Calgary Liver Unit
2nd Biennial TAILOR Meeting
Cal Wenzel Family Foundation
Chair in Hepatology
Translational Approaches to Inflammatory Liver Injury and Repair Meeting (TAILOR)
September 16 - 18, 2016
Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta
Immune-mediated inflammatory liver injury is the common pathway of liver damage occurring in most liver diseases, including viral hepatitis, toxic liver damage, autoimmune liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. All inflammation-associated liver injuries are associated with well-developed and coordinated repair processes, which can lead ether to recovery or liver scarring (fibrosis).
Understanding the fundamental mechanisms involved in liver injury and repair, and defining how these directly impact patients, will allow us to develop much needed treatments for chronic liver disease.
Therefore, to examine bench to bedside approaches to inflammatory liver injury and repair we have put together an outstanding scientific program and assembled leading international authorities in the field. During this meeting liver injury and repair, from basic mechanisms through to pathophysiology and therapy, will be addressed.
An important element of the meeting will be discussions and interactions between participants and speakers which we hope will lead to collaborations and the dissemination of ideas and knowledge.
PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE
Dr. Mark Swain Dr. Carla Coffin
Hepatologist, Calgary Liver Unit Hepatologist, Calgary Liver Unit
Division Head, Gastroenterology Director, Viral Hepatitis Clinic
Dr. Kelly Burak Ms. Geraldine Tanis
Hepatologist, Calgary Liver Unit Conference coordinator
Director, Calgary Liver Unit Calgary Liver Unit
Cell: 403-860-9386 Office: 403-592-5049
FOR MEETING INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT
403-592-5049 (office) or 403-370-3866 (cell)
Friday Sept 16
Welcome dinner and Keynote
Dr. Rob Myers (Gilead Sciences)
“Importance of Pharma: Academic links in developing new therapies for liver diseases”
Saturday Sept 17
A) Understanding the Drivers of Liver Injury and internal drivers of liver injury
8:30 – 10:15 am
1. Dr. Tania Roskams (Leuven)
“What can an experimental pathologist tell us about what is really happening in the liver?”
2. Dr. Tom Karlsen (Oslo)
Is it all in the genes? New insights into autoimmune liver disease from GWAS studies
3. Dr. Saumya Jayakumar (Calgary)
“Fatty liver: an accelerator of liver injury?
10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
B) Inflammation and Cancer
10:30am – 12:00pm
1. Dr. Augusto Villanueva (New York)
“Molecular signatures in designing tailored therapies for HCC”
2. Dr. Roger Chapman (Oxford)
“Cholangiocarcinoma in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis – Risks, surveillance, diagnosis and management”
3. Dr. Carla Coffin (Calgary)
“Vaccination and antiviral strategies for liver disease: impact on liver cancer”
Noon – 1pm Lunch
C) Microbiome and the Gut-Liver Axis
1:00 – 2:30pm
1. Dr. Paul Kubes (Calgary)
“A New Healer Macrophage – Comes to Rescue the Liver”
2. Dr. Mark Swain (Calgary)
“Linking the microbiome to extrahepatic complications of liver disease”
3. Dr. Puneeta Tandon (Edmonton)
“Changing the microbiome to treat liver disease and its’ complications”
2:30 – 2:45pm Coffee Break
D) Student presentations
2:45 – 3:30pm
3:30 – 6:00 pm Free time to explore Banff
7:00pm Group Dinner
Sunday Sept. 18th
A) Stem Cells and the Liver
8:30 – 10:15 am
1. Dr. Shinichiro Ogawa (U of T)
“Embryonic stem cells: are we getting close to an artificial liver?”
2. Dr. Fu-Sheng Wang (Beijing)
“Using mesenchymal stem cells to treat liver disease: are we there yet?”
3. Dr. Steve Martin (Calgary)
“ Stem cells for treating metabolic liver diseases in children”
10:15 – 10:30am Coffee break
F) Novel Therapeutics for liver disease
10:30 – 11:30 am
1. Dr. Rob Myers (Gilead)
“Targeting fibrosis: is this a realistic goal?”
2. Dr. Andy Mason (Edmonton)
“Are we close to having effective therapy for all liver diseases?”
Closing remarks and departures
Address and phone number:
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1H5
Phone: 403-763-6712 Toll free: 1-877-760-4595 (Canada & USA)
To make a reservation, please use the link on the registration form.
Long-term parking is available in two locations on campus: the underground parkade on the north side of campus and the visitor parking lot on the south end of campus.
Short term parking is available throughout campus, as noted on the campus map. Check-in is at the Professional Development Centre. Campus directory maps are located at the two entrances.
Directions to the parkade
- Follow the parking signs to the parkade located below the Music & Sound Building.
- Eric Harvie Theatre, Margaret Greenham Theatre, and The Club are adjacent to the parkade.
From Calgary International Airport to Banff
International Airport to Banff takes approximately 90 minutes.
- Depart airport and take Deerfoot Trail North Highway 2.
- In four km, take the exit for Stoney Trail NW heading West. Signs indicate it heads towards Banff and Highway 1.
- Drive approximately 23 km and take the exit for Trans-Canada Highway 1 West (Banff).
- Continue West approximately 90 km on the Trans-Canada Highway 1 to the Banff National Park gates.
- Once through the park gates, continue 12 km to the first exit to the town of Banff.
Directions to the Professional Development Centre
- Travel approximately 135 km westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway 1 from Calgary, take the first exit to Banff.
- At the base of the ramp turn left and follow the road though town to Buffalo Street (5th traffic light).
- Turn left on Buffalo, drive up the hill to The Banff Centre.
- Turn left and follow the signs to reception in the Professional Development Centre
- The Banff Centre campus map (pdf)
- A guide containing maps of the campus and the town of Banff (pdf)
- Map with directions from Calgary Airport to The Banff Centre (via Google Maps)
Activities in the town of Banff
Banff Centre Performing Arts program:
Restaurants in Banff
- Keg Restaurant & Bar Downtown
If you are looking for great steaks, friendly knowledgeable service and a really comfortable relaxed atmosphere, stop into The Keg. Read More
2. La Terrazza Ristorante Italiano
Welcome to La Terrazza, where you can savour the amazing food and enjoy the panoramic view of the Rockies. Read More
- Other restaurants: http://www.atasteofbanff.com/
Thank you for your support!