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8th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases
Focus Topic: Emerging Technologies
November 18-20, 2009 - Sonoma, California



Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - Welcoming Reception


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Keynote Speaker

  • Philip S. Low, Ph.D. (Purdue University)
    “Ligand-Mediated Targeting of Therapeutic and Imaging Agents to Cancer Tissues and Sites of Inflammation”


Session I  

  • Robert G. Hawley, Ph.D. (George Washington University)
    “Lentiviral Vector Systems for Therapeutic Gene Transfer”
  • Aravind Asokan, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    “Engineering Synthetic Viral Vectors with Atypical Tissue Tropisms”
  • Perry B. Hackett, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
    “Hydrodynamic Delivery of Sleeping Beauty Transposons to Canine Liver via Balloon Catheters”
Student/Fellow Presentations and Poster Session - Link to Information

Session II   

  • H. Kirk Hammond, M.D. (UC San Diego)
    “Adenylyl Cyclase Type 6 Gene Transfer for Heart Failure”

  • Lori J. West, M.D., D.Phil, FRCPC (University of Alberta)
    “Developing a Murine Model of ABO-incompatability: Induction of Human Blood Group A-Antigen Expression using Lentiviral Gene Transduction”
  • Renata Pasqualini, Ph.D. and Wadih Arap, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Texas, Houston)
    “Ligand-directed Therapy and Molecular Imaging Based on In vivo Phage Display Technology: Mechanistic, Pre-clinical, and Translational Updatese”

“Practical Strategies”: Immune-Based Assays

  • Megan K. Levings, Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)

Dinner at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Friday, November 20, 2009

Workshop: “Imaging Science in Biomedical Research”

  • John C. Gore, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University)

Session III

  • Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine)
    “Helper Dependent Adenoviral Gene Therapy for Bleeding Disorders: Progress, Prospects and Obstacles”
  • Carl H. June, M.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
    “Promises and Challenges of Engineered T Cell Therapies”

  • Paula M. Cannon, Ph.D. (USC Keck School of Medicine)
    "ZFN-Mediated CCR5 Knockout Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Controls HIV-1 In Vivo"
Student/Fellow Presentations and Poster Session - Link to Information

Session IV

  • Brigid L.M. Hogan, Ph.D. (Duke University)
    “Respiratory Epithelial Cells for Cellular and Gene Therapy”

  • Paul B. McCray, M.D. (University of Iowa)
    “Development of Lentiviral Gene Transfer for Prevention and Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease”


Supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional support provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB); California National Primate Research Center; Office of Research, UC Davis; and the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center.