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This meeting took place in 2005



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Molecular Mechanisms of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Prion Diseases) (J1)


Organizer(s) Adriano M. Aguzzi and Markus Glatzel
January 11—15, 2005
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, Utah USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 17, 2004
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 11, 2004

Supported by The Director's Fund


Summary of Meeting:
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies have been known to exist for centuries, and have received a great deal of attention in the last decade on account of the outbreaks of the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and the Chronic Wasting Disease epidemics. Studies with genetically modified mice have established several fundamental principles of prion diseases, such as the absolute necessity of the prion protein for its pathogenesis. Recent advances in the structural biology of prion proteins, in concert with functional studies have helped to shed light on possible normal and disease associated roles of the prion protein. This has opened the possibility to study therapeutical principles in prion diseases. However, essential questions such as the true nature of the infectious agent, and the detailed molecular mechanisms of prion diseases await elucidation. The goal of the meeting is to bring together leading experts from different fields of prion disease research in order to discuss recent advances, and in order to devise new approaches on solving problems posed by these enigmatic diseases.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 11

15:00—19:30
Registration

Ballroom Lobby
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Ballroom Mezzanine & Lobby
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Ballroom 3
Bruce W. Chesebro, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Direct and Indirect Mechanisms of Pathogenesis in TSE Diseases

19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Ballroom 2
* Scott R. Barnum, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

Jonathon D. Sedgwick, Eli Lilly and Company, USA
Insights at the Molecular Level of Cell-Cell Interactions Modulating Microglial Cell Activation and Brain Inflammation


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff/Superior Lobby
08:00—11:00
TSE in Humans and Animals
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Ballroom 3
* Jean C. Manson, Institute for Animal Health, Edinburgh, UK

Gino Miele, University Hospital of Zürich, Switzerland
Transcription Profiling of Prion Diseases

Markus Glatzel, Hamburg University, Germany
Peripheral Pathogenesis of Human Prion Diseases

Suzette A. Priola, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Acute versus Persistent PrP-res Formation during Establishment of a TSE Infection

George A. Carlson, McLaughlin Research Institute, USA
Short Talk: Dissection of Genetic Susceptibility to Prion Disease In Vivo and In Vitro

Richard S. Stewart, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Neurodegenerative Illness Induced in Transgenic Mice by Transmembrane PrP is Dependent upon Expression of Endogenous PrP

08:00—11:15
Molecular Effectors of CNS Inflammation
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Ballroom 2
* Trevor Owens, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Immune-glial interactions in induction and regulation of CNS inflammation

Iain L. Campbell, University of Sydney, Australia
Cytokine Signaling in CNS Inflammation and Disease

Scott R. Barnum, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
Complement and Demyelinating Disease: Not as Simple as We Thought

V. Wee Yong, University of Calgary, Canada
Matrix Metalloproteinases

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Mezzanine & Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Wasatch/Superior/Superior Lobby
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Wasatch/Superior/Superior Lobby
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Ballroom Mezzanine & Lobby
17:00—19:00
Structure and Propagation of Prion Proteins
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Ballroom 3
* Susan Lindquist, HHMI/Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Prion Assembly and Disassembly

Byron Caughey, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Uptake and Neuritic Transport of PrP-res Coincident with Scrapie Infection of Neuronal Cells

Reed B. Wickner, National Institutes of Health, USA
The [URE3] Prion: Ure2p Prion Domain and Prion Generation

Ilia V. Baskakov, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: The First Synthetic Mammalian Prion

17:00—19:15
Brain Entry of Cellular Effectors of CNS Inflammation
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Ballroom 2
* Richard M. Ransohoff, Third Rock Ventures, LLC, USA
Chemokines

Britta Engelhardt, Theodor Kocher Institute/Universitat Bern, Switzerland
Molecular Steps involved in T lymphocyte migration across the blood-brain barrier

Francesca Aloisi, Instituto Superior de Sanita, Italy
Lymphod neogenesis in the inflamed CNS

Candice C. Clay, University of California, Davis, USA
Short Talk: CNS Inflammation and Acute Neuroinvasion of Fluorescein+ Monocytes in the Nonhuman Primate Model for AIDS

Dorian B. McGavern, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: Dendritic Cell Recruitment into the CNS during the Clearance of a Persistent Viral Infection

Dyana K. Dalton, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Mechanisms of Protection from CNS Inflammation during Th1-Mediated Autoimmunity: Protective Roles for iNOS in EAE

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Wasatch/Superior/Superior Lobby
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Wasatch/Superior/Superior Lobby

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff/Superior Lobby
08:00—11:00
New Perspectives in Neurodegeneration: From Prions to Inflammation (Joint)
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Ballroom 2-3
* Pedro R. Lowenstein, University of Michigan School of Medicine, USA

Adriano M. Aguzzi, University Hospital of Zürich, Switzerland
Immunology and Immunopathology of Prion Infections

