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UPDATED MARCH 2017:
The information currently found on this site is for the 2016 Lung Conference,
"Lung Immune Responses and Inflammation in Health and Disease."

Information for the 2018 Lung Conference is forthcoming.
SAVE THE DATE: October 4-5, 2018

Program Agenda

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016

7:30 - 8:30 am

Registration, Refreshments, and Poster Viewing 

8:30 - 8:40 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark T. Gladwin, MD
Rama Mallampalli, MD

8:40 - 9:00 am

Immune Tolerance in Maintenance of Lung Health and Loss in Disease
Anuradha Ray, PhD

Session 1:

IMMUNE RESPONSE AND INFLAMMATION IN DEFENSE AGAINST RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS
Session Chairs:
John V. Williams, MD & Dr. PD Dieter Jenne

9:00 - 9:05 am

Session Chair Introduction

9:05 - 9:30 am

Designing the Ideal Vaccine for Protective Immunity to Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Barney Graham, MD, PhD

9:30 - 9:55 am

Th17 Cells and Defense against Lung Pathogens
Jay K. Kolls, MD

9:55 - 10:10 am

Short Talk:
Anti-inflammatory Mechanisms in Defense against Bacterial Infection of the Lung

Krishnendu Chakraborty, PhD

10:10 - 10:35 am

Viral Pneumonia and Lung CD8+ T Cell Impairment: Putting the Brakes on Inflammation
John V. Williams, MD

10:35 - 10:50 am

Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing

10:50 - 11:15 am

Enhancing Host Defenses to Counter MDR Gram-negative Bacterial Pneumonias
Janet Lee, MD

11:15 - 11:40 am

Enhanced Interferon Signaling and Protection from Lethal Viral Infection
Michael Holtzman, MD

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Guest Lecture:
NHLBI's Strategic Vision for Lung Disease
Patricia Noel, PhD

12:30 - 2:30 pm

Buffet Lunch (provided)
and Interactive Session with Journal Editors
from JCI and Science Immunology

Session 2:

IMMUNE RESPONSE AND INFLAMMATION IN PROMOTION OF LUNG DISEASES
Session Chairs:
Melanie Königshoff, MD, PhD & Yutong Zhao, MD, PhD

2:30 - 2:35 pm

Session Chair Introduction

2:35 - 3:00 pm

Infectious Agents and Promotion of Sarcoidosis
Wonder Drake, MD

3:00 - 3:25 pm

Serine Proteases of Neutrophils: Intensifiers of Defense and Destruction
Dr. PD Dieter Jenne

3:25 - 3:45 pm

Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing

3:45 - 4:00 pm

Short Talk:
IL-25 Receptor in Macrophages and REgulation of Lung Inflammation

Nate Weathington, MD, PhD

4:00 - 4:25 pm

Defects in Innate Immunity and Inflammatory Responses Revealed in CFTR Knockout Ferrets
John Engelhardt, PhD

4:25 - 4:50 pm

Engaging the Innate Immune System and Decreased Risk of Asthma
Anne I. Sperling, PhD

4:50 - 5:10 pm

Panel Discussion

5:10 pm

Adjournment

5:15 - 6:30 pm

Poster Session and Reception

6:15 - 6:45 pm

Travel time to Banquet Dinner
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
(Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall)

7:00 - 9:30 pm

Banquet Dinner and Keynote Presentation -
"
Trawling for Treasure: Tales of T-bet"
Laurie Glimcher, MD

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016

8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Poster Viewing

8:30 - 8:50 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Oliver Eickelberg, MD
Anuradha Ray, PhD

Session 3:

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES TO PROBE IMMUNE CELLS AND RELEVANCE IN LUNG DISEASE
Session Chairs:
Silke Meiners, PhD & Prabir Ray, PhD

8:50 - 8:55 am

Welcome and Session Chair Introduction

8:55 - 9:20 am

Studying the Secretome of Immune Cells and Relevance in Lung Disease
Felix Meissner, PhD

9:20 - 9:35 am

Short Talk:
Intravital Imaging of Lung Inflammation in Sickle Cell Disease

Prithu Sundd, PhD

9:35 - 10:00 am

Next-Gen Sequencing to Identify Genetic Susceptibility Factors in ARDS and Severe Sepsis
David Christiani, MD, MPH

10:00 - 10:45 am

Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing

10:45 - 11:00 am

Short Talk:
Use of Seahorse Biosciences System to Assay Metabolism of Immune Cells

Sruti Shiva, PhD

11:00 - 11:25 am

Near Infra-red Fluorescent Imaging of Inflammation
Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos

11:25 - 11:45 am

Panel Discussion

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Guest Lecture:
NIAID's Strategic Vision for Immunology of Lung Disease
Alkis Togias, MD

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Buffet Lunch (provided)

Session 4:

TARGETING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO TREAT LUNG DISEASES
Session Chairs:
Mauricio Rojas, MD & Dr. Ali Önder Yildirim

1:30 - 1:35 pm

Session Chair Introduction

1:35 - 2:00 pm

Correctors and Potentiators: Multi-prong Approach to Targeting Infection and Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis
Bonnie Ramsey, MD

2:00 - 2:25 pm

IL-33: A Viable Target in Cigarette Smoke-mediated Exacerbation of Response to Lung Infection?
Alison Humbles, PhD

2:25 - 2:50 pm

Targeting GATA-3 in Human Asthma
Prof. Harald Renz

2:50 - 3:10 pm

Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing

3:10 - 3:35 pm

Targeting the Immunoproteasome to Regulate Lung Immune Responses
Silke Meiners, PhD

3:35 - 4:00 pm

Targeting Immune Pathways with Small Molecule Inhibitors to Block Lung Transplant Rejection
John McDyer, MD

4:00 - 4:20 pm

Panel Discussion

4:20 - 5:00 pm

Awards Ceremony

5:00 - 5:15 pm

Concluding Remarks
Rama Mallampalli, MD
Oliver Eickelberg, PhD

5:15 pm

Adjournment