CAMI Autoimmune Disease Symposium

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Date(s) - 24 May 2023
10:15 AM - 6:30 PM

Health Sciences Education Building C104

May 24, 2023



Bioscience Core – Phoenix
Health Sciences Education Building
435 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Remote Access: JOIN EVENT

Join the University of Arizona Health Sciences at our final spring symposium to learn more about the potential of the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies. With an emphasis on autoimmune disease, this free, one-day hybrid event on May 24 will be hosted at the Phoenix Bioscience Core in the Health Sciences Education Building. We are honored to host the following esteemed experts:

Kole Roybal, PhD, associate professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco

Mark J. Shlomchik, MD, PhD, UPMC endowed and distinguished professor, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh

Gary S. Firestein, MD, senior associate vice chancellor of Health Sciences, professor of medicine, University of California, San Diego

Jennifer Frankovich, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics-rheumatology, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

William Faubion, MD, dean of research, professor of medicine, pediatrics and immunology, Mayo Clinic

Aleksandar D. Kostic, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University

Benjamin G. Keselowsky, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering, University of Florida

George Poste, DVM, PhD, Regents’ professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation, Arizona State University (panel moderator)

Researchers and physician-scientists are increasingly using precision medicine to develop new cell- and gene-based therapeutical options for diseases, building on the idea that the most effective defense against health issues is the body’s natural immune system. With this in mind, the University of Arizona intends to launch the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, or CAMI, to serve as a center of research, startup activity and corporate engagement with a focus on four areas: cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and real-time immune system monitoring.

The day includes a panelist discussion and a question-and-answer forum. Lunch is included for in-person attendees, as well as a reception to follow. The event will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.


Alex Dubois
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences