Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research

Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research: Conference on Aspects of Biological Sex and Human Disease

May 5-7, 2006
Intercontinental Hotel, 111 E. 48th St., New York, NY
Friday, May 5, 2006

  7:30 pm   Stephen Paget, MD, Katherine Snider: "Welcome and Introduction to Conference"
  7:40 pm   Dinner Speaker: Gina Kolata, medical reporter, The New York Times, "Reporting on Biological Sex and Human Disease. Where does the story lie?"

Saturday, May 6, 2006

  7:00 am   Breakfast
Scientific Program
  8:00 am   Michael Lockshin, MD: "Background: sex discrepancy studies"
  General comments on biology
  8:10 am   Richard Lockshin, PhD: "Sex dimorphism in biology"
  8:40 am   Carmen Sapienza, PhD: "Genetic and chromosomal sex"
  9:10 am   Laura Carrel, PhD: "Chromosome and gene II"
  9:40 am   Bruce Richardson, MD, PhD: "Sex and lupus: reawakening of the inactive X"
  10:10 am   Coffee Break
  10:40 am   John Harley, MD, PhD: "Lupus genetics, focus on sex dimorphism and Klinefelter"
  11:10 am   Discussion: Gary Gilkeson, MD
  Cells and organs
  11:40 am   Zahra Zakeri, PhD: "Sex dimorphism at the cell and embryo"
  12:10 pm   Michael Mendelsohn, MD: "Sex dimorphism in the vascular bed - organ level"
  12:40 pm   Alisa Koch, MD: "Sex dimorphism in the vascular bed - cell level"
  1:10 pm   Luncheon
  2:10 pm   Luncheon speaker: Vivian Pinn, MD, Director
Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health
"Sex and Gender: Perspectives from the ORWH/NIH"
  Placenta and pregnancy
  2:40 pm   D. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD: "Biology of the Placenta: How the placenta affects mom from womb to tomb"
  3:10 pm   J. Lee Nelson, MD: "Microchimerism and its contribution to pleomorphism"
  3:40 pm   Jill Buyon, MD "Hormones and SLE and SELENA"
  4:10 pm   Discussion: Jane Salmon, MD, David Wofsy, MD

Sunday, May 7, 2006

  7:30 am   Breakfast
  8:30 am   Maurizio Cutolo, MD: "Sex hormones in rheumatic disease I"
  9:00 am   Rainer Straub, MD: "Sex hormones in rheumatic disease II"
  9:30 am   Betty Diamond, MD: "Sex hormones and immune function"
  10:00 am   Discussion: W. Joseph McCune, MD, Jill Buyon, MD
  10:30 am   Coffee Break
  11:00 am   Mary Anne Dooley, MD: "Environmental epidemiology and sex dimorphism"
  11:30 am   S. Sam Lim, MD: "An epidemiologist looks at sex dimorphism"
  12:00 pm   Discussion: Graciela Alarcon, MD, Marianne Legato, MD
  12:40 pm   Luncheon
  1:40 pm   Wrap-up speakers: David Pisetsky, MD, David Wofsy, MD, Michael Lockshin, MD, Katherine Snider
  2:30 pm   Adjourn