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22nd Annual Irwin M. Arias, MD Symposium: Bridging Basic Science and Liver Disease

>Save the date for our Annual Irwin M. Arias Symposium!

November 9th, 2012 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Contact: Elizabeth Stemporzewski (Email)
Phone: (617) 527-5600

Hosted by The American Liver Foundation New England Division
Harvard Medical School - Joseph P. Martin Conference Center - Directions
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

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Dr. Irwin Arias


Following graduation from medical school and residency training in Boston, Irwin Arias ("Win") specialized in medicine and hepatology in Boston after which he spent 29 years at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Professor of Medicine, Vice- Chairman of Medicine, Founder of the first NIH supported Liver Research and Director of the GI-Liver Training Program. In 1982, he became Chairman and Professor of Physiology and Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School In 2000, Win and Lyuba moved to NIH where he is Senior Scientist in the Cell Biology and Metabolism Program of the NICHD and Assistant to the Director of the Intramural Program at NIH. Win has received Distinguished Achievement Awards from the AASLD, AGA, ACG, ALF and other liver-related organizations around the world, served as President of AASLD, Vice-President of the ASCI, and Founding Editor of Hepatology. Since inception of the ALF, Win has been an active leader in promoting "the cause" and served for many years on the Board of the New England Chapter and the National Organization. In 1991, the New England Chapter honored him by naming an annual Symposium in Boston on "Bridging Basic Science and Liver Disease" . This highly successful event brings leading biomedical scientists and physicians who share interest in liver biology and disease to meet with students, fellows and scientists. Win has published over 450 research papers, reviews, book chapters and position papers. His wide-ranging research focuses on bringing advances in basic science to better understanding of liver function and disease, both acquired and inheritable.

Arias Symposium 2012

Program Schedule

8:00 AM • Registration and Breakfast

8:50 AM • Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 AM:

Rudolf Jaenisch, PhD
Professor of Biology, MIT
Topic: Stem Cells, Reprogramming, Therapy: Promise, Problems, Reality

9:40 AM:

Leonard Guarente, PhD
Professor of Biology, MIT
Topic: Sirtuins, Aging & Disease

10:20 AM • Morning Break

10:50 AM:

Michael Caplan, MD, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine
Topic: Cystic Disease, Olfactory Machinery and New Metabolic Signaling Pathways

11:30 AM:

Jake Liang, MD, PhD
Chief, Liver Diseases Branch, NIDDK, NIH
Topic: Of Infection, Inflammation and Fat: The Tango of Hepatitis C Virus and Host

12:00 PM • Luncheon with Faculty

1:15 PM:

Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD Immunobiology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Allergy & Immunology, Yale School of Medicine
The Role of NOD-Like Receptors in Dysbiosis, NAFLD and Obesity

1:55 PM:

Wolfram Goessling, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Technology
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Topic: Novel Regulators of Liver Development and Regeneration

2:35 PM:

Steven Kliewer, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, U Texas/SW
Topic: Starvation Hormone FGF21: Linking Liver to Brain

3:15 PM:

Raymond Chung, MD
Director of Hepatology and Vice Chief of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Topic: The Rational Development of Novel Therapeutic Strategies Against Hepatitis C

3:55 PM • Concluding Comments

4:05 PM • Wine and Cheese Reception

Page updated: October 5th, 2012


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