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The 2nd (2005) IABMR Annual Meeting Program Annoucement and Registration


The 2nd (2005) IABMR Annual Meeting Program Annoucement and Registration

The 2nd IABMR Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday 12:30-6:00pm, December 8th, 2005
M. Barbara Schulze Conference Center
The Forsyth Institute
140 Fenway Boston, MA 02115

Online registration available at

12:30-1:30 Luncheon Session: IABMR Members’ Poster Presentation and Exhibition of Scientific Products (pizza and drinks will be served)
1:30-4:10 Invited Session: Keynote Speech and Featured Presentation
Moderators:Jake Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D. andBai-Lin Wu, M.Med., Ph.D., FACMG
4:10-6:00 IABMR Members’ Session: Scientific Presentations and Best Poster Award
Moderators:Paloma Valverde, Ph.D. andToshi Kawai, D.D.S., Ph.D.

1:30-1:40 Opening Remarks
Dominick DePaola, D.D.S., Ph.D.
President and CEO, The Forsyth Institute
1:40-2:30 Keynote Speech 1:Gene Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Leonard I. Zon, M.D.
Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Director, Children's Hospital Boston Stem Cell Program
Founding President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
Elected Member of the Institute of Medicine, USA
2:30-3:20 Keynote Speech 2:The Personal Genome Project
George M. Church, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
MIT Health Sciences & Technology
Director of the Lipper Center for Computational Genetics
MIT-Harvard DOE Genomes to Life Center
NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science
3:20-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-3:50 Featured Presentation 1 (Invited IABMR Member)
Haploinsufficiency of ZNF9 Results in Dysfunctions of the Heart and Skeletal Muscle that Mimic the Features of Human Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 (DM2)
Yi-Ping Li, Ph.D.
Associate Member of the Staff, The Forsyth Institute
Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
3:50-4:10 Featured Presentation 2 (Invited IABMR Member)
Presenilin and its Enhancer: in “Memory” of Pre-senile Neurodegeneration
Weiming Xia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Neurological Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
4:10-5:00 Oral Presentations
(TBA, Selected from Submitted Abstract, 10 min each)
5:00-5:45 Poster Presentations, Exhibitions and Reception
5:45- 5:50 Closing Remarks
Philip Stashenko, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Research & Development,
The Forsyth Institute
5:50-6:00 Poster Award Presentation
Jake (Jinkun) Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D.
IABMR President of 2005


IABMR members (including on-site registered members) are eligible for entering the poster competition. Five abstracts will be selected for a 10-min oral presentation. Three prizes will be awarded to the 1st place with $300, 2nd $200, and 3rd $100. For more detailed information visit


Jake Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D., Tufts University

Bai-Lin Wu, M.Med., Ph.D., FACMG, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Chair of Poster Competition:
Paloma Valverde, Ph.D., Tufts University

Tsute (George) Chen, Ph.D., The Forsyth Institute
Mary-Kathleen Deloge, The Forsyth Institute
Xuesong Gu, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Toshi Kawai, D.D.S., Ph.D., The Forsyth Institute
Yi-Ping Li, Ph.D., The Forsyth Institute
Yumei Zhan, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School




$10includingregistration,luncheon&reception. Free for IABMR members (annual membership fee$10) as well as Forsyth and Tufts employees. Meeting registration and membership application are available both on-site and online at

Directions to The Forsyth Institute

1. By subway:3 Min. walk from E (Green) line “Northeastern University Station”. Get off train and walk toward Fenway Park, you will see the Forsyth building and parking lot. Refer to the map on right. M. Barbara Schulze Conference Center is on the third floor.

2. By car– Parking at the Forsyth is provided only to speakers and vendors. Limited and busy parking meters on Hemenway street. Use of public transportation such as subway mention above is strongly recommended.



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