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1st Symposium of the NRS platform animal models in pulmonary research

When: 13 oktober 2011.
Location: David de Wied gebouw, ruimte M2.01, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG Utrecht, de Uithof.

The NRS task force animal models in pulmonary research organizes October 13th, 2011 a symposium in Utrecht, (David de Wiedgebouw, room M2.01, Universiteitsweg 99, Uithof). Our aim is to optimize the use of experimental models in lung research and to stimulate and facilitate collaborations between research groups of the academia and industry. During this first symposium experts in the field will give an overview of the animal models used in pulmonary research such as pulmonary hypertention, cystic fibrosis, asthma, lung emphysema, hypoxia, ventilation induced lung injury etc. We invite all NRS members that are interested in this subject and that are for instance currently working or planning to work with animal models in experimental pulmonary or associated research.

Please contact Gerry Wagenaar or Gert Folkerts by email to register for the symposium, before October 1st.  NRS membership is mandatory. After that the attendance is free of charge! After July 1st, membership is € 25,00 for the rest of 2011. Before July 1st the membership fee is € 50,00.

Scientific program

9.30-10.00 hr. Arrival and coffee

10.00-10.15 hr. Welcome and introduction.
Gert Folkerts (Utrecht University) and Gerry Wagenaar (LUMC, Leiden).

10.15-11.45 hr: Lung development, neonatal lung disease and cystic fibrosis
Chair: Gerry Wagenaar (Pediatrics, Neonatology, LUMC, Leiden).
* Lung development in rodents.
Robbert Rottier (Cell Biology and Pediatric Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)
* Animal models for lung injury in premature infants.
Boris Kramer (Pediatrics, Neonatology, MUMC, Maastricht)
* Methods to study cystic fibrosis in animal models.
Bob Scholte (Cell Biology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)

12.00-13.00 hr. lunch

13.00-14.30 hr. Virus- and ventilator-induced lung injury, and pulmonary hypertension
Chair: René Lutter (Pulmonology and Experimental Immunology, AMC, Amsterdam)
* Animal models to study virus- induced lung injury.
René Lutter (Pulmonology and Experimental Immunology, AMC, Amsterdam)
* Animal models for ventilator-induced lung injury.
Louis Bont (Pediatrics, UMC, Utrecht)
* Animal models for pulmonary hypertension.
Harm Jan Bogaard (Lung Diseases, VUMC, Amsterdam)

14.30-14.45 hr. Tea and coffee break

14.45-16.15 hr Asthma, emphysema and COPD
Chair: Gert Folkerts (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Utrecht).
* Animal models of asthma.
Herman Meurs (Molecular Pharmacology, University of Groningen, Groningen)
* Methods to induce and quantify lung emphysema in animal models.
Ken Bracke (Respiratory Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium)
* Roflumilast / DAXAS - A long road to the approval of the first PDE4 inhibitor for COPD.
Andreas Pahl (Nycomed Gmbh, Konstanz, Germany)

16.15-16.30 hr Closure and refreshments
Gert Folkerts (Utrecht University) and Gerry Wagenaar (LUMC, Leiden).

We hope to welcome you all in Utrecht on October 13th.

Contact persons: 

Gerry T.M. Wagenaar, Ph.D.,
Laboratory of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, P3-30
Leiden University Medical Center,
P.O. Box 9600,
2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands.
Tel. +31 71 526 4976
Fax. +31 71 526 6876
email: g.t.m.wagenaar@lumc.nl

Gert Folkerts, Ph.D.,
Professor of Pharmacology and Pathophysiology,
Division of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Utrecht University, David de Wied gebouw
Universiteitsweg 99
3584 CG Utrecht
Room 2.68
T +31 621570407 | T +31 30 253 7353