Connect with colleagues at the Basic Research Conference (BRC) and the Clinical Research Conference (CRC) pre-meeting courses at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting! The ACR has an exceptional array of research leaders lined up for this year’s BRC and CRC sessions on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12 in Washington, D.C. Get ready to take advantage of these pre-meeting courses, which are designed to foster the exchange of ideas and dialogue with colleagues in an intimate environment before the full conference kicks off.
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BRC: Cellular Metabolism & Stress Response in Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease
Experts in the field will address how cellular metabolism regulates immune cell fate and functions, within the context of rheumatic diseases. Speakers will guide participants through the principles of bioenergetics and metabolic homeostasis, how they are altered in the inflammatory state, drawing examples from cancer, obesity and inflammatory diseases. In addition, participants will get an in-depth look at how impairments in metabolism homeostasis contribute to immune-mediated inflammatory disease. “The speakers are international experts on immune metabolism in rheumatic and inflammatory diseases. Their research focus ranges from dissecting the role of immune metabolism to understand disease mechanisms, to identifying biomarkers and therapeutic targets. This promises to be a very exciting, stimulating and dynamic program at the cutting edge of an emerging field with great translational potential for rheumatology,” says 2016 BRC co-chair Laurence Morel, PhD, from the University of Florida.
CRC: Lung Disease in Rheumatology
This year’s CRC will provide an in-depth look at lung disease in rheumatology. A diverse multidisciplinary cohort of international experts will review clinical and research aspects of lung disease in rheumatology, highlight areas of uncertainty, and provide a platform for future research endeavors within this arena. This course will highlight the clinical and pathophysiologic complexities of systemic autoimmunity as it relates to the lungs. At the completion of the course, participants will be able to distinguish the types of interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension associated with rheumatic diseases, and will be able to more effectively evaluate and manage patients with rheumatic lung diseases.
“The Clinical Research Conference on autoimmune lung disease promises to be a very exciting, stimulating and dynamic program at the cutting edge of clinical care and science,” says 2016 CRC co-chair Aryeh Fischer, MD, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.