31st AMLI ANNUAL MEETING 2018

Sunday, August 13

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:35

Opening Remarks

     Evan Ntrivalas, M.D., Ph.D., AMLI President

PLENARY SESSION 1

New Roles for an Old Entity: the Complement System

Co-Chairs::

Ashley Frazer-Abel, Ph.D. and Maria Alice V. Willrich, Ph.D.

8:35-9:10

Introduction to the Complement System and Laboratory Testing

Maria Alice V. Willrich, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

9:10-9:50

C3 Glomerulopathies - New Breakthroughs and Old Challenges

Joshua M.Thurman, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine

9:50-10:10

Break

10:10-10:50

The Role of Complement in Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Meera Sridharan, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

10:50-11:20

Complement Therapeutics: Reality and Perspectives

Ashley Frazer-Abel, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), Exsera BioLabs, University of Colorado School of Medicine

11:20-Noon

Case Presentation and Round-Table Discussion

Moderated by Ashley Frazer-Abel, Ph.D. and Maria Alice V. Willrich, Ph.D.

12:00-1:30 PM  

Luncheon Seminar sponsored by Inova Diagnostics

Systemic Autoimmune Diseases:

The New Clinical Context and Implications for Testing

Michael Mahler, Ph.D., Inova Diagnostics

 

PLENARY SESSION 2

Updates in Autoimmunity: ANCA

Co-Chairs:

M. Qasim Ansari, M.D. and Colleen J. Lewis, Ph.D., D(ABMLI)

2:00-2:15 PM

ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: Introduction and a Case Study

Colleen J. Lewis, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute

2:15-3:05

Challenges in Laboratory Testing of ANCA : Presentation of a Study Demonstrating Extreme Diversity of ANCA Testing in the US

M. Qasim Ansari, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

3:05-3:15

Break

3:15-4:15

Update on ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Carol Langford, M.D., MHS, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic

4:15-5:00

Panel Discussion and Question and Answer Session

Colleen J. Lewis, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), M. Qasim Ansari, M.D., and Carol Langford, M.D., MHS

5:00-7:00

Meet the Exhibitors-Poster Session Reception

 

Monday, August 14

7:00-8:15 AM

Breakfast Seminar sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories

Shifting Gears for Syphilis Testing:  Forward or Reverse;  Manual or Automatic

Thomas S. Alexander, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), Summa Health

7:30

Continental Breakfast

EXHIBITS OPEN

PLENARY SESSION 3

Vaccination and Vaccine Response Assessment

in Primary and Acquired Immune Deficiencies

Chaired by:

Vijaya N. Knight, M.D., Ph.D., and Roshini Abraham, Ph.D.

 

8:30-9:00

Challenges in Primary Immunodeficiency: The Good, the Bad, the Evil

Erwin W. Gelfand, M.D., National Jewish Health

9:00-9:30

Understanding and Assessing the Vaccine Response in Immunocompromised Patients

Pia J. Hauk, M.D., National Jewish Health

9:30-10:00

Live Attenuated Vaccines in Cellular Immune Deficiency Post Bone Marrow Transplant

Elena Hsieh, M.D., University of Colorado Denver

10:00-10:30

Break

EXHIBITS OPEN

10:30-11:00

Measuring Immune Responses to Pneumococcal Vaccines

Moon H. Nahm, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham; WHO Pneumococcal Reference Laboratory; NIH Bacterial Respiratory Pathogen Reference Laboratory

11:00-11:30

Can the Measurement of Typhim Vi IgG Be Used to Assess the Response to

Polysaccharide Vaccines?

Antony Parker, Ph.D., The Binding Site Group

11:30-12:00

Panel Discussion and Q/A

Moderated by Vijaya Knight, M.D., Ph.D. and Roshini Abraham, Ph.D.

12:00-1:30 PM

Luncheon Seminar sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

A Realistic Path to Achieving High Quality ANA/ENA Results, Efficiency Gains,

and Clinician Satisfaction

Ifor Williams, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University

2:00-3:00 

Erwin Neter Award Lecture

Walking the Complement Pathways to Create a Unique Laboratory

Patricia B. Giclas, Ph.D., National Jewish Health

3:00-3:30

Abstract Award Presentations

3:30-4:00

AMLI Business Meeting for all AMLI Members 

4:00-6:00

Meet the Exhibitors-Poster Session Reception

6:00

Depart for Annual Dinner at

Palettes Restaurant at the Denver Art Museum

Buses will depart between 6:00 and 6:15 

 

Tuesday, August 15

7:00-8:15 AM

Breakfast Seminar sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Revised International Consensus Recommendation on Testing of

Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasm Antibodies (ANCA) in Small Vessel Vasculitis:

Evaluation of ANCA Testing by Antigen Specific Assays

Elena Csernok, M.D., former head of Vasculitis Diagnostic and Research Unit at the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Klinikum Bad Bramstedt, University of Lübeck; currently, Reference Laboratory for Vasculitis Autoimmune Serology, Clinic for Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology, medius KLINIK KIRCHHEIM, Academic Lehr Hospital, University Tübingen, Germany

7:30

Continental Breakfast

Committee Meetings

EXHIBITS OPEN

PLENARY SESSION 4

Aging and the Immune System

Chaired by:

Amir A. Sadighi Akha, M.D., D.Phil. and Lisa K. Peterson, Ph.D.

8:30-9:10

Aging and the Immune System: An Overview

Amir A. Sadighi Akha, M.D., D.Phil., Mayo Clinic

9:10-10:00

Novel Pathways of Age-Enhanced Inflammation

Daniel R. Goldstein, M.D., University of Michigan Medical School

10:00-10:20

Break

EXHIBITS OPEN

10:20-11:10

T Cell Aging - Mechanisms and Biomarkers

Jörg J. Goronzy, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

11:10-noon

Aging, Inflammation and Poor B Cell Response:  How Response to Vaccination

Decreases in Older and Obese Adults

Bonnie B. Blomberg, Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

12:00-1:30 PM

Luncheon Seminar hosted by Euroimmun US

Neurology Diagnostics

Stanley J. Naides, MD., FACP, FACR, Quest Diagnostics

FREE AFTERNOON

 

Wednesday, August 16 

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Committee Meetings

PLENARY SESSION 5

The Molecular  Revolution in the Clinical Laboratory and Beyond

Chaired by:

Kevin Goudy, Ph.D.and Eric T. Weimer, Ph.D., D(ABMLI)

8:30-9:15 

Molecular Diagnostics in the Clinical Laboratory: Win, Lose or Draw

Kevin Goudy, Ph.D., CSI Laboratories

9:15-10:00  

Antibody Repertoire and Influenza Immunity

Ian A. York, DVM, M.Sc., Ph.D., NCIRD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

10:00-10:30

Break

10:30-11:15

Clonal Tracking of Genetically Engineered Human Immune and Hematopoietic Cells

Through Integration Sites Analysis

Luca Biasco, Ph.D., Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center;

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

11:15-Noon

Cell-free DNA as a Transplant Rejection Biomarker

Eric T. Weimer, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), University of North Carolina School of Medicine

12:00 Noon

Closing Remarks

 

 
 


 

 

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