Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference
58th Annual Meeting
“Asthma 2015: Mechanisms to Personalized Medicine”
The Gant Conference Center
The theme of the Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, 58th Annual Meeting is “Asthma 2015: Mechanisms to Personalized Medicine”, Monica Kraft, M.D., Chair and Anthony Gerber, M.D., Ph.D., Stanley Szefler, M.D., and Michael Wechsler, M.D., Co-Chairs. With an emphasis on the integration of basic, translational and clinical approaches, the meeting will focus on a central question: how can we translate knowledge regarding the mechanisms underlying airway immunology, inflammation and repair into effective, personalized approaches to asthma therapy? Anchored by twelve State of the Art Presentations from thought leaders in their respective fields, the conference will specifically focus on this central question. We have organized the program into a series of thematic sessions focusing on (i) new concepts in asthma beyond adaptive immunity including new arenas in T cell biology, the microbiome, macrophage biology, epigenetics, genomics and oxidant biology, (ii) host response/innate immune mechanisms and autophagy (iii) contemporary understanding of mechanotransduction and remodeling, and (iv) strategic approaches to translating scientific advances into impactful therapy including molecular phenotyping, corticosteroid resistance and drug development for patients with mild, moderate and severe asthma. The conference summary will be presented by Fernando D. Martinez, M.D., Director of the Arizona Respiratory Center at the University of Arizona, Tucscon, Arizona.
Abstract deadline is February 14, 2015. For more information, contact: Monica Kraft, M.D., c/o Jeanne Cleary, Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, PO Box 1622, Parker, CO 80134 Phone: (303) 358-2797. Fax: (720) 851-1034.