Autoimmune Disease Research Center

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The 11th Annual Autoimmunity Day was held on June 5, 2009 from 8:30am - 3:30pm at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Sheldon Hall, W1214.

8:30am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Dr. Lawrence Steinman
Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University
The Emergence of Antigen Specific Therapy for Organ Specific Autoimmune Disease
10:00am - 10:30am Dr. Jonathan Powell
Oncology, SOM
mTOR: Master Regulator of Effector and Regulatory T Cell Lineage Commitment
10:30am - 11:00am Break - Light Refreshments
11:00am - 11:30am Dr. Daniel Drachman
Neurology & Neuroscience, SOM
Myasthenia Gravis: What We Know, and What We Wish We Knew
11:30am - 12:00pm Dr. Kamal Moudgil
Microbiology & Immunology, University of MD, SOM
The Target Organ Susceptibility in Autoimmune Arthritis
12:00pm - 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm - 2:30pm Dr. George Tsokos
Rheumatology, Harvard University
Immune Cell Signaling and Gene Transcription in Lupus: Novel Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers
2:30pm - 3:00pm Dr. Barbara Wasowska
Pathology, SOM
The Immunoregulatory Effects of IVIg in Autoimmune Diseases and Organ Transplantation in Experimental and Clinical Models
3:00pm - 3:30pm Dr. Antony Rosen
Rheumatology, SOM
Autoantigens in Systemic Autoimmunity: Forgotten Partner?

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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