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The Friends of The Axon, the Schwann Cell & Jack Griffin Scientific Symposium

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 7th, 2011

Sheldon Hall, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD

8:00-8:30am     Continental breakfast

 

8:30-9:00am     Welcoming & Opening Remarks Dean Edward Miller, MD, Justin McArthur, MBBS, MPH, FAAN and President Ronald Daniels
 

9:00-9:10am     “The Early Years” – David Zee, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology; Director, Ocular Motor-Vestibular Testing and Research Laboratories; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 

9:10-9:35am     “Inherited Neuropathies - Are the Schwann Cells to Blame?” – Steven S. Scherer, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology; The Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences; University of Pennsylvania
 

9:35-10:00am     “Trying to understand inherited demyelination – small talk between Schwann cells, macrophages and endoneurial fibroblasts” – Rudolf Martini, PhD, University of Wurzburg
 

10:00-10:25am     “The ultimate question: Why do axons degenerate” – Jonathan D. Glass, MD, Professor of Neurology; Director, Emory Neuromuscular Laboratory; Emory University

 

10:25-10:50am     “Molecular mechanisms of Wallerian degeneration” – Marc Freeman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts

10:50-11:10am     Break

 

11:10-11:20am     “GBS years in China” – Guy McKhann, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Professor, The Zanvyl Krieger Mind Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Arts & Sciences
 

11:20-11:55am     “Novel therapies for immune mediated neuropathies - what is on the horizon” – Hans-Peter Hartung, Chair and University Professor, Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf
 

11:55-12:20pm     “The quest for Griffin's ganglioside at the glial-axonal interface in inflammatory neuropathy” – Hugh J. Willison, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, Professor of Neurology; Honorary Consultant Neurologist; Director, NHS Neuroimmunology Laboratory; Division of Clinical Neurosciences; University of Glasgow 
 

12:20-1:30pm     Lunch
 

1:30-1:45pm     “Jack, the Colleague” – Klaus Toyka, MD, FRCP, FAAN, Emeritus Chairman, Department of Neurology, University of Wurzburg
 

1:45-2:10pm     “Myelin is More Than Linoleum”Bruce D. Trapp, PhD; Chairman, Department of Neurosciences; The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
 

2:10-2:35pm     “Axonal regulation of Schwann cell ensheathment and myelination” – James L. Salzer, MD, PhD., Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Neurology; Co-Director, Center of Excellence for Multiple Sclerosis; New York University

 

2:35-3:00pm     “A biologist’s view of myelin diseases” – Klaus Armin Nave, Professor of Molecular Biology; Director at the Max Planck Institute for Experiemental Medicine, Göttingen; Professor of Biology, University of Heidelberg

 

3:00-3:20pm     Break

3:20-3:30pm     “Jack, the Mentor” – Ahmet Hoke, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience; Director, Daniel B. Drachman Division of Neuromuscular Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 

3:30-3:55pm     “Growth and survival signals controlling development of the peripheral nervous system” – David Ginty, PhD, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
 

3:55-4:20pm     “Guidance cue regulation of sensory innervation” - Alex Kolodkin, PhD; Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
 

4:20-4:45pm     “Probing peripheral mechanisms of temperature sensation” - Michael J. Caterina, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Biological Chemistry and Neuroscience; Center for Sensory Biology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 

4:45-5:10pm     "Signaling Axonal Regeneration or why the Exxon Wand Sale was Cancelled" – Marie Filbin, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Biology Department, Hunter College

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8th, 2011
Sheldon Hall, 
Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD


8:00-8:30am     Continental breakfast
 

8:30-9:00am     Welcoming Remarks - Janice Clements, PhD and Rick Huganir, PhD
 

9:00-9:15am     “Jack, the Collaborator” - Jeff Rothstein, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience; Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine Brain Science Institute; Director, Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins
 

9:15-9:40am     “Understanding disruptions of neural circuitry in inherited motor nerve diseases” - Charlotte Sumner, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 

9:40-10:05am     “Targeting ALS by promoting motor neuron survival and regeneration” - Clifford Woolf, MD, PhD, Director, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Children’s Hospital Boston; Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
 

10:05-10:30am     “Intraspinal stem cell transplantation in ALS” - Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, Russel N. DeJong Professor of Neurology; Director, A.Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute; Director, Program for Neurology Research & Discovery; Director of Research, ALS Clinic; University of Michigan Health System

 

10:30-10:50am     Break
 

10:50-11:00am     “Jack My Friend” – Gihan Tennekoon, MD, Director, Child Neurology, The Grace Loeb Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
 

11:00-11:25am     "Neuronal growth and death: lessons from Jack Griffin" - Don W. Cleveland, PhD, Head, Laboratory for Cell Biology; Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research; Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; University of California San Diego
 

11:25-11:50am “Dynactin regulates initiation of retrograde axonal transport: Implications for neurodegenerative diseases” - Thomas Lloyd, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 

11:50-12:15pm     "BACE1 inhibition accelerates debris clearance and axonal regeneration in injured peripheral nerve" - Mohamed Farah, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 

12:15-12:30pm     Closing Remarks

 
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