Preliminary Meeting Schedule

(All sessions will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel)

Sunday, June 11:


5 pm Opening Session

  • Welcome
  • A Tribute to the Legacy of Endre Balazs, MD
  • Award Presentation to HA 2017 Honorees: Raija Tammi, M.D. Ph.D. and Markku Tammi, Ph.D. (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Welcoming Reception at the Intercontinental Hotel

June 12th - 14th

  • Poster Viewing / Discussions – 2 hr. sessions each afternoon

Monday, June 12:

Clevaland Clinic 600

Continuing Medical Education Credit offered for attendance of Monday’s sessions. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ .

Session 1- Application of HA in Medical and Surgical Devices (8:00 am-10:00 am)

  • Chair: Scheffer Tseng, M.D.
  • Speakers: Edward Maytin, MD & Michael Mont, MD

Session 2- Application of Hyaluronidase in Medicine (10:30 am-12:30 pm)

  • Speaker: Preeti Raghavan, MD

Session 3- Development for new medical applications for HA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)

  • Chair: Glenn Prestwich, Ph.D.
  • Speaker: Eva Turley, Ph.D.

Tuesday, June 13:

Session 4- HA Structure and Metabolism (8:00 am-10:00 am)

  • Chairs: Alberto Passi, M.D., Ph.D. & Ralf Richter, Ph.D.
  • Speaker: Barbara Triggs-Raine

Session 5- HA in Development and Signaling (10:30 am-12:30 pm)

  • Chairs: Antonietta Salustri, Ph.D. & Natasza Kurpios, Ph.D.
  • Speaker: Soma Moran, MD

Session 6- HA in Immunity and Inflammation (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)

  • Chairs: Rashmin Savani, M.D. Ph.D. & PhD & Davide Vigetti, PhD;
  • Speaker: Ellen Pure, PhD

Wednesday, June 14:

Session 7- HA in Neurobiology and Neurological Disease (8:00 am-10:00 am)

  • Session Chairs: Lawrence Sherman, Ph.D. & Vivien Coulson-Thomas, Ph.D.

Session 8- HA in Chronic Disease Processes (10:30 am-12:30 pm)

  • Session Chairs: Thomas Wight, Ph.D. & Maria Grandoch, MD;
  • Speaker: Stavros Garanziotis, M.D.

Evening Aboard The Goodtime III on Lake ErieExcursion and Conference Banquet, Live Music Entertainment

Thursday, June 15:

Session 9- HA in Cancer Biology (8:00-10:00 am)

  • Session Chairs: Paraskevi Heldin, Ph.D. & Kirsi Rilla, Ph.D.
  • Speaker: Melanie Simpson, PhD

Session 10- HA in Stem Cells, Growth and Differentiation (10:30 am-12:30 pm)

  • Session Chairs: Naoki Itano, Ph.D. & Lilly Bourguignon, Ph.D.
  • Speaker: Venkata Mantripragada, PhD

Adjourn- 1:00 pm

Poster Viewing/Discussion Poster Sessions - June 12-14: 1:30-3:30 pm each day, between oral presentation sessions!!!

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