NATIONAL ISLET CELL RESOURCE CENTER’S
4TH ANNUAL ISLET WORKSHOP

The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Newport Beach, CA
Friday, October 3rd, 2008

AGENDA
 
I. Assessing Beta Cells in Vitro
     
Moderators: Al Powers, Vanderbilt & Andy Stewart, U. Pittsburgh
 
  1. Luca Inverardi, U. Miami
“Assessment of cellular composition and fractional ß-cell viability through laser scanning cytometry and cytofluorimetry”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  2. Klearchos Papas, U. Minnesota
“Oxygen consumption rate and DNA measurements”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  3. Matt Hanson, U. Wisconsin-Madison
“UW extended islet quality control assessment”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  4. Chris Rhodes, U. Chicago
“Beta cell functional analysis”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
 
 
II. Collagenase
     
Moderators: Fouad Kandeel, City of Hope & Bernhard Hering, U. Minnesota
     
  1. Daniel Brandhorst, Uppsala University Hospital
“Uppsala approach for human islet isolation”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  2. Gregory Szot, UCSF
“San Francisco approach for human islet isolation”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  3. Martin Press, The Royal Free Hospital
“United Kingdom approach for human islet isolation”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  4. José Oberholzer, UIC
“UIC approach for human islet isolation including the use of other enzymes”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  5. Aisha Kahn, U. Miami
“DRI approach for human islet isolation including the experience with the “new” Liberase”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
 
 
III. Assessing Beta Cells in Vivo
     
Moderators: Dixon Kaufman, Northwestern U. & Ali Naji, U. Pennsylvania
     
  1. Anna Moore, Massachusetts General Hospital
“In vivo multimodal imaging of transplanted islets”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  2. Olle Korsgren, Uppsala University Hospital
“Positron emission tomography: a real-time tool to quantify early islet destruction and engraftment”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  3. Martin Press, The Royal Free Hospital
“United Kingdom approach for human islet isolation”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  4. Christian Toso, University of Alberta, Edmonton
“Clinical magnetic resonance imaging of islet grafts using nanoparticle labeling”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
 
IV. New Approaches to Islet Transplantation
     
Moderators: Aisha Kahn, U. Miami & José Oberholzer, UIC
     
  1. Haval Shirwan, U. Louisville
“Islet and cell surface modification as a novel immunotherapy for islet transplantation”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  2. Roger Lehmann, University Hospital Zurich
“Pseudoislet biology and possible approach for transplantation”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  3. Jonathan Lakey, UCI
“Pancreas procurement and preservation prior to islet isolation”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract
  4. Evert Kroon, Novocell, Inc
“ Insulin-producing cells generated from human embryonic stem cells”
PowerPoint Presentation Abstract