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Faculty of Medicine and Life SciencesUniversity of TampereFaculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
Tampere Celiac Disease Symposium



Thursday, November 24, 2016

19.00 ->


Get together, restaurant Telakka, address Tullikamarin aukio 3

Friday, November 25, 2016 at Tampere Hall, address Yliopistonkatu 55, Room Duetto 1

1. Opening session, Chair professor Markku Mäki



9.00  -  9.10


Opening words, Professor Markku Mäki, University of Tampere, Finland

9.10  -  9.20


Maki Celiac Disease Tampere Prize announcement, Vice rector Seppo Parkkila, University of Tampere, Finland

9.20  -  9.50


Prize lecture, Awardee

9.50 - 10.20


Current concepts in celiac disease, Professor Katri Kaukinen, University of Tampere, Finland

10.20 - 10.50


Coffee break and poster viewing, Room Duetto 2


2. Measuring treatment outcome I
, Chair professor Detlef Schuppan

10.50 - 11.20


Serology in measuring treatment outcome, Professor Ilma Korponay-Szabo, University of Debrecen, Hungary

11.20 - 11.50


Histology in measuring treatment outcome, Professor Markku Mäki, University of Tampere, Finland

11.50 - 12.00


B cell subpopulation imposing oral tolerance in celiac disease?
Mitchell Garber, USA

12.00 - 12.10

The epigenetic reign of intestinal homeostasis and aberrancies therein in celiac disease
Keijo Viiri, Finland

12.10 - 13.30


Lunch break and poster viewing, Room Duetto 2      


3. Measuring treatment outcome II
, Chair professor Robert Anderson

13.30 - 14.00


Immunological tools in measuring treatment outcome, Professor Ludvig Sollid, University of Oslo, Norway

14.00 - 14.30


Patient-related outcome measures in celiac disease, Professor Daniel Leffler, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

14.30 - 14.40


Detection of gluten immunogenic peptides as non-invasive marker for monitoring gluten-free diet in celiac disease, Alfonso Rodriguez-Herrera, Spain

14.40 - 14.50

A study of morphological and immunological responses to a 14 day gluten challenge in adults with treated celiac disease, Vikas Kumar Sarna, Norway

14.50 - 15.20


Coffee break and poster viewing, Room Duetto 2


4. Novel treatments for celiac disease, Chair professor Ludvig Sollid

15.20 - 15.50


What do celiac disease patients want from the treatment?, Chief Executive Sarah Sleet, Coeliac UK, UK

15.50 - 16.20


TG2-inhibitors in celiac disease treatment, Professor Detlef Schuppan, University of Mainz, Germany

16.20 - 16.50


New treatments for refractory celiac disease, Professor Joe Murray, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

16.50 - 17.20


Immunotherapy in restoring tolerance in celiac disease, Chief Scientific Officer Robert Anderson, ImmusanT Inc., MA, USA

17.20 - 17.30

Rationale and clinical studies of AMG 714, an anti-IL-15 mab in development for the treatment of celiac disease and refractory celiac disease type II, Francisco Leon, USA



Closing words, Professor Markku Mäki, University of Tampere, Finland

20.00 ->


Dinner, Lapland Hotel, restaurant Dabbal, address Yliopistonkatu 44


Saturday, Nov 26, 2016

The faculty and attendees are invited to visit the Gluten-free Life Expo 2016, held in Tampere Hall.



Sponsored by:

Currently recruiting celiac patients for AMG 714 (anti-IL-15) clinical trials:
- Well-controlled celiac patients for gluten challenge study in Finland
- Refractory celiac disease Type II patients for study in Finland, Holland, France, Spain and USA.
For more information:

Therapeutic vaccine Nexvax2: antigen-specific immunotherapy for Coeliac Disease
Planning for global phase 2 Proof-of-Concept study to start early 2017, European centers
HLA DQ2.5 positive CeD patients who have been managed with gluten-free diet
For more information visit


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