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The Merinoff Symposia to Highlight New Research in Systemic Lupus
Date:9/24/2008

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is hosting a three-day meeting for scientists interested in learning about the latest scientific studies underway in understanding and treating Systemic Lupus.

Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2008 -- The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is hosting a three-day meeting for scientists interested in learning about the latest scientific studies underway in understanding and treating Systemic Lupus. Feinstein scientists are known worldwide for their contributions to the field of immunology, and in particular lupus and other autoimmune diseases, and have organized a novel meeting to share the science with immunologists on the front lines of taking care of patients. This is the first international Merinoff Symposia, which will become an annual event hosted by The Feinstein Institute. The conference was organized by Betty Diamond, MD, head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disorders at The Feinstein; Peter K. Gregersen, MD, head of the Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics at The Feinstein; and Timothy Behrens, MD, senior director of ITGR Exploratory Clinical Development at Genentech.

Michael Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, will deliver the opening lecture on “Antibody Tolerance in Humans.” The meeting is designed to enable doctors and scientists to understand how the immune system works to protect against disease and how a faulty immune response can set the stage for disease. Understanding lupus is a window into how the immune system fails to protect itself. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can target many body systems, including the brain, and cause a host of different and disabling symptoms. Scientists will speak about innate and adaptive immunity, and how B-cells and T-cells of the immune system are activated in lupus and ways that scientists are intervening to stop or slow this autoimmune disease. There will be ta
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