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Molecular diagnostics


Molecular Diagnostics
Mastering Medicinal Chemistry
Pathway Analysis
Stem Cells Congress
R&D Risk Mitigation
Clinical Trials Asia
Preclinical Development
Translational Medicine
Cytokine-Based Therapeutics
Cancer Molecular Markers
Trends in Drug Safety

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
07:00:00 Registration Open
09:45:00 End of Session
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
07:00:00 Registration Open
09:40:00 Grand Opening Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Dalia Cohen
11:10:00 microRNA Regulation in Normal and Neoplastic Mature B-Cells Andrea Califano
11:40:00 A Mammalian microRNA Expression Atlas Based on Small RNA Library Sequencing Pablo Landgraf
12:10:00 Melanoma and microRNA Eva M Hernando
12:40:00 Technology Spotlight (Sponsorship Available)
13:10:00 Walk & Talk Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall microRNA DYSFUNCTION REGULATION
14:15:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Tara M Love
14:20:00 Non Coding RNAs Involvement in Cancer Predisposition and Tumor Development George A. Calin
14:50:00 Therapeutic Potential of Targeting microRNAs in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Tara M Love
15:20:00 Evidence of a More Pronounced Role for Animal microRNA Activity Isidore Rigoutsos
15:50:00 microRNA Pathway and Human Diseases Peng Jin
16:20:00 Reception in the Exhibit Hall (Sponsorship Available)
17:00:00 Break-out Discussions in the Exhibit Hall
18:00:00 End of Session
Thursday, March 27, 2008
08:25:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Linda McAllister
08:30:00 Regulation of Diagnostic Tests Steven Gutman
09:00:00 Personalized Health Care at Roche: Development of Tests for Response Prediction in Oncology Gerd Maass
09:30:00 Disseminated Clinical Molecular Diagnostics John L. Bishop
10:00:00 Technology Spotlight (Sponsorship Available)
10:15:00 Technology Spotlight (Sponsorship Available)
10:30:00 Poster Competition & Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:30:00 Clinical Translation of Personalized Medicines: Opportunities and Challenges Munir Pirmohamed
12:00:00 Development and Commercialization of a Pharmacogenetic Companion Diagnostic to Predict Response to the Beta-blocker Bucindolol David Johnston
12:30:00 Optimizing Microarray-Based Diagnostic Assays for FFPE Specimens
13:00:00 Presentation II (Sponsorship Available) LUNCHEON TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP
13:30:00 Break
13:45:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Eric A Blomme
13:50:00 Integration of Novel Technologies in Discovery and Early Development Toxicology Eric A Blomme
14:20:00 A Lead Optimization and Early Development Toxicology Strategy Specifi c to Novel Oncology Targets Carl L Alden
14:50:00 Predictive Value of in Vitro Safety Studies Willi Suter
15:20:00 Plenary Keynote Speaker Ice Bound - A Doctor’s Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole Jerri Nielsen
16:45:00 Ice Cream Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with BEST OF SHOW AWARDS Michael J Schlosser
17:15:00 Speaker to Be Determined
17:45:00 End of Session
Friday, March 28, 2008
08:30:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Huseyin Mehmet
08:35:00 Cancer Stem Cells: Models and Concepts Speaker to Be determined
09:05:00 Prostate Cell Cultures as in Vitro Models for the Study of Normal Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells Johng S Rhim
09:35:00 Panel of Experts
10:05:00 Technology Spotlight (Sponsorship Available)
10:20:00 Coffee Break in the Foyer
11:00:00 MMTC Break-Out Groups Hosted by the Panel of Experts Mix and Match for Tissue Cures Join the focused discussion tables hosted by each of the Cancer and Stem Cells Panel of Experts
12:00:00 Luncheon Workshop (Sponsorship Available) or Lunch on Your Own
13:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Brian T Edmonds
13:05:00 Her2 Interactions in Breast Cancer Tissue for Diagnostics Using in Situ Proximity Ligation John Bartlett
13:35:00 An Integrated Genomic Approach for the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer Holly K Dressman
14:05:00 Circulating Tumor Cells Stephen J. Rosenman
14:35:00 Oncology Case Study Caprion Proteomics
15:05:00 Close of Conference
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