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CASIS Media Advisory: Space, Cancer and Personalized Medicine Conference

Status Report From: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013

image MEDIA ADVISORY

SPACE, CANCER AND PERSONALIZED MEDICINE CONFERENCE PRESS AVAILABILITY
April 12, 2013
8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus

WHAT:

The Gibbs Cancer Center and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) are hosting the first annual Space, Cancer and Personalized Medicine Conference from Spartanburg, SC.

Leaders from NASA, CASIS and other industry experts will discuss topics ranging from stem cells and cancer biology, to personalized medicine and the benefits of conducting such research on the International Space Station.

*CASIS is the non-profit organization selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020.

WHO:

Carol Brenner, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs and Research, VCOM
Edd Fleming, M.D., Partner, McKinsey & Company
Bruce Holstien, President and CEO, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Craig Kundrot, Ph.D., Deputy Program Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center
Neal Pellis, Ph.D., Director, Division of Space Life Sciences, Universities Space Research Assn.
W. Jack Pledger, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute
Duane Ratliff, Chief Operating Officer, CASIS
Paul Reichert, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck
Michael Roberts, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, CASIS
Julie Robinson, Ph.D., ISS Program Scientist, NASA
Timothy Yeatman, M.D., Director, Gibbs Cancer Center, President, Gibbs Research Institute, Interim Chief Scientist, CASIS


WHEN:

Friday, April 12, 2013
8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT


WHERE:
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
350 Howard Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303

RSVP:

Interested media are asked to RSVP to Patrick O'Neill at poneill@iss-casis.org or via cell at 321-480-1054 ASAP.

CONFERENCE WEBCAST:

A live webcast of the Space, Cancer and Personalized Medicine Conference (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT) will also be available for interested media and can be viewed via link at www.iss-casis.org.

**Please note that in order to participate in the live stream, you may be directed to download various applications. Computers with MAC operating systems will not have the ability to view the live stream.

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