(All sessions will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel)

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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)
  • Followed by a Reception at the Intercontinental Hotel

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.; Michael Mont, M.D.

Session 2- Use and Efficacy of HA in Medical Treatments (10:30 am-12:30 pm)

  • Chair: Edward Maytin, M.D.

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

  • Chair: Glenn Prestwich, Ph.D.; 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.

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

  • Chairs: Antonietta Salustri, Ph.D. & Natasza Kurpios, Ph.D.

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

  • Chairs: Rashmin Savani, M.D. Ph.D. & Maria Grandoch, M.D.

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. & Davide Vigetti, Ph.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.

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.

Adjourn- 1:00 pm

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

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