University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)


Saturday October 4, 2014

6:30 a.m.

Stress Your Mitochondria Fun Run 5K  (Meet in Hillman Lobby and Circle)

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Michael T. Lotze, MD
University of Pittsburgh

Douglas C. Wallace, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

8:30 a.m.

Keynote Address
“Insights into mitochondrial–nuclear interactions.”
Douglas C. Wallace, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Sweating the Small Stuff: Autophagy, Mitochondria, and Platelets
Co-chairs: Sruti Shiva, PhD and Robert O'Doherty, PhD

  • Sruti Shiva - Platelets and Mitochondria
  • Theresa Whiteside - Exosomes in Cancer
  • Sebastian Vogel - Platelets, HMGB1, and Monocytes
  • Short from Abstracts (3)

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Session 2: Mitochondria, Aging, and Immunity.
Co-chairs: Michael T. Lotze, MD and Gregory Delgoff, PhD

  • Michael T. Lotze - Dendritic Cells/NK Cells Coordinate Metabolism
  • Gregory Delgoff - mTOR and T Cells
  • Abbe de Vallejo - Immune Aging
  • Wayne Hancock - Tregs and Mitochondria
  • Shorts from Abstracts (2)

12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch and Posters

2:30 p.m.

Keynote Address
“Extending Cardiac Healthspan by Enhancing Mitochondrial Function”
Peter S. Rabinovitch, MD, PhD
University of Washington.
Sponsored by the Mitochondria, Aging, and Metabolism Working Group

3:15 p.m.

Session 3: Clinical Aspects of MAD
Co-chairs: Craig Cameron, PhD and Bennett Van Houten, PhD

  • Bennett van Houten - Fatty Acid Metabolism & Ovarian Cancer
  • Craig Cameron - Mitochondrial Transcription, Viruses and Cancer
  • Juan Ochoa - Nutrition and Immunity
  • Short from Abstracts (3)

4:45 p.m.

5th TrMAD Meeting at State College, PA - October 17, 2015
Craig Cameron, PhD

5:00 p.m.

Hors Douvres - The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

5:45 p.m.

Guest Speaker
“Denisovans, Neanderthal, and Us: Diets and Oxygen and More”
Ann Gibbons

Poster Awards