Autoimmune Disease Research Center

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The 8th Annual Autoimmunity Day was held on June 9, 2006 from 8:00am - 4:30pm at the Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall, Room W1020 of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Morning Session Lynne Burek, Chair
8:00am Continental Breakfast in the Bloomberg Courtyard
8:30am GRAIL, an ubiquitin E3 ligase involved in T cell anergy (C. Garrison Fathman)
9:30am Rheumatoid Arthritis and Atherosclerosis: Convergence of Pathogenic Mechanisms and Implications for Treatment (Joan Bathon)
10:00am Break
10:30am GBS: Towards fulfilling Witebsky's postulates (Kazim Sheikh)
11:00am "Reconstitution of Immune Tolerance to self MHC Class II Antigens after Bone Marrow Transplantation" (Allan Hess)
11:30am Selective costimulation blockade to modulate transplant-associated autoimmunity (Agnes Azimzadeh)
12:00pm Lunch in the Bloomberg Courtyard
Afternoon Session Patrizio Caturegli, M.D.
1:30pm Induction and Pathogenicity of anti-DNA Antibodies (Betty Diamond)
2:30pm To be announced (Avi Kupfer)
3:00pm Identification of a New Mechanism for Tumor Immune Evasion (TC Wu)
3:30pm Epidemiologic Study of Schizophrenia and Autoimmune Diseases in Danish Registers (William Eaton)
4:30pm Meeting Adjourned

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Autoimmune Disorders, and American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. For more information please contact Kathy Spinnato at 410-955-0330 or by e-mail

Advisory Board
Scientific Board

Dr. Antony Rosen
Dr. Jonathan Schneck
Dr. Abraham Kupfer
Dr. Drew Pardoll
Dr. Neal Halsey
Dr. Stephen Desiderio
Dr. Jay Brooks Jackson
Dr. Daniel Drachman
Dr. Mark Soloski
Dr. Diane Griffin
Dr. Grant Anhalt
We are grateful for support from the American Autoimmune-Related Disease Association and Ms. Linda Otto.

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