Confirmed: The 2023 Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin will be hosted in-person.

 

 

Program subject to change

2023:

Visualizing the Future of Skin Biology and Dermatology

The 70th anniversary Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin, chaired by Dr. Dennis Roop, will take a broad look into the future of skin biology and Dermatology and include sessions on Skin Cancers, Tissue Repair and Fibrosis, Skin Inflammation and Keratinocyte – Immune Cell Cross-talk, and Emerging Therapeutic Approaches. Joe Gray, Ph.D. (OHSU) will provide the keynote speech.

Program Chair
Dennis Roop, Ph.D.

Co-Organizers
Stuart Yuspa, M.D.
Thomas Krieg, M.D., Ph.D.
Sabine Werner, Ph.D.

 

Session 1: Skin Cancer, Chair: Stuart Yuspa, MD (NIH)
Session 2: Tissue Repair and Fibrosis, Chair: Thomas Krieg, MD, PhD (Cologne)
Session 3: Keratinocyte – Immune Cell Cross-talk in Skin Inflammation, Chair: Sabine Werner, PhD (ETH Zurich)
Session 4: Emerging Therapeutic Approaches, Chair Dennis Roop (Colorado)

2022 Program:

Thursday, Oct 20

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Shuttle Bus from PDX Leaves (reservation required)
4:00 p.m. -5:45 p.m.Arrival and Check-in
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.Welcome Reception
(Heavy appetizers served. Dinner on own)
6:45p.m.- 7:15p.mIntroductory Comments
Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D. (Oregon Health & Science University)
Robert L. Modlin, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.Keynote: Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D. (National Institutes of Health)
“Multikingdom control of skin immunity”

 

Friday, Oct 21

7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.Breakfast
7:55 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.Introductory Remarks

Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D. (Oregon Health & Science University)
Robert L. Modlin, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)

8:05 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Session 1: Microbial immunity and pathogenesis
Session Moderator: Daniel Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D.
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Robert L. Modlin, M.D. (University of Los Angeles, California)
“Linking immune responses and lipid metabolism to antimicrobial responses in skin”
8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.Discussion
8:55 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.Daniel Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
“Cutaneous neurons modulating immune responses”
9:25 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.Discussion
9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.Roberto Ricardo-Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
“Innate type 2 immunity controls hair follicle commensalism by Demodex mites”
9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.Coffee Break
10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.Isaac Chiu, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
“Microbes and nerves: S. aureus driven itch and skin damage”
10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Discussion
10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.Annemieke de Jong, Ph.D. (Columbia University)
“Recognition of bacterial lipids by human T cells through CD1a”
11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Discussion
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Nathan Archer, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
“Neutrophil-intrinsic TNF receptor signaling orchestrates host defense against Staphylococcus aureus”
11:45 a.m. – 12 noonGeorge Agak, MSc, Ph.D. (University of Los Angeles, California)
“To trap a pathogen: TH17 cell-mediated extracellular traps release and their role in host defense in acne”
12 noon – 1:15 p.m.Lunch & Funding Forum
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.Ricardo Cibotti, Ph.D. (NIAMS / NIH)
Funding Forum: Emerging challenges and opportunities
1:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.Session 2: The microbiome in infection, autoimmunity and cancer
Session Moderator: Robert Modlin, M.D.
1:25 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.Julie Segre, Ph.D. (National Institutes of Health)
“Human Skin Microbiome: Finding Friends and Foes”
1:55 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.Discussion
2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.Tiffany Scharschmidt, M.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
“Early life immune-microbe crosstalk in skin”
2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Discussion
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Erin Chen, M.D., Ph.D. (Stanford)
“Defining the functional properties of commensal-induced T cells by redirecting them against a non-native antigen”
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Lynn Petukhova, Ph.D. (Columbia University)
“Monogenic mutations implicate STAT1 in hidradenitis suppurativa pathogenesis.”
3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.Coffee Break
3:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.Heidi Kong, M.D., M.H.Sc. (NIAMS / NIH)
“The Microbiome in Human Skin Disease”
4:05 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Discussion
 

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, M.D., Ph.D. (NIAMS / NIH)
“Intersection of tissue, immunity and the microbiota in skin”
4:45 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.Discussion
5:00 p.m.Awards Presentation

