New Programme featuring Five symposia focusing on key interdisciplinary translational themes:
1) Changing the Course of Ageing and Neurodegeneration ~ in partnership with
Ageing and neurodegeneration have remained resistant to therapeutic interventions. As our population survives longer, they have became one of the leading comorbidities of our time. This symposium seeks new insights into the ageing process and learnings from specific neurodegenerative diseases that may provide a new therapeutic approach.
2) Diet, the Microbiome and Disease – Time to Take Note? ~ in partnership with
There have been major technological and bioinformatic advances in profiling the millions of microorganisms that colonise us. This symposium will explore the links between our microbiome and our diet and disease risk to determine if it is time to include microbiome profiling routinely in studies of disease pathogenesis, treatment and prevention.
3) New Ways to Control Inflammation and Healing ~ in partnership with
Inflammation underlies and/or exacerbates a wide range of health conditions. Treatments to date have included anti inflammatory drugs and biologic agents. In this symposium we will explore novel approaches to reduce inflammation/undesirable immune responses and promote healing including the use of intermediaries of metabolism novel cell therapies.
4) COVID-19 – What Lessons Have we Learned? ~ in partnership with
Science and clinical translation conducted at breakneck speed has saved millions of lives and allowed society to function again through the recent Covid-19 pandemic. The symposium reflects on some of the key lessons learnt for the translational medicine community and how we can use them to accelerate translation in the future.
5) Open Theme
The Association warmly welcomes a wide range of themes under its ‘open theme’ category.
Refer to the Abstract Submission Guide for more information.
Position: Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Thursday 10 March
“Host Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease”
Symposium – Diet, the Microbiome and Disease – Time to Take Note?
Principal Investigator, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Eran Elinav, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor at the Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, and since 2019 the director of the cancer-microbiome division, at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. His labs at the Weizmann Institute and DKFZ focus on deciphering the molecular basis of host-microbiome interactions and their effects on health and disease, with a goal of personalizing medicine and nutrition. Dr. Elinav completed his medical doctor’s (MD) degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hadassah Medical Center summa cum laude, followed by a clinical internship, residency in internal medicine, and a physician-scientist position at the Tel Aviv Medical Center Gastroenterology institute. He received a PhD in immunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Elinav has published more than 150 publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, including major recent discoveries related to the effects of host genetics, innate immune function and environmental factors, such as dietary composition and timing, on the intestinal microbiome and its propensity to drive multi-factorial disease. His honors include multiple awards for academic excellence including the Claire and Emmanuel G. Rosenblatt award from the American Physicians for Medicine (2011), the Alon Foundation award (2012), the Rappaport prize for biomedical research (2015) the Levinson award for basic science research (2016), and the Landau prize (2018). Since 2016 he is a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR), since 2017 he is an elected member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and an international scholar at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Position: Professor emeritus of Medicine at University College Cork
Thursday 10 March
“Translating Microbiome Science: challenges and opportunities”
Symposium – Diet, the Microbiome and Disease – Time to Take Note?
Professor emeritus of Medicine at University College Cork, Ireland
Fergus Shanahan, MD, DSc, MRIA is Professor emeritus of Medicine at University College Cork, Ireland. He is a clinician, a teacher, a researcher, an entrepreneur, and an author. He graduated from University College Dublin, trained in immunology at McMaster University, Canada and in gastroenterology at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He founded one of the world’s first microbiome research centres (APC Microbiome Ireland) and is co-founder of three successful start-up companies. He is a former president of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology. He was recently listed in the top 1% of highly cited scientists by Clarivate. He has received many awards for contributions to medical science and the medical humanities, including a gold medal from the Royal Irish Academy. He has numerous patents, has published over 580 scientific papers, and has co-written or edited several books, one of which won the BMA book award for gastroenterology. His latest book, The Language of Illness, is published by Liberties Press, Dublin http://www.libertiespress.com/shop/the-language-of-illness.
Position: Chair of Biochemistry Trinity College Dublin
Friday 11 March
“Immunometabolism in a Translational Medicine World”
Symposium – New ways to control inflammation and healing
Professor (Chair of Biochemistry), Trinity College Dublin
Luke O’Neill is Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is a world expert on innate immunity and inflammation. His main research interests include Toll-like receptors, Inflammasomes and Immunometabolism. He is listed by Thompson Reuters/ Clarivates in the top 1% of immunologists in the world, based on citations per paper. Professor O’Neill is co-founder of Sitryx, which aims to develop new medicines for inflammatory diseases. Another company he co-founded, Inflazome was recently acquired by Roche.
