Cambridge Healthtech Institute is pleased to incorporate the addition of our skill-based Training Seminars to the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference. Training Seminars offer in-depth training and instruction on a specific subject area that isn’t covered at this level during the main program, symposia or pre-conference short courses. The topics of the Training Seminars include science-focused, business-focused, and personal development.

Our Training Seminars offer real-life case studies, problems encountered and solutions applied, and extensive coverage of the basic science and business issues underlying each topic. Experienced Training Seminar instructors offer a mix of formal lectures, interactive discussions and activities to help attendees maximize their learning experiences. These immersive trainings will be of value to scientists and business professionals from industry and academic research groups who are new to the life sciences field and want to advance, entering new areas of life science and not sure of a career path, or honing knowledge or skill on a certain subject to excel in a supporting role.


TS4: Introduction to Liquid Biopsy for Cancer
Room Location:  Union Square 23

Instructor:

Stuart S. Martin, PhD, Professor, Physiology, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine

About this Training Seminar:

This 1.5-day lecture-based interactive seminar will provide an introduction to the biology and science of liquid biopsies for improving cancer detection and treatment. It will provide an in-depth look into the clinical application, utility and validation of liquid biopsy assays with a focus on how to choose the right assay for your goals. It will present a variety of liquid biopsy techniques and go into the pros and cons of each. Overall, this seminar will provide attendees with a comprehensive tool-kit to overcome their liquid biopsy challenges.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Basic biology (CTCs and ctDNA)
  • Science of liquid biopsy assays
  • Clinical application
  • Clinical utility and validation
  • Challenges for detection
  • Techniques- pros and cons
  • How to choose the right assay

Who Should Attend:

VPs, Directors, Managers, CEOs, CSOs, Professors and Scientists from Large Pharma, Biotechs and Academia working in fields such as molecular oncology, cancer biomarkers, molecular diagnostics, translational research, genetics, and research and development.

About the Instructor:

Martin_StuartStuart S. Martin, PhD, Professor, Physiology, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Martin received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego, after training as a Howard Hughes undergraduate research fellow at the University of Virginia. Dr. Martin completed a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School that combined functional genomic studies with mouse models of breast tumor metastasis, under the mentorship of Dr. Phil Leder. In 2004, Dr. Martin joined the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Martin is working to apply physical science and engineering approaches to the study of cancer metastasis. In 2010, Dr. Martin was one of only three investigators nationwide recognized with an Era of Hope Scholar Award from the Congressionally-directed Medical Research Program for his innovative research on breast cancer metastasis.
 

Each CHI Training Seminar offers 1.5 Days of instruction with start and stop times for each day shown above and on the Event-at-a-Glance published in the onsite Program & Event Guide. Training Seminars will include morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, as applicable, and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees on the full day of the class.

 

Each person registered specifically for the training seminar will be provided with a hard copy handbook for the seminar in which they are registered. A limited number of additional handbooks will be available for other delegates who wish to attend the seminar, but after these have been distributed no additional books will be available.

 

Though CHI encourages track hopping between conference programs, we ask that Training Seminars not be disturbed once they have begun. In the interest of maintaining the highest quality learning environment for Training Seminar attendees, and because Seminars are conducted differently than conference programming, we ask that attendees commit to attending the entire program, and NOT engaging in track hopping, as to not disturb the hands-on style instruction being offered to the other participants.


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