(subject to change)

Thursday, Oct 17

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Shuttle Bus from PDX (Reservation required during registration)
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Arrival and Check In
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Mentorship Mixer and Reception
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.mWelcome and introductory comments

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD (OHSU) and Dennis Roop, PhD (University of Colorado), Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Keynote: Tina Lasisi, PhD (University of Michigan)

Skin pigmentation and its evolution: The intersection of science and society

6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.Dinner Buffet
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

 

 

Friday, Oct 18

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Introductory Remarks

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD (OHSU) and Dennis Roop, PhD (University of Colorado), Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)

8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.Session 1: Cutting Edge Science in Diseases that Disproportionately Impact patients with Skin of Color

Session Moderator: Ginette A. Okoye, MD (Howard University)

8:25 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Ginette A. Okoye, MD (Howard University)

Introduction and Framework

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Discussion
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.Tina Lasisi, PhD (University of Michigan)

Evolution of hair diversity

9:20 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.Discussion
9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.Crystal Aguh, MD (Johns Hopkins University)

Investigating the role of metabolic dysregulation in the pathogenesis of CCCA

9:55 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.Discussion
10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Jillian Richmond, PhD (University of Massachusetts)

Mycosis fungoides in skin of color research

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Discussion
10:45am – 11:00amBreak
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.Todd W. Ridky MD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)

Effects of sex steroids on human pigment synthesis

11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.Discussion
11:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.John E. Harris, MD, PhD (University of Massachusetts)

Translational research in vitiligo: Launching a new era of targeted treatments

11:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.Discussion
12:10 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.Bonnie C. Carney, PhD (Georgetown University)

Dyschromia in burn scars in SOC

12:25 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.Courtney M. Johnson, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)

MF in skin of color 

12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.Session 2:  Microbiome and Metabolism in SOC

Session Moderator: Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)

1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)

The influence of diet and environment on the skin microbiome

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Discussion
2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD (University of California, San Francisco)

Early life microbiome and host response

2:35 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.Discussion
2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.Steven D. Townsend, PhD (Vanderbilt University)

How sugars in breastmilk shape infant microbiome

3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.Discussion
3:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.Break
3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Ian Myles, MD, MPH (NIH)

Microbial Therapeutics: what, how, and why

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Discussion
4:15 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.P’ng Loke PhD (NIH)

The skin microbiome and fungal infections of indigenous Malaysians

4:35 p.m. – 4.50 p.m.Discussion
4:50 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.Melissa B. Manus, PhD, MSc (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Anthropology and the microbiome

5:10 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.Discussion
5:25 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.Short Talk from Selected Abstracts
5:40 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.Short Talk from Selected Abstracts
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Dinner and Awards Presentation

·      Society of Investigative Dermatology Eugene M. Farber Travel Awards

·      Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology Travel Award

·      Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology Travel Award

·      Taiwanese Society for Investigative Dermatology Award

·      European Society for Dermatological Research: ESDR Travel Award

·      Director’s Award for Diversity

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Poster Reception #1

Wine Tasting

 

 

 

Saturday, Oct 19

7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.Breakfast
7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Announcements
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.Session 3: Inflammatory Itch and the Skin Barrier in SOC

Session Moderator: Shawn G. Kwatra, MD (University of Maryland)

8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE (University of Pennsylvania)

Population descriptors in inflammatory skin disease research and the role of social and environmental factors

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Discussion
8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.Cristina de Guzman Strong, PhD (Henry Ford Health & Michigan State University)

Human Skin Barrier Evolution Out of Africa and Impact on Skin Health Disparities

9:05 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.Discussion
9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.Tesfaye B. Mersha, PhD (University of Cincinatti)

Precision medicine in atopic dermatitis care? How genomic and social determinants inform racial disparities in atopic dermatitis

9:40 a.m. – 9:55Discussion
9:55 a.m. – 10:10Break
10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Shawn Kwatra, MD (University of Maryland)