He was awarded the Royal Dublin Society / Irish Times Boyle Medal for scientific excellence, the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal for Life Sciences, The Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB) Dolph O. Adams award, the European Federation of Immunology Societies Medal and in 2018 the Milstein Award of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation) and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
The 115th annual meeting programme features five themed, co-sponsored symposia, including two named lectures, plenary presentations, oral scientific abstracts and flash poster presentations.
Please refer to the ‘speaker page’ of the website to read the biographies of each of the eminent professors who will be leading this years’ programme.
Please note the Programme may be subject to change.
The 115th Annual Meeting of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 10 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). A certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of the AoP’s post meeting delegate survey.
- Thursday 10 March 2022 - Early Career Researchers Workshop 09:15 - 12:25
Thursday 10 March 2022 09:15 – 09:20 Introduction & Welcome
AoP President: Professor Seamas Donnelly, Professor of Medicine, Discipline Head, Clinical Medicine
09:20 – 10:05 Session 1: 3×15 minute slots from more senior researchers on: Career Paths and Tips for Grant Success: Macro View of a Successful Early Stage Clinical Grant, with Some Data
Professor David McAllister, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Informatics, Institute of Health & Wellbeing at University of Glasgow and Professor Charlotte Summers, University Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Co-Lead of Perioperative, Acute, Critical Care & Emergency Medicine (PACE) Section, Department of Medicine & Director of Clinical Academic Training, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Professor David O’Dwyer, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Clinic, Taubman Center, Michigan
10:05 – 10:45 Session 2: Engaging the Public and Patients in Science
Professor Luke O’Neill, Professor Chair of Biochemistry, Trinity College Dublin and Professor Ursula Fearon, Professor of Molecular Rheumatology, Clinical Medicine and Professor of Molecular Rheumatology, School Office – Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
10:45 – 11:15 Break 11:15 – 11:35 Session 3: TBC 11:35 – 11:55 Session 4: Funding Schemes for Clinicians
Professor Maja Wallberg, Portfolio Manager at The Wellcome Trust
11:55 – 12:25 Session 5: Q&A Session (pre-submitted questions) with focus on Priority Research Areas from a DoH / Government Funding Perspective
Professor Lucy Chappell, UK DHSC Chief Scientific Advisor and Consultant Obstetrician
- Thursday 10 March 2022 - Main Meeting Programme from 12:30
Thursday 10 March 2022 09:15-12:30 Early Career Researchers Workshop 12:30-13:25 Lunch & Poster Viewing 13:25-13:30 Welcome ~ 115th Annual Meeting
AoP Honorary Secretary: Professor Christian Delles, Professor and Consultant Physician at the Institute for Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow
AoP President: Professor Seamas Donnelly, Professor of Medicine, Discipline Head, Clinical Medicine, & Professor Linda Doyle, Provost, Trinity College Dublin
13:30-15:10 SYMPOSIUM #1
Changing the Course of Ageing and Neurodegeneration ~ in partnership with The American Society for Clinical Investigation
Joint Chairs: Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health & Social Care & Professor Hossein Ardelhali, President, The American Society for Clinical Investigation
13:30-13:35 Welcome from The American Society for Clinical Investigation
Professor Hossein Ardelhali, President, The American Society for Clinical Investigation
13:35-14:00 Plenary “Heart Brain Connections and Ageing”Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin. Director of the Falls & Blackout Unit, St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Director. Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing. 14:00-14:30 Oral Presentations x 3 14:30-14:55 The Osler Lecture “New Genetic Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases” Professor Sarah Tabrizi , Director, Huntington’s Disease Centre, University College London (UCL). Joint Head of Department, Neurodegenerative Disease, Queen Street Institute of Neurology, UCL. Principal Investigator, UK Dementia Research Institute. Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. 14:55-15:10 Q&A 15:10-15:30 Break 15:30-18:00 SYMPOSIUM #2
Diet, the Microbiome and Disease – Time to Take Note? ~ in partnership with Science Translational Medicine Joint Chairs: Professor Seamas Donnelly, Professor of Medicine, Discipline Head, Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and Dr Orla Smith, Editor, Science Translational Medicine
15:30-15:35 Welcome from Science Translational Medicine
Dr Orla Smith, Editor, Science Translational Medicine
