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5th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases
Focus Topic: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
November 1-3, 2006 - Sonoma, California



Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - Welcoming Reception


Thursday, November 2, 2006

Keynote Speaker

  • Jennifer L. West, Ph.D. (Rice University)
    “Biomimetic Strategies in Vascular Tissue Engineering”


Session I  

  • Kenneth G. Cornetta, M.D. (Indiana University)
    “Lentiviral Vectors-Promising Challenges”
  • Terence R. Flotte, M.D., Ph.D. (University of  Florida)
    “Phase I Clinical Trials of Intramuscular Injection of rAAV2 and rAAV1-Pseudotyped Versions of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Vector in AAT-Deficient Adults”
  • Lonnie D. Shea, Ph.D. (Northwestern University)
    “Non-viral Vector Delivery from Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Student/Fellow Presentations and Poster Session - Link to Information

Session II   

  • Robert T. Tranquillo, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
    “Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Based on Controlled Cell Remodeling of Biopolymers”

  • Mervin C. Yoder, M.D. (Indiana University)
    “Redefining Endothelial Progenitor Cells”
  • Doris A. Taylor, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
    “Treating the Continuum of CVD: From Cell-Based Prevention to Cardiac Regeneration”

Practical Strategies:  In Vivo Imaging

  • Joseph A. Frank, M.D. (National Institutes of Health)
    “Magnetic Labeling of Stem Cells for Detection by Cellular MRI: Potential Applications in Regenerative Medicine”

Dinner Speaker:

  • Doris A. Taylor, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)









Friday, November 3, 2006

Workshop: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

  • Kevin E. Healy, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)

  • Bruce R. Conklin, M.D. (University of California, San Francisco)

Session III

  • Barry R. Stripp, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
    “Identification and Manipulation of Airway Stem Cells”
  • Helen J. Rippon, Ph.D. (Imperial College London)
    “Stem Cells for Lung Regeneration”

  • David Warburton, DSc, M.D., FRCP (Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles)
    "Stem Cells in Lung Development and Disease"
Student/Fellow Presentations and Poster Session - Link to Information

Session IV

  • Stanton L. Gerson, M.D. (Case Western Reserve University)
    “Bioluminescence Imaging Reveals that Hematopoietic Reconstitution is a Dynamic Process, Perturbed by Drug Selection Using MGMT Gene Transfer in the Mouse”

  • Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard University)
    “Optimizing Homing of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine”

  • Kenneth Dorshkind, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
    “Lymphopoiesis, Aging, and Patterns of Leukemogenesis”




Supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute with additional support provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, the California National Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis, Amgen, Baxter BioScience, and BioSpherix, Ltd.