3rd International Conference on Oral Mucosal Immunity and Microbiome

Program - Saturday, September 30

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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
    A Certificate of Participation will be distributed to a participant for those sessions that the participant has attended. A participant must attend an entire session to receive credit for that particular session. Late arrivals and early departures from a session will preclude a participant from receiving credit for that session. 

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    Letters of Invitation
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    • Authors of accepted abstracts
    • Fully paid registrants

    Note: Invitations are issued at the discretion of Aegean Conferences, and requests for letters will be accepted only 60 days prior to the conference start date.

    Liability and Insurance
    Neither the organizers, nor the Aegean Conferences will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during meeting period. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance.  

    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 
    Participants are not allowed to photograph and/or record using cameras, mobile telephones and other recording devices during the slide and poster presentations. 

    Code of Conduct Policy 
    Aegean Conferences is committed to making its meetings an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. The code of conduct can be viewed here. 


Saturday, September 30

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Host Response and Inflammation II
Chairs: Julie Teresa Marchesan and Julian Naglik
08:30 AM - 08:50 AM
Trained innate immunity and its impact on health and disease
Triantafyllos Chavakis
08:50 AM - 09:10 AM
Metabolic Reprogramming of Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells in Periodontal Disease
Keith L Kirkwood
09:10 AM - 09:30 AM
Matriline Impact on Gingival Transcriptome and Microbiome in Periodontitis Resistant and Susceptible Nonhuman Primates
Jeffrey Ebersole1, Sreenatha Kirakodu2, Linh M Nguyen1, and Octavio A Gonzalez2
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
Elucidation of Oral Aging Mechanisms and Development of Aging-Related Oral Disease Treatments Focusing on the DEL-1
Tomoki Maekawa1, Kridtapat Sirisereephap1, and George Hajishengallis2
09:50 AM - 10:05 AM
Chronic graft-versus-host disease patient mucosa contains two expanded populations of dysregulated exhausted-like effector tissue resident CD8+ T-cells unveiled by spatial transcriptomics and scRNA seq
Ana C. Costa da Silva1, Rubina Sharma1, Daniel Martin1, Steven Z. Pavletic2, and Jacqueline W. Mays1
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM
Sex-specific regulation of IL-1b-mediated bone loss in periodontitis
Tomaz Alves da Silva Neto1, Karen V. Swanson2, Mustafa S. Girnary1, Marcelo Freire4, Pollyana Coelho Pessoa Santos1, Kevin Moss1, James Beck1, Kimon Divaris5, Willie June Brickey6, John A. Wrobel7, William T. Seaman8, John S. Preisser9, Di Hu9, Dilek Uyan1, Thiago Morelli1, Cristiano Susin1, Nishma P. Vias1, Maya S. Styner10, Shaoping Zhang11, Lufei Wang1, Adam D. Lietzan1, Marla Oneal1, Koby T. Martin1, Zoha Durrani1, Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque8, Jenny P. Y. Ting7, and Julie T. Marchesan1
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Oral Disease Mechanisms and Treatment
Chairs: Keith Kirkwood and Jeffrey Ebersole
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Uncovering the connection between cellular senescence and periodontal health
Esra Sahingur
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Targeting precise pathways for periodontal care
Julie T Marchesan
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Disruption of the Microbiome-Biomaterial-Tissue equilibrium in peri-implant disease
Georgios A Kotsakis
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
Bone remodeling-related biomarkers following periodontal transplantation of the tissue engineered biocomplex
Danae A Apatzidou1, Antonis Konstantinidis1, David F Lappin2, and Christopher Nile3
12:40 PM - 01:00 PM
Oral microbiome and immune mechanisms in periodontal and systemic disease link
Hatice Hasturk
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM
impact of pre-transplant periodontal disease on the microbiology of bacterial bloodstream infections in Allo-HSCT patients
Omnia Elebyary1,2, Junhyung John Lee2, Mohamad Dukuray2, Erin Watson2, Bryan Coburn3, and Michael Glogauer1,2
01:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Augmented Local and Systemic Immune Responses against Citrullinated Peptides from Both Host and P. gingivalis Support a Mucosal Origin of Autoimmunity in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Daniel Manoil1, Anne-Marie Quirke3, Gonca Mumcu4, Nevsun Inanc5, Meryem Can6, Haner Direskeneli5, and Nagihan Bostanci2
01:30 PM - 01:35 PM
01:35 PM - 03:00 PM
Lunch and Informal Discussions
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Informal Discussions
07:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Farewell Dinner