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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session I
Conference Room D

Genetics and Genomics of Immune and Immunodeficiency Diseases
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chair: Dennis D. Hickstein, NCI

This symposium will focus on the recent discovery of new immunodeficiency diseases and new approaches to understanding immune diseases. Although X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease (X-SCID), one of the first identified immune deficiency diseases, was described 50 years ago, new primary immune deficiency diseases continue to be discovered, leading some in the field to describe primary immunodeficiency as a “field in its infancy.” Two speakers will describe newly identified primary immunodeficiency diseases. New approaches to understanding immune diseases, including immunodeficiency diseases, are also being developed, and two speakers will address how these approaches are being applied in the field of immunology.


Presentation by FARE Award Winner
Utilizing Exon Skipping to Rescue Common Mutations in Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Type 1

Lisa Vincent, NHGRI

B-cell Genome Landscape
Rafael Casellas, NIAMS

A New Inherited Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome with Allergy, Hyperimmunoglobulinemia E, Lymphocyte Dysfunction, Viral Infections, and Cancer
Helen Su, NIAID

Steve Holland, NIAID

A Genome-wide Association Study of Behcet’s Disease
Elaine Remers, NIAMS

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