Organizing Advisory Committee

The Organizing Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from around the world and across ISBER's advisory committes to oversee the logistics of ISBER annual and regional meetings.

Committee Achievements:

Provided and continue to provide leadership to ensure that each ISBER meeting showcases the international spread of speakers
Implemented a number of "hot topic" and interactive sessions at the ISBER annual meeting in Toronto, Canada and continue to promote the use of innovative technology to enhance the delegate experience and promote innovation in biobanking

Committee Goals:

Implement a two-year lead time for ISBER annual meetings in order to decrease costs and allow for advance marketing of upcoming meetings
Identify locations for ISBER annual meetings that balance society growth and international outreach


Committee Membership
Committee Chair                                                                                
Zisis Kozlakidis
Lyon, France


Committee Members

Nahla Afifi
Qatar Biobank
Doha, Qatar

Cheryl Michels
Mountlake Terrace, USA

Daniel Catchpoole
The Tumour Bank - CCRU
New South Wales, Australia

Amanda Moors
National Inst of Standards and Technology
Charleston, United States
Jason Chen
China National Genebank 
Guangdong, China
Piper Mullins
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, United States

Brent Gali
BC Cancer Agency
Victoria, Canada

Andy Pazahanick
Anton,United States
Debra Garcia
San Mateo, United States
Pamela Saunders
South Australian Biospecimen Repository
Adelaide, Australia

Rohit Gupta
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA

Ayat Salman
McGill University Health Centre - Research Institute
Montreal, Canada

Marianne Henderson
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, USA 

Brent Schacter
CancerCare Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

 Allison Hubel
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, USA

Billy Schleif
Johns Hopkins All Children's Pediatric Biorepository 
St. Petersburg, United States

 Rita Lawlor
Verona, Italy

Weiping Shao
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Tarrytown, United States 

 David Lewandowski
Brooks Life Science Systems
Chelmsform, United States

Nicole Sieffert
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, United States
Diane McGarvey
CHTN Eastern Division
Philadelphia, United States

Daniel Simeon-Dubach
Walchwil, Switzerland


Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT