Collaborative Management of Multi-system Diseases Conference, 14-15 June, 2014
Programme

"Collaborative Management of Multi-System Diseases:
New Developments and Treatment Strategies
"
Dates: Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th 2014
Location: NUI Galway
Programme

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Saturday June 14
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8.00 – 9.00 Registration and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9.15 – 11.00 Session 1: Vasculitis

9.15 – 9.45 Dr. Steven Ytterberg, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

Diagnosis and outcomes of vasculitis: current trends

9.45 – 10.15 Prof. Mark Little, Professor of Nephrology, Trinity Health Kidney Centre, Tallaght Hospital

New developments in vasculitis pathogenesis

10.15 – 10.45 Dr. Ulrich Specks, Professor of Medicine and Chair, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

Recent clinical trials in Vasculitis

10.45 – 11.00 Q & A

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 13.00 Session 2: Monoclonal Gammopathies

11.15 – 11.45 Dr. Nelson Leung, Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Nephrology & Hypertension and Hematology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

Monoclonal gammopathies of renal significance

11.45 – 12.15 Dr. Siobhan Glavey, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard, USA 

Title to be confirmed 

12.15 – 12.45 Dr. Hatem Amer, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension and William J von Liebig Transplant Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

Transplantation in monocloncal gammopathy-associated kidney diseases

12.45 – 13.00 Q & A

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.45 Session 3: Complement- and Antibody-Mediated Disorders

14.00 – 14.30 Dr. Sanjeev Sethi, Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

"Etiology based approach to the diagnosis of Proliferative Glomerulonephritis".

14.30 – 15.00 Dr. Fernando Fervenza, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

Clinical presentation and treatment considerations in complement-mediated glomerular diseases

15.00 – 15.30 Dr. Manish Gandhi, Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Director, Tissue Typing Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

New developments in the detection and interpretation of anti-HLA antibodies

15.30 – 15.45 Q & A

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.45 Session 4: Other Multi-System Diseases

16.00 – 16.30 Dr. Marie Hogan, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

Non-renal manifestations of polycystic kidney diseases

16.30 – 17.00 Dr. Anthony O’Regan, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Galway University Hospitals; Clinical Lecturer, NUI Galway

Sarcoidosis: new developments in pathogenesis, diagnosis and management

17.00 – 17.30 Dr. Declan De Freitas, Consultant Nephrologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Molecular diagnostics in organ transplants

17.30 – 17.45 Q & A

18.00 – BBQ in College Bar on campus

Sunday, June 15th

9.00 – 10.30 Session 5: Clinico-Pathological Case Presentations 1 (Moderator: Dr. Fernando Fervenza)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Session 6: Clinico-Pathological Case Presentations 2 (Moderator: Prof. Matthew Griffin)

12.30 – 12.45 Closing Remarks

13.00 – 18.00 Lunch + Afternoon Activity