*BSTR Core Competency Academy Scientific Program

516BC, Palais des Congrès


 

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
 

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
 

8:10 AM – 9:00 AM

SESSION 1 – ROLE OF THE TRANSPLANT AND MCS COORDINATOR: EVOLUTION AND CURRENT PRACTICE
CHAIR:
Tereza Martinu, MD, MHS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 

8:10 AM

Basic Transplant Immunology: It’s All Greek To Me…
Esme Dijke, PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
 

8:30 AM

Q&A
 

8:35 AM

Clinical Transplant Medicine: More than Just a Band Aid…
Ciara Shaver, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
 

8:55 AM

Q&A
 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

SESSION 2 – ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY IN THORACIC TRANSPLANTATION
Chair:
Esme Dijke, PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
 

9:00 AM

Overview of Adaptive Immunity in Transplantation: Attack of the Clones
Frederica Meloni, MD, PhD, Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
 

9:15 AM

T cells: They Pity the Fool that Don't be Cool
Carla Baan, PhD, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 

9:30 AM

B cells: You too Can be a B-liever
Simon Urschel, MD ,PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
 

9:45 AM

Q&A with Panel
 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK
 

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

SESSION 3 – INNATE IMMUNITY IN THORACIC TRANSPLANTATION
Chair:
John Greenland, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
 

10:30 AM

Overview of Innate Immunity in Transplantation: Every Body Needs a Hero
Glen Westall, MD, PhD, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
 

10:45 AM

Neutrophils: The First Responders
Andrew Gelman, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
 

11:00 AM

Macrophages and Dendritic Cells: The Usual Suspects
Stephen Juvet, MD, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 

11:15 AM

Innate Lymphoid Cells: The Unusual Suspects
Christine Falk, PhD, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
 

11:30 AM

Q&A with Panel
 

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

SESSION 4 – FIBROSIS AND TOLERANCE IN THORACIC TRANSPLANTATION
Chair:
Tereza Martinu, MD, MHS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 

11:45 AM

Transplantation Endgame: Fibrosis Pathways
Stijn Verleden, PhD, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
 

12:00 PM

Infinity Wars: Will Tolerance Prevail?
Joren Madsen, MD, Dphil, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
 

12:15 PM

Q&A with Panel
 

12:30 AM – 1:45 PM

LUNCH BREAK (a box lunch is included in the registration fee)
 

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

SESSION 5 – INFECTION AND IMMUNITY IN THORACIC TRANSPLANTATION
Chair:
Esme Dijke, PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
 

1:45 PM

Scylla and Charybdis: How Infections Potentiate Rejection
Andrew Gelman, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
 

2:00 PM

Streetlight Effect: How to Monitor Post-Transplant Immune Responses
John Greenland, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
 

2:15 PM

They Came from the Swamp: Microbiome
Tereza Martinu, MD, MHS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 

2:30 PM

Q&A with Panel
 

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

SESSION 6 – THERAPEUTICS IN THORACIC TRANSPLANTATION
Chair:
Tereza Martinu, MD, MHS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 

2:45 PM

Mechanisms of Immunosuppression: The Empire Strikes Back
Erik Epailly, MD, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
 

3:00 PM

Novel Agents in the Pipeline: A New Hope
Glen Westall, MD, PhD, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
 

3:15 PM

Cell Therapy in Transplantation: The Force Awakens
Daniel Chambers, MBBS, MRCP, FRACP, MD, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
 

3:30 PM

Q&A with Panel
 

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

COFFEE BREAK
 

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

SESSION 7 – TRANSPLANTATION TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Chair:
John Greenland, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
 

4:15 PM

OMICS: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Edward Cantu III, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 

4:30 PM

Cellular Assays: The Sixth Sense
Carla Baan, PhD, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 

4:45 PM

Design and Analysis of Cohorts for Translational Research: Full House
Edward Cantu III, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 

5:00 PM

Mouse Modeling in Thoracic Transplantation: Secrets of NIMH
Stephen Juvet, MD, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 

5:15 PM

CRISPR CAS/9 System: Jurassic World III
Joren Madsen, MD, Dphil, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
 

5:30 PM

Q&A with Panel
 

5:45 PM

SUMMARY / EVALUATION
Tereza Martinu, MD, MHS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Esme Dijke, PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
John Greenland, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
 

6:00 PM

ADJOURN



*This scientific program is updated each Friday to reflect any changes in information, including room names, session times, speaker information, etc.