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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 Zisis Kozlakidis
National Cancer Institute IARC
Bethesda, United States Lyon, France


Committee Members

Nahla Afifi
Qatar Biobank
Doha, Qatar

Amanda Moors
National Inst of Standards and Technology
Charleston, United States

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

Piper Mullins
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, United States
Jason Chen
China National Genebank 
Guangdong, China
Andy Pazahanick
Anton,United States

Brent Gali
BC Cancer Agency
Victoria, Canada

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

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

Rohit Gupta
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, 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

Cheryl Michels
Mountlake Terrace, USA



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