OCH Inaugural Meeting
Monday, 26 March 2018
Keble College, Oxford, OX1 3PG
We would be delighted if you could join us for the day on 26 March 2018 to celebrate the inauguration of the Oxford Centre for Haematology, a new initiative that will bring together clinical and research staff across the university and hospitals in Oxford, in collaboration with commercial partners.
The Centre will deliver programmes ranging from world-leading mechanistic science to clinical trials, with the aim of improving the understanding and treatment of blood diseases and disorders, and to deliver the best available care to patients.
The day will start with an introduction to the Centre followed by a series of talks from local, national and international speakers highlighting how haematology is being transformed by combining step changes in science and medicine. We would like all our colleagues on both research and clinical sides to join us including young scientists, trainees, nursing, pharmacy and administrative colleagues.
Please register for the event here. There is a £50 registration which can be paid securely via the University's online shop.
More about Keble College can be found here.
8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00-9:10 Welcome - Prof. Paresh Vyas (Director of the Oxford Centre of Haematology)
9:10-9.15 Opening Address - Prof. Hugh Watkins (Head of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine)
9.15-9.20 Opening address - Dr Bruno Holthof (CEO of Oxford University Hospitals)
Immunology, Inflammation and Stem Cell transplantation
9.20 - 9.45 Prof Irv Weissman - Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells
9.45 - 10.10 Prof Fiona Powrie - Immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease
10.10-10.35 Dr Andy Peniket & Prof Charles Craddock - Accelerating improvements in stem cell transplant outcome- a Birmingham/Oxford perspective
10.35 - 11.00 Prof Jude Fitzgibbon - Follicular Lymphoma, it's not just the t(14;18) anymore
11.00 - 11.25 Dr Karthik Ramasamy & Dr Sarah Gooding - Oxford Myeloma programme: a foundation for science and clinical trials.
Red Cells, Iron and Coagulation
11.45 - 12.05 Prof Doug Higgs - Gene editing of the human alpha globin locus as a treatment for thalassaemia.
12.05 - 12.25 Prof Stuart Orkin - Reactivation of fetal haemogobin
12.25 - 12.50 Prof Martina Muckenthaler - Macrophages - between iron metabolism and inflammation
12.50 - 1.15 Prof Mike Laffan - Von Willebrand factor and the circulation
Myeloproliferative Disorders and Paediatric Haematology
2.00 -2.25 Prof Tony Green - Myeloproliferative neoplasms – from pathogensis to personalized predictions
2.25 - 2.50 Dr Beth Psaila - Megakaryocyte and erythroid progenitors in normal human haemopoiesis and in myelofibrosis
2.50 - 3.15 Prof Adam Mead - Single cell analysis of CML stem cells
Normal haemopoiesis and Leukaemia
3.45 -4.10 Prof Claus Nerlov - Advances in Normal haemopoietic stem and progenitor biology
4.10 - 4.35 Prof Cristina Lo Celso - Studying the normal and malignant haemopoietic niche
4.35 - 5.00 Prof Paresh Vyas - Haemopoietic hierarchy in normal human haemopoiesis and in AML
5.00 - 5.25 Dr Lynn Quek - IDH inhibitor therapy in AML - studying clonal structures in stem/progenitor cells: impact of therapy
5.25 - 5.50 Prof Gil McVean - Genomic Analysis of Biomedical Big Data
5.50 - 6.00 Prof Paresh Vyas - Closing remarks
6.00 Drinks Reception