Autoinflammatory Disease Symposium

29 August 2022
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research


Plenary speakers:

Professor Marco Gattorno 

President of the International Society of Autoinflammatory Diseases, and Head of Printo (Italy)

Dr Ivona Aksentijevich

Inflammatory Disease Section/Clinical Genetics Service, NHGRI, NIH, (USA)

9-10.30 Science session 1: The molecular basis of autoinflammation

Prof Kate Schroder (University of Queensland, Science overview, NLRP3 inhibitor update) 10

Dr Najoua Laloui (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Autoinflammation due to cleavage resistant RIPK1) 20+5

Dr Ivona Aksentijevich (National Institutes of Health USA, Ubiquitination and Autoinflammation) 25+5

Dr Marcia Munoz (Garvan Institute, Prenylation in Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency) 20+5


11-12.30 Science session 2: The molecular basis of autoinflammation

Prof Shane Grey (Garvan Institute, Haploinsufficiency of A20) 25+5

Dr Sophia Davidson (WEHI, Dominant negative Otulin deficiency) 10+5

Dr Elisabeth Mulazzani (WEHI, Blockade of G-CSF for APLAID) 10+5

2x short talks from abstracts 10+5


1.30-3 Clinical session 1: Treatment and therapy of AID

Dr Ed Giles (Monash University, Advances in diagnosis and therapy of EOIBD) 25+5

Dr Rohit Saldanha (Sydney Children’s Hospital, JAK inhibition for interferonopathies) 25+5

Dr Samar Ojaimi (Monash Health) and Thomas Reygaerts (WEHI, CDC42 AID) 15+5


3.30-5 Clinical session 2: Treatment and therapy of AID

Dr Peter McNaughton (Queensland Children’s Hospital, diagnosis of AID) 15+5

Dr Jonathan Akikusa (Royal Children’s Hospital, targeting biological therapy for AID) 15+5

Dr Marco Gattorno (Gaslini Institute, AID diagnosis and therapy overview) 25+5

Karen Raymond (Adelaide, Personal take on life with, and research of, AID) 10+5


5-6 Patient Session: Panel Discussion

Nicole Millis (RareVoices Australia) 10

Panel Discussion 45

Dr Marco Gattorno (Gaslini Institute Italy, Pediatric Rheumatology)

Dr Jeff Chaitow (Sydney Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Rheumatology)

Dr Melanie Wong (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Pediatric Immunology)

Dr Charlotte Slade (Melbourne Health, Clinical Immunology)

Dr Michael O’Sullivan (Fiona Stanley Hospital, Clinical Immunology)

Satellite conference to:

ASCIA 2022, 30 August - 2 September 

Annual conference of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy