Program Information

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ASGCT is proud to welcome their 2013 plenary speakers

Dr. David Baltimore, former president of the California Institute of Technology (1997-2006) is President Emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology and is one of the world's most influential biologists. He has contributed widely to the understanding of cancer, AIDS and the molecular basis of the human body's immune response and has profoundly influenced national science policy on such issues as the AIDS epidemic and research in genetic engineering. In 1975 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research into viral replication that provided the key to understanding the life cycle of retroviruses. His present research focuses on control of inflammatory and immune responses as well as on the use of gene therapy methods to treat HIV and cancer in a program called “Engineering Immunity”. He has become Director of the Joint Center for Translational Medicine, an activity that joins Caltech and UCLA in a program to translate basic science discoveries into clinical realities.


Dr. Mario Capecchi graduated from George School and received his B.S. in chemistry and physics from Antioch College in 1961 and his Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University in 1967.  He completed his thesis work under the guidance of Dr. James D. Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. Mario advanced quickly through the ranks at Harvard Medical School but he was looking for something different. He sought an environment that believed in long-term investment, one that would allow him to address the big questions. Dr. Capecchi began his research at the University of Utah, 1973. Thirty-four years later, on December 10, 2007, Dr. Capecchi received the highest honor in his field, the Nobel Prize, for his work in molecular biology. His pioneering work in gene targeting of mouse embryo-derived stem cells has set a new standard for research worldwide. This renowned discovery holds endless possibilities for development of treatments and ultimately cures for every known human disease. Dr. Capecchi believes we, as citizens of the world, we have many challenges that face us. Health issues and many diseases that plague us… but also global concerns such as war, equal opportunity for all people, the world economy and most importantly global warming. Millions of lives are in peril. We must begin now to address these issues and make a difference while we still can.

ASGCT 16th Annual Meeting Schedule at a Glance
Schedule subject to change

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

8:00 am – 5:00 pm           Salt Lake City Fun Day Activities

                                             Guided Tour of Temple Square

                                             Trip to Antelope Island

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm           Public Education and Media Events

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

8:00 am – 10:00 am         Scientific Symposia Session I

10:30 am – 12:00 pm       Education Session I

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm         Lunch Break (Not Provided)

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm            Education Session II

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm            Oral Abstract Session I

5:15 pm - 7:15 pm            Exhibit Hall Open & Welcome Reception

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm            New Member Welcome Reception – Invitation Only

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm           Molecular Therapy Editorial Board Meeting – Invitation Only

Thursday, May 16, 2013

8:30 am – 9:35 am           George Stamatoyannopoulos Lecture

9:35 am – 10:30 am         Exhibit Hall Coffee Social

10:30 am - 12:30 pm        Scientific Symposia Session II

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm          Lunch Break (Not Provided), Meet the Investigator Sessions & Offsite Tours

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Oral Abstract Session II

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm           Exhibit Hall Open & Networking Reception & Poster Session I

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm            Canadian Member Reception – Invitation Only

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm            Foundation Symposia and Receptions

                                             Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Muscular Dystrophy Association & Association-Francaise Contre Les Myopathies

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm           Molecular Therapy: Nucleic Acids Editorial Board Meeting – Invitation Only

Friday, May 17, 2013

8:00 am – 9:00 am           Outstanding Achievement Award Lecture

9:00 am – 9:45 am           Exhibit Hall Coffee Social

9:45 am – 11:45 am         Scientific Symposia Session III

11:45 am – 1:00 pm       Lunch Break (Not Provided)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm         Oral Abstract Session III

3:15 pm - 5:30 pm            Presidential Symposium Lecture & Top Abstracts

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm           Exhibit Hall Open & Networking Reception & Poster Session II

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm           Foundation Symposia and Receptions

                                             Foundation Fighting Blindness

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm           International Consortium for Gene and Cell Therapy Workshop

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm            New Investigator Town Hall & Mentoring Reception

Saturday, May 18, 2013

7:30 am - 8:00 am            ASGCT Business Meeting

8:00 am - 10:00 am          Outstanding New Investigator Symposium

10:15 am - 12:15 pm        Oral Abstract Session IV

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm          Lunch Break (Not Provided), Meet the Investigator Sessions & Offsite Tours

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm            Scientific Symposia Session IV

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm            Poster Session III & Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm           Leadership Reception – Invitation Only

Dates to Remember
  • December 19, 2012: Registration and Housing open
  • February 2013: Preliminary Program Online
  • March 1, 2013: Late breaking abstracts submissions site open
  • March 25, 2013: Deadline for late breaking abstract submissions
  • April 2013: Early registration rate ends/Housing closes