Autoimmune Disease Research Center

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The 10th Annual Autoimmunity Day was held on June 13, 2008 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Sheldon Hall, W1214.

Watch Keynote Presentations from the 10th Annual Autoimmunity Day

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Watch Video of Dr. CraftWatch Video of Dr. MillerWatch Video of Dr. Katz
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Dr. Stephen D. Miller
Immunobiology, Feinberg School of Medicine
An Antigen-Specific Tolerance Strategy for Therapy of Murine Models of MS and Type 1 Diabetes-Mechanisms and Clinical Prospects
10:00am - 10:30am Dr. Charles Drake
Oncology, SOM
The Role of LAG-3 and PD-1 in CD8 T Cell Tolerance to Self and Tumor Antigens
10:30am - 11:00am Break - Light Refreshments
11:00am - 11:30am Dr. Shukti Chakravarti
Gastroenterology, SOM
Regulation of Immune Functions by the Extracellular Matrix
11:30am - 12:00pm Dr. Andrew W. Zimmerman
Neurology, Kennedy Kreiger Institute
Autoimmunity in Autism
12:00pm - 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm - 2:30pm Dr. Joseph Craft
Rheumatology, Yale University School of Medicine
Effector T cell subsets and function in autoimmunity
2:30pm - 3:00pm Dr. DeLisa Fairweather
Sex Differences in Autoimmune Disease
3:00pm - 4:00pm Dr. Stephen Katz
Director, NIAMS, NIH
CD8 T Cell Mediated Models of Autoimmunity

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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