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Monday, October 16th, 2006 - Afternoon Session

Registration 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Welcome address 1:30 - 2:00 PM
  • H.E. Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States of America
  • Mina Bissell, Ph.D., Distinguished Scientist, Life Science Division Faculty, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 - Phenotypic Screening 2:00 - 2:50 PM
  • Timothy J Mitchison Ph.D., FRS., Hasib Sabbagh Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Title : New Approaches to Targeting Cell Division in Cancer
  • Franck Perez, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Institut Curie (Cell Biology Department), CNRS UMR 144, Title: Integrating "-omics" Data at the Cellular Level

2 - Imaging in vivo immune response 2:50 - 3:40 PM
  • Luc Fetler, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Institut Curie (Physical-Chemistry Department), CNRS UMR 168, Title: Imaging in Vivo Immune Responses of T Lymphocytes
  • Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D., Director, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, Title: The Bright Future of Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy
Coffee Break

3 - Imaging in Small Animals (part 1) 4:20 - 5:10 PM
  • Bertrand Tavitian, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Researcher, CEA (Imaging of Gene Expression), INSERM U803, Title: Molecular Imaging with Oligonucleotides
  • Ludger Johannes, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Institut Curie (Traffic and Signaling), CNRS UMR144, Title: Intestinal Pathogen-Based Delivery Technology for the Development of Innovative Anti-Cancer Therapy
Closing Remarks (day 1) 5:10 - 5:30 PM

Cocktail on site, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
and "Marie Curie (1867-1934), a Life" Exhibition

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 - Morning Session

Registration and Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Introduction 8:30 - 8:40 AM
  • Daniel Louvard, Ph.D., Head of the Research Center, Institut Curie

3 - Imaging in Small Animals (part 2) 8:40 - 9:30 AM
  • Tyler Jacks, Professor, Head of the MIT Center for Cancer Research, Title: Modeling Lung Cancer in the Mouse
  • Benjamin Abrat, MBA, Co-Founder, Vice-President, Mauna Kea Technologies, Title: In Vivo Cellular Imaging: From Mice to Patients

4 - Patient Diagnostic 9:30 - 10:20 AM
  • Mickael Tanter, Ph.D., Research Professor, ESPCI (Wave Physics for Medecine),CNRS UMR 7587, Title: Imaging the Visco-Elastic Properties of Soft Tissues using Ultrasound or Magnetic Resonance : Towards an Improvment of Breast Cancer Diagnosis
  • John V. Frangioni, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Member of the Molecular Imaging Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Title: Real-Time Guidance of Human Surgery using Invisible Light
Coffee Break

5 - Patient Treatment : Hadrontherapy 11:00 - 12:40 PM

Physicians' Perspectives
  • Herman Suit, Ph.D., Andres Soriano Distinguished Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Title: Positive Nuclear Particles in Treatment of Cancer Patients
  • Pascal Pommier, M.D., Ph.D., Specialist in Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Oncology Department, Anti-Cancer Center in Lyon - France, Title: The French ETOILE Project for Carbon Ion Therapy : Medical and Economic Aspects
Physicists' Perspectives
  • Alejandro Mazal, Ph.D., Director of the new project of Protontherapy in Orsay, France and Medical Physicists at the Institut Curie. Title: Hadrontherapy in the Hospital, from the Lab and the Industry
  • Thomas Bortfeld, Ph.D., Director of Physics research, Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Title : Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy with Protons

Closing remarks: Pierre Bey, Professor, Head of the Hospital - Institut Curie 12:40 - 12:50 PM

Lunch on site, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
and "Marie Curie (1867-1934), a life" exhibition