15:35-16:00 Plenary “Host Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease”Professor Eran Elinav, Principal Investigator, Weizmann Institute, Israel 16:00-16:30 Oral Presentations x3 16:30-16:55 Plenary “Translating Microbiome Science: challenges and opportunities ”Professor Fergus Shanahan, Professor emeritus of Medicine, University College, Cork 16:55-17:10 Q&A 17:10-17:30 Flash Posters 17:30-18:00 Meet Our Partners, Poster Viewing 18:00-18:30 Free Time 18:30-19:30 Reception & Poster Viewing (included in registration fee) 19:30-23:30 Dinner (provided by AoP as part of registration fee)
- Friday 11 March 2022 Main Meeting Programme
Friday 11 March 2022 09:00-10:40 SYMPOSIUM #3
New Ways to Control Inflammation and Healing ~ in partnership with The British Society of Immunology
Joint Chairs: Professor Arne Akbar, Associate of the Institute of Healthy Ageing, Professor of Immunology at University College London & President of the British Society of Immunology, and Professor Alan Irvine, Professor of Dermatology, Trinity College Dublin
09:00-09:05 Welcome from The British Society of Immunology
Professor Arne Akbar, Associate of the Institute of Healthy Ageing, Professor of Immunology at University College London & President of the British Society of Immunology
09:05-09:30 Plenary “Immunometabolism in a Translational Medicine World”Professor Luke O’Neill ~ Professor (Chair of Biochemistry), Trinity College Dublin 09:30-10:00 Oral Presentations x3 10:00-10:25 Plenary “Next Generation Immunogenomics to Understand Health and Disease”Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, Lister Institute Prize Fellow, Professor of Dermatology and Immunology, Newcastle University 10:25-10:40 Q&A 10:40-11:00 Break 11:00-12:30 SYMPOSIUM #4
Joint Chairs: Professor Richard Wilson, Professor of Gastro-Intestinal Oncology, Institute of Cancer Sciences in the University of Glasgow. Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology and an Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, and TBC
11:00-12:00 Welcome by Chairs 11:00-12:00 Oral Presentations x6 12:00-12:20 Flash Posters 12:20-12:30 AoP Fellows Inauguration
Chair: Professor Colin Dayan (TBC), Professor of Clinical Diabetes and Metabolism, Cardiff University School of Medicine
12:30-13:30 Lunch & Poster Viewing 13:30-15:20 SYMPOSIUM #5
COVID-19 – What Lessons Have we Learned?~ in partnership with Nature Medicine
Joint Chairs: Professor Charlotte Summers, University Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Co-Lead of Perioperative, Acute, Critical Care & Emergency Medicine (PACE) Section, Department of Medicine & Director of Clinical Academic Training, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, & Dean, Fellow, and Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine, Selwyn College & Dr Jennifer Sargent, Senior Editor, Nature Medicine
13:30-13:35 Welcome from Nature Medicine
Dr Jennifer Sargent, Senior Editor, Nature Medicine
13:35-14:00 Plenary “2 years of discovery – what we’ve learned about critical Covid-19”Professor Kenneth Baillie, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Deanery of Clinical Sciences Centre for Inflammation Research, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh 14:00-14:30 Oral Presentations x3 14:30-14:55 The George Griffin Lecture “Medical science in a crisis: building back better after COVID-19”Professor Sir Peter Horby, Director, Pandemic Sciences Centre, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health. Former Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Hanoi, Vietnam 14:55-15:10 Q&A 15:10-15:20 Prizes and Close
The Executive Committee invites submissions of abstracts for the 115th Annual Meeting of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland to be presented as part of a series of themed symposia.
When submitting your abstract, you must indicate one theme from the list below that best suits your paper.
Please note that these themes should only be used as a guide.
The themes are used by the Executive Committee to place abstracts in the most appropriate sessions – please see below for more information on each theme and how to submit your abstract:
Changing the Course of Ageing and Neurodegeneration
Relevant abstracts: ageing, neurodegeneration, dementia, neuroimaging, genetics of neurological disease, novel approaches to therapy of ageing neurodegeneration.
Diet, the Microbiome and Disease – Time to Take Note?
Relevant abstracts: epidemiological and molecular studies of the microbiome in different disease systems, mechanistic links between the environment and/or diet and the microbiome, probiotic and interventional studies.
New Ways to Control Inflammation and Healing
Relevant abstracts: studies of inflammation and healing linked to disease; immunometabolism and disease; role of stromal and mononuclear cells in disease and healing, novel therapeutic approaches to control inflammation/promote healing.
