17th International IRA Conference

Every two years the Association organizes an International Conference that attracts several hundred scientists, with attendees from all over the world. Planning is now beginning for the 2012 Conference and we are in negotiations for a new location in the Northeast. Preparations for the conference are beginning now and we welcome your participation. For those interested in volunteering for the overall conference planning, including the Van Arman and poster competitions, please contact Andy Glasebrook (president@inflammationresearch.org). For those interested in volunteering for the scientific committee, please contact Arpita Maiti (vicepresident@inflammationresearch.org).
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Scientific Program
Speakers

Keynote

A Genomic Approach to Human Autoimmune Diseases
Jacques Banchereau, PhD
Nutley Chief Scientific Officer
Senior Vice President & Head of the Virology Discovery and Translational Areas
Hoffmann-La Roche

Symposium Titles & Co-Chairs

NEW TECHNOLOGIES, APPROACHES AND MODELS IN INFLAMMATION RESEARCH

Co-chairs: Lawrence de Garavilla, PhD (J&J) & Alison O’Mahony, PhD, (Bioseek LLC)


Speaker 1: Oliver Rausch, PhD (Cellzome)
KinobeadsTM as an Enabling Technology for the Discovery of Novel, Highly Selective Kinase Inhibitors

Speaker 2: Scott Turner, PhD (Kinemed)
Dynamic Proteomics: A New Tool for Biomarker and Target Discovery

Speaker 3: Leonard D. Schultz, PhD (The Jackson Laboratory)
Humanized Mice - A Bridge to the Clinic

Speaker 4: Delphine Chen, PhD (Washington University)
Imaging lung inflammation with positron emission tomography

THE UNDERAPPRECIATED IMMUNE CELL

Co-Chairs: William Westlin, PhD (Avila Therapeutics) & Kimberly Dyer, PhD (NIAID, NIH)


Speaker 1: Stephen Galli, MD (Stanford)
Evidence of Positive and Negative Regulation of Inflammation by Mast Cells

Speaker 2: Simon Hogan, PhD (University of Cincinnati)
Eosinophils in Inflammation

Speaker 3: John Schroeder, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
Do Basophils Initiate or Modulate Th2 Responses? Evidence in Human Allergic Disease

Speaker 4: Andrew Weyrich, PhD (University of Utah)
Platelets: Signaling Cells in the Immune Continuum

INFLAMMATION AND FIBROSIS

Co-Chairs: Lynne Murray, PhD (MedImmune Ltd.) & Thomas A. Wynn, PhD (NIAID, NIH)


Speaker 1: Erica Herzog MD, PhD (Yale University)
Immunologic Role of Semaphorin 7α in TGFβ1-Induced Lung Fibrosis

Speaker 2: Karl Kossen, PhD (InterMune)
Systemic Anti-fibrotic Effects of Pirfenidone in Preclinical Studies and Clinical Activity in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Speaker 3: Cory M. Hogaboam, PhD (University of Michigan Medical School)
The Role of the Fibroblast at Promoting Inflammation and Fibrosis

Speaker 4: Thomas A. Wynn, PhD (NIAID, NIH)
Developing Effective Therapeutics for Fibrotic Disease

NOVEL PHARMACOLOGICAL APPROACHES FOR IBD

Co-Chairs: : Lisa Schopf, PhD (Kala Pharmaceuticals) & Leo R. Fitzpatrick, PhD (Penn State College of Medicine)


Speaker 1: Karen Madsen, PhD (University of Alberta)
Probiotics and IBD

Speaker 2: Efi Kokkotou, MD, PhD, DSc (Harvard Medical School)
Melanin Concentrating Hormone (MCH) and Intestinal Inflammation

Speaker 3: Heather Arnett, PhD (Amgen)
Immune Regulation by the Butyrophilin Family

Speaker 4: Wenjun Ouyang, PhD (Genentech)
The Role of IL-22 in Mucosal Immunity


KINASES AS TARGETS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Chair: John O'Shea, MD (NIAMS, NIH)

Speaker 1: John O'Shea, MD (NIAMS, NIH)
TBA

Speaker 2: James D. Clark, PhD (Pfizer)
TBA

Speaker 3: Gary L. Schieven, PhD (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
TBA


NOVEL THERAPEUTICS

Chair: Larry Burgess, PhD (Array BioPharma)

Speaker 1: Tomas Mustelin, MD, PhD (MedImmune)
CAM3001: An Anti-GM=CSFR for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Speaker 2: Joseph Arron, MD, PhD (Genentech)
Personalized medicine in asthma: co-development of an IL-13 inhibitor and a companion diagnostic

Speaker 3: Frédéric Vanhoutte, MD (Galapagos)
GLPG0634 Shows Efficacy & Safety in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Phase II Study


13 Sep - 13 Sep 2012

Bolton Landing, New York
United States of America
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