U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Stress Erythropoeisis Workshop

10/17/2011 7:00 AM
10/17/2011 7:00 AM
​​Questions regarding the logistics of the workshop should be directed to:

Carmel Scharf
The Hill Group
6903 Rockledge Drive
Suite 540
Bethesda, MD 20817
T: 301-897-2789 x105
F: 301-897-9587
E: cscharf@thehillgroup.com


Event Details

There is no fee to register for this workshop.

Meeting Objective:

The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Hematology program is pleased to announce a workshop entitled, “Stress Erythropoiesis”. The goal of the workshop is to explore differences in erythropoiesis following acute stress, chronic stress and during normal “homeostatic” production of erythrocytes. A spectrum of extrinsic and intrinsic processes that occur under various stress conditions will be discussed. Consequences and changes in erythropoietin response, fetal hemoglobin expression and iron metabolism will be considered in normal and disease states. Ideally, new targets and strategies for treatment of anemia will be revealed. Please participate and join us in this endeavor.

Workshop Registration Deadline: 11:59PM Eastern, October 11, 2011​

M​eeting Organizers:

Christopher Lowrey, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Thalia Papayannopoulou, University of Washington
Robert Paulson, Pennsylvania State University
Terry Rogers Bishop, NIDDK
Daniel Wright, NIDDK
Manjit Hanspal, NHLBI


8:00 am – 8:15 am   Welcoming Remarks
8:15 am – 8:30 am   Introduction to the Workshop

8:30 am – 9:00 am   Acute Stress Erythropoiesis
Dr. Robert F. Paulson, Pennsylvania State University
9:00 am – 9:30 am   Characteristics of Normal Erythropoiesis
Dr. Mitchell J. Weiss, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
9:30 am – 10:00 am   Fetal and Stress Erythropoiesis:  Similar Programs?
Dr. James Palis, University of Rochester Medical Center
10:00 am – 10:15 am   Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am   Extrinsic Signaling During Stress Erythropoiesis
Dr. Don M. Wojchowski, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
10:45 am – 11:15 am   Integrins in Stress Erythropoiesis
Dr. Thalia Papayannopoulou, University of Washington
11:15 am – 11:45 am   Role of Human Glucocorticoid Receptor in Stress Erythropoiesis
Dr. Anna Rita Migliaccio, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
11:45 am – 12:30 pm   Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm   The Role of IgA in Erythropoiesis
Dr. Olivier Hermine, Necker Hospital Paris
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Thalassemia
Dr. Stefano Rivella, Weill Cornell Medical College
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm   Intrinsic Signaling Through AKT
Dr. Saghi Ghaffari, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm   Break
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm   Effects on Translation Efficiency
Dr. Jane-Jane Chen, Massachusetts Institutes of Technology
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm   Intrinsic Signaling and HbF in Stress
Dr. Chris H. Lowrey, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm   Break
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm   Aconitase, Iron and Epo-signaling
Dr. Adam N. Goldfarb, University of Virginia School of Medicine
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm   Epo-responsiveness During Stress
Dr. Merav Socolovsky, University of Massachusetts Medical School
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm   Role of Epo in Stress Erythropoiesis
Scott Peslak, University of Rochester Medical Center
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm   Break

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm   What have we learned?  Where do we go from here?
Participation is expected by all attendees.
6:00 pm   Adjourn


Meeting Location​

Fishers Lane Conference Center
5635 Fishers Lane (Fishers Place III)

Rockville, MD 20852

The Stress Erythropoeisis Workshop will be held at Fishers Lane Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland. There is no fee to attend. All attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.

Hotel Information

A block of sleeping rooms for conference participants have been secured at the Hilton Hotel Rockville for the night of October 16th at the prevailing government per diem rate (currently $226 per night, excluding applicable taxes). A limited number of rooms are available on the night of October 17th for attendees who are traveling to the meeting.

To make your reservation, please call 1-800-HILTONS and refer to group code “SEW”, or click here.

The deadline to reserve a room is October 7.

Hilton Hotel Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Ground Transportation

The Hilton Hotel Rockville is located directly across the Twinbrook Metro stop on the Red Line.

For Washington, D.C. metro rail information visit:

For information on hotel parking options and ratesclick here.

Distance from local airports: 
Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 20 miles ($45-$55 cab fare) 
Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 27 miles ($55-$65 cab fare) 
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) - 35 miles ($65-$75 cab fare)​


​Minutes are currently unavailable.


​​A​ttendees are currently unavailable.


​​Abstracts are currently unavailable.


  • Fishers Lane Conference Center
  • MD


Line ​​Questions regarding the logistics of the workshop should be directed to:

Carmel Scharf
The Hill Group
6903 Rockledge Drive
Suite 540
Bethesda, MD 20817
T: 301-897-2789 x105
F: 301-897-9587
E: cscharf@thehillgroup.com