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Invitation To Cover: American Society Of Gene Therapy Meeting

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

What:American Society of Gene Therapy 2nd Annual Meeting. The latest developments in gene therapies will be presented, including those for AIDS, cardiovascular disease, cancer, cystic fibrosis and other genetic disorders, and neuromuscular diseases. Among the key researchers giving talks are W. French Anderson, Ronald Crystal, Peter Doherty, Judah Folkman, Robert Gallo, Jeffrey Isner, Inder Verma, Savio Woo, and James Wilson, current ASGT president. NIH director Harold Varmus will deliver the keynote lecture, "Gene Therapy and NIH." Also offered will be "Meet the Investigator Breakfasts" and "The Basics of Gene Therapy" educational programs.
Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-328-2900
Fax: 202-387-5397
When: June 9-13, 1999
Who: The American Society of Gene Therapy is the largest scientific and educational organization dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas relating to gene therapy.

Note: To pre-register for onsite press credentials email or call Rosann Thompson at the above numbers. For more information on the meeting visit the ASGT website at http://www.asgt.org. Press and interview rooms, along with Press Conference Schedules, will be available.

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