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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
Committee Vice-Chair
Marianne Henderson, MS Cheryl Michels
National Cancer Institute Freezerworks
Bethesda, United States Mountlake Terrace, United States


Committee Members
Daniel Simeon-Dubach
Walchwil, Switzerland
Debra Garcia
San Mateo, United States
Nicole Sieffert
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, United States

Piper Mullins
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, United States

Andy Pazahanick
Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics
Canton, United States

Kerry Wiles
Vanderbilt University Medical Center/CHTN
Nashville, United States

Roman Siddiqui
TMF e. V.
Berlin, Germany

David Lewandowski
Brooks Life Science Systems
Chelmsform, United States

Pamela Sauders
South Australian Biospecimen Repository
Adelaide, Australia

Rongxing Gan
Shanghai Clinical Research Center
Shanghai, China

Zisis Kozlakidis
Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research
London, United Kingdom

Diane McGarvey
CHTN Eastern Division
Philadelphia, United States

Billy Schleif
Johns Hopkins All Children's Pediatric Biorepository 
St. Petersburg, United States
Weiping Shao
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Tarrytown, United States 

Amanda Moors

National Inst of Standards & Technology 
Charleston, United States
Brent Schacter
CancerCare Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Rita Lawlor

ARC - NET Centre for Applied Research on Cancer
Verona, Italy
Cristina Villena Portella
Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red in Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES)
Baleares, Spain
Jason Chen
China National Genebank
Guangdong, China


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