UPDATE: 2017 MAP Conference


On March 24-25, 2017, MAP researchers and doctors from around the world will gather in Philadelphia to share presentations and discuss how best to advance MAP science.

Goals of the Conference

  • Review available MAP diagnostic methods.
  • Review antibiotic therapies used to date in human trials and human case reports.
  • Review evidence of role of MAP in human diseases.
  • Address concern that MAP is a zoonosis.

A collaborative working session will follow the presentations and will aim to describe the design for a controlled clinical trial of antibiotic therapy in Crohn’s disease.

Topics and Presenter List

  1. MAP: A Zoonotic Pathogen – Dr. Michael Collins
  1. MAP Diagnostic Testing – Dr. Vivek Kapur, Dr. Marcel Behr, Dr. Jerry Mazurek, Dr. Adrienne McNees
  1. MAP Detection in Humans – Dr. Shoor Vir Singh, John Aitken, Dr. Horacio Bach, Dr. Tim Bull
  1. Identifying MAP Associated Crohn’s Disease and Treatment – Dr. William Chamberlin, Dr. Todd Kuenstner, Dr. Nicole Parrish, Dr. Harry Oken
  1. MAP in the Biosphere – Dr. Ellen Pierce, Dr. David Graham, Dr. Irene Grant
  1. Treating MAP Infection in Humans – Dr. Thomas Borody, Dr. Ira Shafran, RedHill Biopharma, Dr. Robert Greenstein
  1. MAP Infection in Mammals and the Host Response – Dr. William Chamberlin, Dr. Bill Davis, Dr. Leonardo Sechi, Dr. Gilles Monif, Dr. Peilin Zhang.

Sponsorship Update and Video Replay

In support of the researchers who are coming from around the world and bearing the costs of their own expenses, Human Paratuberculosis has now committed to sponsoring the 2017 MAP Conference. An outside sponsor has generously committed to funding one luncheon, and HPF will fund the additional $1,000 for the second luncheon. Through your generous support, HPF has currently raised $325 of this amount.

If you would like to support the researchers who are attending this conference, please consider making a donation. We thank you for your generosity. The last date to donate to the MAP Conference is March 1, 2017. Any additional funds raised by this deadline will donated to pay other conference expenses.

Conference organizers and HPF understand that the patient community is very interested in the material to be discussed, but to achieve the conference goals, admission is limited to MAP researchers. However, to provide access to the patient community, HPF and has been invited to record the presentations and conduct interviews with the researchers. These will be freely accessible in their entirety on HumanPara.org shortly after the conclusion of the conference.

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