2nd Australian Autoinflammatory Disease Symposium

2nd Australian Autoinflammatory Disease Symposium

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

1G Royal Parade

Level 7

Parkville, VIC 3052


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Join us to discuss the latest in autoinflammatory diseases

About this event

This symposium will facilitate discussion of autoinflammatory diseases, spanning research, clinical management and a session for patients and their support networks.

Event information

This hybrid event can be attended in-person or viewed online.

A registration fee of $50.00 applies for in-person attendees and includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and post event refreshments.

Registration is free for students and virtual attendees.


Science session: The molecular basis of autoinflammation

9:00am -10.30am

  • Kate Schroder (UQ, Science overview, NLRP3 inhibitor update)
  • Najoua Laloui (PeterMac, AID due to cleavage resistant RIPK1)
  • Ivona Aksentijevich (NIH, Ubiquitination and Autoinflammation)
  • Marcia Munoz (Garvan, Prenylation in Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency)

11:00am - 12.30pm

  • Shane Grey (Garvan, Haploinsufficiency of A20)
  • Sophia Davidson (WEHI, Dominant negative Otulin deficiency)
  • Elisabeth Mulazzani (WEHI, Blockade of G-CSF for APLAID)
  • 2 x short talks from abstracts

Clinical session: Treatment and therapy of AID

1.30pm - 3:00pm

  • Ed Giles (Monash, Advances in diagnosis and therapy of EOIBD)
  • Rohit Saldanha (SCH, JAK inhibition for interferonopathies)
  • Samar Ojaimi (Monash) and Thomas Reygaerts (WEHI, CDC42 AID)

3.30pm - 5:00pm

  • Peter McNaughton (QCH, diagnosis of AID)
  • Jonathan Akikusa (RCH, targeting biological therapy for AID)
  • Marco Gattorno (Italy, AID diagnosis and therapy overview)
  • Karen Raymond (Adelaide, Personal take on life with, and research of, AID)

Patient Session: Panel Discussion

5:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Nicole Millis (RareVoices Australia)
  • Marco Gattorno (Italy, Pediatric Rheumatology)
  • Melanie Wong (Westmead, Pediatric Immunology)
  • Jeff Chaitow (SCH, Pediatric Rheumatology)
  • Charlotte Slade (Melb Health, Clinical Immunology)
  • Michael O’sullivan (FSH, Clinical Immunology)

Abstract Submission

Two talks will be selected from abstracts. Please submit a single page word doc or pdf to be included in the symposium handbook. Include a photo (headshot) of the presenter so that delegates can engage with questions during breaks

Email: AIDsymposium@wehi.edu.au

Submission deadline is 29 July 2022.

Organising committee

  • Seth Masters (WEHI)
  • Mike Rogers (Garvan)
  • Samar Ojami (Monash)
  • Sam Mehr (RCH)
  • Marcia Munoz (Garvan)

For event enquiries, please email AIDsymposium@wehi.edu.au

Registrations close 5pm (AEST) Monday 8 August 2022 for in person and online attendees.

If you are feeling unwell on the day, please do not attend this event in person, instead view online. WEHI recommends wearing a mask while visiting the institute where social distancing is not possible.

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Organisers acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land where the conference will be held, and recognise their continuing connection to country and community.

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