Workshop on Phenotyping Mouse Models of Human Lung Disease

Scope/Topic

Sep 15, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013
These dates include time for travel. Please refer to the schedule for full details.

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

This hands-on workshop will cover lung mechanics and techniques for measuring function in mice and how mouse models may be used to study human pulmonary biology and disease. After an initial day of basic mouse genetics, nomenclature, housing and breeding strategies, anesthesia and surgical techniques, the workshop quickly focuses on models of lung disease, pathology, lung mechanics and imaging. Laboratory sessions covering airway responsiveness, airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR), lung volumes and PV curves, morphometry, sampling techniques and mouse lung pathology will be held in the afternoons.

 

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13HL120481-01 from the National Institutes of Health.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Organizers

Sep 15, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Wayne Mitzner, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Matthias Ochs, M.D., Hannover Medical School

Speakers

Sep 15, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

2013 Speakers include:

Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Kristin Cough, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Eric A. Hoffman, Ph.D., University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
James J. Lee, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona
Lennart K.A. Lundblad, Ph.D., University of Vermont
Frank McKeon, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Wayne Mitzner, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Matthias Ochs, M.D., Hannover Medical School
Annette Robichaud, Ph.D., SCIREQ Scientific Respiratory Equipment, Inc.
Teresa Southard, D.V.M., Ph.D., Cornell University
Marge Strobel, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Douglas Taatjes, Ph.D., The University of Vermont
Jerrold Ward, DVM, Ph.D., Global VetPathology and NIAID, NIH
Wa Xian, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Jim Yeadon, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Schedule

Sep 15, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

The 2013 workshop schedule is available for review.  This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change.   

Registration

Sep 15, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Registration Fee: $1,650.00

The registration fee includes workshop materials, meals and shared lodging at Highseas Conference Center for the duration of the workshop.

Placement is limited to 16 attendees, so early application is advised.

To apply for this event, please:

-Complete the online application form (Opens a new page to our secured third party application site.)

-Applicants will be required to upload a CV or Biosketch (2 page maximum) to complete the application.

-If you are a student, post-doc, medical resident or fellow, you are also required to provide a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or mentor.

Applications by women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

*Free out-of-print books about the laboratory mouse are available online. If you are not familiar with mouse anatomy you might find the advance reading helpful.

Hotel/Travel

Sep 15, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Participants and some faculty reside together at Highseas Conference Center, a Georgian style mansion built in 1912. Highseas is perched on the cliffs overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and surrounded by beautiful Acadia National Park. This is casual, dormitory-style housing consisting of shared bedrooms and bathrooms (minimum double occupancy, some triple and quad rooms). Wireless internet access is provided throughout the building. Laundry facilities are available on site.

Travel


Air

Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

New visa rules by the U.S. State Department now in effect beginning in August 2008, visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries (i.e. Europe, Japan, Australia, etc.) will have to register online 3 days in advance of travel.

Car

Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.

Area information:

 

Sponsors

Sep 15, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Funding for this workshop is provided by:

  • The National Institutes of Health - 1R13HL120481-01
  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support:

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Event Contact: Nancy Place  p: 207-288-6257