Robin Ali, PhD, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

Organized by the Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute & Ocular Genomics Institute

Robin Ali, PhD, University College London, UK.

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Genomics Institute, Luk Vandenberghe, PhD & The Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute, Neena Haider, PhD.

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Dan Goldman, PhD, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

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Dan Goldman, PhD, University of Michigan.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Genomics Institute, Dong Feng Chen, PhD

Contact: Semion Kasuli

 

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Patsy Nishina, PhD, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

Organized by the Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute & Ocular Genomics Institute

Patsy Nishina, PhD. The Jackson Laboratory

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Genomics Institute, Neena Haider, PhD

Contact: Semion Kasuli

 

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Joseph Corbo, MD, PhD, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

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Joseph Corbo, MD, PhD. Washington University in St. Louis

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Genomics Institute, Neena Haider, PhD

Contact: Semion Kasuli

 

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Adam Cohen, PhD, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

Organized by the Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute & Ocular Genomics Institute

Adam Cohen, MD. Harvard Medical School.

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute, Michael Young, PhD

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George Church, PhD, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

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George Church, PhD. Harvard Medical School.

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Genomics Institute, Luk Vandenberghe, PhD

Contact: Mary Wheeler

 

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Sally Temple, PhD, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

Organized by the Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute & Ocular Genomics Institute

Sally Temple, PhD. Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute

Contact: Semion Kasuli

 

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Enrico Maria Surace, DVM, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

Organized by the Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute & Ocular Genomics Institute

Enrico Maria Surace, DVM, Telethon Institute of Genetics & Medicine. 

"Artificial Transcription Factors as Therapeutics" 

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Sloane Conference Room, (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Genomics Institute, Luk Vandenberghe, PhD

Contact: Mary Wheeler

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Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Seminar at Boston Children's Hospital

The Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children's Hospital presents:

Alessandra Biffi, M.D., Physician Scientist Senior c/o HSR-TIGET, San Raffaele Scientific Institute

 “HSC Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Disorders”
 
Date: Thursday, November 7th

Time: 4:00 –5:00pm

Location: Byers A&B Conference Room, Enders Building, Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115


*Refreshments will be served* 

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Connie Cepko, PhD, Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture

The Genetic & Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease Lecture Series

Organized by the Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute & Ocular Genomics Institute

Connie Cepko, PhD. Bullard Professor of Genetics & Neuroscience; Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

"Strategies to Promote Photoreceptor Survival Using Gene Therapy." 

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 4:00pm

Location: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Sloane Conference Room, (3rd Floor).  243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Hosted By: The Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute, Michael Young, PhD

Contact: Semion Kasuli

 

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American Society of Human Genetics 2013 Annual Meeting

A Renaissance in Gene Therapy: New Tools and Clinical Trials

Moderators: Stephen Kaler, NICHD/NIH & Luk H. Vandenberghe, Harvard Med. School.

This session will focus on expanding knowledge and experience in the field of therapeutic gene transfer, with a focus on monogenetic disorders. Advances in somatic gene transfer have led to a renaissance in the field, in large part due to recent success in early clinical trials for hemophilia and inherited blinding diseases. This session will provide an update on recent improvements in the development of adeno-associated viral and lentiviral vector systems. Speakers will discuss preclinical and clinical advances that these novel technologies have enabled. Emerging data on the clinical application of viral gene therapy, as well as the contribution of this approach to understanding of disease mechanism and pathophysiology will be highlighted.

8:00am:   Adeno-associated viral vectors for gene therapy: Virus, vector, nanoparticle. L. H. Vandenberghe. Harvard Med. Sch.

8:30am:   Gene therapy for metabolic CNS disorders. R. G. Crystal. Weill Cornell Med. Col.

9:00am:   Brain-directed AAV gene therapy. S. Kaler. NICHD/NIH.

9:30am:   Lentiviral-mediated gene therapy for human disease: Extensive genetic engineering of hematopoiesis with therapeutic benefit in metachromatic leukodystrophy patients after lentiviral hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy. L. Naldini. San Raffaele Telethon Inst. for Gene Therapy, Milan.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 23, 8am-10am

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 253, Level 2, Convention Center

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Luigi Naldini, MD, PhD, Harvard Stem Cell, Distinguished Speaker Seminar

Luigi Naldini, MD, PhD, Professor of Cell & Tissue Biology, School of Medicine, "Vita-Salute San Raffaele" University. Director of the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, Milan, Italy.

"Genetic Engineering of Hematopoiesis to Treat Inherited Diseases and Cancer." 

 Date & Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Harvard Medical School, New Research Building, Room 350 (Genetics Dept.) 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Faculty Host: Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD (MEEI) 

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Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease HMS Course

Course Description: The objective of this course is to identify recent advances in the genetics and genomics of inherited eye disease and how this information can impact the care of affected patients and their families. Through didactic lectures with question and answer sessions, up-to-date information on disease-causing genes, gene-based tests and gene-based therapies will be provided. Presentations will include information on risk factors for common complex eye disorders such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy as well as disorders caused by highly penetrant mutations such as inherited retinal degenerations, optic atrophy and strabismus. New methodologies for gene-based testing and gene-based therapeutics as well as ethnical issues related to gene testing and genetic counseling for eye disorders will be discussed. This course is intended for geneticists, ophthalmologists, genetic counselors, researchers and others interested in the genetics and genomics of eye disease.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify patients with inherited eye disease who could benefit from gene-based testing
  • Recognize patients with inherited eye disease that could be treated with gene-based therapies
  • Integrate genomic data on common ocular disorders into their care of patients

Who Should Attend: Physicians, Researchers (PhDs), Genetic Counselors

Date: 10/21/2013 - 10/21/2013

Location: The Starr Center, Charles River Plaza, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Director(s): Elizabeth Engle, MD|Eric A. Pierce, MD, PhD|Luk Vandenberghe, Ph.D.|Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD

Offered By: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology.

Course #: 03314615

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