International Workshop on AKU

International Workshop on AKU Hotel Phoenix, Copenhagen, Denmark Thursday 15 October 2015 09.00 – 17.00 08.30-09.00 Registration 09.00-09.30 Welcome t...

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9th International Workshop on AKU Hotel Phoenix, Copenhagen, Denmark Thursday 15 October 2015 09.00 – 17.00 08.30-09.00

Registration

09.00-09.30

Welcome to the 9th International Workshop on AKU “The extra cellular matrix control cell function: Biomarkers of tissue formation and tissue degradation in connective tissue diseases” Dr Diana Julie Leeming, Nordic Bioscience, Denmark

MORNING SESSION CHAIR: Prof Jim Gallagher, University of Liverpool, UK 09.30-10.00

“Biomarkers in AKU” Dr Anne-Christine Bay-Jensen, Nordic Bioscience, Denmark

10.00-10.30

“Cartilage – proteomics and biomarkers” Dr Patrik Önnerfjord, Lunds University, Denmark

10.30-11.00

“Metabolomic observations in AKU” Dr Anna Milan, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK

11.00-11.30

Refreshments / Poster Session

11.30-12.00

“Chronic joint pain – Understanding central pain mechanisms” Dr Kristian Kjær Petersen, Aalborg University, Denmark

12.00-12.30

“Quantitative assessment of disease progression in AKU” Leah Taylor, University of Liverpool, UK

12.30-13.00

“Nutritional status of patients attending the National AKU Centre pre and post nitisinone therapy” Shirley Judd, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK

13.00-14.00

Lunch

DevelopAKUre is a co-funded project sponsored by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.

9th International Workshop on AKU AFTERNOON SESSION CHAIR: Oliver Timmis, AKU Society, UK

14.00-14.30

“Cardiac manifestations in AKU” Dr Wendy Introne, National Institutes of Health, USA

14.30-15.00

Update on the AKU animal model: “Ochronosis in AKU mice: tracking down the elusive mechanism of pigmentation” Dr Craig Keenan, Liverpool John Moores University, UK “Does nitisinone influence learning, memory or motor function in AKU and control mice?” Róisín Lewis, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

15.00-15.30

“Tendon biology – basic and clinical aspects of use, disuse and overuse” Prof Michael Kjær, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

15.30-16.00

Refreshments / Poster Session

16.00-16.45

Open forum: “How can DevelopAKUre inform AKU research?” Moderated by Dr Nicolas Sireau, AKU Society, UK

16.45-17.00

Concluding remarks / Close of meeting Dr Nicolas Sireau, AKU Society, UK

OPTIONAL WALKING TOUR 17.30-19.30

Walking Tour of Copenhagen city centre Those joining the tour should meet at the front of Hotel Phoenix

EVENING DINNER 19.30-22.00

Conference Dinner at Hotel Phoenix [The cost of individual dinners will be charged to your room bill]

DevelopAKUre is a co-funded project sponsored by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.

DevelopAKUre is a co-funded project sponsored by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.