Diffuse Lung Disease in Children Research Conference

Venue: Sheraton La Jolla Hotel

Location: La Jolla, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 14, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: May 01, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2012
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Children with childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD) are afflicted with rare, life-threatening, high-morbidity disorders that are poorly understood, under-recognized, and have no known evidence-based therapy. Adult ILD paradigms do not generally apply to chILD entities, which include recently described disorders such as Surfactant Dysfunction Mutations (SDM), Pulmonary Interstitial Glycogenosis (PIG), and Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia of Infancy (NEHI). Many of these rare disorders hold clues to understanding normal lung biology, and may unravel aspects of more common diseases. Rare disorders have limited patient populations, requiring novel and interdisciplinary approaches to define clinical phenotypes, genotypes, molecular pathogenesis, predictive factors, biomarkers, and therapeutic targets. Breakthroughs in other rare diseases have recently been catalyzed by the efforts of multidisciplinary teams spurred on by passionate patient advocacy groups.

This conference will bring together leaders from clinical, basic science, and biotechnology fields, together with chILD family advocates, to promote novel cross-cutting approaches and scientific breakthroughs for these clinically vexing disorders.


3299 Holiday Court
La Jolla
United States