[Histonet] Biospecimen Research Symposium

From:"Dr. Andrea Kelly"



Registration is now open for the National Cancer Institute's 2^nd Annual 
Biospecimen Research Network Symposium 
, "Advancing Cancer 
Research Through Biospecimen Science," March 16-18, 2009 in Bethesda, 


The symposium will address the significant impact of pre-analytical 
biospecimen variables on cancer research and molecular medicine.  Hosted 
by NCI's Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research 
, the meeting will bring together 
leaders in the fields of biospecimen research, genomics, proteomics, 
oncology, pathology, biobanking, hospital administration and 
pharmaceutics as well as patient advocates. 



Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Road

Bethesda, Maryland


*Sessions include*:


    * Using the right biospecimens in clinical research and care
    * Evidence for pre-analytical variability during the acquisition and
      processing of tissue biospecimens
    * Solutions for reducing pre-analytical variability in
      biofluid-based biomarker R&D
    * Considerations for experimental design in biospecimen research
    * Strategies and tools for accessing and publishing data in
      biospecimen science
    * Evidence for the proper use of previously banked tissues
    * The patient's perspective on research in the biospecimen sciences


Please join us for this stimulating and informative three-day event that 
will feature presentations, interactive discussions and workshops about 
the issue of biospecimen quality and ways to address it.  Register 
 now to reserve your 


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