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2nd Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases
Focus Topic: Fetus and Infant
November 19-21, 2003 - Sonoma, California

Program

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - Welcoming Reception

   

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Keynote Speaker
• Jeffrey A. Whitsett, M.D. (Childrens Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati)
"Identification of Progenitor Cells During Formation of the Peripheral Lung Using Conditional/ CRE Recombinase"

Session I
• Barry J. Byrne, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Florida)
 "Treatment of Glycogen Storage Disease Using AAV Vectors"
• John J. Rossi, Ph.D. (City of Hope National Medical Center)
"RNAi and Its Application in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for HIV"
• Michele P. Calos, Ph.D. (Stanford University)
"Site-Specific Integration for Gene Therapy"

Student/Fellow Presentations - Link to Information

Session II
• Donald B. Kohn, M.D. (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles)
"Expression of Genes Transferred to Stem Cells"
• R. Keith Humphries, M.D., Ph.D. (The Terry Fox Laboratory)
"Moving Towards Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia"
• Arun Srivastava, Ph.D. (Indiana University School of Medicine)
"Obstacles to Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transduction by Recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus 2 Vectors and Strategies for their Circumvention"
• Paul B. McCray, M.D. (University of Iowa)
"Development of Pseudotyped FIV-Based Lentiviral Vectors for Efficient Gene Transfer to Airway Epithelia"

Practical Strategies: Fetal Cell- and Gene-Based Therapies
• Alice F. Tarantal, Ph.D. (UC Davis)
"Fetal Cell- and Gene-Based Therapies: Animal Models and Translational Studies"

Dinner Speaker
• Robert D. Christensen, M.D. (University of South Florida)
Markham Winery, St. Helena, California

 

        

Friday, November 21, 2003

Workshop: Pulmonary Ontogeny and Morphology
• Charles G. Plopper, Ph.D. (UC Davis)

Session III
• Diana W. Bianchi, M.D. (Tufts University)
"Pregnancy-Associated Progenitor Cells (PAPCS): A Physiologically-Acquired Novel Stem Cell Type for Gene Therapy?"
• Bruce R. Blazar, M.D. (University of Minnesota)
"Examination of Immune Competence in Mice After In Utero Transplantation (IUT) with Allogeneic Bone Marrow (BM)"
• Kenneth I. Weinberg, M.D. (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles)
"Modification of the Thymic Micro-Environment to Enhance Immune Reconstitution "

Student/Fellow Presentations - Link to Information

Session IV
• Mervin C. Yoder, M.D. (Indiana University School of Medicine)
"Embryonic Hematopoiesis in Mice and Humans"
• Meri T. Firpo, Ph.D. (UC San Francisco)
"Human Embryonic Stem Cells Differentiation In Vitro as a Model of Human Fetal Development"
• Loren J. Field, Ph.D. (Indiana University School of Medicine)
"Myocardial Repair via Cell Transplantation"


 

        

 

 
  Supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, with additional support provided by the National Center for Research Resources and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, and the California National Primate Research Center, BD Biosciences, and Invitrogen.