Chitinases: Accomplices in Chronic Allergic Inflammation or Friends in Wound Repair?
Immune Mechanisms
Sunday, March 4, 2018: 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Convention Center, South Concourse, Level 2, S220EF
1.25 CME/CE
Primary Moderators:
Ajay P Nayak, PhD
Juan Carlos Sisul, MD

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify chitinases in the contexts of disease severity, tissue injury and homeostasis
  2. Identify environmental sources of chitin and establish an immunological role for chitinases in eosinophil recruitment
  3. Discuss the clinical relevance of chitinase enzymes in asthma and COPD with emphasis on disease exacerbations and therapy
10:45 AM
Chitinase Paradigms: Chronic Inflammation and Wound Repair
Geoffrey Chupp, MD
11:05 AM
Question & Answer
11:10 AM
Fungal Chitins in Home Environments and Eosinophilic Lung Infiltration
Steven J. Van Dyken, PhD
11:30 AM
Question & Answer
11:35 AM
Chitinases in Asthma and COPD: Clinical Associations
Sven-Erik K. Dahlen, MD PhD
11:55 AM
Question & Answer
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