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INTERNATIONAL OSTEOPONTIN CONFERENCE 2017 PROGRAM
The conference was organized and chaired by Amanda Brown of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017

 

9:00 am-10:00 am         OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

         Osteopontin in Mineralized Tissues

         Marc D. McKee

         McGill University, Montreal, QC Canada

10:00-10:30 am

         Osteopontin And Integrin Alphavbeta3: Associations With CD44 Surface Expression And Osteoclast Function

         Meenakshi A. Chellaiah

         University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10:30-11:30 am

         Cancer Biomarker Osteopontin: Splice Variants Offer New Opportunities

         George Weber

         University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

11:30-12:30 pm

Therapeutic Targeting Of Osteopontin And Associated Genes In Tumor Microenvironment

         Gopal Kundu

         National Centre for Cell Science Pune, India

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Thrombin Cleavage Of Osteopontin Plays An Important Role In Melanoma Growth And      Progression

         Lawrence Leung

         Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

2:30 pm-3:30 pm

The Yin And Yang Sides Of Osteopontin Splicing Isoforms In Solid And Non-Solid Tumors

         Etel Gimba

Instituto Nacional do Cancer, Rio de Janeiro; Fluminese Federal University, Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

3:30-4:30 pm

Osteopontin Splice Variants A, B And C Are Expressed In Normal Skin And Markedly Elevated In Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Pi-Ling Chang

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA

 

6:00 pm-8:00 pm DINNER AND KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Osteopontin: Journey to the Center of the Cell

Harvey Cantor

Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017 8 am-4 pm REGISTRATION

 

9:00 am-10:00 am

Activation Of Src Kinase By Osteopontin-CD44 Signaling Promotes Invadopodia Formation And Invasion In Prostate Cancer (PC3) Cells

Meenakshi A. Chellaiah

University Of Maryland Dental

School, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10:00 am-11:00 am

Regulation Of Neutrophil Migration By Osteopontin

Susan Rittling

The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

11:00 am-12 Noon

OPN To Balance Between Innate And Adaptive Immune Systems

Mari Shinohara

Duke University, North Carolina, USA

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Early Detection Of Anti-Osteopontin Antibodies Has A Prognostic Value For Multiple Sclerosis Patients And Vaccination Inducing Them Improves Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

Annalisa Chiocchetti

University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Osteopontin In Oligodendrocyte Development And Neonatal Brain Injury

Gisela Nilsson

University of Goteborg Goteborg, Sweden

3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Osteopontin Counters HIV-Induced Neurotoxicity Through Pro-Survival Signaling Pathways

Amanda Brown

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

 

9:00 am-10:00 am

Truth Or Consequences: Osteopontin Interactions With Serine Protease Cascades

Neal Fedarko

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bayview Campus, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10 am-11:00 am

Contribution Of O-Glycosylation And Phosphorylation In Osteopontin To Its Functional Activities

Yoshinobu Kariya

Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima City, Fukushima, Japan

11:00 am-12 noon

Effect Of Site-Specific O-Glycosylation In Osteopontin On Its Cell Adhesion Activity And Phosphorylation

Midori Oyama

Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima City, Fukushima, Japan

 

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Effect Of Stress On Human Biology: Epigenetics, Adaptation, Inheritance And Social Significance

David Denhardt

Rutgers University, New

Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

 

2:00 pm-3:00 pm BUSINESS MEETING & CLOSING

         Amanda Brown

         Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland, USA