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ESH Conference HAEMATOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES

ESH Conference HAEMATOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES
February 13 - February 15, 2009 - Mandelieu, France
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Friday, 13 February, 2009
Session 1 - Chairman: John Semple
09.25 Introduction Drew Provan (London)
09:30 Overview of the immunology of autoimmune disease John Semple (Toronto)
10.15 Coffee break
10:45 What role do B cells play in autoimmunity ? Donald Siegel (Philadelphia)
11:30 Current understanding of T cells in autoimmunity Hans Wadenvik (Sweden)
12:15 Lunch
Session 2 - Chairman: Drew Provan
14:15 Epidemiology of autoimmune disease & role of registry studies Ameet Sarpatwari (London)
15:00 Pathogenesis and management of autoimmune complications of lymphoid malignancies Steve Devereux (London)
15:45 Coffee break
16:15 What's new in TTP ? Marie Scully (London)
17:00 Autoimmune neutropenia: investigation and clinical management Paul Moss (Birmingham)
17:45 Finish
18:00 Coktails
20:00 Dinner
Saturday, 14 February, 2009
Session 3 - Chairman: Roberto Stasi
09:30 The evolution of clinical management of ITP Adrian Newland (London)
10:15 Evolution of terminology used for ITP: a consensus statement Marco Ruggeri (Vicenza)
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Advances in ITP therapy Drew Provan (London)
12:15 Potential trigger factors in ITP and role of Helicobater pylori in pathogenesis of ITP Roberto Stasi (Rome)
13:00 Lunch
Session 4 - Chairmen: Drew Provan (Londres), John Semple (Toronto), Roberto Stasi (Rome), Adrian Newland (London)
14:00 - 14:30 Free communications
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 -15:45 Free Communications
16:00 Poster viewing session
17:00 Finish
Sunday, 15 February, 2009
Session 5 - Chairman: Adrian Newland
09:15 Current concepts in autoimmune haemolytic anaemia Stan Urbaniak (Aberdeen)
10:00 Overview of Evan's syndrome in children and adults Marc Michel (Créteil)
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Pure red cell aplasia Nicole Casadevall (Paris)
12:00 Where should we focus our research in autoimmune disease and what does the future hold for clinical management options ? John Semple (Toronto) & Adrian Newland (London)
12:45 Conference closure

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