Symposium: Biomedical Science and Medicine in the Next 50 Years

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Symposium: Biomedical Science and Medicine in the Next 50 Years

Jul 31, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 College of the Atlantic, Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor, Maine
What will medicine look like 50 years from now?
Some of the world's leading scientists will attempt to answer that tantalizing question at a one-day symposium co-sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory and The Johns Hopkins University. The symposium, intended for general audiences, will fall on the last day of the courses.jax.org/2009/50th_short_course.html
Luminaries such as Nobel Laureates Richard Axel and Mario Capecchi, former National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni, Rudolf Jaenisch, Janet Rowley and more will discuss the future of genetics research and medicine, including cancer, neurogenetics, stem cells, public policy and individualized medicine. The agenda also includes panel discussions about the presentations, moderated by National Public Radio science correspondent Joe Palca. A reception, dinner and lecture by MIT genome researcher Eric Lander at the Bar Harbor Club will culminate the symposium.
A limited number of tickets are available to the public.
There are services available for the disabled.  If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this program, please contact Erin McDevitt at 207-288-6659.

Organizers
Jul 31, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 College of the Atlantic, Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor, Maine
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Juergen Naggert, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Patsy Nishina, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
David Valle, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Richard Woychik, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Speakers
Jul 31, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 College of the Atlantic, Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor, Maine
Confirmed speakers include:
Richard Axel, M.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and University Professor, Columbia University, 2004 Nobel Laureate
Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine
Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.
Co-Chairman of the Deaprtment of Human Genetics, University of Utah School of Medicine, 2007 Nobel Laureate
Andrew Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H.
King Fahd Professor of Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Eric Lander, Ph.D.
Member, Whitehead Institute, Professor of Biology, MIT
Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D.
Member, Whitehead Institute and Professor of Biology, MIT
Janet Davison Rowley, M.D.
Blum Riese Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Human Genetics, University of Chicago
Kenneth M. Weiss, Ph.D.
Evan Pugh Professor of Biological Anthropology, and Genetics and Science, Technology and Society, Penn State University
Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
Senior Fellow, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Former Director, National Institutes of Health

Schedule
Jul 31, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 College of the Atlantic, Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Symposium Schedule (.pdf) is available for download. Please note that CME credits are not available for this one-day symposium.
The 2009 Short Course Schedule (.pdf) is available for download. Please note that this is in draft form and speakers and dates may change.
Please contact the event planner (link below) with any questions you might have regarding the schedule.

Registration
Jul 31, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 College of the Atlantic, Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor, Maine
Registration Fee:
$100; includes symposium materials, lunch and banquet dinner.
Online registration is now available using our secure contracted registration service.  
Registration for this event is included for all Short Course attendees. Course attendees - please contact Erin McDevitt for more information.
Press and all others - please visit the Press Week Information Page or contact Joyce Peterson for more information.

Hotel/Travel
Jul 31, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 College of the Atlantic, Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor, Maine
Air
Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

New visa rules by the U.S. State Department now in effect. Beginning in August 2008, visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries (i.e. Europe, Japan, Australia, etc.) will have to register online 3 days in advance of travel.
Bus
(seasonal, late May-early September)

Car
Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.
Area information:

 

Sponsors
Jul 31, 2009 - Jul 31, 2009 College of the Atlantic, Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor, Maine

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