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International Conference on Molecular Interactions of Proteoglycans


International Conference on Molecular Interactions of Proteoglycans (MIPG)




August 27-30, 1999

Shonan Village Center
Kanagawa, Japan

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INVITATION
 The organizing committee of the 'International Conference on Molecular Interactions of Proteoglycans' cordially invites scientists who are interested in medical, biological, biochemical and biophysical aspects of proteoglycans. The conference will be held at the Shonan Village Center, a seaside resort near Tokyo, between August 27 and 30, 1999, right after the XVth International Symposium on Glycoconjugates in Tokyo. The extensive discussion in the conference will focus on the rapidly expanding knowledge on molecular interactions of proteoglycans, which will provide key information for understanding and designing therapeutic interventions of disease processes involving proteoglycans.
 We look forward to meeting you at the conference.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Hisashi Iwata, Koji Kimata, Takashi Muramatsu, Minoru Okayama, Hidehiko Saito, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Masaki Yanagishita

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Molecular Interactions of Proteoglycans (MIPG)
Institute for Molecular Science of Medicine Aichi Medical University
Nagakute, Aichi 480-1195, Japan
Tel: +81-52-264-4811 ext 2088
Fax: +81-561-63-3532
e-mail: pgconf@amugw.aichi-med-u.ac.jp

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
Program Outline

August 27 (Fri)
15:00 Registration desk will be open.
17:00 Chartered bus from Hotel East 21 (the site of GlycoXV) to the Shonan Village (will arrive at 19:00-19:30 pm)
19:30 Opening lecture: Invited speaker: John McDonald
21:00 Opening of the conference (5)
21:05 Opening lecture: John McDonald (30*)
20:00-22:00 Preparation for poster presentation
August 28 (Sat)
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-12:25 Session I "Structure and Metabolism"
I - I) Chondroitin/dermatan sulfate

(Chairpersons, K. Sugahara & V.C. Hascall)
 

9:00 V. C. Hascall (20)
9:20 A. Plaas (15)
9:35 O. Habuchi (20)
9:55 H. Kitagawa (10)
10:05 K. Tiedeman (10)
10:15 K. Uchimura (10)
10:25 K. Takagaki (10)

10:35 Coffee break (20)
  I-II) Heparan sulfate/heparin
(Chairpersons, T. Ogawa & J.D. Esko)
 

10:55 J.D. Esko (20)
11:15 C. McCormick (10)
11:25 L. Kjellen (10)
11:35 J. Aikawa (10)
11:45 N.W. Shworak (20)
12:05 J-p. Li (10)
12:15 Y.S. Kim (10)

12:25-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 Session II "Molecular Interactions and Matrix Organization"
II-I) Heparan sulfate/heparin-protein interaction

(Chairpersons, M. Yanagishita & J. Gallagher)
 

13:30 J. Gallagher (20)
13:50 U. Lindahl (20)
14:10 R. Linhardt (15)
14:25 M. Negishi (15)
14:40 J. Turnbull (10)
14:50 D.A. Pye (10)
15:00 Y. Kariya (10)

15:10 Coffee break (20)
  II-II) Proteoglycans in extracellular matrix
(Chairpersons, K. Kimata & R. Iozzo)
 

15:30 R. Iozzo (20)
15:50 J.E. Scott (20)
16:10 R. Perris (15)
16:25 P. Gibbon (10)
16:35 R. Ishitsuka (10)
16:45 K. Ishiguro (10)

17:00-18:00 "Special lecture in honor of his contribution to proteoglycan biochemistry"
(Chairperson, M. Endo)
S. Suzuki
18:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-    Poster viewing
August 29 (Sun)
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-12:30 Session III " Proteoglycans in Health and Disease"
III-I) Cartilage proteoglycans and hyaluronan
(Chairpersons : H. Iwata & T. Hardingham )
 

8:30 D. Heinegard (20)
8:50 T. Hardingham (20)
9:10 H. Watanabe (10)
9:20 A. Spicer (15)
9:35 N. Itano (10)
9:45 B. Caterson (15)
10:00 Y. Nishida (10)
10:10 E. Eklund (10)
10:20 I. Koshiishi (10)

