2012 FUTURE LEADERS ACADEMY

2012 FUTURE LEADERS ACADEMY

25/10/2012 - 27/10/2012

 The 2012 ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology was held in Barcelona, Spain from 25-27 October 2012.



 The 2012 ESDR Academy for Future Leaders in Dermatology was held in Barcelona, Spain from 25-27 October 2012.

The 2012 Academy was generously supported through educational grants from Abbott, Abbott Germany and Celgene.

PROGRAM

Thursday 25 October 2012
10.00-12.30 Registration
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Welcome + “getting to know one another” + 2-min self-presentation of all invited participants
Alexander Enk (Heidelberg)
14.30-15.00 Invited Lecture
Exciting Times in Translation

Irene Leigh (Dundee)
15.00-16.30 Oral presentations from participants (4)
15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion per presentation15.00-15.20
ATF3  – An Oncogene Induced by UV and CsA Treatment
Piotr Dziunycz (Zurich)15.20-15.40
New Insights into iASPP and p63 in Skin
Anissa Chikh (London)15.40-16.00
Autoantibodies in Psoriasis as predictors for loss-of response and antibody induction to TNF-beta  antagonists?
Jochen Hoffmann (Heidelberg)16.00-16.20
Postzygotic Mosaicism in the Skin: Disease or Repair?
Dimitra Kiritsi (Freiburg)
16.20-17.00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
17.00-17.30 Invited Lecture
Clinician-Scientist: Challenges and Opportunities
Lars French (Zurich)
17.30-18.00 Invited Lecture
Translational Genetic Research in Psoriasis
Jonathan Barker (London)
18.00-19.00 Oral presentations from participants (3)
15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion per presentation18.00-18.20
Genetic Mechanisms in Atopic Eczema
Sara Brown (Dundee)18.20-18.40
Inflammation or Tolerance – Crucial Impact of Combinatorial Innate Immune Sensing
Thomas Volz (Tübingen)18.40-19.00
Innate Immunity in the Skin with a Focus on Pattern Recognition Receptors and Schnitzler’s Syndrome
Heleen de Koning (Nijmegen)
19.00-20.00 Group Photo and Poster Viewing
20.00 – Dinner
Friday 26 October 2012
07.00-08.00 Breakfast
08.00-08.30 Invited Lecture
Building a Successful Career in Dermatology
Martine Bagot (Paris)
08.30-09.00 Invited Lecture
How Mendelian Traits Teach us about Skin Physiology
Matthias Schmuth (Innsbruck)
09.00-10.45 Oral presentations from participants (5)
15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion per presentation09.00-09.20
Systemic Inflammation in Plaque-Type Psoriasis: TNF-alpha Production by Corresponding Cell Types in Skin and Blood of Affected Patients
Patrick Brunner (Vienna)09.20-09.40
Identifying Therapeutic Target Pathways and Molecules in Psoriasis using Gene Expression Arrays
Emõke Rácz (Rotterdam)09.40-10.00
Impact of Specific Immunotherapy on Cellular and Humoral Responses in Allergic Individuals
Christian Möbs (Marburg)10.00-10.20
Immunological imbalance in cutaneous T cell lymphoma
Emmanuella Guenova (Boston)10.20-10.40
H Syndrome and CANDLE Syndrome: Exciting new Genodermatoses
Yuval Ramot (Jerusalem)
10.40-11.30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
11.30-12.00 Invited Lecture
How to Establish and Maintain Contacts with your Neighbors; Adhesion and Polarity Signaling in the skin
Carien Niessen (Cologne)
12.00-13.00 Oral presentations from participants (3)
15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion per presentation12.00-12.20
Psoriasis, A Causal Role for microRNAs and the TIMP-3/TACE Pathway
Juan Guinea (Madrid)12.20-12.40
Tadalafil as a Possible Treatment for Melanoma? Preliminary Results of a Phase I/II IIT Trial
Jessica Hassel (Heidelberg)12.40-13.00
A Promising LCM Virus Based Vaccine Vector: Mechanisms and Efficacy against Melanoma
Lukas Flatz (Lausanne)
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.00 Invited Lecture
The Passion for Niche Topics
Carlo Pincelli (Modena)
15.00-16.00 Oral presentations from participants (3)
15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion per presentation15.00-15.20
Use of Rare Syndromes for Better Understanding of Underlying Molecular Mechanisms for Vitiligo
Mohammad Alimohammadi (Uppsala)15.20-15.40
Vitamin D-dependent Immune Responses in Humans
Mario Fabri (Cologne)15.40-16.00
Cutaneous Dendritic Cells at the Interface of Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Potential Targets of Therapeutic Interventions
Georg Stary (Vienna)
16.00-16.30 Short break
16.30-20.30 Taste of Barcelona – common program
20.30- Dinner in Barcelona, return to hotel
Saturday 27 October 2012
07.00-08.30 Breakfast
08.30-09.00 Invited Lecture
Bridging the Gap between Research and Clinics
Thomas Schwarz (Kiel)
09.00-09.30 Invited Lecture
Common Denominators of Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Annamari Ranki (Helsinki)
09.30-10.00 Invited Lecture
Plasticity, Pleiotropy, Predictability? Threads and Chances in Studying Immune Regulation.
Tilo Biedermann (Tübingen)
10.00-11.20 Oral presentations from participants (4)
15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion per presentation10.00-10.20
CD45+CD14+CD34- Prenatal Epidermal Human Leukocytes – Langerhans Cell Precursors?
Christopher Schuster (Vienna)10.20-10.40
Langerin Targeting Reveals Immunogenic Properties of Langerin+ Dermal Dendritic Cells and a Tolerogenic Role for Langerhans Cells
Vincent Flacher (Strasbourg)10.40-11.00
Epigenetic Reprogramming in Wound Repair and Scar Formation
Tanya Shaw (London)11.00-10.20
Resident Memory T Cells in Arthritis
Wolfram Hoetzenecker (Boston)
11.20-11.50 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
11.50-12.20 Invited Lecture
Viruses and Skin Dendritic Cells – With a Personal Touch
Vincent Piguet (Cardiff)
12.20-12.40 Meeting digest and Outlook
Alexander Enk (Heidelberg)
12.40- Lunch and individual departures