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2016 SID Annual Meeting

The SID has a dynamic set of special sessions planned for this year's Annual Meeting in Scottsdale!

Academic-Industry Partnership Programs: The SID has developed new programs to facilitate interaction between Academic Investigators and Industry Representatives. Special programs include presentations from successful partners, and other content that will help prepare researchers for meetings with Industry.

  • Preparing for Interactions with Industry, May 12, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm: Session. This novel program will feature presentations and panel discussions with Academic and Industry researchers, and entrepreneurs who have forged successful collaborations.
  • Speed Dating at SID, May 13, Noon-2:00 pm. This signature SID event features a novel interface between Academic Investigators and Industry representatives. The SID office schedules meetings by matching keywords defined by Industry that match submitted abstracts. Partners meet for 15 minutes to determine if there is potential for collaboration.

Clinical Scholars: These are two-hour sessions Clinical Scholars Programs designed to give attendees a better understanding of basic science advances and how they translate into new therapies in clinic.

  • May 12 Program: "Tissue Regeneration & Stem Cells"- Panelists will provide insight into understanding cell adhesion, complexity of epithelial/mesenchymal interactions; and biomarkers in wound healing and infection.
  • May 14 Program: "The Tumor Microenvironment and Skin Cancer"; Speakers will present research on aspects of angiogenesis, cell signaling, biomarkers, and emerging therapeutics (both single and combination Immune- therapies).
Translational Symposium: "Connective Tissue Disease", Wednesday, May 11, from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. This dynamic three-hour session will present multiple perspectives on connective tissue skin disease including scleroderma and lupus. It will also explore co-morbid disease associations. Topics will range from the basic mechanisms disease, genetic predisposition and emerging therapeutic treatment options.

Blank Forum: "Fibroblast Biology" The two-hour Forum takes place on Wednesday, May 11th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Forum is directed at early career stage investigators, and will include talks from thought leaders covering new insights into skin adhesion, fibrosis, scarring, and wound healing, ranging from basic biology, to potential therapeutic options.