South Africa Program 2009

Conference Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The International Cell Death

Society Symposium on

“Cell Death in Infectious Diseases and Cancer”

Misty Hills Country Hotel, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, South Africa

 June 5-June 8, 2009

Friday 5th June 2009

Registration Opens   9:00am

 

Session 1: Introduction & Awards

Chair: Zahra Zakeri: Queens College, U.S.A

           

2:00-2:15pm               Introduction

                                    Dr. Zahra Zakeri: Queens College, U.S.A.

 

2:15-3:30pm              

                                   

                                   

3:30-3:45pm               Presenting Award to Dr Marie-Lise Gougeon            Richard Lockshin: St. Johns University, U.S.A           

 

3:45-4:30pm               Modulation of cell death: a key to HIV pathogenesis

                                    Marie-Lise Gougeon: Institut Pasteur, France

 

4:30-4:45pm               Presenting Award to Dr. Douglas Green

 

4:45-5:30pm              Dynamics of Mitochondrial Events in Apoptosis

                                    Doug Green: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, U.S.A

 

7:00pm                       DINNER

           


Saturday 6th June 2008

Registration Opens   8:00am

 

Session 2: Viruses, immunity, and cell death

Chair: Ray Birge: New Jersey Medical School, U.S.A

 

9:00-9:30am               TRAIL expressing plasmacytoid dendritic cells: a new killer cell type in immunity

Jean-Philippe Herbeuval: Université Paris Descartes Hôpital Necker, France

 

9:30-10:00am             Cell Death in HIV

                                    Debra Meyer:University of Pretoria, South Africa  

 

10:00-10:15am           SHORT TALK

 

10:15-10:30am           SHORT TALK         

 

10:30-11:00am           COFFEE

           

Session 3: Viruses and cell death

Chair:Zodwa Dlamini: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

11:00-11:30am           Apoptosis in HIV

                                    Anil Chuturgoon: Faculty of Health Science, South Africa

 

11:30-11:45                SHORT TALK

 

12:00pm                     SHORT TALK

                                   

12:00-2:00pm             LUNCH

 

2:00- 2:30 pm             Mechanisms of pathogenesis of influenza virus

                                    Adolfo Garcia-Sastre: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, U.S.A

                                   

2:30-3:00pm               To kill or not to kill—a viral dilemma:

                                    Zahra Zakeri: Queens College CUNY 

 

3:00-3:15 pm              SHORT TALK

 

3:15-3:30 pm              SHORT TALK

 

 

3:30-4:00 pm              COFFEE BREAK

 

 

Session 4: Cell defenses and apoptotic machinery

Chair: Luis Benitez-Bribiesca, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

 

4:00-4:30pm                 Mcl-1, DUBs and Death

                                    Vishva Dixit: Genentech Inc., U.S.A
           

4:30-5:00pm               Hepatotoxic factor(s) of helicobacter pullorum modulate the cell cycle with ensuing mitotic catastrophe as a prestage to necrosis

Dr. Katharina D'Herde: University of Gent. Belgium

 

 

 

5:00pm- 7:00pm        POSTER SESSION

 

7:00pm                       DINNER

 

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Sunday 7th June 2008

Registration Opens   8:00am

 

Session 5: Cell Death Pathways

Chair: Marianna Sikorska: National Research Council Canada, Canada

 

9:00-9:30am               Death-associated protein kinase family as an integrator of apoptosis and autophagy

                                    Devrim Gozuacik MD, PhD: SABANCI University, Turkey            

                                                                       

           

9:30-10:00am             Cell Death and the Inflammasome: Sensing Danger and Microbial Infection 

                                    Gabriel Nuñez: The University of Michigan Med School, U.S.A

 

 

10:00-10:15am           SHORT TALK         

 

10:15-10:30am           SHORT TALK

 

10:30-11:00am           COFFEE BREAK 

 

 

Session 6: Autophagy and alternative pathways

Chair: Anna-Mart Engelbrecht: Stellenbosch University, South Africa

 

11:00-11:30am           Alternative cell death pathways in human diseases 

                                    Junying Yuan: Harvard Medical School, U.S.A

           

11:30-12:00pm           ROS and stress signaling in cancer therapy: is autophagy good or bad?

Patrizia Agostinis: Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

 

12:00-2:00pm             LUNCH

 

 

Session 7: Apoptosis pathways in aging and cancer

Chair: Roya Khosravi-Far: Harvard Medical School, U.S.A

 

2:00-2:30pm               Regulation of cell death and senescence by cancer genes

                                    Scott Lowe: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, U.S.A 

 

2:30-3:00pm               Biological function of DWNN protein during apoptosis

                                    Monde Ntwasa: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa   

 

3:00-3:15pm               Exploiting apoptosis pathways in cancers: from molecules to clinical application

                                    Simone Fulda: University of Ulm, Germany

 

3:15-3:30pm               SHORT TALK

           

3:30-4:00pm               COFFEE BREAK

 

Session 8: Autophagy and other pathways in cancer

Chair: Simone Fulda: University of Ulm, Germany

 

4:00-4:30pm               Cell Death in Cancer; evaluation of novel anti-cancer drugs

                                    Mervin Meyer: University of the Western Cape, South Africa 

 

4:30-5:00pm                Role of Autophagy in Cancer and Therapy

Eileen White: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, U.S.A

 

5:00pm-7:00pm         POSTER SESSION

 

7:00pm                       DINNER

 

 

Monday 8th June 2009

Registration Opens   8:00am

 

Session 9: Therapeutic challenges of cell death

Chair: Nader Maghsoudi: Shahid Behesti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

 

9:00-9:30am               Salicylic acid and Hsp70: partners for inducing apoptosis in breast cancer cells

                                    Marianne Cronje: University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

9:30-10:00am             Evasion of Apoptosis: A mechanism for Tumorigenicity and a Challenge in therapy

                                    Roya Khosravi-Far: Harvard Medical School, U.S.A

 

10:00-10:15am           Title TBA----------

Gustavo Amarante-Mendes : University of São Paulo Brazil

 

10:15-10:30am           SHORT TALK

 

10:30-11:00am           COFFEE

 

11:00-11:30am           Cell Death in Breast Cancer

                                    Annie Joubert: University of Pretoria, South Africa  

 

11:30-11:45                Cell Death in Oesophageal Cancer

                                    Denver Hendricks: University of Cape Town, South Africa                         

                                   

11:45-12:00pm           Wrap-up: Ray Birge: New Jersey Medical School, U.S.A

 

End of Meeting

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