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Symposium on Neuroinflammation

Bernhard H.J. Juurlink juurlink at DUKE.USASK.CA
Fri Apr 2 11:54:05 EST 1999

The Fifth Altschul Symposium is on The Role of Inflammation in Mediating
Damage Following Stroke and Neurotrauma

Fifth Altschul Symposium Organizing Committee:  Bernhard H.J. Juurlink
(Chair), R.M. Devon, A. Kirk, R. Macaulay, P.G. Paterson, V. Ramsden,
J.A. Thornhill, V. Verge and W.Walz.  External Advisory Committee:  Dana
Stanimirovic and Thomas De Graba

Thursday, August 19, 1999

Neuroinflammation: cellular mechanisms and mediators - G.Z. Feuerstein,
DuPont Pharmaceutical Company, Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.

Trauma results in rapid onset of oxidative stress - H. Kamencic,
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Mediators and functions of neuroinflammation following CNS trauma - V.W.
Yong, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Inflammation in the ischemic brain – K. Kogure, University of Tokyo,

Microglial responses to ischemia-like conditions - W. Walz, University
of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Inflammatory lung disease - P. Ward, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
MI, U.S.A.

Friday, August 20, 1999
NEURO-INFLAMMATION: Cellular Mechanisms and Mediators

Leukocyte-endothelium interactions - P. Kubes, University of Calgary,
Calgary, AB, Canada

Role of endothelium and astrocytes in ischemia-induced inflammation - D.
Stanimirovic, NRC, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Role of eicosanoids and nitric oxide in post-ischemic inflammation - C.
Iadecola, University of Minnesota, MN, U.S.A.

Platelet-activating factor and stroke - Kei Satoh, Hirosaki University,
Hirosaki, Japan

Mechanisms of  axonal degeneration after spinal cord injury: role of
inflammatory mediators - M. Fehlings, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, ON,

Analysis of neuroinflammation using cDNA microarrays - K. Becker, NIH,
Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

Poster session

Saturday, August 21, 1999

Current clinical strategies: pharmacological and non-pharmacological -
T. DeGraba, NIH, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

Problems associated with reperfusion - G. Del Zoppo, The Scripps
Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.

The potential of hypothermia in stroke therapy - S. Schwab, Heidelberg
University, Heidelberg, Germany

TNF alpha as a mediator of tolerance to brain ischemia - J.M.
Hallenbeck, NIH, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

Inhibition of NF-kB activation: A new target for prevention of
multi-organ inflammation - J.W. Christman, Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, TN, U.S.A.

Phase II enzyme induction as a therapeutic approach - B.H.J. Juurlink,
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada


For Further Information contact: Bernhard H.J. Juurlink, Department of
Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N
5E5, Canada,  Email: juurlink at duke.usask.ca or Fax: 1-306-966-4083

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