Leading experts in field of gene therapy to meet in Minneapolis

The leading experts in the field of gene therapy will gather in Minneapolis, June 2-6, 2004, for the 7th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT). New developments on the use of gene therapy for treating infections diseases such as cancer and AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, and cystic fibrosis will be showcased in a variety of educational workshops and symposia.

Program topics will also feature:

  • Innovative approaches of gene therapy
  • Long term follow up of gene therapy clinical trials
  • International harmonization of regulatory standards for clinical trials

Gordon Keller, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Catherine Verfaillie, MD, University of Minnesota Health Center, will present the Presidential Symposium lecture. In addition, the premier George Stamatoyannopoulos lecture will be given by Harriet Robinson, MD, from the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center.

Members of the media may register without charge for the ASGT 7th Annual Meeting. Press conferences on the latest research will be conducted throughout the meeting. A press room with interview space, computers, modem lines, telephone and facsimile services will also be available onsite for media representatives. To receive an annual meeting preliminary program, press conference schedule, or registration materials, contact John Gardner at 414-278-1341 or jgardner@execinc.com.

The ASGT is the largest medical professional organizations representing researchers and scientists dedicated to discovering new gene therapies. Established in 1996, the ASGT has grown to nearly 3,000 members. ASGT is committed to promoting and fostering the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas related to gene therapy and encouraging the general field of research.

For more information, contact John Gardner at 414/278-1341 or visit www.asgt.org


Contact: John Gardner
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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