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EVENT DESCRIPTION  
 
Event Type:  Annual Event
 
Annual Lecture:  Other
 
Title:  20th US-Japan Conference on CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing In Vivo
 
Description:  The goal of the annual US-Japan cellular and gene therapy conference is to exchange ideas on cutting edge and diverse areas of biomedical research and enhance opportunities for collaborations among scientists from the US and Japan. The conference is jointly supported by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan under the US-Japan Cooperative Research Program. CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat)/Cas9 (CRISPR associated protein-9) is currently most versatile and precise method of gene manipulation. Six speakers from the US and five from Japan will discuss the advances and potential applications of CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing system. The FDA speaker will present US regulatory perspective of gene editing technologies.
 
Series Name:  No
 
Event URL:  http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/NewsEvents/WorkshopsMeetingsConferences/ucm540452.htm
 
Videocast:  Event will be videocast LIVE on the Web
 
Videocast URL:  https://collaboration.fda.gov/japan/
 
Special Instructions:  More information will be available prior to the event
 
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EVENT DATE/TIME  
 
Date/Time: 
Thursday, March 09, 2017   8:30am - 5:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
 
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EVENT SPEAKER(S)  
 
Name:   Cynthia Dunbar
Title:   Senior Investigator
Organization:   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
City/Province:   Bethesda
State:   Maryland
Country:   USA
 
Name:   Masahito Ikawa
Title:   Professor
Organization:   Osaka University
City/Province:   Osaka
Country:   Japan
 
Name:   Donald Zack
Title:   Professor
Organization:   Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
City/Province:   Baltimore
State:   Maryland
Country:   USA
 
Name:   Yumiko Saga
Title:   Professor
Organization:   National Institute of Genetics
City/Province:   Mishima
Country:   Japan
 
Name:   Shawn Burgess
Title:   Senior Investigator
Organization:   National Human Genome Research Institute
City/Province:   Bethesda
State:   Maryland
Country:   USA
 
Name:   Tsukasa Ohmori
Title:   Associate Professor
Organization:   Jichi Medical University School of Medicine
City/Province:   Tochigi
Country:   Japan
 
Name:   Linzhao Cheng
Title:   Professor
Organization:   Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
City/Province:   Baltimore
State:   Maryland
 
Name:   Tetsushi Sakuma
Title:   Assistant Professor
Organization:   Hiroshima University
City/Province:   Hiroshima
Country:   Japan
 
Name:   Bhanu Telugu
Title:   Assistant Professor
Organization:   University of Maryland
City/Province:   College Park
State:   Maryland
Country:   USA
 
Name:   Satoru Takahashi
Title:   Professor
Organization:   University of Tsukuba
City/Province:   Tsukuba
Country:   Japan
 
Name:   Denise Gavin
Title:   Chief, Gene Therepy Branch
Organization:   Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
City/Province:   Silver Spring
State:   Maryland
Country:   USA
 

EVENT SPONSOR(S)  
 
Organization(s):  Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA - Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies/DCGT; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan
 

EVENT LOCATION  
 
Location:  Off Campus
Building:  FDA White Oak Campus, Building 2
Room:  Rom 2047
 
Street Address:  10903, New Hampshire Avenue
City:  Silver Spring
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20993
Other Information:  No prior registration is required. Attendance is free and open to the public. Visitors must enter through Building 1 where they will go through a security check for building entry. After entry visitors are requested to wait to be escorted to the meeting room. For more information, please contact S. Rafat Husain at syed.husain@fda.hhs.gov, (240) 402-9598 or (301) 335-6757 (BB).

The event can be viewed live via Adobe Connect at https://collaboration.fda.gov/japan/. Click the link and enter as a guest. Driving directions and parking information is available at
http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/BuildingsandFacilities/WhiteOakCampusInformation/ucm241748.htm.
 

EVENT CONTACT(S)  
 
Name:   S. Rafat Husain
E-mail:   syed.husain@fda.hhs.gov
Phone:   240-402-9598
Fax:   301-595-1093
 
 
 
 
 
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