Focus on Lupus

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the UAB National Alumni House

Keynote Speaker

Ignacio SanzMD

Ignacio Sanz, MD
Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine
Director of the Lowance Center for Human Immunology

Ignacio (Iñaki) Sanz, MD is the Mason I. Lowance Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief, Division of Rheumatology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Sanz also serves as Director of The Lowance Center for Human Immunology for Children's Health Care of Atlanta. Dr. Sanz's research interest is in understanding how the immune system goes awry in autoimmune diseases and ends up attacking our own tissues rather than concentrating on fighting infections. In particular, he is very interested in understanding the roles played in autoimmune diseases by B cells and their effector progeny, the plasma cells responsible for producing the autoantibodies that in many cases cause the disease. His research concentrates on systemic lupus erythematosus, but he is also investigating other autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes.

Other Speakers

Other featured speakers include Sam Lim, MD, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Emory University School of Medicine.   Dr. Lim received his undergraduate education at Duke University and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Brooklyn.  He also has an MPH in epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory. Dr. Lim is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director in the Division of Rheumatology at Emory University School of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and the Chief of Rheumatology for Grady Health Systems. His clinical and research interests focus on lupus, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus. He is the Director of the Grady Lupus Clinic and the Emory Lupus Nephritis Clinic, Emory Midtown, and has a passion for treating and studying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), primarily in the black population.

 

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Submit an Abstract:

The UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center (CAMBAC) is sponsoring a poster session during the sixth annual CAMBAC Research Day, highlighting the research of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees including clinical fellows and residents. Trainees (graduate students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral students) are invited to submit abstracts on any topic that relates to one of the CAMBAC themes: immunology, autoimmunity and inflammation, genetics and functional genomics, bone, cartilage and connective tissues, experimental therapeutics and biomarkers, neurobehavioral medicine, epidemiology, outcomes and prevention. Previously presented abstracts, posters, case reports or case series, research in progress, recently published work and new ideas for critique or identifying collaborators are encouraged. All submitted abstracts will be accepted for presentation at the poster session; top posters eligible for cash awards, as determined by our judges. Abstracts will be selected for First Place ($500), Second Place ($250) and Honorable Mention ($125) awards (more than one award may be given in each category). Posters must be presented at CAMBAC Research Day to win a cash prize. Accepting abstracts September 2 - November 22, 2019.

Guidelines:

Limit of 350 words in the abstract body, excluding title and authors. The abstract body should be formatted with the following headings: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions and Acknowledgments. Use Arial, 11-point font, left justified, single line spacing, with 1” margins. Limit of 350 words in the abstract body, excluding title and authors. The abstract body should be formatted with the following headings: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions and Acknowledgments. Use Arial, 11-point font, left justified, single line spacing, with 1” margins. The title is limited to two lines of bold, Arial 11-point font. Immediately below the title, list all authors and their affiliations. The presenting trainee must be the first author, and the trainee’s rank should be listed above the abstract body.

Posters should be no wider than 48” and no taller than 36”.

Submit abstracts to sledbetter@uabmc.edu  no later than November 22, 2019. Please note in email if abstract should be considered for oral presentation or poster only.

 

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