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2014

The Impact of Biobanks and Fit-for-Purpose Biospecimens on Precision Medicine (NEW!)
with Carolyn Compton, M.D., Ph.D., CMO, National Biomarkers Development Alliance; CMO, Complex Adaptive Systems Institute; Adjunct Professor, Pathology, Mayo Medical School; Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
An-Dinh Nguyen interviews Dr. Compton on July 23, 2014. She will be a plenary keynote speaker at the Leaders in Biobanking Congress and Cancer Diagnosis at the Crossroads: Precision Medicine Driving Change event, September 15-17 in Seattle, WA.

Topics include effects of pre-analytical variables on human biospecimens during acquisition and processing, the importance of fit-for-purpose samples and how biobanks play a role in making personalized cancer therapies possible.

Precise Cancer Surgeries and Drug Treatments: Tumor Paint, Peptides and PDX Models (NEW!)
with James M. Olson, M.D., Ph.D., Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Professor, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington; Attending Physician, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Founder, Presage Biosciences and Blaze Bioscience
An-Dinh Nguyen interviews Dr. Olson on July 18, 2014. He will be a plenary keynote speaker at the Leaders in Biobanking Congress and Cancer Diagnosis at the Crossroads: Precision Medicine Driving Change event, September 15-17 in Seattle, WA.

Topics include the scorpion venom-derived molecular imaging agent Tumor Paint and its potential applications for cancer treatment, optide therapeutics, drug research and development breakthroughs in pediatric brain tumors through PDX models and more.

The Business of Biobanking: Supporting Clinical Trials and Translational Research (NEW!)
with Stephen Schmechel, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, UW Medicine Pathology and Director, NWBioTrust, University of Washington
An-Dinh Nguyen interviews Dr. Schmechel on July 17, 2014. He will be a short course instructor for Biobanking Is More than Sample Storage and Management and speaker at the Leaders in Biobanking Congress and Cancer Diagnosis at the Crossroads: Precision Medicine Driving Change event, September 15-17 in Seattle, WA.

Topics include critical business considerations for running biobanks to advance personalized medicine, support of translational research and clinical trials through a biobanker/biouser partnership and collaborations between University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and elsewhere.

 

From Biosamples to Pharmacogenomics
Amelia Warner, Pharm.D., Head, Clinical Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Specimen Management, Global Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs, Merck
Interviewed by Mary Ann Brown, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge Healthtech Institute
 

Cryopreservation: The Quest for Best Practices
John G. Baust, Ph.D., UNESCO Chair & Professor; Director, Institute of Biomedical Technology, Binghamton University; Editor-in-Chief, Biopreservation & Biobanking 
Interviewed by Mary Ann Brown, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge Healthtech Institute
 

Developing Global Quality Controls and Standards
Andrew Brooks, Ph.D., Director of Operations, Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository 
Interviewed by Mary Ann Brown, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge Healthtech Institute
 

Realistic and Cost-Effective Strategies to Extend ‘Next-Tech Assays’ to Tissue Samples
Galen Hostetter, M.D., Associate Investigator, Integrated Cancer Genomics Division; Head, Colorectal Cancer Research; Director, Tissue Microarray Core, TGen 
Interviewed by Mary Ann Brown, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge Healthtech Institute
 

Biospecimen Research and the Cohorts Biorepository
Sherilyn Sawyer, Ph.D., Scientific Director, BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
An-Dinh Nguyen interviews Dr. Sawyer on September 10, 2013. She is a speaker for the Biospecimens and Translational Science session at the Leaders in Biobanking Congress, November 4-5, in Indianapolis, IN. Topics include the evolution of biospecimen collection and usage, biouser needs, future challenges and opportunities.

Sample Acquisition and Management: Biobanking Regulations and Improvements
Brian Chadwick, Managing Member and Consultant, LookLeft Group LLC 
An-Dinh Nguyen interviews Mr. Chadwick of LookLeft Group LLC on September 10, 2013. He is a speaker for the Business of Running a Biobank session at the Leaders in Biobanking Congress, November 4-5, in Indianapolis, IN. Topics include regulatory compliance challenges of biospecimen management, software solutions, commercial vs. nonprofit biobanks, patient rights and more.

Biobanking and Biopreservation: The Promise, Problems and Solutions
Allison Hubel, Ph.D., Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director, Biopreservation Core Resource, University of Minnesota 
An-Dinh Nguyen interviews Dr. Hubel of the Biopreservation Core Resource at the University of Minnesota on September 5, 2013. She is a speaker for the Science of Supplying High-Quality Specimens session at the Leaders in Biobanking Congress, November 4-5, in Indianapolis, IN. Topics cover biobanking’s rising prominence, biospecimen collection and storage challenges, microfluidics applications for biopreservation and more.


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