James and Sue Lane
James and Sue Lane

The James J. Lane, Jr., M.D. Endowed Lecture Series was established to honor Dr. Lane’s contributions to the field of clinical rheumatology. Dr. Lane was the first fellowship trainee in the fledgling Division of Arthritis at the University of Washington from 1958 to 1959. Each year on a Thursday in March, a lecture is held in honor of Dr. Lane as part of the Department of Medicine's Grand Rounds program.

2018 Lane Lecture Speaker

Iain McInnes, MRCP, PhD
Professor of Experimental Medicine & Director of Immunology Research Institute, University of Glasgow

Past Lane Lectures

2017

Martin Herrmann, MD, PhD
Professor of Experimental Medicine, Universitatsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander University
Neutrophils & NETs Orchestrate Intiation and Resolution in Gout and Other Inflammatory Diseases

2016

Michael Holers, MD
Head of Division of Rheumatology and Scoville Professor, University of Colorado Denver
The Mucosal Hypothesis and the Molecular Origins of Rheumatoid Arthritis

2015

John Stone, MD, MPH
Clinical Director of Rheumatology, Massachusetts General Hospital,
Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
A 26-year-old Woman from Casablanca with Neck Swelling: What an Emerging Multi-Organ Disease Tells Us about the Immune System

2014

Cornelia Weyand, MD
Chief, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology,
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Rheumatoid Arthritis – How Telomeres & Glucose Protect from Autoimmunity

2013

Mariana Kaplan, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine,
Rheumatology, University of Michigan
Premature Atherosclerosis in Systemic Autoimmunity: Lessons from Lupus

2012

Betty Diamond, MD
Investigator and Head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disease,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore LIJ – Health Systems
Antibodies and the Brain: Lessons from Autoimmunity

2011

Lars Klareskog, MD
Professor of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet
Genes, Environment and Immunity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

2010

Robert Terkeltaub, MD
Chief of Rheumatology at San Diego VA
Professor & Associate Division Director at the University of California - San Diego
Gout Redefined

2009

Dan Kastner, MD
Chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, NIAMS
Clinical Director, NIAMS
Deputy Director, Intramural Clinical Research, NIH
Horror Autoinflammaticus: The Expanding Spectrum of Systematic Autoinflammatory Disease

2008

Dorian O. Haskard, MD
Sir John McMichael Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College London
Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

2007

Jonathan Atkinson, MD
Samuel B. Grant Professor of Medicine, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University
Not Enough Regulation of the Innate Immune Response Leading to Human Disease: The Examples of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Age-Related Maculardegeneration

2006

Lars Rönnblom, MD
Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Medical Science, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: An Interferon Driven Disease with New Therapeutic Opportunities

2005

Steffen Gay, MD
Professor of Experimental Rheumatology and Leitender Arzt and Director of the WHO
Collaborating Center for Molecular Biology and Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Rheumatic
Diseases at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland
Molecular and Cellular Basis of Rheumatoid Joint Destruction

2004

Gary S. Firestein, MD

Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at the University of California, San Diego
Evolving Concepts of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

2003

Bevra Hahn, MD
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of California Los Angeles
Potential for Inducing Suppressor T cells to Treat SLE: Lessons from a Murine Model

2002

William Arend, MD
Professor and Head, Rheumatology Division, University of Colorado
Inhibition of Cytokines in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

David Isenberg, MD
Professor and Personal Chair in Rheumatology, University College of London
Do Antibodies Really Cause Disease? A Lupus Perspective

2001

Roland Moskowitz, MD
Professor of Medicine, Case Western University
Genetic Associations of Osteoarthritis