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Reincarnation or Atavism in the Iron Field? By Ioav Cabantchik

DID YOU KNOW?

The medieval practice of bloodletting was based on the Moslem medical writers who emphasized revulsion (bleeding from a site located as far from the ailment as possible). This position was attacked in 1514 by Pierre Brissot (1478-1522), a Paris physician, who stressed the importance of bleeding near the locus of the disease (derivative bleeding). He was declared a medical heretic by the Paris Faculty of Medicine and derivative bleeding was forbidden by an act of the French parliament. In 1518, Brissot was exiled to Spain and Portugal. In 1539, the celebrated anatomist, Andreas Vesalius, continued the controversy with his famous Venesection Letter, which came to the support of Brissot“. 

From T.A. Appel and A.B. Davis  “Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology” 1–103, 1979  https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810258.41.1

That venesection runs in the veins of our Pierre Brissot (former President of Bioiron and leading authority in hemochromatosis) may not come as a surprise to our members, but is the profession an hereditary trait or is that an atavistic feature of PR?….

In fact, Pierre Brissot is not only aware of his distinguished ancestry profession but also shared that information publically in his recently published historical article in the Revue du Praticien ( Vol. 67 _ Décembre 2017 ) titled “LA SAIGNÉE EN MÉDECINE : une très longue histoire qui n’est pas encore terminée”  (“Bleeding in medicine: a very long story that is not over yet”).

http://www.larevuedupraticien.fr/histoire-de-la-medecine/la-saignee-en-medecine-une-tres-longue-histoire-qui-nest-pas-encore-terminee

Register for BioIron 2019

Submit Your Abstract For BioIron 2019 Today!
Dear members of the BioIron community,  
We would like to remind you that the abstract submission deadline for the 8th Congress of the International BioIron Society in Heidelberg from May 5-9, 2019 is fast approaching.  

Abstract submissions will close on the January 31, 2019. We will not be able to accept abstracts after this date. 

As we have intentionally limited the number of invited lectures, there is a great opportunity for abstracts to be selected for oral presentations in the plenary and parallel sessions based on scientific quality. Thus, we want to encourage principle investigators and more junior researchers alike to submit abstracts.  

Additionally, junior investigators who are members of the BioIron Society are able to  apply for fellowships, including registration waivers and travel fellowships. These fellowship opportunities will be available during the registration/abstract submission process. 

Please submit your abstracts covering exciting advances in iron biology – from the cell to the system, from very basic to the clinical, from mammalian to model organisms and microbial species. 
REGISTER AND SUBMIT
Prior to the biennial BioIron 2019 meeting, the BioIron Society has also organized, a 3-day EMBL Course on Techniques for Studying Iron in Health and Disease

Eighteen students will be selected from the list of qualified applicants and for at least nine of them the registration fees will be waived (reimbursed). The course will be held at EMBL training laboratories on May 2 – 4, 2019. All activities, materials and meals will be covered by the registration fee. Affordable accommodations will also be available. We encourage candidates to apply as early as possible.  
Looking forward to welcoming you all! 

The Organizing Committee 

Martina Muckenthaler, University of Heidelberg
Matthias Hentze, EMBL, Heidelberg 
Ioav Cabantchik, President of the Bioiron Society
EMBL Conference: 8th Congress of the International BioIron Society

EMBL Conference: 8th Congress of the International BioIron Society ATC, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, 5 – 10 May 2019

Final Program – BioIron 2019 Final Program.pdf

Poster Listing – BioIron 2019 Poster listing.pdf

Educational day talks

1. BioIron; Origin, chemical properties and evolution – Kostas Pantopoulos

2. Iron transport proteins: Gateways of cellular and systemic iron homeostasis Mitchell Knutson

3. Mechanisms controlling cellular iron homeostasis in mammals Rick Eisenstein

4. Systemic iron homeostasis Jodie Babitt

5. Genetic diseases causing iron deficiency and overload: Two faces of the same coin Laura Silvestri

6. Erythropoiesis and iron metabolism: Crosstalk, implications, and therapeutic options in iron loading anemias Yelena Ginzburg

7. Iron in cancer, infection, kidney and liver diseases: Innocent bystander or therapeutic target?  Igor Theurl and Heinz Zoller

8. The pathophysiology and diagnosis of iron deficiency and anaemia in populations and patients  Sant-Rayn Pasricha

9. Nutritional (dietary) and “functional” deficiencies in the first and third world Michael Zimmerman

10. Open questions in basic and clinical iron research Tomas Ganz

EMBL COURSE Techniques for Studying Iron in Health and Disease

  1. EMBL Course – Introduction to practicals and experimental protocols
  2. EMBL Course – Introduction to practicals- class presentations
  3. EMBL Course – Techniques for Studying Iron in Health and Disease – Introductory lectures
  4. REFERENCES FOR THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL PARTS OF THE COURSE

Ask the Master

Awards

1. Marcel Simon Award presentation 

2. Award ceremony presentation

Poster Awards

Camile Link 
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Molecular mechanisms of Hepcidin-induced Ferroportin-downregulation
Poster 256 

Joseph Olivera
University of Florida, USA
In vivo pancreatic ß cell-specific overexpression of ZIP14 results in ß-cell iron accumulation and diabetes in iron-loaded mice
Poster 291 

Podium Awards

Joseph Frost
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Iron powers adaptive immune responses to immunisations and influenza virus                                       Podium 99 

Nunziata Maio                                                                                                                               
National Institutes of Health, USA                                                                                             
Absence of iron-responsive element-binding protein 2 causes a novel neurodegenerative syndrome                                                                                       
Podium 64

Eliezer Rachmilewitz Award (New Award)

Paolo Porporato
University of Turin, Italy
Dysregulated iron metabolism promotes cancer cachexia
Poster 303

Meeting photos:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/EMBLEvents/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2555836674429902

*Feel free to send us a link to your photos and we’ll add it here.

EMBL COURSE Techniques for Studying Iron in Health and Disease (Updated Course Description) January 17, 2019

IBIS PRESIDENT LETTER,
October 19th, 2018: President letter summary of 2018

EMBL CONFERENCE 8th Congress of the International BioIron Society: https://www.embl.de/training/events/2019/BIR19-01/

EMBL Brochure (PDF): Congress-International-BioIron-Society-2019