Scientific Program – Autoimmunity

7:30 – 7:45 Onsite Registration
7:45 – 8:00 Inauguration by Chief Guest
8:00 – 8:05 Introduction to Conference by Organizing Secretary
8:05 – 8:35 Keynote by
Alan Sacerdote

(Woodhull Medical Center New-York, NY, USA)
Autoimmunity, Insulin Resistance, and Non-Classic Adrenal Hyperplasia
Chair: Daniel Sánchez
Session I: Autoimmunity: Regulation and Biomarkers
Chair: Ciriaco A. Piccirillo
8:35 – 8:55 Ciriaco A. Piccirillo
(McGill University Montreal, Canada)
Suppression by Human FOXP3+Treg Cells Requires FOXP3/TIP60 Interaction
8:55 – 9:15 Ana Fernandez-Bustamante
(University of Colorado, Aurora, USA)
Modulation of Alveolar Macrophage Polarization on Subsequent Lung Inflammatory Responses
9:15 – 9:35 Wen Ming Chu
(University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA)
The IKK-NF-κB Axis in DC Homeostasis, Maturation and Function
9:35 – 9:55 Daniel Sánchez
(Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)
Autoantibodies to Calreticulin in Patients with Selected Autoimmune Diseases
9:55 – 10:35 Plenary by
Jeffery V. Ravetch

(Rockefeller University New York, NY, USA)
Modulating Afferent and Efferent Responses by IgG Fc-FcRInteractions
Chair: Alan Sacerdote
10:35 – 10:55 Tea/Coffee Break
10:55 – 11:35 Plenary by
Gregg J. Silverman

(New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA)
Microbiome and Autoimmune Disease
Chair: Vivek Vasdev
11:35 – 12:15 Plenary by
Paul L. Bollyky

(Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA)
The Tissue Microenvironment in Autoimmune Insulitis
Chair: Vivek Vasdev
12:15 – 13:45 Lunch + Posters Presentations
Session II: Autoimmunity in 2017: What We Know About Mechanism of Action
Chair: Paul L. Bollyky
13:45 – 14:05 Suniti Misra
(Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA)
Hyaluronan Receptor CD44 in Inflammation
14:05 – 14:25 David Leader
(Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA)
Short Review on Scleroderma and a Case Report: Scleroderma and External Resorption of a Tooth Root, Treatment and Pathology
14:25 – 14:45 Mary K. Cowman
(Biomatrix research center, New York University, New York, NY, USA)
Changes in Hyaluronan Content and Size, in Relation to Inflammation
14:45 – 15:05 Ellen Pure
(University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Regulation of Collagen-Rich Matrix Remodeling in Wound Healing, Inflammation and Cancer
15:05 – 15:25 Olgun Guvench
(University of New England College of Pharmacy, Portland, ME, USA)
Atomic-Resolution Understanding of N-Glycosylation and Protein Conformational Switching that Alter CD44-Hyaluronan Binding