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Regional Program Committee

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The Regional Program Committee is responsible for creating the Program for the ISBER Regional Meeting. This involves communicating with speakers who have been invited to the Regional meeting, organizing the review of submitted abstracts, recommending and inviting co-chairs for each session of the regional meeting, and arranging various other details associated with the meeting.


2016 Committee Co-Chairs


Rebecca Pugh
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Charleston, South Carolina
United States

Kathi Shea
Precision for Medicine, Inc.
Frederick, Maryland
United States
  Helen Moore
Bethesda, Maryland
United States


Lokesh Agrawal
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, Maryland
United States

Rebecca Barnes
Canadian Tissue Repository Network
Victoria, British Columbia
Hugo Barrera
John Bartlett
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Toronto, Ontario
Marianna Bledsoe
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Silver Spring, Maryland
United States
Helena Ellis
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
United States
Debra Garcia
AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR)
San Francisco, California 
United States

Ping Guan
Bethesda, Maryland
United States

Marianne Henderson
National Cancer Institute 
Bethesda, Maryland
United States
Kristina Hill
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, D.C.
United States

Zisis Kozlakidis
Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research
United Kingdom
Cari Lichtman
American Cancer Society
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Cheryl Michels
Freezerworks, A Divison of Dataworks Development, Inc. 
Mountlake Terrace, Washington
United States
Piper Mullins
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.
United States 

Sheila O'Donoghue
BC Cancer Agency Tumour Tissue Repository
Victoria, British Columbia
Pedro Rondat Radío
University of Buenos Aires 
Buenos Aires
Roman Siddiqui PhD
TMF e. V.
David Stokes
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Peter Watson
BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre
Victoria, British Columbia
Brent Schacter, MD FRCPC
University of Manitoba/CancerCare Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada
Laura Cosentino
Coriell Institute for Medical Research
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Kathy Sexton, MBA
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Heather Siefers, MS
Rockville, Maryland, United States


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