Human autoimmune disease: learning from models

Venue: The Biopark

Location: Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 02, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 02, 2010
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“More than 3% of the population suffer from some form of autoimmune disease and this meeting will bring together experts working with well-validated models of human autoimmunity. The emphasis of the meeting will be on the use of animal models to elucidate pathogenetic mechanisms of relevance to human disease and to develop novel therapeutic strategies” Chair: Dr. Richard Williams, Imperial College London, UK.

The meeting has CPD approval.
The agenda includes:

Immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis: lessons learnt from animal models - Dr Val Corrigall, KCL School of Medicine at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK

Autoimmune Models of Multiple Sclerosis - Professor David Baker, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Inflammatory mediators and lupus autoimmunity - Professor Rizgar A Mageed, William Harvey Research Institute, St Barts and the Royal London, UK

Animal models for autoimmune diabetes - Dr Lucienne Chatenoud, Hôpital Necker, France

What knockout mice have taught us about the pathogenesis of lupus - Professor Marina Botto, Imperial College, London, UK

Pre-clinical models of autoimmune connective tissue diseases - Professor David Abraham, University College London ¸UK