The 5th Autoimmunity Day was held on June 6, 2003

June 6, 2003
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall

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Morning Session Chair: Stanely M. Finger
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am George Eisenbarth: "Insulin as a primary autoantigen for Type 1 Diabetes"
10:00 am Patrizio Caturegli: "Autoimmune Hypophysitis: An emerging reality"
10:30 am Milagros Picota Samaniego: "Antibody responses to Polymorphic HSPs: Do they play a role in transplant rejection?"
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Ellen Silbergeld: "Mercury and Autoimmunity: New findings from the lower end of the dose-response curve"
11:45 am Kanneboyins Nagaraju: "Sex differences in immune response genes"
12:00 pm Lunch
Afternoon Session Chair: Kamal Moudgil
1:30 pm Martin Weigert: "The role of receptor editing in autoimmunity and free light chain production"
2:30 pm Stephen Desiderio: "Regulatory mechanisms in the diversification of antibody genes"
3:00 pm David W. Scott: "B-Cell delivered gene therapy for autoimmune diseases"
3:30 pm Abdel Hamad: "How defects in the Fas pathway prevent T-cell mediated autoimmune disease"
4:30 pm Reception