Biomarkers and Targeted Therapeutics in Sjögren’s (BATTS) Conference
September 19-22, 2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Host: Oklahoma Sjögren’s Syndrome Center for Research Translation (OSSCORT)
Sponsored by: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
We hope you’ll join us as we come together to share and discuss recent advances and cutting-edge strategies for improving the lives of patients that are affected by Sjögren’s Syndrome. The BATTS conference is designed to facilitate precision medicine practices in all aspects of clinical care, including patient diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic responses, and prevention.
We will emphasize presentation of basic scientific discoveries that hold promise for translation into clinically useful biomarkers to detect susceptibility, patient stratification, disease activity, and classification. Molecular and cellular targets amenable to therapeutic intervention will be highlighted and discussed. Exchange of information and ideas at this conference will be of value to basic scientists and trainees from academia, industry partners, and clinicians. We strongly encourage participation from a broad range of disciplines: oral and ocular medicine, rheumatology, neurology, dermatology, immunology, genetics, bioinformaticians and analysts, among others.
We’ll also have plenty of time for networking and socializing in one of the top vacation destinations in the U.S.–Oklahoma City! Oklahoma City is in the “heartland”, or middle of the United States and has many unique characteristics from numerous perspectives—historical, cultural, and geographical to name a few. The National Geographic Traveler Annual Guide, entitled “Best of the World: 20 Places You Should See in 2015”, included Oklahoma City in this prestigious list. Since the early 1990s, Oklahoma City has undergone a phenomenal transformation and revitalization, resulting in a unique mix of modern amenities with rich cultural and historical attractions not found elsewhere. Oklahoma is also well known for its hospitality and friendly atmosphere. There’s much to explore, so come early and stay late!
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We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting and informative conference in Oklahoma City!
Kathy L. Sivils, Conference Chair
On behalf of the Oklahoma Sjögren’s Syndrome Center of Research Translation and The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation