Sweet Connections in Health and Disease

Explore the dynamic world of glycobiology with insights into novel mucin-based strategies for diagnosis and treatment, the role of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in neuroplasticity and behavior, and more. Delve into the sweet side of biology and its implications for health and disease.

9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcoming Message

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9:10 am - 10:00 am The in vivo Side of Glycobiology: How Animal Models are Paving the Way for Novel Mucin-Based Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Diseases
Kirk Bergstrom, Keynote

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10:10 am - 10:40 am Coffee Break

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Coffee and an assortment of pastries and fruit will be provided

10:40 am - 11:30 am Antiviral Drug Development Targeting the SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease and Their Influence on Galectins
Joanne Lemieux

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11:40 am - 12:30 pm Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans as Regulators of Neuroplasticity and Behaviour
Ian Winship

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12:40 pm - 2:20 pm Lunch

Food not provided by GIA event organizers

Harnessing Glycans for Immune Regulation

Discover cutting-edge research on the role of IgG sialylation in vascular immunity and the innovative applications of ABO glycoimmunology in 21st-century medicine, particularly in the context of transplantation. Uncover how glycans hold the key to novel approaches in immune regulation with potential far-reaching implications.

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm IgG Sialylation: A Novel Immune Role of the Vasculature
Brian Cobb, Keynote

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3:20 pm - 4:10 pm ABO Glycoimmunology Tools for 21st Century Medicine
Lori West

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4:20 pm - 4:30 pm GIA Trainee Association Presentation & Closing Comments
John Monyror, Sogand Makhsous, Lara Mahal

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Poster Sessions

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Set-up

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Poster Presentations

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7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Poster Takedown
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