
11:00am-12:30pm Session 7: Ageing
Plenary 7: Judith Campisi USA
Inflammation and senescence and cancer
Roger Reddel Australia TBA
Jennifer Gamble Australia Vascular senescence
12:30-1:30pm Lunch box
1:30-3:30pm Networking, publication discussion etc
Clinical/Specialist topic Workshops
3:30-5:30pm Session 8: Symposium
Plenary 8: Graham Le Gros NZ
T-Cells and allergies
Gabrielle Belz Australia New innate lymphoid cells
Barbara Fazekas Australia Tregs and allergic responses
Hot Topics

5:30-6:30pm Session 10: Posters, Exhibition and TableWine
SP
7:30pm- Conference Dinner

Wednesday March 19th:
from 8:00am Registration Desk open, Exhibition access
8:30-10:30am Session 12: Cell Trafficking
Plenary 9: Frederic Geissman UK
Monocytes in disease
Plenary 10: Michael Sixt Austria
Leucocyte migration
Hot Topics
10:30-11:00am Morning Coffee, Posters and Exhibition
11:00am-12:40pm Session 13: New Therapeutics
Plenary 11: Georg Stingl Austria
Treatment of inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases
Hot Topics
Panel discussion: Future directions
12:40-12:50pm Conference close and Awarding of Poster Prizes



16 Mar - 19 Mar 2014
Sydney
Australia
meeting website