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AAAS hosts June 20 conference on personalized medicine
Date:6/12/2008

thans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Kavita Patel, deputy staff director, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
  • Charles Rotimi, director, National Institutes of Health Intramural Center for Genomics and Health Disparities
  • Grail Sipes, partner, Covington & Burling

The afternoon session will be moderated by Jeffrey N. Gibbs, principal, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. and Gail H. Javitt, law & policy director for The Genetics and Public Policy Center, The Johns Hopkins University.

The speakers are:

  • Kevin T. Conroy, president and chief executive officer, Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
  • Maryellen de Mars, director for clinical biomarkers, Critical Path Institute
  • Steven I. Gutman, director, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation & Safety, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health
  • Shiew-Mei Huang, deputy director for science, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • David J. Hunter, professor of epidemiology and nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Steve McPhail, president and chief executive officer, Expression Analysis, Inc.
  • Bruce Quinn, senior health policy specialist, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Dr. Allen D. Roses, director, Deane Drug Discovery Institute, Duke University Medical Center; and senior scholar at the Fuqua School of Business

In addition to AAAS and FDLI, the following groups are participating in the conference:

American Society of Human Genetics
Association for Molecular Pathology
Genetic Alliance
The Hastings Center
International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University
Personalized Medicine Coalition


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Contact: Earl Lane
elane@aaas.org
202-326-6431
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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