COVID-19 – What Lessons Have we Learned?
Relevant abstracts: molecular, epidemiological, therapeutic, clinical science, public health and global health learnings from studies of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Association warmly welcomes a wide range of themes under its ‘open theme’ category.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT
Abstracts must be submitted online, where you will be guided through the process. Any abstract submitted on paper or in a format other than specified will be rejected. Submitted abstracts should include unpublished data.
Abstract Submission Now Open
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Late Breaking Abstract Submission will close on
- ABSTRACT REVIEW
All abstracts will be anonymously reviewed and scored for originality, quality of data, presentation and significance.
- LATE BREAKING ABSTRACTS
There will be a limited number of slots for the highly competitive late breaking abstract session. Abstracts are sought from recently published results of major emerging data that was not available at the time of the main abstract deadline. Please note that acceptance rates are usually lower for this session.
- ORAL SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS
Presenters will be allocated a maximum of 10 minutes for their presentation including time for questions. PowerPoint presentation facilities will be provided for speakers. No facilities for slides, video or overhead transparencies will be available at the meeting.
- THE OSLER PRIZE
The highest ranked abstracts will be accepted for oral presentations and be considered for the “Osler Prize” awarded by the AoP. The top oral presenter (Osler awardee) at the Meeting in Dublin 2022, will be awarded a travel fellowship to present at the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Conference in Chicago in 2023.
- POSTER PRESENTATIONS
High quality abstracts that are not selected for oral presentation may be accepted for poster presentation. An award will be made for the best poster presentation.
- REGISTRATION OF ABSTRACT PRESENTERS
All accepted abstract presenters will be required to register for the Meeting by a given date in early 2022 at the appropriate rate. Please note, that whilst AoP membership is not required for abstract submission, it is encouraged.
- TRAVEL BURSARIES FOR AOP MEMBER (NON CONSULTANT GRADE) ABSTRACT PRESENTERS
A limited number of bursaries (Complimentary meeting registration and dinner + £150 towards travel/accommodation) are available for AOP Member non consultants abstract presenters who take an active role in the Meeting Programme. Please express your interest at the time of abstract submission – Not a member? join today
AOP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
AoP membership starts at £75 per annum for ECR Members (Pre-CCT)
AoP Membership benefits for clinical Early Career Researchers (pre-CCT)
- Eligible for entry to awards and bursaries programmes including the Osler Prize
- AoP contributes to the AMS Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers up to £30,000
- AoP provides support and mentoring for their ECR members to apply for these grants and to successfully conduct their research projects
AoP Membership benefits for New Consultants
- Preferential rates for attending the annual interdisciplinary meeting with leading speakers
New consultants up to 5 years post CCT can apply for an AoP Young Investigator Award up to £20,000
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The 115th Annual Meeting (APAM 2022), 10 – 11 March 2022, Trinity College Dublin
- 5 themed symposia:
- Changing the Course of Ageing and Neurodegeneration
- Diet, the Microbiome and Disease – Time to Take Note?
- New Ways to Control Inflammation and Healing
- COVID-19 – What Lessons Have we Learned?
- Open Theme
- Named and plenary lectures
- Oral and poster abstract sessions
- Networking reception & dinner
- The programme is preceded with a workshop aimed at both member and non-member early career researchers
We warmly welcome members and non-members and hope that non-members will be inspired to join the Association. If you would like to become a member, please see the member categories and prices information on our website.
- Registration Rates
Early Bird (valid until 14 February 2022) Late Fee (valid AFTER 14 February 2022) Early Bird (valid until 14 February 2022) Late Fee (valid AFTER 14 February 2022) Registration Category (€) EURO
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Association Fellow incl. (Seniors) €236 €236 £200 £200 Association Member €295 €354 £250 £300 ECR Member €88.50 €118 £75 £100 ECR Non Member €88.50 €118 £75 £100 Non Member €531 €590 £450 £500
The networking reception and dinner on Thursday, 10 March 2022 is included in the cost of registration. Additional tickets for both the networking reception and dinner may be purchased at the time of registration:
- Additional ticket for Networking Reception £30.00
- Additional ticket for Conference Dinner £55.00
Please note all registration rates are subject to Irish VAT @ 23% Tax.
Signing up for ECR membership of the AoP includes access to awards, prizes and travel bursaries available for Non Consultants who take an active role in the Meeting Programme – Not a member? join today )