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Complete List of CCTI IXA Speakers and Presenters

The Center for Translational Immunology is honored to have many of our investigators and scientists invited to the 2017 IXA Congress this month. Below is a complete listing and schedule of all our attendees, including the Honorary Member Lecture to be given by CCTI Director, Dr. Megan Sykes.


Sept. 20

9:00 AM-10:15 AM 

Session 2: The Challenge of Infection and Risk-Benefit in Xenotransplantation; Room: 349 

David Sachs, MD, “Calibrating the Risk:Benefit Ratio for Clinical Xeno Trial Design” (9:48 AM-10:00 AM)


11:00 AM-12:40 PM

Basic Science; Room: Elm Ballroom A

Emmanuel Zorn, PhD, “Innate Antibodies and Transplantation” (11:26 AM-11:44 AM)


Sept. 21

3:40 PM-5:15 PM

Plenary with a Spotlight on Young Investigators, Elm Ballroom

Jeffrey Stern, MD, “Extended Pig Skin graft survival in Baboons Receiving hCD47 Tg/GalT-KO Pig PBSC Plus Host Treg Infusion” (3:40 PM-3:50 PM)

Haowei Li, PhD, “Impact of Mixed Xenogeneic Porcine Hematopoietic Chimerism on Anti-Pig Natural Humoral Responses in a Humanized Mouse Model” (4:00 PM-4:10 PM)

Mohsen Khosravi Maharlooei, MD, “Generation of Human/Pig Hybrid Thymus to Achieve Immune Tolerance to Pig Antigens with Optimal Immune Function” (4:20 PM-4:30 PM)


Sept. 22

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Morning Symposium: Novel Technologies to Induce Tolerance; Room: 349 

David Sachs, MD, “Mixed Chimerism: From Allo to Xeno“ (8:10 AM-8:30 AM)


8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Oral Session 4: Organ Xenotransplantation: Clinical and Preclinical Models; Room: 351

Hironosuke Watanabe, MD, “Histologically Proven Survival of Porcine Lung Xenografts in Baboons for Up To 10 Days Using Double Transgenic hCD47/hCD55 Galt-KO Donors” (9:00 AM-9:10 AM)

Kazuhiko Yamada, MD, PhD, “The roles of CD80 upregulation and human CD47 expression on glomerular podocytes in development of proteinuria following pig-to baboon renal xenotransplantation” (9:10 AM-9:20 AM)


10:00 AM-11:00 AM 

Honorary Member Lecture & Presidential Address; Room: Elm Ballroom 

David Sachs, MD, “Introduction” (10:00 AM-10:05 AM)

Megan Sykes, MD, “Honorary Member Lecture” (10:05 AM-10:35 AM)


12:00 PM-1:45 PM

Luncheon Workshop: Designing the Future Donor Organ (What Genes are Actually Needed?); Room: Elm Ballroom, Kazuhiko Yamada, MD, PhD


Sept. 23

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Oral Session 8: Immunosuppression, Inflammation; Room: 349

Grace Nauman, PhD Candidate, “Human TCR Transgenes to Understand Xenotolerance Induction” (8:30 AM-8:40 AM)