Cellular Interaction and Signaling in NeuroAIDS - Emerging Issues

Durham Research Center, Amphitheater, Room 1002
550 South 45th Street, Omaha, NE

Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join a distinguished group of experts for updates on the

∞ Processes occurring within and between cells in the central nervous system that underlie the continued deficit manifested by those suffering from HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and the

∞ Latest findings, controversies, potential therapies, and directions for future research

Presenters (titles TBA):
7:30 am BREAKFAST (first 100 people)

8:00 am Howard S. Fox, MD, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

8:10 am Lena Al-Harthi, PhD, Rush University
Neuroimmune Axis in NeuroAIDS: Communication between Astrocytes and T cells through Wnt Signaling

8:35 am Shilpa Buch, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
HIV and Morphine Mediated Regulation of Neuronal Dysfunction: Blaming the Messenger

9:00 am Sabita Roy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Morphine Modulation of Gut barrier function and bacterial translocation contributes to HIV Neuropathogenesis

9:25 am Johnny He, PhD, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Intercellular HIV-1 Nef Transfer and Its Potential Roles in HIV/neuroAIDS

9:50 am BREAK

10:05 am Kelly L. Jordan-Sciutto, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in HIV Positive Patientsin the Age of Antiretroviral Therapy

10:30 am Jay Rappaport, PhD, Temple University
Monocyte/Macrophage Dynamics in AIDS/NeuroAIDS Pathogenesi

10:55 am Howard E. Gendelman, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
NanoART Subcellular Targets Facilitate Clearance of Residual HIV

11:20 am Dennis L. Kolson, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Heme Oxygenase-1 and HIV-Mediated Neurodegeneration: Therapeutic Targeting of the Macrophage Antioxidant Response

11:45 am LUNCH (on your own)

12:45 pm Jonathan D. Geiger, PhD, University of North Dakota
Role of Endolysosomes in Alzheimer’s-like Pathology in HAND

1:10 pm Jialin Zheng, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Direct Conversion of Somatic Cells into Neural Progenitor Cells by Defined Factors ---An Alternative Strategy for The Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders

1:35 pm BREAK

1:50 pm Panel Discussion - All presenters
Moderator: Howard S. Fox, MD, PhD

2:45 pm Summary

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