Autoimmune Disease Research Center

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The 14th Annual Autoimmunity Day was held on June 8, 2012 from 8:00am - 4:00pm at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Sheldon Hall, W1214.

Morning Session Patrizio Caturegli, M.D.
8:00am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast - JHSPH courtyard
9:00am - 10:00am Keynote speaker- William Paul, M.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Immunology, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Cytokines and CD4 T Cells: Dance Partners at the Immunology Ball
10:00am - 10:30am Jay Bream, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, JHBSPH
Human IL-10 Expression Patterns and Disease Outcomes
10:30am - 11:00am Break - Light Refreshments - JHSPH courtyard
11:00am - 11:30am Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept of Pathology, Division Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, SOM
Use of Immune System's Bare Essentials for Identifying Autoimmune CD4 T Cell Targets
11:30am - 12:00pm Martin Flajnik, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology, SOM, University of Maryland
The Evolutionary History of Innate and Conventional B Cells
12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH- JHSPH courtyard
Afternoon Session Daniela Cihakova M.D., Ph.D.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Keynote speaker- Vijay Kuchroo, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Role of Th17 Cells in Inducing Tissue Inflammation and Autoimmunity
2:00pm - 2:30pm Michael Levy, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept of Neuroimmunology, Johns Hopkins University, SOM
Immunopathogenesis of Neuromyelitis Optica
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break- Light Refreshments- JHSPH courtyard
3:00pm - 3:30pm Philip Seo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center, JHBMC, SOM
ANCA-associated Vasculitis: an Update
3:30pm - 4:00pm Xuhang Li, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins SOM
Cytokine/chemokine Network(s) in Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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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