Jenny P.Y. Ting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
CNS Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

Neil Mabbott, Institute for Animal Health, UK
Prions and the Immune System: Identifying Targets for Intervention

Monica J. Carson, University of California, Riverside, USA
Microglia and the Regulation of Autoreactive Immune Responses

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Mezzanine & Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Wasatch/Superior/Superior Lobby
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Wasatch/Superior/Superior Lobby
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Ballroom Mezzanine & Lobby
17:00—19:00
Modeling Prion Diseases
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Ballroom 3
* Charles Weissmann, Scripps Institute, USA

Stanley B. Prusiner, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Mad Cows and Synthetic Prions

Jean C. Manson, Institute for Animal Health, Edinburgh, UK
Host PrP in the Control of TSE Disease

Giovanna R. Mallucci, University of Leicester, UK
Targeting Cellular Prion Protein: A New Therapeutic Goal in Prion Disease

John Collinge, Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
Title to be Determined

17:00—19:15
Inflammation: Good or Bad in Neurodegeneration?
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Ballroom 2
* V. Wee Yong, University of Calgary, Canada

Tony Wyss-Coray, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Genetic Dissection of Inflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Vitaly Vasilevko, University of California, Irvine, USA
Short Talk: Affects of Peripheral Inflammation and Age on the Clearance of A-beta in a Transgenic Model of Alzheimer's Disease

John M. Hallenbeck, National Institutes of Health, USA
Cytokines in the Initiation and Immunomodulation of Stroke

Stanley H. Appel, Methodist Neurological Institute, USA
Inflammation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Lessons from ALS and Parkinson's Disease

Ikuo Tsunoda, Louisiana State University, USA
Short Talk: Is the Lack of Axonal Injury in C57BL/Wlds Mice Beneficial or Detrimental in Animal Models for Multiple Sclerosis?

Palwinder K. Mander, GlaxoSmithkline, UK
Short Talk: Key Role of NADPH Oxidase and iNOS in Microglial Proliferation and Inflammatory Neurodegeneration

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Wasatch/Superior/Superior Lobby
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Wasatch/Superior/Superior Lobby

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff/Superior Lobby
08:00—11:00
Workshop: Hot Topics
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Ballroom 3
* Surachai Supattapone, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
Biochemical Studies of Prion Protein Conformation and Conversion

Gianluigi Zanusso, University of Verona, Italy
Biochemical Fingerprints of Human and Bovine Prions

Jiyan Ma, Ohio State University, USA
Retro-Translocation of PrP to the Cytosol and its Potential Roles in Prion Disease

Sami J. Barmada, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Visualization of Prion Infection in Transgenic Mice Expressing GFP-Tagged Prion Protein

Per Hammarström, Linkoping University, Sweden
Short Talk: Novel Conformational Probes for Protein Misfolding Diseases

08:00—11:15
Pathogen-Induced Brain Inflammation: Cause or Consequence?
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Ballroom 2
* Iain L. Campbell, University of Sydney, Australia

Kenneth C. Williams, Boston College, USA
Activated Monocytes Drive CNS Neuronal Injury in NeuroAIDS: The Role of Virus and CD8 T Lymphocytes Controlling Disease Progression

John K. Fazakerley, University of Edinburgh, UK
Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses in Viral Encephalitis

Jay A. Nelson, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging and Neuronal Impairments in a Murine Model of HIV-1 Encephalitis

Martina Deckert, University of Cologne, Germany
Immune Reactions in Bacterial and Parasitic Infections of the CNS

Robyn S. Klein, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Neurons are Responsible for CXCL10-Mediated CD8+ T Cell Infiltration in WNV Encephalitis

Pedro R. Lowenstein, University of Michigan School of Medicine, USA
Inflammatory and Immune Responses to Viral Vectors for CNS Gene Therapy: Peculiarities, Mechanisms and Consequences

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Mezzanine & Lobby
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Ballroom Mezzanine & Lobby
17:00—19:00
Diagnostics and Therapeutics
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Ballroom 3
* R. Anthony Williamson, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Antibodies and Prion Biology

Qingzhong Kong, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Human Prion Disease

Herbert Budka, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

David Peretz, Novartis, USA
Short Talk

17:00—19:00
Inflammation, Stem Cells and Neurogenesis
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Ballroom 2
* Francesca Aloisi, Instituto Superior de Sanita, Italy

Theo D. Palmer, Stanford University Medical Center, USA
Inflammatory Modulation of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Larisa Poluektova, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: HIV-1 Encephalitis Affects Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Evan Snyder, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA
Inflammation, Stem Cells and Neurogenesis

Gianvito Martino, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Neural Stem Cells as a Neuroprotective Therapy in Inflammatory Demyelinating Disorders

20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Ballroom 1-3
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Ballroom 1-3

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

 
Departure


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