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Oregon Health & Science University
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Portland, OR 97239

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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

1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Melanoma & Vitiligo Patient Symposium

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

LUNCH

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

 

Keynote:
It's all about the melanocyte.
Sancy A. Leachman, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

 

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Exhibits

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Breakout Sessions - Melanoma & Vitiligo

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

OPENING RECEPTION

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

Keynote:
Pigeons as a model system for human disease.
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 1: Animal Models

Chairs:
Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Sheri L. Holmen, PhD, University of Utah

 

8:25 am to 8:55 am

 

Session Keynote (PASPCR):
Unraveling the thread of nature's tapestry: the genetics of diversity and convergence in animal pigmentation.
Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology


8:55 am to 9:55 am

 

Invited Speakers:

Models of melanoma metastasis.
Sheri L. Holmen, PhD, University of Utah

Genomic/transcriptomic characterization of melanocyte progression in a murine model.
Helen Michael, PhD, National Institutes of Health

 

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:

Models of melanoma immunosuppression.
Barbara Bedogni, PhD, University of Miami

 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm to 4:45 pm

 

Session 2: Human Model Systems

Chairs:
James E. Cleaver, PhD,
University of California San Francisco
Kenneth Kraemer, MD, National Cancer Institute,Center for Cancer Research

 

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

 

Session Keynote (PASPCR):
Genetics and melanoma.
Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Harvard University



1:40 pm to 2:40 pm

Invited Speakers:

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

Chair:
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:
Mayumi Fujita, MD, PhD,
University of Colorado Denver
William J. Pavan, PhD, National Institutes of Health & National Human Genome Research Institute

 

8:10 am to 8:40 am

Session Keynote (PASPCR):

8:40 am to 9:40 am

 

Invited Speakers:
Zebrafish pigmentation stem cells.

David Parichy, PhD,
University of Virginia

Melanocyte stem cells and melanoma.
Emi K. Nishimura, MD, PhD, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Japan

Melanocyte stem cells and skin regeneration.
Mayumi Ito, PhD, New York University

Melanocyte development (and melanoma) in zebrafish.
E. Elizabeth Patton, PhD, University of Edinburgh

 

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:
I. Caroline Le Poole, PhD,
Northwestern University
Amanda Lund, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

 

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Session Keynote (PASPCR):

1:40 pm to 2:40 pm

 

Invited Speakers:
T cells in vitiligo.
I. Caroline LePoole, PhD, Northwestern University

Lymphatic vessel regulation of immunity in melanoma.
Amanda Lund, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Melanoma, inflammation, immunology and microenvironment.
Mayumi Fujita, MD, PhD,
University of Colorado

 

 

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

Chair: Arup Indra, PhD, Oregon State University

 

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:
Boris Bastian, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco
Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

 

8:10 am to 8:40 am

 

Session Keynote (PASPCR):



8:40 am to 9:40 am

 

Invited Speakers:
Imaging technologies and improved early detection of melanoma.
H. Peter Soyer, MD, University of Queensland

Chemopreventives on the horizon.
Pamela Cassidy, 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:

12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Organized Hike or Free Time

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

DINNER

Keynote:
How the microenvironment influences disease progression and therapeutic opportunities.
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
Vijay Setaluri, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

8:10 am to 8:40 am

 

Session Keynote (PASPCR):
Signaling pathways and ER stress response in melanoma.
Ze'ev Ronai, PhD, Sanford Burnham Presbys Medical Discovery Institute and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

 

8:40 am to 9:40 am

 

Invited Speakers:
Melanoma therapeutics.
Roger S. Lo, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles

Personalized therapy for melanoma.
Keiran S. Smalley, PhD, Mottitt Cancer Center

 

 

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:

Tyrosine kinase activation in melanoma.
Neal Rosen, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

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
Prashiela Manga, PhD, New York University

 

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

 

Session Keynote (PASPCR):
Role of melanin excited states: genome-wide distribution of cyclobutane dimers; nanoparticle sunscreens.
Douglas E. Brash, PhD, Yale University



1:40 pm to 2:40 pm

 

Invited Speakers:
Stress-response pathways activated in response to vitiligo-inducing phenols.
Prashiela Manga, PhD, New York University

Melanin to improve immunotherapy.
Zhen Gu, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University

 

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:
Melanin/drug interactions/engineering the electrochemical methods to study redox properties of melanin.
Gregory F. Payne, PhD, University of Maryland

Neuromelanin.
Luigi Zecca, MD, PhD, Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council of Italy

 

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Point/Counterpoint Discussion

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Northwest Salmon Barbecue
On the beach

 

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

 

Breakfast & departure

 

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (5R13AR009431-52) 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.