·         Society of Investigative Dermatology Eugene M. Farber Travel Awards for Young Investigators

·         Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology Travel Award

·         Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology Travel Award

·         Director’s Award for Diversity

5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Poster Reception
(Heavy appetizers served)
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Wine tasting in Long house lobby (optional)
(Light snacks served)

 

Saturday, Oct 22

7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.Announcements
8:05 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Session 3: Autoimmunity
Session Moderator: John O’Shea, M.D.
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.John O’Shea, M.D. (NIAMS /NIH)
“Lymphocytes and Superenhancers”
8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.Discussion
8:55 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.Teri Greiling, M.D., Ph.D. (Oregon Health & Science University)
“Lupus and the microbiota”
9:25 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.Discussion
9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.Raymond Cho, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
“Single-cell interrogation of inflammatory skin disease”
10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Discussion
10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.Break
10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.Michel Gilliet, M.D. (Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland)
“Targeting immune pathways in inflammatory diseases”
11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Discussion
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Sarah Whitley, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
“Local IL-23 is required for proliferation and retention of skin-resident memory Th17 cells”
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Ian Boothby, Ph.D.  (University of California, San Francisco)
“Early Life Inflammation Primes a Th2-Fibroblast Niche in Skin”
11:45 a.m.Lunch on own
1:30 p.m.FREE TIME / GOLF / CASCADE HIKE
12:00pm – 2:00pmMelanoma Prevention Working Group (Optional, Non-members are welcome, Long House Auditorium)
4:45 p.m. – 5:50pmMentorship Mixer
6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.Dinner
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.Keynote: Laura Mackay, Ph.D. (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
“Local Immune Protection by CD8+ Tissue-Resident Memory T Cells”

 

Sunday, Oct 23

7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.Announcements
8:05 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Session 4: Tumor immunology and prevention
Session Moderator: Niroshana Anandasabapathy, M.D., Ph.D.
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Niroshana Anandasabapathy, M.D., Ph.D. (Weill Cornell Medicine)
“Cancer immune surveillance in tissues: where it begins and ends”
8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.Discussion
8:55 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.Jean Tang, M.D., Ph.D. (Stanford)
“Small molecule and gene therapy approaches for BCC and SCC prevention in rare diseases”
9:25 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.Discussion
9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.Shruti Naik, Ph.D. (New York University School of Medicine)
“Immune-epithelial crosstalk in skin inflammation and repair”
10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Discussion
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Liang Deng, M.D., Ph.D. (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
“Reprogramming tumor microenvironment by a second-generation recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara”
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Zach Garrison (Oregon Health & Science University)
A novel MIF modulator as a melanoma therapeutic”
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Kazumasa Oya, Ph.D. (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
“Eribulin mesylate exerts antitumor effects via CD103″
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Sergei Koralov, Ph.D. (New York University School of Medicine)
“Clonal evolution and microbial triggers in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma pathogenesis”
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.Session 5: Immune and biologic intervention
Session Moderator: Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D.
1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego)
“Pathogen Response in the Skin”
1:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.Discussion
1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.Eynav Klechevsky, Ph.D. (Washington University in St. Louis)
“Regulation and dysregulation of Immune Responses by human skin dendritic cell subsets”
2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Discussion
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Philip Scumpia, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Los Angeles, California)
“Refining immunomodulatory biomaterials for skin applications”
3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.Discussion
3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Brian Kim, M.D. (Mount Sinai)
“Neuroimmune Regulation of Itch”
4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.Discussion
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Salmon Bake Dinner
Jim and Diane Baker Home
(Weather permitting)
Shuttle departs at 5:15 p.m. and returns 7:30 p.m.

 

Monday, Oct 24

6 a.m. – 8 a.m.Breakfast and depart
8:30 a.m.Bus departs for PDX Airport
~11:30 a.m.Bus arrives at PDX Airport

 

Sponsor Acknowledgement

The Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin is made possible due to our generous sponsors:

Sustainer Level Sponsors

Almirall LLC

 

Benefactor Level Sponsors

Janssen

 

Patron Level Sponsors

DermTech

 

Associate Level Sponsors

Biology of Skin Foundation
Dermavant
National Eczema Association

 

Travel Awards made possible thanks to:

  • Society for Investigative Dermatology (Eugene Farber Awards)
  • Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology