Tentative Program – Biology of Acute Respiratory Infection, Ventura, CA March 2012
Sunday PM March 11 – Overview: Host-Pathogen interactions in the lung
Keynote Address – Luke O’Neill – Toll-like receptor and NOD-like receptor signaling in infection and inflammation – School of Biochemistry and Immunology in Trinity College Dublin
Steven Holland – Defects in innate immunity and pneumonia – Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, NIAID, Bethesda, MD
Peter Openshaw – How RSV causes disease – Director, Centre for Respiratory Infection, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London
Monday AM 03/12 – Epithelial cell signaling and immunity in lung infection
Jeffrey Whitsett – Regulation of innate immunity by the respiratory epithelium, Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Nicholas Lukacs – Respiratory syncytial virus-induced pathogenesis and regulation of pulmonary immune responses – Prof of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School
Steven Varga – Regulation of the RSV-specific CD8 T cell response – Associate Professor of Microbiology – University of Iowa
Jerry W. Simecka – Pathogenesis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection – Prof Dept. Molecular Biology and Immunology,UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth.
Monday evening – Bacterial infections: genomics/pathogenesis/epidemiology
Tim Foster – S. aureus Interactions with immune signaling – Prof of Microbiology, Trinity College, Dublin.
Binh An Diep – Pathogenesis of S. aureus necrotizing pneumonia – Assistant Adjunct Professor – Department of Medicine, UCSF
Paul Planet – Evolution of the USA300 genome -Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University NY
Eric Harvill -Immunopathogenesis of pertussis- Assoc. Prof of Microbiology Infectious Disease – Penn State University
Thomas Clark, MD, MPH – Analysis of current pertussis outbreaks, Epidemiology Team Leader, Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, CDC Atlanta GA
Tuesday AM 03/13 – Innate Immunity/ Pneumococcal infection
Bali Pulendran – Dendritic Cell biology in the host response to pneumonia. Professor Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Experimental Pathology Emory Vaccine Center
Christopher Karp – Innate immune responses to pulmonary pathogens – Department of Molecular Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH.
Stephen Bentley – Viewing short and long range pneumococcal evolution through genome sequencing of different isolate collections – Senior Scientist, Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
Richard Malley – Prevention of pneumococcal colonization and disease: A tale of two cells, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital Boston. MA
Shabir Madhi – Challenges and opportunities for preventing pneumococcal pneumonia associated childhood morbidity and mortality – University of the Witwatersrand, Bertsham South Africa
Tuesday Evening – Immunopathogenesis of fungal infection
George Deepe – CCL7-CCL2-CCr2 axis/ IL-4 and fungal immunity – Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Stuart Levitz – Plasmacytoid dendritic cells in fungal host defenses – Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Tobias Hohl – Host defense against respiratory fungal infection, Assistant Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, WA
Marcel Wuethrich – The induction of vaccine-induced anti-fungal T17 cells – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Wednesday AM 3/14 – Inflammasome/Autophagy/Influenza
Augustine Choi – Crosstalk between autophagy and inflammasomes in innate immunity – Prof of Medicine Harvard Medical School.
Irving Coy Allen – The Role of NLRs During Acute Respiratory Infection – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Adolfo Garcia Sastre – Induction and evasion of innate immunity by influenza viruses, Prof of Microbiology, Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Daniel Perez -Is there room for the influenza “transmisome”? Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Benjamin TenOever – The biology of Influenza A Virus-Generated Small RNAs” Asst. Professor, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Wednesday evening – Immune cell recruitment and signaling in bacterial infection
Jay Kolls – “Mucosal Immune requirements for prevention of infection with multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae” Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics LSU. New Orleans, LA
Paul Kubes – Mechanisms of PMN recruitment – Professor and Director, Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation University of Calgary, Alberta, CA
Theodore J. Standiford – Response of the lung to sepsis, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center
Olaf Schneewind – Pneumonic plague – pathogenesis and prevention – Professor and Chair of Microbiology, University of Chicago.
Thursday 3/15 AM – Vaccines and Respiratory Viruses
Gary Nabel – “Strategies for the Development of Universal Influenza Vaccines”. Director, NIH/NIAID/Vaccine Research Center, Bethesda, MD
Hanna Golding – Expansion of antibody repertoires and affinity maturation following infection or vaccination with influenza viruses – Chief, Lab of Retrovirus Research, FDA.
Ursula Buchholz – “Host response to pneumovirus infection” Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH
Stephanie Cormier – Why Timing of Initial RSV Infection is Important, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
James E. Crowe – The genetic and structural basis for development of human neutralizing antibodies, Prof of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunol. Vanderbilt Program in Vaccine Sciences
Thursday evening- Bacterial/Viral co-infection and the resolution of pneumonia
Jon McCullers — Secondary bacterial infections: the other side of influenza pathogenesis” Associate Member Department of Infectious Diseases St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN
Suzanne Dawid -The role of bacterial competition in respiratory tract colonization by Streptococcus pneumoniae.” Assistant Professor ,Microbiology and Immunology, Univ. of Michigan.
Bruce Levy – Lipoxins and resolvins promote the resolution of bacterial pneumonia and ALI. Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School