Program

(Semi-Final: The correct titles will be provided by the speakers)                                

June 3 (Friday)

Session 1: Nutrition(1) 9:35-12:10

9:35-10:10:

Diet and the role of alveolar macrophages in experimental tuberculosis

I.Sugawara (The Research Inst. of Tuberculosis Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Assoc., Japan)

10:10-10:45 :

Mechanisms of age-associated up-regulation in macrophage PGE2 synthesis and effect of vitamin E

D. Wu (Univ. of Tufts, USA)

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:35

Role of vitamin A in the imprinting of gut-homing T cells

M. Iwata (Tokushima Bunri University, Japan)

11:35-12:10

Retinoid Regulation of Macrophage Functions in THP-1 Cells and In Vivo

A.C. Ross (Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA)

Lunch and Poster Viewing 12:10-13:15

Session 2: Nutrition(2)13:15-16:25

13:15-13:50:

LXRƒ¿ expression in macrophages

M. Naito (Niigata Univ, Japan)

13:50-14:25

L-arginine metabolism in myeloid and cancer cells controls T cell responses.

PV. Bronte (Univ. of Padova, Italy)

14:25-15:00

The influence of dietary fatty acids on monocyte/macrophage function

PC. Calder (Univ. of Southampton, UK)

15:10-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-15:50

Dysregulation of adipocytokine function and production in the metabolic syndrome

Y. Ogawa (Tokyo Med. and Dent. Univ., Japan)

15:50-16:25

Molecular and genetic studies examining the inflammatory consequences of obesity.

S. Weisberg (Columbia Univ., USA)

Business Meeting for the Member of the Society 16:25-16:35

Session 3: Poster session 16:35-18:00

Wine and cheese will be served

Top two excellent studies will be elected by members of the society for the study of molecular cell biology of macrophages.

June 4 (Saturday)

Session 4: Lever and the host defence@8:40-11:45

8:40-9:15

Trafficking and role of dendritic cells in the liver allograft tolerance

K. Matsuno (Dokkyo University School of Mediciene, Japan)

9:15-9:50

T Cell Responses to Liver Antigens

N. Crispe (Univ. of Rochester, USA)

9:50-10:25

Cytoglobin/STAP as a marker for visceral vitamin A-storing stellate cells

N. Kawada (Osaka City Univ., Japan)

10:25-10:40: Coffee Break

10:40-11:15

Osteopontin as a mediator of natural killer T cell function in hepatic diseases

T. Uede (Hokkaido Univ., Japan)

11:15-11:50

Liver regeneration with the resolution of fibrosis by bone marrow cell transplantation

I. Sakaida (Yamaguchi Univ, Japan)

Lunch and Poster Viewing 11:50-13:00

Session 5: New Topics: 13:00-15:35

13:00-13:35

Spermine, a natural polyamine, suppresses LFA-1 expression on human lymphocyte

K. SodaiJichi Medical School, Japanj

13:35-14:10

Pleiotropic effects of cholesterol synthesis inhibitors, statins: a potential therapeutic approach to rheumatoid arthritis

H. OkazakiiJichi Medical School, Japanj

14:10-14:25:Coffee Break

14:25-15:00

Cytoprotection by EPO and its non-erythropoietic derivatives

P. Ghezz (Instituto hMario Negrih, Italy)

15:00-15:35

Cardioprotective effects of G-CSF

I. Komuro (Chiba University, Japan)

Session6: Poster session prize laureates 15:35-1600

Second prize winner (12 min)

First prize winner (12 min)

Closing Remarks 16:00-16:15

K Matsushima (Univ of Tokyo, Japan, President of the society)