Angiogenesis: Breakthroughs in Basic Science and Therapeutic Applications, The 2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

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Angiogenesis: Breakthroughs in Basic Science and Therapeutic Applications, The 2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The New York Academy of Sciences

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In 1989 Napoleone Ferrara, MD, made a breakthrough in the field of angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation that plays a key role in cancer proliferation and a number of other diseases. Ferrara’s discovery of the core angiogenic signaling molecule—vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)—opened the door to the development of a new class of therapeutics to combat wet age-related macular degeneration and cancer. In recognition of his achievements, Ferrara will receive the 2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.

This symposium will honor Ferrara, who will reflect upon the discovery of VEGF and his ongoing research to harness VEGF for the treatment of various diseases with high unmet medical needs. Following Ferrara's award lecture, leading international scientists will speak about what has been learned with respect to the molecular mechanisms and clinical applications of angiogenesis since the original discovery of VEGF, the current challenge of refractoriness to VEGF blockade in advanced cancer, and future directions including therapeutic angiogenesis and the development of biomarkers for personalized anti-angiogenic medicine.

Symposium registration is free. Advance registration is required.

Agenda

* Presentation times are subject to change.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 AM

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Seema Kumar, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development

Ellis Rubinstein, The New York Academy of Sciences

9:15 AM2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Announcement
Paul Stoffels, MD, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
9:30 AM2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Presentation
 Discovery of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapies for Cancer and Ocular Disease
Napoleone Ferrara, MD, Genentech, Inc.
10:15 AMOcular Angiogenesis and Therapeutic Approaches to Treating Ocular Neovascular Diseases such as Macular Degeneration
Martin Friedlander, MD, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute
10:45 AMNetworking Break
11:30 AMCurrent Challenges: Emerging Modes of Resistance to Anti-Angiogenic Therapies
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, UCLA
12:00 PMFuture Directions: Predictive Biomarkers of Response and Resistance to Anti-Angiogenic Therapy
Dan G. Duda, PhD, DMD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School
12:30 PMLuncheon
2:00 PMPanel Discussion: Reflections and the Future of Angiogenic Medicine
 Panelists:
Anthony P. Adamis, MD, Genentech, Inc.
Dan G. Duda, PhD, DMD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, UCLA
Napoleone Ferrara, MD, Genentech, Inc.
Martin Friedlander, MD, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute

Moderator:
Robert S. Kerbel, PhD, University of Toronto
3:30 PMAdjourn

Sponsors

This symposium is made possible with support from

  • Janssen Award
  • Johnson and Johnson

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