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Gene Therapy 2001: A Gene Odyssey (A1)

Organizer(s) Mark A. Kay and Donald B. Kohn
January 6—11, 2001
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, Utah USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 6, 2000
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Early Registration Deadline: Nov 6, 2000

Summary of Meeting:
Gene therapy approaches have made important strides in the last several years, in large part due to the technical advances in vector delivery approaches. Pre-clinical studies have demonstrated that new vector designs yield more persistent gene expression and reduced toxicity, leading to prolonged and therapeutic levels of clinically relevant gene products in many important cell targets. These advances are likely to lead to success in ongoing clinical trials. However, many problems have not been solved, and some diseases with inaccessible target cells or complex pathophysiology remain recalcitrant to effective gene therapy with current approaches. Moreover, there are reasonable safety concerns that need to be addressed before less severe medical conditions can be considered for gene therapy. The meeting will highlight recent successes and remaining barriers that still challenge the gene therapy community as it relates to basic science, pre-clinical animal studies, and clinical trials.

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    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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