Mechanisms of Organ Repair & Regeneration Meeting - September 13–-16, 2011 - Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center
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Day 1:  Tuesday, September 13, 2011
     5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration     
  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception  
Day 2:  Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast  
  8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Robert Star, Director of the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH)/NIDDK, USA
  9:00 a.m. Session 1:  Classical Regeneration Systems
Alejandro Sánchez AlvaradoExit Disclaimer Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Regeneration in Planaria

Panagiotis A. TsonisExit Disclaimer University of Dayton, Ohio, USA
Lens Regeneration in the Newt

Iswar HariharanExit Disclaimer University of California, Berkeley, USA
Imaginal Disc Regeneration in Drosophila
  10:30 a.m. Moderator Discussion and Break  
  11:00 a.m. Session 2:  Regeneration of Whole Organs in Vertebrates
Kenneth ChienExit Disclaimer Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Driving Heart Progenitor Fate In Vivo With Modified mRNA

Michael LevinExit Disclaimer Tufts University, USA
Bioelectrical Controls of Growth and Form: New Tools and Opportunities for Regenerative Medicine

John StinglExit Disclaimer University of Cambridge, UK
Cell Division Kinetics of Mouse Mammary Stem Cells

Gabrielle KardonExit Disclaimer University of Utah, USA
Regeneration of Vertebrate Skeletal Muscle
  12:30 p.m. Moderator Discussion   
  12:45 p.m. Lunch  
  2:00 p.m. Session 3:  What can Regenerative Medicine Learn from Cancer Growth?
Ralf AdamsExit Disclaimer Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
Molecular Regulation of Angiogenic Sprouting

Jeff PollardExit Disclaimer Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Monocyte and Macrophage Diversity Promotes Tumor Progression and Metastasis

Phillip BeachyExit Disclaimer Stanford University, USA
Hh/Wnt Signaling Between Epithelium and Stroma in Bladder Regeneration

Raghu KalluriExit Disclaimer Harvard Medical School, USA
Stromal Regenerative Changes in Tumors
  4:00 p.m. Moderator Discussion and Break  
  4:30 p.m. Debate:  Quiescent Progenitor Cells in Solid Organs: Do They Exist and Can They Be Harnessed to Regenerate Tissues?
Moderator:  Robert Handin, Harvard Medical School, USA  
Discussants:  Panagiotis Tsonis, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Raghu Kalluri, and Neil Hukriede
  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.   Poster Session  
Banquet Dinner at Turf Valley
Day 3: Thursday, September 15, 2011
  7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast  
  8:00 a.m. Session 4:  Vertebrate Developmental Pathways and Their Activation in Repair and Regeneration
Andrew McMahonExit Disclaimer Harvard University, USA
Development, Damage, and Repair Responses in the Mammalian Kidney

Thaddeus StappenbeckExit Disclaimer Washington University, USA
Monocytes in the Gut Stem Cell Niche and Regeneration

Mark MajeskyExit Disclaimer Seattle Children's Research Institute, USA
Vascular Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Aventitia of Blood Vessels
  10:00 a.m. Moderator Discussion and Break  
  10:30 a.m. Session 5:  Vascular Repair and Regeneration
Marty FriedlanderExit Disclaimer The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Mechanisms of Ocular Angiogenesis

Luisa Iruela-ArispeExit Disclaimer University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Genetics of Blood Vessel Formation and Remodeling

Patricia D’AmoreExit Disclaimer Schepens Eye Research Institute, USA
The Role of Pericytes in Vessel Formation and Stability

George DavisExit Disclaimer University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Pericyte-regulated Vascular Tube Morphogenesis and Stabilization
  12:30 p.m. Moderator Discussion  
  1:00 p.m. Lunch  
  2:00 p.m. Session 6:  Resolution of Inflammation and Fibrosis
Charles SerhanExit Disclaimer Harvard Medical School, USA
Can We Harness Natural Anti-Inflammatory & Pro-Resolving Mediators of Control Inflammation?

Adam Lacy-HulbertExit Disclaimer Harvard Medical School, USA
Apoptosis, Phagocytosis and TGF-beta:  Harnessing Innate Immunity to Promote Repair

Scott FriedmanExit Disclaimer Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Resolution of Fibrosis – Reality or a Dream?
  3:30 p.m. Moderator Discussion and Break  
  4:00 p.m.

Debate:   What Are the Origins of Endothelial Progenitor Cells? And How Do We Define Them?
Moderators: Martin Friedlander and Luisa Iruela-Arispe
Discussants: Patricia D’Amore, George Davis, and Ralf Adams

  5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Poster Session  
  6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Soccer Match  
  7:30 p.m. Dinner  
Day 4:  Friday September 16, 2011
  7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
  8:00 a.m. Session 7:  Myeloid Cells in Repair/Regeneration
Richard LangExit Disclaimer Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA
Macophage Wnt Ligands in Development and Regeneration

Doug LosordoExit Disclaimer Northwestern University, USA
Bone Marrow Progenitor Cell Recruitment to the Neovasculature

Jeremy DuffieldExit Disclaimer University of Washington, USA
Evidence for Developmental Pathways in Adult Kidney and Other Organ Repair
  9:30 a.m. Moderator Discussion and Break  
  10:00 a.m. Session 8:  Stem Cells, Telomeres and iPS Cells:  Can We Modify Available Cells to Grow New Organ Units?
Calvin KuoExit Disclaimer Stanford University, USA
Role of Intestinal Stem/Progenitor Cells in Homeostasis and Repair

Jason SpenceExit Disclaimer University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Directed Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Into Intestinal Tissues In Vitro

Bruno PéaultExit Disclaimer University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Adult Human Organs: Identification, Purification, and Therapeutic Use

Steven ArtandiExit Disclaimer Stanford University, USA
Telomerase in Epithelial Regeneration and Stem Cell Self-Renewal

Final Discussion

  12:00 – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch