Program of the 2016 Colloquium : Iron overload
Organised by :
Pr. Bernard Devulder (Paris) and Pr. Pierre Lefèbvre (Liège)
09:10 - 09:50
The pioneering role of the Ecole de Rennes in the study of hemochromatosis
Pr. Pierre Brissot (Rennes)
Whenever the idea of pioneer comes up in the context of metal, one immediately thinks about the Gold Rush...
09:50 - 10:15
Pathophysiological role of hepcidin in iron metabolism
Sophie Vaulont (Paris)
10:15 - 10:40
Genetic control of iron metabolim
Jean-Yves Le Gall (Paris)
The number of hereditary iron-related diseases and our understanding of how iron is metabolised in the body have both considerably expanded over the last 25 years, especially since the discovery...
11:10 - 11:30
Iron overload and hemolytic anemia
Frédéric Galacteros (Paris)
Iron overload associated with haemolytic anaemia can lead to the same complications as hereditary forms of overload. It arises as a result of one of two main mechanisms...
11:30 - 11:50
Iron and infectious disease
François Bricaire (Paris)
Iron plays a major role in infection, being necessary in the human body to ensure proper function of the immune system...
11:50 - 12:10
Lung disease and iron overload
Bruno Crestani (Paris)
The literature reports that the pulmonary build-up of haemosiderin without any evidence of past bleeding is seen quite often but, unless it is particularly heavy...
14:00 - 14:20
Diabetes and haemochromatosis
Jean-François Gautier (Paris)
Hereditary haemochromatosis is an autosomal recessive disorder characterised by excessive iron build-up in the body...
14:20 - 14:40
Iron overload and porphyria cutanea tarda
Camille Francès (Paris)
Iron overload is a key determinant in the pathogenesis of porphyria cutanea tarda: it must always be investigated...
14:40 - 15:00
The central nervous system and iron overload
Aurélia Poujois (Paris)
The central nervous system (CNS) contains 30–40 mg of iron, accounting for less than 1% of the total in the body although...
15:00 - 15:20
Preventing and treating iron overload
Olivier Rosmorduc (Paris)
Based on three examples of iron overload — respectively of genetic, metabolic and haematological aetiology — this paper will discuss whether it is possible to personalise...
15:20 - 15:40
Haemochromatosis and liver transplantation
Karim Boudjema (Rennes)
Haemochromatosis is usually accompanied by cirrhosis. Liver transplantation is the best treatment for cirrhosis by the terminal liver failure stage or...