SBT 16th Annual Meeting

The 16 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Biological Therapy (SBT) will be held November 9-11, 2001 at the Natcher Auditorium on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The first day of the meeting will feature a Keynote Address by Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, Chief of the Surgery Branch at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. The Saturday session will feature a Keynote Address by William A. Haseltine, PhD, Chairman and CEO of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland.

SBTs distinguished faculty will lead sessions featuring the most up-to-date information available on various cancer biological therapies. Sessions will include cytokines, angiogenesis, antibodies, vaccine/dendritic cells, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics/discovery research, and new agents in development.

In addition to the scheduled scientific sessions, this years meeting will include, a Friday evening Cocktail Reception, a Saturday Members Lunch, and a Saturday evening Presidential Reception. These activities will provide meeting attendees with an opportunity to network with other professionals in cancer research. Daily poster sessions will also be available.

This year's conference organizers, Jon Wigginton, MD and Steven Libutti, MD of the National Cancer Institute, Robert Zimmerman, SD of Bayer Corporation, and Michael Atkins, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, compiled an outstanding program that featured some of the most interesting translational research in cancer biotherapy. The program featured keynote addresses by Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD William A. Haseltine, PhD. Specific scientific sessions addressed the timely topics of Cytokines, Angiogenesis, Vaccines & Dendritic Cells, Antibody Therapy and Gene Therapy. Attendees also heard presentations on Pharmacogenomics & Product Discovery and New Agents in Development and the Presidential Session featured oral presentations of the best abstracts submitted by junior investigators. In addition to these oral programs, there were poster sessions in the middle of each day.