Continuing Conversations With the Speakers sessions allow for informal discussions with Scientific Program session speakers that will give interested individuals, especially trainees and junior investigators, increased accessibility both to information on the topic and to the opinions of experts in those fields. The dynamic nature of these sessions, whose format is an interactive discussion for a limited audience on a first-come, first-served basis, is meant to provide an increased opportunity for scientific peers to form collaborations and partnerships. Attendees should come prepared to actively participate in the discussions.

Genome Editing for Transplantation and Cellular Therapies

Join Drs. Zhang, Ferrari, and Lim to continue discussions on the basic biology of genome editing, approaches to incorporate such editing into transplant and other cellular therapy settings, and efforts to use editing techniques to create new methods that can enhance efficacy and safety of such therapies. This Continuing Conversations With the Speakers session complements the Scientific Program session on Genome Editing for Transplantation and Cellular Therapies and provides an opportunity for scientific peers to form collaborations and partnerships.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Orange County Convention Center, W231C, Level 2 (map it)

Co-Chairs: Catherine J. Wu, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; Alan M. Hanash, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Speakers: Giuliana Ferrari, PhD, San Raffaele Telethon Institute of Gene Therapy, Milan, Italy; Feng Zhang, PhD, The Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA; Wendell Lim, PhD, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Insights Into Hematopoietic Stem Cell Origin, Differentiation and Malignancy Provided by Single Cell Approaches

Join Drs. Landau, Speck, Amit, and Mead to continue discussions on cutting-edge applications of single cell analyses used to understand hematopoietic stem cell origin, the overall immune system, and cancer evolution. This Continuing Conversations With the Speakers session complements the joint Scientific Program session on Insights Into Hematopoietic Stem Cell Origin, Differentiation and Malignancy Provided by Single Cell Approaches and provides an opportunity for scientific discourse and the formation of vital collaborations and partnerships.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Orange County Convention Center, W232A, Level 2 (map it)

Co-Chairs: James Palis, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY; Peter Valk, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Speakers: Dan A. Landau, MD, New York Genome Center, New York, NY; Adam J. Mead, MD, PhD, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; Ido Amit, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Nancy Speck, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

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