Advances in Primary Immunodeficiency

  • Dates: 07 – 08 Mar, 2016

A Winter School Workshop run by the UCL Centre for Immunodeficiency- aimed primarily at clinicians looking after patients with PID, the program will focus on scientific advances in the basic mechanisms and management of PID.

Time Topic Speaker/Chair
Monday 7th March
1:30-2:00 Registration and coffee  
2:00-2:45 Update for SCID: novel mutations and newborn screening Bobby Gaspar
2:45-3:30 Advances in HSCT for SCID Andy Gennery
3:30-4:00 Coffee and poster viewing  
4:00-5:00   Case discussions Faculty Panel
5:00-7:00 Poster session and drinks Faculty Panel
7:30 Dinner  
Tuesday 8th March
9:00-9:45 Immune Regulatory mechanisms David Sansom
9:45-10:15 Autoimmunity/Auto inflammation in the context of PID Kaan Boztug
10:15-10:45 Coffee and poster viewing  
10:45-11:30 LRBA and CTLA4 deficiency Bodo Grimbacher
11:30-12:15 PI3 kinase and Related defects Siobhan Burns
12:15-12:45 Case discussions Faculty Panel
12:45-2:00 Lunch  
2:00-2:45 Herpes viruses in PID Sophie Hambleton
2:45-3:15 Pathway specific drugs in the treatment of PID Siobhan Burns/ Sophie Hambleton
3:15-3:45 Case discussions  
3:45-4:30 Coffee and poster viewing  
4:30– 5:30 Case discussions Faculty Panel
5:30-7:30 Poster Session Faculty Panel
8:00 Dinner  
Wednesday 9th March
8:30-9:00 CVID update: novel mutations and long term outcome Bodo Grimbacher
9:00-9:30 CVID lung disease: pathogenesis and management Dave Lowe
9:30-10:15 What’s new in neutrophils? Kaan Boztug
10:15- 10:45 Coffee  
10:45- 11:15 Gene therapy for PID: update Prof Adrian Thrasher  
11:15-12:45 Case Presentations  
12:45-2:00 Lunch and check out  

Faculty Members:

Dr Siobhan Burns: Consultant Immunologist, Royal Free Hospital and UCL

Prof Sophie Hambleton: Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, GNCH & Newcastle University

Dr Andy Gennery:  Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, GNCH & Newcastle University

Professor Bodo Grimbacher: Consultant Immunologist, Royal Free Hospital & Centre for Chronic Immunodeficiency, Freiburg University

Prof Adrian Thrasher: Consultant Paediatric Immunologist, GOSH/ICH

Prof Kaan Boztug: Consultant Immunologist, Medical University of Vienna

Target Audience:

Consultant and trainee clinicians in Paediatric and Adult Immunology

Trainees, Nurses & Biomedical Scientists working in Immunology

Teaching Methods:

This workshop will consist of lectures, case presentations, oral presentations and informal discussion.

Key Aims and Learning Objectives:

The aim is to share local, national and international experience and knowledge of managing patients with primary immunodeficiency (PID) and the scientific advances in the basic mechanisms and management of PID

For more information, and registration forms, contact Aimee Kennedy at aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

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