This fall the Arthritis National Research Foundation is hosting a five-part webinar series, with each session spotlighting a specific type of arthritis or autoimmune disease and featuring panelists, either currently or previously ANRF funded, presenting the latest in breakthroughs, diagnostic tools, procedures and research & development.

 

The moderators, all ANRF researchers, were selected because of their careers focused on the specific type of disease being discussed. Each will moderate and play the role of hosting the hour-long event, giving time for each panelist to present and assuring time for an attendee Q&A session.

 

A * by a name indicates a member of the ANRF’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which is comprised of world-renowned physicians and scientists committed to supporting the research of young scientists studying and making advancements towards new treatments of the many forms of arthritis. Each year the SAB has the responsibility and honor of reviewing and evaluating every grant application ANRF receives so they are then able to select the next year’s distinguished group of researchers to award funding. 

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, 11 a.m. PST

 

Panelists:

Ruth Napier, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University

Liron Caplan, M.D., Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Medicine-Rheumatology, Colorado University School of Medicine

Tejpal Gill, Ph.D.; Research Assistant Professor, Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Michael A. Paley, M.D., Ph.D.; Instructor, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

 

Moderators & Speakers:

Craig M. Walsh, Ph.D.*; Director, Multiple Sclerosis Research Center; Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine

Supported by

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, 11 a.m. PST

 

Panelists:

Iannis Adamopoulos, D.Phil.; Director of Arthritis Program and Head of Osteoimmunology Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

PJ Utz, M.D.*; Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Stanford University

Hal Hoffman, M.D.*; Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of California, San Diego

 

Moderators & Speakers:

Craig M. Walsh, Ph.D.*; Director, Multiple Sclerosis Research Center; Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine

Carl F. Ware, Ph.D.*; Director, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center; Professor, Immunity and Pathogenesis Program, Director, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Sanford Burham Prebys

Previous Webinar:

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, 10 a.m. PST

Recorded webinar will be posted soon.

Panelists:

Denis Evseenko, M.D., Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

Mick Jurynec, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, University of Utah

Rachel E. Miller, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Rush University Medical Center

 

Moderators & Speakers

Anne-Marie Malfait, M.D., Ph.D*; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Rush Medical College

Martin K. Lotz, M.D.*; Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute

Previous Webinar:

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, 9 a.m. PST

Panelists:

Sarah Baxter, M.D., Ph.D.; Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital

Maria Gutierrez-Arcelus, Ph.D.; Principal Investigator, Boston Children’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School

Jason Knight, M.D. Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Associate Director, Lupus Program, University of Michigan

Timothy Niewold, M.D.; Judith and Steward Colton Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Pathology; Director, Colton Center for Autoimmunity

Jolien Suurmond, Ph.D.; Instructor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Moderator:

Betty Diamond, M.D.*; Director & Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research & Professor of Molecular Medicine and Medicine, Donald and Barbara School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Previous Webinar:

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, 10 a.m. PST

 

Panelists:

Anna Helena Jonsson, M.D., Ph.D.; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Theresa Wampler Muskardin, M.D.; NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

Tiphanie Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine

 

Moderators & Speakers:

Elizabeth Mellins M.D.*; Professor of Pediatrics, Human Gene Therapy, Stanford University Medical Center

Peter Nigrovic, M.D.*; Chief, Division of Immunology, Attending Physician, Rheumatology Program, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School