3rd International Conference on Oral Mucosal Immunity and Microbiome

Program - Wednesday, September 27

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    Please note that Crete has two airports. You want to arrive at the Heraklion International Airport (code: HER) and take a taxi from the airport to the hotel (~60 EUR). You may also rent a car at the airport and drive to the conference center. Alternatively Chania International Airport (CHQ) is a two-hour drive to the Conference Center.

    Accommodation Tax
    An accommodation tax of € 4.00 per room night will apply, and will be charged automatically to the individual guest’s extras accounts. 

    Accommodations for the conference are at the Aldemar Hotel.  The hotel is located in Hersonissos, 27 km from Heraklion International Airport.  Please take a taxi from the airport to the conference venue. 

    Arrival and Check-in 
    It is expected that attendees will arrive/check-in after 3:00 PM. Anyone arriving after 10:30 pm on the first day should make alternative dinner arrangements.

    Conference Venue
    The Aldemar Conference Center is located at the hotel. 

    Handicapped Accessibility
    The site is fully handicapped accessible.

    Oral Presentations
    Speakers are asked to bring their USB flash drive to the reception desk at least 30 minutes prior to the session.  The allocated time for all presentations, unless otherwise indicated, includes five minutes Q&A.

    Archaeological Site of Knossos and City Tour
    Buses for the city tour will depart from the hotel front lobby at 3:30 pm. Badges are required for participation. 

    Breakfast for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served at the Aldemar Knossos Royal Village main restaurant during the hours scheduled in this program. 

    Lunches/Informal Discussions
    Lunches for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served during the times indicated in this program at the main restaurant and only after the session has finished. Badges are required for admission.

    Dinners/Informal Discussions
    Three of the dinners/informal discussion will be served during the times indicated in the program. Vegetarian entrees are available only upon request in advance of the meeting.  Please contact info@aegeanconferences.org. 

    Internet, Phone, & Computer 
    Wireless Internet access is located throughout the conference center free of charge during meeting hours. There are computers available in the hotel’s business center for the use of the attendees. Phone service is available for an additional charge from your hotel room.

    Certificate of Participation
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    Other Information
    Animals are not permitted on site.
    Badges are required for admission to all events.
    All Aegean Conferences events are non-smoking. 

    No Photographs and Recording Devices 
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Wednesday, September 27

07:30 AM - 08:15 AM
08:15 AM - 08:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks - George Belibasakis
Microbial Pathogenesis I
Chairs: Jan Potempa and Silvia Uriarte
08:30 AM - 08:50 AM
Tyrosine Kinase Ptk1 Couples One Carbon Metabolism and Virulence in P. gingivalis
Richard J Lamont
08:50 AM - 09:10 AM
Manipulating Efferocytosis: A New Role for P. gingivalis Proteases
Kelley N Cooper2, Jan Potempa2, and Juhi Bagaitkar1,3
09:10 AM - 09:30 AM
Persistence of Tannerella forsythia and Fusobacterium nucleatum in the Dental Plaque: Dependence on Metabolic Give and Take
Ashu Sharma
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
Dissecting how sialic acid shapes the life of <i>Tannerella forsythia<i/>, and beyond
Graham P Stafford
09:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Does the red-complex bacterium Tannerella forsythia induce a specific host response?
Oleh Andrukhov1 and Christina Schäffer2
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Fusobacterial mediated tumor immune-evasion
Amjad Shhadeh1, Nicole Haj1, Tamar Alon-Maimon1, Ofir Ventura1, Reem Bsoul1, Perlie Admony1, Viviana Scaiewicz1, Ofer Mandelboim2, and Gilad Bachrach1
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Host Response and Inflammation I
Chairs: Dana Graves and Shauna Culshaw
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Animal models in oral science and their relevance to understand human disease
George Hajishengallis
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
The expanding landscape of complement pathobiology and therapeutic opportunity
Dimitrios C. Mastellos1, George Hajishengallis3, and John D. Lambris2
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Interplay of host factors and bacterial infection in a mouse model of oral lichen planus
Youngnim Choi
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
The pivotal role of MAIT cells in periodontitis associated with LAD1
Tetsuhiro Kajikawa1, Patricia Diaz5, Triantafyllos Chavakis4, Niki M. Moutsopoulos3, and George Hajishengallis2
12:40 PM - 01:00 PM
Role of osteoclast precursors in periodontal bone loss
Ping Zhang
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
Bone biology in implant dentistry and beyond
Reinhard Gruber
01:20 PM - 01:35 PM
Calprotectin affects neutrophil and inflammatory CD4 T cell infiltrates in ligature-induced periodontitis
Peter D. Bittner-Eddy, Lori A. Fischer, Karen F. Johnstone, Mark C. Herzberg, and Massimo Costalonga
01:35 PM - 01:50 PM
Langerhans cells shape postnatal oral homeostasis in a mechanical force-dependent but microbiota and IL17-independent manner
Yasmin Jaber and Avi-Hai Hovav
01:50 PM - 03:20 PM
Lunch and Informal Discussions
03:20 PM - 07:00 PM
Informal Discussions
07:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Dinner and Informal Discussions - Buses Depart Hotel Lobby