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Underlying concepts in chronic lung disease, from injury to dysregulated repair

October 8-10, 2015

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Meeting Held: Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society, VCRS, is pleased to be hosting its 33rd annual symposium, "Underlying concepts in chronic lung disease, from injury to dysregulated repair" (Program Director Scott Pirie), at Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The VCRS is indebted to Boehringer Ingelheim for their generous financial support of this meeting. In addition, the VCRS is grateful to the British Association for Lung Research (BALR) for the generous provision of an early career investigator prize (oral presentation), a poster prize, and up to 5 travel awards in relation to the symposium.

Registration is now open. There is discounted registration for both VCRS and BALR Members.


Pricing

NOTE: The late rate applies from 20th September onwards.

VCRS OR BALR MEMBER RATE
Student/resident/technician - £210 (Late Rate: £240)
Non-student/resident/technician - £270 (Late Rate: – £300)

NON-VCRS OR NON-BALR MEMBER RATE
Student/resident/technician - £240 (Late Rate: – £270)
Non-student/resident/technician - £330 (Late Rate: – £360)
Day Attendee - £80

ACCOMPANYING PERSON RATE
Social Programme Only - £90

NOTE: Registration fees are in pounds (£) sterling.

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Registration

FULL REGISTRATION INCLUDES
  • Scientific program for entire symposium
  • Welcome reception evening of Wednesday 7th October
  • Lunch, teas and coffees Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th October
  • Awards Dinner on Friday 9th October
DAY RATE INCLUDES
  • Scientific program for the day of attendance
  • Lunch, teas and coffees on the day of attendance
ACCOMPANYING PERSON RATE INCLUDES
  • Welcome reception evening of Wednesday 7th October
  • Awards Dinner on Friday 9th October
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2015 Symposium Program

Thursday
October 8

8:15am - Scott Pirie - Welcome address
8:45am Moira Whyte

Repair after acute lung injury: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic opportunities

LUNG FIBROSIS
9:30am Nik Hirani

Pulmonary Fibrosis in humans - an aberrant response to injury

10:15am - Break
10:45am Kurt Williams

Comparative pathology of lung fibrosis

11:15am Minna Rajamäki

Natural and experimental animal models: Canine pulmonary fibrosis

11:30am Amy Miele

Natural and experimental animal models: Asinine pulmonary fibrosis

11:45am Alison MacKinnon

Natural and experimental animal models: Murine models of pulmonary fibrosis

12:00pm - Discussion
12:20pm - Lunch
13:35pm - Short communications
BRONCHIECTASIS
14:30pm William Wallace

Pathology of bronchiectasis

15:00pm Adam Hill

Bronchiectasis - the vicious cycle

15:30pm - DISCUSSION / OPEN MIKE
15:50pm - BREAK
16:20pm - SHORT COMMUNICATION
17:20pm - FINISH

Evening Activities

TBA

Friday
October 9

DEFINING DISEASE PROGRESSION
9:00am Jean-Pierre Lavioe

In vivo monitoring of remodelling - sequential lung biopsy in equine asthma

9:20am Carol Reinero

In vivo monitoring of remodelling – computed tomography in feline asthma models

9:40am Kev Dhaliwal

Real time point of care evaluation - novel approaches

10:25am - DISCUSSION / OPEN MIKE
10:45am - Break
11:15am - short communications
12:25am - lunch
VASCULAR REMODELLING
13:55pm Alistair C. Church

Pathobiology of pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodelling in humans

14:40pm Kurt Williams

Veno-occlusive remodelling in horses and dogs

15:20pm - DISCUSSION / OPEN MIKE
15:40pm - BREAK
16:10pm - SHORT COMMUNICATIONS
17:20pm - FINISH

Evening Activities

Awards Dinner

Saturday
October 9

ANIMAL MODELS
9:00am Sebastian Kreuz

En route from molecule to clinic – where do animal models lie?

9:30am Elspeth Hulse

Experiences with an ex-vivo ovine lung model

9:50am David Collie

Experimental ovine model of chronic infection

10:10am David Griffiths

Spontaneous ovine model of chronic lung cancer

10:30am Jean-Pierre Lavioe

Spontaneous equine model of asthma

10:50am - Discussion / open mike
11:10am - Break
11:40am Amanda Tatler

Lungs on a plate; PCLS - a clearer line of sight to the clinic

12:10pm Gerry McLachlan

GM large animal models - moving on from Dolly

12:30pm - Discussion / open mike
12:50pm - finish

Additional Attendee Information

VENUE INFORMATION
Surgeons Hall, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH8 9DW, United Kingdom +44 131 527 1600
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The 33rd VCRS symposium will be held in the Surgeons Hall, built in the early 1800s upon the site of an old riding school and home to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, an organisation dating back more than 500 years. Surgeons' Hall is centrally located within the city, approximately 10 minutes walk from Princes Street or Edinburgh Castle.

As well as providing optimal congress facilities, the venue also incorporates the museums of surgery and dentistry which house extensive collections of international importance.

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HOTEL INFORMATION
Congress HQ Hotel
10-Hill Place
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Marketing Edinburgh, Convention Bureau has negotiated rates for the 33rd Annual Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society Symposium VCRS and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service to delegates attending this meeting.

Credit card details are required to make a booking and confirmation shall be sent to your e-mail address. Payment should be made directly with the accommodation provider at the time of your stay.

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E-mail: bookings@conventionedinburgh.com || Telephone: +44 (0) 131 473 3874

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