SNEAALAS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
** Lunch will be provided **
Where: Yale West Campus at Yale University, 100 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT.
Registration Deadline: 5/17/2018
Price: Members: FREE, Non-members: $20
Two Dynamic Speakers with 2 CEUs:
Paula Clifford, MLA, CVT, RLATG
Americans for Medical Progress
Paula Clifford is the Executive Director for Americans for Medical Progress where she leads AMP’s advocacy efforts and its educational programs focused on developing the next generation of advocates.
Previously, she was the Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR), where she created and led several innovative programs designed to provide information to the public about biomedical research and the role of animals in advancing medicine and science.
During this time, she also served States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) where she played a key role in fostering collaborations among other biomedical research organizations to more effectively leverage resources, analyze trends and inform the public. Past professional roles include Vice President of Operations for Animal Care Training Services (ACTS), Training Manager at the University of Pennsylvania, and veterinary technician in both research and private practice settings.
Paula received a Master of Liberal Arts in Training Program Evaluation from the University of Pennsylvania, BA in biology from Rutgers and an AAS in veterinary technology from Camden County College. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG).
Mark Mamula, PhD, Yale University
Professor of Medicine
Dr. Mamula’s received degrees from UCLA, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Mamula’s central research interests are in investigating the early events involved with breaking immune tolerance to self proteins, both in autoimmune disease and in tumor biology. Overall, it is the goal of Dr. Mamula's laboratory to understand the mechanisms that may shift this balance toward the initiation of anti-self immune responses. Seminal work from the Mamula lab elucidated the biochemical forms of autoantigens capable of breaking immunologic tolerance to intracellular autoantigens in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and type 1 diabetes (T1D). Simply put, Dr. Mamula examines posttranslational protein modifications that alter cellular biology and immunity. These studies have now been applied to the development of novel therapeutic approaches in developing anti-tumor vaccines in breast cancer and colon cancer. In addition, studies from the Mamula laboratory first demonstrated the ability of B cells to present autoantigens in the triggering of T cell autoimmunity and in the phenomenon of epitope spreading in lupus autoimmunity. This work preceded more recent studies illustrating the how B cells transfer autoantigens to other antigen presenting cells, including dendritic cells and macrophages.
West Campus, 7 miles west of downtown New Haven
100 West Campus Drive Orange, CT
Yale West Campus provides free parking for occupants and guests. Parking can be accessed through the front entrance at 100 West Campus Drive Orange, CT 06477.
1:00pm: Registration Begins
2:00pm: 1st Speaker Begins
3:00pm: 2nd Speaker Begins
4:00pm: Q&A and SNEAALAS Meeting
Cancellation policy: If you registered and you cannot make it, please cancel at least 3 days prior to the event.
Walk in policy: Because most SNEAALAS events are held at secure facilities, we can not allow walk ins. You must be registered prior to the event to attend.