10:30 Coffee break (20)
  III-II) Pathogenetic roles of proteoglycans
(Chairpersons: H. Saito & M. Hook)
 

10:50 M. Hook (20)
11:10 P.W. Park (15)
11:25 Y. Yamada (20)
11:45 H. Morita (10)
11:55 T. Kojima (10)
12:05 M. Toyoshima (10)

12:15-13:10 Lunch
13:15-20:00 Time for knowing-each-other-better
(Visit "Kamakura" and banquet)
20:00-    Poster viewing
August 30 (Mon)
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-12:10 Session IV "Cell Adhesion & Signalling" IV-1) Roles in cell adhesion
(Chairpersons: A. Oohira & M. Bernfield)
 

9:00 M. Bernfield (20)
9:20 M. Miyasaka (20)
9:40 H. Kresse (15)
9:55 A. Oohira (10)
10:05 N. Maeda (10)
10:15 J. Binck (10)

10:25 Coffee break (20)
  IV-II) Proteoglycan signalling
(Chairpersons: M. Okayama & J. Couchman)
 

10:45 J. Couchman (20)
11:05 G. David (20)
11:25 K. Oguri (20)
11:45 S. Yung (10)
11:55 K. Sakaguchi (10)

12:05-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:35 Session V "Organogenesis" V-I) Cell growth factor-proteoglycan intereactions in signalling
(Chairpersons: T. Muramatsu & S. Selleck)
 

13:00 A. Lander (20)
13:20 N. Perrimon (20)
13:40 S. Selleck (20)
14:00 A. K-Toyoda (10)
14:10 S. Yamada (10)
14:20 X. Lin (10)
14:30 M. Fujise (10)
14:40 H. Suzuki (10)

14:50 Coffee break (20)
  V-II) Proteoglycans/glycosaminoglycans in organogenesis
(Chairpersons: M. Noda & H. Rauvala)
 

15:10 Y. Yamaguchi (20)
15:30 H. Rauvala (20)
15:50 M. Noda (15)
16:05 J. Filmus (10)
16:15 S.E. Stringer (10)
16:25 K. Kadomatsu (10)

16:40 Closing of the conference
 

Informations on the 2nd International Conference on Proteoglycans & the 9th Gordon Conference on Proteoglycans

~ 16:50 Remove posters
17:00 Shuttle bus from the Shonan Village Center to Tokyo Station
(will arrive around 19:00 pm)
★Each presentation includes 5 min-discussion.


INFORMATION

A chartered bus to and from the Shonan Village Center

  A chartered bus will depart in front of the Hotel East 21 at 5:00 pm on August 27th right after the closing lecture by Dr. Stuart Konfeld in the GLYCO XV which will be held at Hotel East 21 Tokyo, August 22-27. You are requested to pay 2,500 Japanese yen (about $21) for the one-way ticket fare.

Late registration

 Although the deadline of the registration has already passed, a few seats are still available.

Fee
 The registration fee covers all expenses for the conference including lodging and meals as well as the program and abstract volume fee. Participants are urged to register using the registration form attached in the following page. If the registration is accepted, the registered participants will receive a confirmation of registration. This confirmation must be presented at the Registration Desk in the conference site to receive further information for conference, lodging etc.

Payment of Fees
 Scientist        60,000yen
 Company Scientist 80,000yen

Payment may be made by the following methods:
 ◆Bank remittance in Japanese yen only (please mention the name of the participant on the check) payable to:

Office of International Conference on MIPG
Tokai Bank, Fujigaoka Branch, Nagoya
Account no. 252-2101692

 ◆Credit card payments can be made only by Visa,, MasterCard and Million Card. To your charge payment, the registrant must provide the information and signature requested on the Registration form.

Cancellation
 
No refund will be considered on the cancellation.



PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK TO THE CONFERENCE OFFICE.

LATE REGISTRATION FORM
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