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Program

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Lymphatic Forum 2019

 

 

 Exploring the Lymphatic Continuum

May 30-June 1, 2019
AT&T Conference Center Austin, TX

 

Preliminary Program

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Clinical Aspects of Lymphatic Pathologies and Patient Perspectives
Chair: Stanley Rockson, Stanford University

8:30am   Clinical cases discussed
       

Lymphatic Development and Remodeling
Chair: Mark Kahn, University of Pennsylvania

10:45am   Rasip1 regulated lymphatic vessel lumen maintenance
      Guillermo Oliver, Northwestern University
11:10am    Blood capillary-derived progenitor cells and development of dermal lymphatics
      Natasha Harvey, University of South Australia
11:35am    Leishmania Infection–Induced Lymphangiogenesis
      Tiffany Weinkopff, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
12:00pm    Selected abstract (ten-minute presentation)
12:13pm    Two selected Nano-talks from trainees (five-minute presentations)
       
12:23pm                    Lunch Break – on your own
       

Lymph and Interstitial Fluid "omic" Profiles in Health and Disease
Chair: Laura Santambrogio, Albert Einstein School of Medicine

1:45pm    Continuous Release of Beta Cell Peptides Primes the Immune System for Autoimmune Diabetes
      Emil Unanue, Washington University School of Medicine
2:10pm    Identification of Pathogen Peptidome Targets in Biological Fluids to Diagnose Disease and Identify Specific Pathogen Species
      Tony Hu, Arizona State University
2:35pm    Selected abstracts (ten-minute presentations)
3:01pm    Two selected Nano-talks from trainees (five-minute presentations)
       

Mechanobiology of Lymphatic Structure and Function
Chair: Michael Davis, University of Missouri

3:45pm    Mechanotransduction, Wnt/β-catenin signaling & lymphatic vascular patterning
      Sathish Srinivasan, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
4:10pm    Effects of pulmonary lymph flow on lymphatic endothelium
      Sanjeev Datar, University of California, San Francisco
4:35pm   Multiscale analysis of lymphatic muscle pumping
      James Moore, Imperial Collage London
5:01pm   Selected abstracts (ten-minute presentations)
5:27pm    Two selected Nano-talks from trainees (five-minute presentations)
       
5:37pm    Dinner on your own  
Poster Session I – 7:30-9:30pm
       
Friday, May 31, 2019

Mixed Vascular (lymphatic-venous) Anomalies
Chair: Peter Mortimer, St. George’s University of London

8:30am    Molecular Genetics of Vascular Malformations
      Miikka Vikkula, Institut de Duve
8:55am    Sirolimus treatment for lymph leakage in microcystic lymphatic malformations
      Denise Adams, Boston Children’s Hospital
9:20am    Complex Vascular Malformations with Lymphatic Involvement
      Fran Blei, Northwell Health
9:45am    Selected abstract (ten-minute presentation)
10:05am    Two selected Nano-talks from Trainees (five-minute presentations)
       

Trainee/Young Investigators Session (10:15am-12:15pm)
Co-Chairs will be chosen from Trainee applicants

    Chairs will select abstracts for 20-minute presentations
       
12:15pm               Lunch Break – on your own
       

Lymphatic Muscle and Lymph Flow
Chair: Brandon Dixon, Georgia Institute of Technology

1:45pm    Water intake accelerates mesenteric lymph flow and the total flux of long-chain fatty acids
      Toshio Ohhashi, Shinshu University
2:10pm    SR calcium release accelerates lymphatic muscle cell pacemaking through activation of Ano1
      Scott Zawieja, University of Missouri
2:35pm    Early rescue of lymphatic function limits atherosclerosis progression in Ldlr-/- mice
      Catherine Martel, Montreal Heart Institute
3:00pm    Selected abstract (ten-minute presentation)
3:13pm    Two selected Nano-talks from Trainees (five-minute presentations)
     

Quantitative Analysis of Lymphatic Structure and Function
Chair: James Moore, Imperial College London

3:45pm    Physical and electrical analogs of multi-lymphangion systems
      James Baish, Bucknell University
4:10pm    Quantitative analysis of the role of lymphatics in cerebrospinal fluid outflow
      Steven Proulx, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
4:35pm    Mechanically-mediated adaptations in lymphatics and the consequence to function
      Brandon Dixon, George Institute of Technology
5:00pm    Selected abstract (ten-minute presentation)
5:13pm    Two selected Nano-talks from trainees (five-minute presentations)
       
5:30pm    Dinner on your own  
Poster Session II – 7:30-9:30pm
       
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Novel Insights on Mechanisms of Lymph Transport
Chair: Sanjukta Chakraborty, Texas A&M College of Medicine

8:30am    Histamine and lymphatics - from health to disease
      Anatoliy Gashev, Texas A&M College of Medicine
8:55am    Delivering therapeutics to targets within the lymphatics
      Eva Sevick, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
9:20am    Latest advances in research on lymphatic anomalies with bone involvement
      Michael Dellinger, UT Southwestern Medical Center
9:45am    Lymphatics in our unhealthy lifestyles
      Joseph Rutkowski, Texas A&M Health Science Center
       

Inflammation and the Lymphatic-immune Interface
Chair: Gwendalyn Randolph, Washington University in St. Louis

10:30am    Leukocyte transmigration into lymphatics
      Cornelia Halin, ETH Zurich
10:55am    Role of lymph-borne antigens and dendritic cells in the promotion of rapid T cell responses
      Michael Gerner, University of Washington
11:20am    Lymphatic-dependent and independent transport of immune signals to the lymph nodes
      Shan Liao, University of Calgary
11:45am    Selected abstract (ten-minute presentation)
11:58am    Two selected Nano-talks from trainees (five-minute presentations)
       
12:15pm              Lunch Break – on your own
       

Role of Lymphatics in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Chair: Tim Padera, Massachusetts General Hospital

1:45pm    Doxycycline trial for filarial lymphedema
      Philip Budge, Washington University in St. Louis
2:10pm    Effects of MRSA infections on lymphatic function
      Tim Padera, Massachusetts General Hospital
2:35pm    Lymphatic-dependent and independent transport of immune signals to the lymph nodes
      Amanda Lund, Oregon Health & Science University
3:00pm    Selected abstract (ten-minute presentation)
3:13pm    Two selected Nano-talks from trainees (five-minute presentations)
       

Lymphatic Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells and Nanoparticles
Chair: Melody Swartz, University of Chicago

3:45pm    Tissue scaffolds for reconstruction of lymphatic vessels
      TBD
4:10pm    NO releasing nanoparticles targeting lymph nodes
      Susan Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
4:35pm    Selected abstract (ten-minute presentation)
4:48pm    Two selected Nano-talks from trainees (five-minute presentations)
       
Closing Session
5:00pm    Plenary Lecture
      Peter Mortimer, St. George’s University of London
     
6:00pm   Farewell Dinner and Award Ceremony - all are welcome

 

Great opportunities for Young Investigators 
Trainee/Young Investigators Session – Chairs and speakers will be selected from trainee applicants
Trainee/Young Investigator NanoTalks – every session will have two five-minute presenations by trainees

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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13HL147556 from the the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.