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Dept. of Dermatology
Mail Code: L468R
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Office: (503) 418-4273
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Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
Symposium Director

David Norris, M.D.
Jackie Bickenbach, Ph.D.
Symposium Director Emeriti

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2018 Preliminary Program - Schedule subject to change
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Melanoma, Vitiligo, Xeroderma Pigmentum (XP) Patient Sympoisum

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

LUNCH & Welcome Remarks

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Clinical Update Talks/Group Discussions

Melanoma: Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Vitiligo: TBA

XP: Kenneth Kraemer, PhD, National Cancer Institute,Center for Cancer Research

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion & Exhibits

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Main Conference Registration

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

OPENING RECEPTION

Welcome: Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Keynote: Michael Shapiro, PhD, University of Utah

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00 am to 7:55 am

BREAKFAST

8:00 am to 8:15 am

Acknowledgments

8:15 am to 12:00 pm

Session I: Animal Models

Chairs: Sheri L. Holmen, PhD, University of Utah

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

8:25 am to 8:55 am

Session Keynote (PASPCR):

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

8:55 am to 9:55 am

Invited Speakers

9:55 am to 10:15 am

Break

10:15 am to 11:30 am

Short Talks

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Invited Speakers

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Session II: Human Model Systems

Chairs: Kenneth Kraemer, PhD, National Cancer Institute,Center for Cancer Research

Prashiela Manga, PhD, New York University

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Session Keynote (PASPCR):

Prashiela Manga, PhD, New York University

1:40 pm to 2:40 pm

Invited Speakers

James E. Cleaver, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm

BREAK

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Short Talks

4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Invited Speakers

4:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Travel Award Presentation

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Poster Session I & Reception

Discussion Leader: Cynthia Cooper, PhD, Washington State University

Friday, October 19, 2018
7:00 am to 7:55 am

BREAKFAST

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Session 3: Stem Cells and Development

Chairs: William J. Pavan, PhD, National Institutes of Health & National Human Genome Research Institute

8:10 am to 8:40 am

Session Keynote (PASPCR):

William J. Pavan, PhD, National Institutes of Health & National Human Genome Research Institute

8:40 am to 9:40 am

Invited Speakers

9:40 am to 10:00 am

BREAK

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Short Talks

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Invited Speakers

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Session 4: Microenvironment and Immunology

Chairs: Isabelle Caroline Le Poole, PhD, Northwestern University

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Session Keynote (PASPCR):

Isabelle Caroline Le Poole, PhD, Northwestern University

1:40 pm to 2:40 pm

Invited Speakers

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm

BREAK

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Short Talks

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Invited Speakers

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Poster Session 2 & Reception

Discussion Leader: TBA

Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:00 am to 7:55 am

BREAKFAST

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Session 5: Genetics, Early Detection and Prevention

Chairs: Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Boris Bastian, MD, University of California, San Francisco

8:10 am to 8:40 am

Session Keynote (PASPCR)

Boris Bastian, MD, University of California, San Francisco

8:40 am to 9:40 am

Invited Speakers:

Pamela Cassidy, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

R. Stephen Lloyd, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

9:40 am to 10:00 am

BREAK

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Short Talks

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Invited Speakers:

Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Harvard University

12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Organized Hike or Free Time

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

DINNER

Keynote: Lisa Coussens, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Sunday, October 21, 2018
7:00 am to 7:55 am

BREAKFAST

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Session 6: Signal Transduction

Chairs: John A. D'Orazio, MD, PhD, University of Kentucky

Roger S. Lo, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

8:10 am to 8:40 am

Session Keynote (PASPCR):

TBA

8:40 am to 9:40 am

Invited Speakers

9:40 am to 10:00 am

BREAK

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Short Talks

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Invited Speakers

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Session 7: Photochemistry and Toxicology of Pigment Cells

Chairs: Douglas E. Brash, PhD, Yale University

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Session Keynote (PASPCR):

Douglas E. Brash, PhD, Yale University

1:40 pm to 2:40 pm

Invited Speakers

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm

BREAK

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Short Talks

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Invited Speakers

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Wrap-up Discussion

Monday, October 22, 2018
7:00 am to 7:55 am

BREAKFAST & DEPARTURE

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (2 R13AR009431-52) from the National Institute Of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and all cofunding support provided the National Institute On Aging (NIA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.