CGET

October 2 – 4, 2006   •    Boston Marriott Cambridge    •    Cambridge, MA

Corporate Sponsors

agencourt

BCI

 

Cancer Genomics and Emerging Technologies

Join top cancer and genomics researchers at the Cancer Genomics and Emerging Technologies (CGET) Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts! Formerly known as the SAGE Conference, this year’s meeting has been expanded to include various aspects of cancer genomics, such as novel genomic technologies, microarrays, SAGE, bioinformatics, therapeutic targeting, and functional analyses of cancer genes. The functional analyses section will include investigations into the mechanisms of tumorigenesis relevant to drug development, including novel mouse models and RNAi analyses.

The keynote speaker this year has been changed due to a scheduling conflict. We are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Trent of the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix, Arizona will be speaking the morning of Tuesday, October 3, 2006.

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today! Register now.


Conference Sessions

New Genomics Technologies*  
The session will cover novel approaches in epigenetic profiling, chemical genomics, sequencing technologies, drug screening, analysis of genetic alterations, and bioinformatics.

Genetic Analyses and Epigenetic Profiling in Human Cancer
The prognosis, therapeutic approaches, and studies of genetic variations (SNPs) in cancer will be discussed.

Cancer Therapeutic Targeting and Drug Resistance
The concentration of this session will be drug screening and chemical genomics.

Functional Analyses of Cancer Genes
This session will include investigations into the mechanisms of tumorigenesis relevant to drug development, including novel mouse models and RNAi analyses.

             
*Methods session

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Conference Organizers

Casey Williams, Agencourt Bioscience Corporation
500 Cummings Center, Suite 2450
Beverly, MA 01915
cwilliams@agencourt.com
(978) 867-2654

Pat J. Morin, National Institutes of Health
Gerontology Research Center
5600 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore MD 21224
morinp@grc.nia.nih.gov
(410) 558-8506

Organizing Committee
Victor Velculescu, Johns Hopkins University
Gregory Riggins, Johns Hopkins University
Patrice Morin, National Institutes of Health
Kornelia Polyak, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Alberto Bardelli, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment
William Sellers, Novartis
Erick Suh, Agencourt Bioscience Corporation

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Registration Information and Abstract Submission

Registration Information
The Cancer Genomics and Emerging Technologies (CGET) Conference will be held at the Boston Marriott Cambridge  in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Full registration includes access to all scientific talks, posters, exhibitors, lunch, wine reception, and banquet dinner cruise.

Cost
Registration Type: Academic Industry
Prior to August 11, 2006 $575 $850
After August 11, 2006 $675  $975
Day Pass* $250  $300

*Day Pass attendees are not eligible for banquet dinners.

To register, please download a registration form. The completed form can be faxed to (978) 867-2601 or mailed to:

CGET 2006 Conference
500 Cummings Center Suite 2450
Beverly, MA 01915  USA

Please e-mail CGET2006@agencourt.com with any questions or concerns.

Abstract Submission
Abstracts should include a statement of purpose, methods used, and a summary of results in sufficient detail to support the conclusion.  Abstracts and contact information must be submitted via regular mail or e-mail in Microsoft Word or ASCII format by August 11, 2006. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to decline submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit.  10 to 12 abstracts will be chosen for short oral presentations throughout the scientific sessions.

E-mail: CGET2006@agencourt.com

Mail electronic copy on CD or disc to:

CGET 2006 Conference
500 Cummings Center Suite 2450
Beverly, MA 01915  USA

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Conference Schedule

MONDAY, October 2
Pat Morin Welcome and Introduction

Session 1: Genetic Analyses and Epigenetic Profiling in Human Cancer
Chair: Kornelia Polyak
Kornelia Polyak Genome-wide Methylation Profiling Using MSDK
Marco A. Marra Mapping Genome Rearrangements in Follicular Lymphoma
Victor Velculescu Genomic Analyses of Human Cancer
Tim Hui-Ming Huang Global Profiling of Epigenetic Alterations Using CpG Island Microarray
Andrew Futreal Exon Resequencing in Human Cancers - Understanding Natural History and
Identification of New Suspects

