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Diffuse lung disease in children: Summary of a scientific conference
Article first published online: 24 JUN 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 49, Issue 4, pages 400–409, April 2014
How to Cite
Hamvas, A., Deterding, R., Balch, W. E., Schwartz, D. A., Albertine, K. H., Whitsett, J. A., Cardoso, W. V., Kotton, D. N., Kourembanas, S. and Hagood, J. S. (2014), Diffuse lung disease in children: Summary of a scientific conference. Pediatr. Pulmonol., 49: 400–409. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22805
- Issue published online: 14 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 24 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 3 JAN 2013
- NHLBI. Grant Number: R13 HL114359-01
- UCSD Department of Pediatrics
- Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, A Medical Foundation
- chILD Foundation
- chILD Lung Foundation (U.K.)
- Mauli Ola Foundation
- diffuse lung disease;
- childhood interstitial lung disease;
- stem cell
A multi-disciplinary scientific conference focused on diffuse and interstitial lung diseases in children was held in La Jolla, CA in June 2012. The conference brought together clinicians (including Pediatric and Adult Pulmonologists, Neonatologists, Pathologists, and Radiologists), clinical researchers, basic scientists, government agency representatives, patient advocates, as well as children affected by diffuse lung disease (DLD) and their families, to review recent scientific developments and emerging concepts in the pathophysiology of childhood DLD. Invited speakers discussed translational approaches, including genetics and proteomics, epigenetics and epigenomics, models of DLD, including animal models and induced pluripotent stem cells, and regenerative medicine approaches. The presentations of the invited speakers are summarized here. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014; 49:400–409. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.