9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
GRC - Prolactin & Growth Hormone Family

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, February 10, 2008
16:00:00 Arrival and Check-in
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Opening Remarks Hallgeir Rui
19:40:00 Welcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
19:50:00 Transcriptional Control of PRL and GH genes
19:50:00 Discussion Hallgeir Rui
19:50:00 Combinatorial Mechanisms Governing Prolactin Gene Transcription Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann
20:30:00 Discussion
20:40:00 Long-range activation of the human growth hormone gene cluster Nancy Cooke
21:20:00 Welcome Reception
21:20:00 Discussion
Monday, February 11, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 PRL & GH Pathway Mutations and Polymorphisms
09:00:00 Discussion Stephen Liebhaber
09:05:00 d3-GH receptor polymorphism: associations to pre- and postnatal growth Anders Juul
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Stat5 mutations and growth Ron Rosenfeld
10:05:00 Discussion
10:15:00 PRL and GH polymorphisms and human breast cancer risk Asta Försti
10:40:00 Discussion
10:50:00 Coffee Break / Group Photo (11:15 am)
11:20:00 PRLR polymorphisms and breast diseases Philippe Touraine
11:45:00 Discussion
11:55:00 The Ets transcription factor Elf5 specifies mammary alveolar cell fate Samantha Oakes
11:55:00 Platform 1 and 2 talks
12:05:00 Discussion
12:10:00 The ablation of Jak2 reduces mammary epithelial cell proliferation and protects against Her2/neu-induced mammary tumorigenesis
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 PRL & GH Intracellular Signaling
19:30:00 Discussion Linda Schuler
19:35:00 The role of JAK2 phosphorylation sites and binding proteins in the actions of GH Christine Carter-Su
20:00:00 Discussion
20:10:00 PRL Signaling and extracellular matrix
20:35:00 Discussion
20:45:00 GH associated nitration of Jak2: impact on signalling Ted Elsasser
21:10:00 Discussion
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Clinical and Pathological aspects of PRL and GH
09:00:00 Discussion Charles Clevenger
09:05:00 The matrix of ghrelin, insulin, growth hormone and cortisol in metabolic regulation in man Michael Thorner
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Clinical use of GH receptor antagonists: recent insight A. J. van der Lely
10:05:00 Discussion
10:15:00 Coffee Break
10:45:00 IGF-1 treatment in severe growth failure Ross Clark
11:10:00 Discussion
11:20:00 Modulation of GH action by sex steroids Ken Ho
11:45:00 Discussion
11:55:00 Platform 1 and 2 talks
11:55:00 Proteomic analysis of serum from patients with acromegaly Shigeru Okada
12:05:00 Discussion
12:10:00 A New Surface Plasmon Resonance Set Up To Characterize The Interactions Within Prl-Prlr Complexes Estelle Tallet
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Stem Cells in GH and PRL target organs
19:30:00 Discussion Kay-Uwe Wagner
19:35:00 GH regulation of self-renewal of mammary stem cells Gabriela Dontu
20:00:00 Discussion
20:10:00 Stem Cells and the Mammary Microenvironment Gilbert H Smith
20:35:00 Discussion
20:45:00 GH regulation of neural stem cell number Michael Waters
21:10:00 Discussion
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Discussion Geula Gibori
09:00:00 PRL/GH Target Organs
09:05:00 PRL and ovary Nadine Binart
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 GH and breast cancer promotion Peter Lobie
10:05:00 Discussion
10:15:00 Coffee Break
10:45:00 Metabolic actions of PRL and GH Michael Freemark
11:10:00 Discussion
11:20:00 Prolactin signaling controls pancreatic beta-cell menin levels and proliferation in pregnant mice Seung Kim
11:45:00 Discussion
11:55:00 X-ray structures of the 2:1 complex between PRL and its receptor Isabelle Broutin
11:55:00 Platform 1 and 2 talks
12:05:00 Discussion
12:10:00 The peptidyl-prolyl isomerase cyclophilin A regulates activation of the prolactin receptor/Jak2 complex and the progression of human breast cancer Jiamao Zheng
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 Business Meeting
19:30:00 PRL and GH-related ligands
19:30:00 Discussion Carmen Clapp
19:35:00 PRL and GH-derived antiangiogenic peptides Joseph Martial
20:00:00 Discussion
20:10:00 16K PRL in cardiac physiology and disease
20:35:00 Discussion
20:45:00 A ligand-receptor fusion of growth hormone is a potent long-acting agonist Richard Ross
21:10:00 Discussion
Thursday, February 14, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Discussion Julian Davis
09:00:00 Pituitary and CNS
09:05:00 Hormone-induced changes in PRL signal transduction in the rat hypothalamus during late pregnancy Dave Grattan
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Alterations in the Neuroendocrine Regulation and Neural Actions of Prolactin by Reproductive Experience Robert Bridges
10:05:00 Discussion
10:15:00 Coffee Break
10:45:00 The role of prolactin in male pheromone-induced neurogenesis Gloria Mak
11:10:00 Discussion
11:20:00 Pituitary Tumorigenesis - New Insights Shlomo Melmed
11:45:00 Discussion
11:55:00 Platform 1 and 2 talks
11:55:00 Vasoinhibins prevent increased retinal vasopermeability associated with diabetic retinopathy via protein phosphatase 2A-dependent eNOS inactivation Celina Garcia
12:05:00 Discussion
12:10:00 Resequencing The Five Human Growth Hormone/Chorionic Somatomammotropin Genes At 17q22-24: Locus And Population-Specific Genetic Heterogeneity Maris Laan
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Keynote Lecture
19:30:00 Discussion Vincent Goffin
19:35:00 Caveolins, PRL and GH signaling Michael Lisanti
20:20:00 Discussion
Friday, February 15, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Departure
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