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Cytokines in Lupus and other Autoimmune Diseases
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
8:30am - 4:30 pm
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8:45-9:00 am Opening Remarks/Intro Keynote
9:00-9:45 am Keynote: Abul Abbas, UCSF, San Francisco CA
Immune tolerance and the development of autoimmunty
9:50-10:10 am Bibi Bielekova, NINDS/NIH
Inhibition of LTi cell development by CD25 blockade is associated with decreased intrathecal inflammation in multiple sclerosis
10:10-10:30 am Eli Voynova, NIAID/NIH
TLR7-dependent expansion of NK cell precursors contributes to autoimmune disease
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:20 am Alessandra Pernis, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
T cell dysfunction in autoimmunity
11:20-11:40 am Warren Leonard, NHLBI/NIH
IL-21 in autoimmune disease
11:40-12:00 pm Andrea Siegel, NIAID/NIH
IL-21 receptor mutations in humans leads to disseminated cryptosporidiosis, antibody defects and abnormal B and T cell function
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00-1:30 pm Claudia Mauri, University College London, UK
Regulatory B cells in autoimmunity
1:30-1:50 pm Chao Jiang, NIAMS/NIH
Type-I interferon signature is tightly associated with high levels of auto-reactive IgE antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus
1:50-2:10 pm Deborah Hodge, NCI/NIH
Chronic IFN-γ triggers lupus like symptoms: lessons being learned from a mouse model
2:10-2:30 pm Coffee Break
2:30-3:00 pm Francesco Annunziato, University of Florence, Italy
The human Th17 phenotype in health and disease
3:00-3:20 pm Reiko Horai, NEI/NIH
Microbial triggers and Th1/Th17 effector responses in a spontaneous autoimmune uveitis model
3:20-3:40 pm Francoise Meylan, NIAMS/NIH
Costimulation through the TNF-family receptor DR3 promotes Th9 differentiation and systemic autoimmunity
3:40-4:20 pm Anne Davidson, Feinstein Institute, NY
Current advances in the understanding and treatment of lupus
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Lipsett Auditorium
Building 10
NIH Bethesda

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