The KININ meeting occurs every three years, assembling scientists and clinicians involved in the field of bradykinin (kinins) and its related proteins (enzymes, cofactors, substrates, receptors, proteolytic systems, disease states, and developing therapies) for presentation of the latest ideas, research, drug development and therapeutics in these biologic systems. The 2018 event will focus on contact, kallikrein/kinin, and complement proteins in hereditary angioedema and thrombosis and their developing therapies, kinin receptors in disease, kinin receptor interaction with receptors of the renin-angiotensin system, the influence of the renin angiotensin system with bradykinin and its receptors’ biology, and the influence of this overall system in vascular biology, diabetes, hypertension, heart failure and other related disease states.
The KININ meeting is organized like a Gordon Research Conference whereby for each topic, 3-4 individuals will be invited for presentations. Each session, however, will also leave open time for oral presentations from the best abstracts submitted. Junior investigators in the fields are encouraged to submit their work for presentation. Travel awards are available for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty whose work is chosen for oral presentation and poster awards. There will be six scientific sessions, two per day. A poster viewing session will be organized daily. In addition, several social events will be organized for participants to gather together and enjoy some of the highlights of Cleveland, Ohio.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The meeting’s goal is threefold: 1) to bring together the world’s best investigators in the field of kinins for sharing research and generation of new ideas for future investigation; 2) to emphasize those areas where kinin science is now being translated into clinical use; and 3) to inspire the next generation of investigators in this field to achieve that which their teachers and mentors were unable to accomplish.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Any scientist and physician who investigate and utilize kinins in research, drug development and patient care.
The conference will take place at the Tinkham Veale University Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. This facility will serve as the all-day conference site on Monday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
CONFERENCE SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
Online registation at http://cmetracker.net/CASECME/Login?formname=RegLoginLive&eventID=175534
Download the Registration Form for mail-in or Fax Registration.
HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
This page will be updated regularly as the program develops.
KININ 2018 ABSTRACT BOOKLET for download.
This site will list the presenters and posters for June 18 and June 19, 2018. The poster board location for presentation correlates with the number on the presenter list.
Online details with a list of conference social events.
Attendees with Disabilities
The Tinkham Veale University Center complies with the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. Additionally, all hotels adjacent to the conference center are ADA compliant and special rooms are available for disabled attendees. From the airport to hotel, there is direct taxi service from baggage claim to hotels without going outside. There is free admission for caretakers of disabled attendees.
We have individual hotel in-room childcare services (Erin’s Nannies: 216-381-6660; Erinsnannies@aol.com; www.erinsannies.com) or institutional short-term childcare (KinderCare) within walking distance of the conference. If needed, it is best to inquire about these childcare services in advance of the meeting. KININ 2018 will make every effort to support trainee and junior faculty participants who need these services to attend the meeting. Please inquire about this support in advance of the meeting.
CONFERENCE CONTACT INFORMATION
ADMINISTRATION & PAYMENT INQUIRIES
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PROGRAM & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES
Alvin H. Schmaier, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA
Cleveland is the home of the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers, American League champion Cleveland Indians and NFL Cleveland Browns. Major sites of interest are the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, Western Reserve Historical Society, Museum of Contemporary Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Botanical Gardens (site for the Opening Ceremony on the evening of June 17) and the Westside Market. For more information about Cleveland, visit the Cleveland Visitors Guide.
Online information will be posted soon with a map of the University Circle area of Cleveland where the conference will be held. It includes University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic hospitals. It also indicates the conference hotels, museums and restaurants within walking distance to the conference. Additionally, there is information on other sites in downtown Cleveland (4 miles). Transportation options include taxi, Uber and a bus line on Euclid Avenue (across from University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center and the Seidman Cancer Center that goes directly downtown).