Genetic and immunologic features of prurigo nodularis in African Americans

10:30 a.m. – 10:45Discussion
10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.Eric Simpson, MD, MCR (OHSU)

Clinical Trials, Ethnic/Reported-race Prevalence and Severity

11:05 a.m. – 11:20Discussion
11:20 a.m.- 11:35 a.mShort Talk from Selected Abstracts
11:35 a.m. – 11:50Short Talk from Selected Abstracts
11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.Industry Leaders Panel Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.FREE TIME
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Small Group Workshops: Senior Leaders Topics’ TBD

Sunday, Oct 20

7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.Breakfast
7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Announcements
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.Session 4: Hidradenitis suppurativa

Session Moderator: Angel S. Byrd, MD, PhD (Howard University)

8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Angel Byrd, MD, PhD (Howard University)

Introduction/Overview of HS research in skin of color

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Discussion
8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.Amanda Nelson, PhD (Penn State)

The landscape of HS basic science/translational research

9:05 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.Discussion
9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.Christos C. Zouboulis, MD, PhD (Staedtisches Klinikum Dessau, Brandenburg Medical School)

HS pathophysiology and unmet needs in the field 

9:40 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.Discussion
9:55 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, PhD (NIH)

Immune dysregulation of HS

10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Discussion
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

 

Lynn Petukhova, PhD (New York University)

The importance of ancestral diversity in human genetic studies of hidradenitis suppurativa

11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.Discussion
11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.Margaret Lowe, PhD (University of California, San Francisco)

Tertiary lymphoid structures and hidradenitis suppurativa lesional evolution: Cause or consequence? 

11:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.Discussion
11:55 a.m. – 12:10pmHaley Naik, MD (University of California, San Francisco)

HS basic science/translational research – the patient’s perspective

12:10 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.Short Talk from Selected Abstracts
12:25 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch and NIH talk
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Ricardo Cibotti, PhD (NIH)

HS Funding Landscape – NIAMS – What gaps have been filled or need to be filled?

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.Donald Glass, MD, PhD (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)

Overview of the landscape of keloid research

1:20 p.m. -1:35 p.m.Discussion
1:35 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.Valerie Horsley, PhD (Yale University)  

The function of dermal adipocytes in skin repair 

1:55 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.Discussion
2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Lamont R. Jones, MD, MBA, FACS (Henry Ford Health)

miRNA keloid research  

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Discussion
2:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.Ardeshir Bayat BSc (Hons), MB, BS, PhD (University of Cape Town)

Immunology of keloids 

3:05 p.m.- 3:20 p.m.Discussion
3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.Ernst Reichenberger, PhD (University of Connecticut)

Genetics of familial keloids

3:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.Discussion
4:05 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.Dorothy Supp, PhD (University of Cincinnati)

The function of Vitamin D in Keloid Biology

4:25 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.Discussion
4:40 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.Short Talk from Selected Abstracts
4:55 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.Short Talk from Selected Abstracts
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Dinner
7:30 p.m.-Presentation of Poster Competition Awards

-Recognition for Volunteers

-Recognition for Sponsors

 

Monday, Oct 21

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Bus departs for PDX Airport (boarding at 8:15 am for an on-time departure)
~9:30 a.m.Bus arrives at PDX Airport

2024 Sponsor Acknowledgement

The 2024 Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin was made possible due to NIH Grant Number 2 R13 AR009431-57 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and our generous sponsors:

Champion Level Sponsors

Sustainer Level Sponsors

Benefactor Level Sponsors

David M.C. Ju Foundation
Sanofi/Regeneron

 

Associate Level Sponsors

Novartis

 

Travel Awards made possible thanks to:

  • Society for Investigative Dermatology (Eugene Farber Awards)
  • Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Taiwanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • European Society for Dermatological Research
  • Montagna Symposium Director’s Award for Diversity