East-West Iron Club Meeting - EWIC 2021

Dear EWIC members and members-to-be,

We are once again pleased to virtually host the East-to-West Iron Club meeting this year and are again working with LastLink’s Vish and Taqi who will support us on line to enable as last year.

This year, we anticipate presentations from our junior scientists and are returning to our multiple roundtable discussion format albeit in the virtual space.

We are pleased to look forward to a key note address (Thursday, October 7, 2021) which this year will be given by Elizabeta “Betty” Leibold, PhD. Please find more details in the preliminary program below and on the website (http://eastwestironclub.org).

We are currently looking for volunteers to moderate the discussion sessions; if you would like to moderate a session, please let me know.

Meeting participation is free as always. Registration is required. To register, please complete and submit by Friday September 17, 2021 at: Registration link: https://web.lastlink.us/w/EWIC2021

For all registrants, the link and password will be provided within days of the meeting. Presenters will be asked to share their screen and good audio is critical to make effective presentations possible. To enable, please prepare a quiet and comfortable space with consistent internet access and appropriate headphone and microphone capabilities (as needed).

If you are planning to present your work, please submit an abstract. Please feel free to put forth as many trainees as you chose to present the work from your lab. We will only be able to determine length of presentations depending on the number of abstracts we receive. We anticipate 10-12 minutes per presentation with 3-5 minutes for questions.

Abstract submission: Please submit a maximum of 200 word abstract by completing the form attached and sending by email to yelena.ginzburg@mssm.edu. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, September 10, 2021. As usual, the meeting is broadly focused on basic, translational, and clinical science effort in the iron field. As in past years, the presentations by trainees will be judged and the best selected for achievement awards.

Finally, we will be selecting the next EWIC chair at the business meeting on Friday, October 8, 2021 following the presentations and announcement of awards. Please submit your nominations and also consider whether you would like to host an EWIC meeting at your institution next year.

Looking forward to your engagement in this yet again extraordinary year’s EWIC meeting!


Please use online form at http://eastwestironclub.org to register.


Preliminary Program
Thursday, October 7
11:45 am-noon - Opening Comments and Keynote Speaker Introduction (Y Ginzburg)
noon-1:00 pm - EWIC 2021 Keynote Address Elizabeth Leibold, PhD; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Title: TBD
1:15-3:00 pm - Trainee Data Presentation Session A This session will spotlight the work of our junior iron scientists. Facilitator: TBD

Friday, October 8
8:00-8:05 am - Host’s Welcome | Ginzburg / Enns
8:05-9:20 am - Trainee Data Presentation Session B Facilitator: TBD
9:20-9:30 am - BREAK
9:30-10:15 am - Discussion Session #1 Role of iron in infection (COVID19 and others) and inflammation Facilitator: TBD
10:15-11:00 am - Discussion Session #2 Model systems for studying different aspects of iron metabolism Facilitator: TBD
11:00-11:45 am - BREAK
11:45 am-12:30 pm - Discussion Session #3 Structure and function of the main players in iron metabolism Facilitator: TBD
12:30-1:15 pm - Discussion Session #4 Iron involvement in bone physiology and pathophysiology Facilitator: TBD
1:15-2:00 pm - Business Meeting and Trainee Awards


Last updated: 08-30-2021