Tian-Li Wang On The Road to Cancer - DNA Copy Number Alterations in Ovarian Cancer
Wine Reception

Tuesday, October 3
Keynote Talk: Jeffrey Trent Systems medicine in cancer therapeutics

Session 2: Functional Analyses of Cancer Genes
Chair: Alberto Bardelli
Alberto Bardelli Dissecting Oncogenic Signaling Pathways by Mutational and Functional Profiling of Gene Families
Yijun Ruan Transcription Regulation Networks in Cancer Cells

Session 3: New Genomics Technologies
Chair: Victor Velculescu
Frank Baas Locked Nucleic Acids: A Tool for Modulation of Gene Expression In Vivo
Andrew B. Sparks Affymetrix Array Technologies for High-resolution Analysis of Cancer Genetics
Stanley N. Lapidus High Throughput Single Molecule Sequencing for Cancer Research
George M. Church Single Cell, RNA, and Chromosome Sequencing Technologies
Gina Costa Sequencing Cancer Genomes by Oligo Ligation and Detection
John Quackenbush Extracting Biology from High-Dimensional Genomics Data
Jonathan M. Rothberg 454 Sequencing: Moore's Law Comes to Sequencing,
Beyond the $100,000 Genome, Implications to Understanding Cancer

Gary Schroth Cost Effective Discovery and Quantification of mRNA and microRNA
using the Solexa 1G Genetic Analyzer System

Dinner Cruise

WEDNESDAY, October 4
Session 4: Cancer Therapeutic Targeting and Drug Resistance
Chair: Greg Riggins
Greg Riggins Using Genomics to Identify Pathway Targeted Inhibitors for Brain Cancers
Todd R. Golub Genomic Views of Cancer
Charles L. Sawyers Oncogenomics and Targeted Therapy: Lessons from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Paul S. Meltzer A Close Look at the Breast Cancer Genome
Matthew Meyerson Genomic Studies of Human Cancer



Download detailed conference schedule.

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Travel Information

Hotel
lobbyThe Cancer Genomics and Emerging Technologies Conference will be held at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The MIT Campus, Charles River, Cambridgeside Galleria, Technology Square, and downtown Boston are just steps away.

Rooms at the Marriott are at discounted rate of $229 per night (single or double occupancy). The special rate is available for booking for the conference until Friday, September 15, 2006. Check-in is at 3:00 PM EST, and check-out is at 12:00 PM EST.  Room reservation should be made directly with the Boston Marriott Cambridge.

Boston Marriott Cambridge
2 Cambridge Center, (Broadway & 3rd Street)
Cambridge, MA 02142
USA

CGET Code: ageagea
Room Rate: $229.00
Reservations: (800) 228-9290               

Transportation
charlesAir: We recommend Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Ground: Taxis are readily available from the airport and should cost approximately $30.00 US to ride to the Boston Marriott Cambridge. Chauffeurs can also be arranged through the hotel.  For travel around Boston and Cambridge, the Boston metro (known as the T) is right outside of the hotel (Kendall MIT station on the Red line).  Taxis are also an option. Many destinations are accessible by foot.

Cambridge Guide
Check out Cambridge’s online guide for fun activities in the area. Examples include a visit to Harvard University, the eclectic and entertaining Harvard Square, a walk along Charles River, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the North End, the Museum of Science, and Faneuil Hall.

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Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

The Cancer Genomics and Emerging Technologies Conference is a good opportunity for your company to maximize its influence and exposure in the cancer and genomics communities.  Exhibit space is limited! If you would like to exhibit, please fill out the registration form, indicate your interest in exhibiting, attach a 50 word description of your company, and fax to (978) 867-2601 or mail it to:

CGET 2006 Conference
500 Cummings Center Suite 2450
Beverly, MA 01915  USA

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Erick Suh at (978) 867-2614 or CGET2006@agencourt.com for more information.

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