Friday, October 02, 2015

Munich Pittsburgh Lung Conference 2015

Precision Medicine: from molecular mechanisms to targeted therapy


08:30Get-Together and Coffee
09:00Welcome Address
Günther Wess, CEO, Helmholtz Zentrum München
09:20    Introduction
Oliver Eickelberg, Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Munich
Mark Gladwin, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
9:30-12:00Session 1 – Stratification and personalization in fibrotic lung disease
Chairs: Jürgen Behr, CPC & Mauricio Rojas, UPMC
9:30Featured Lecture: “Genetics for identification and stratification of lung fibrosis subgroups”
David Schwartz, University Colorado Denver
10:00Short presentation: “Expression of the Relaxin Receptor RXFP1 is Decreased in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Implications for Relaxin-Based Therapies in Fibrotic Lung Disease
Daniel Kass, University of Pittsburgh
10:15Featured Lecture: “Integrin inhibition in pulmonary fibrosis”
Dean Sheppard, University of California San Francisco
10:45Short presentation: “Peripheral blood myeloid-derived suppressor cells reflect disease status in IPF”
Isis Fernandez, Comprehensive Pneumology Center
11:00Featured Lecture: “Biomarkes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: An approach to personalized therapy” 
Toby Maher, Imperial College London
11:30Featured Lecture: “Differentiating phenotypes of chronic allograft rejection”
Geert Verleden, UZ Leuven
12:00-13:30Poster Session
Facilitators: John McDyer, UPMC & Ali Önder Yildirim, CPC
12:00-13:30Fingerfood Lunch
13:30-15:30Session 2 – Airway Disease I
Chairs: Melanie Königshoff, CPC & Frank Scurbia, UPMC
13:30Featured Lecture: “Ubiquitin-based anti-inflammatory therapies for COPD”
Rama Mallampalli, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
14:00Short presentation: “Oncogene ECT2 is concurrently upregulated in idiopathic fibrosis (IPF) and non-small-cell lung-cancer (NSCLC) and other contributes to enhances proliferative capacity of hyperplastic epithelial cells”
Kathrin Mutze, Comprehensive Pneumology Center
14:15Featured Lecture: “The importance of exacerbations in COPD”
Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, Imperial College London
14:45Short presentation: “LungMAP: a useful public resource to understand normal human and mouse alveolarization, integrated at multiple scales and multiple levels of analysis”
David Warburton, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
15:00Featured Lecture: “Progression of emphysema in COPD using biomarker expression”
Jørgen Vestbo, University of Manchester
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00Interactive Editor Session
Chairs: Oliver Eickelberg, CPC & Mark Gladwin, UPMC
Podium: Jillian Hurst, Journal of Clinical Investigation; Emma Grainger, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine; Katrina Kelner, Science Translational Medicine; Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
17:45Interlude - CPC Chor Facility
18:00DZL Address
"Precision Medicine in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL)"
Werner Seeger, Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center
18:30Evening Lecture
Introduction: Rama Mallampalli, UPMC: “The NIH Precision Medicine Initiative”
James Kiley, National Institute of Health/NHLBI, Bethesda, MD
19:30Bavarian Evening




Confirmed MPLC 2015 – Faculty

Christine Fillmore
Havard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Emma Grainger
Editor, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
London, UK

Anne Hilgendorff
Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Munich University Hospital, Munich, D

Stephen Holgate
University of Southampton, UK

Jillian Hurst
Science Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation
Ann Arbour, MA, USA

Katrina Kelner
Editor, Science Translational Medicine
Washington, DC, USA

James P. Kiley
National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

Dr. Toby Maher
Imperial College London, UK

Gary Middleton
University of Birmingham, UK

Rama Mallampalli
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

David A. Schwartz
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Dean Sheppard
University of San Francisco, CA, USA

Julia Stingl
Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Bonn, Germany

Fabian Theis
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany

Geert Verleden
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE

Jørgen Vestbo
University of Manchester, UK

Erika von Mutius
Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Munich University Hospital, Munich, D

Jadwiga A. Wedzicha
Editor, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Imperial College London, UK

Sally Wenzel
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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