Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2003 End Date/Time: Jun 11, 2003
Registration Date: Jun 08, 2003
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Apr 30, 2003
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Aurora Biomed Inc
Welcomes you to our Inaugural Ion Channel Retreat. The goal of this retreat is to:

facilitate communication between Ion Channel Scientists, especially users of Aurora Biomed's Screening Platforms,

allow attendees to hear how others are addressing the challenges and demands of their Ion Channel screening needs,

present new methods and techniques developed for application on the Aurora Biomed platforms

to provide the opportunity for attendees to see Aurora Biomed's new Automated Assay System and High Throughput ICR

Hear from leading academic and industrial experts like Merck, Aventis, AstraZeneca, Amgen, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University and more on the latest advancements in ion channel research and bring back to your lab fresh insights for target screening and validation.

Topics
1. Channel Therapeutic Targets
2. Ion Channels and Drug Toxicity
3. HTS of Ion Channels for Drug Discovery and Toxicity : Case Studies and Applications
4. Cell-Based Efflux Assays for Analysis of Sodium, Potassium and Chloride Channels.
5. Emerging Technologies for Ion Channel Research.

Keynote Speakers:

William A. Catterall, PhD,
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington
"Structure and Molecular Pharmacology of Sodium Ion Channels"

Georg C. Terstappen, PhD,
Vice president, Discovery Research
Siena Biotech
"Nonradioactive Rb Efflux Assay And Emerging Technologies In Ion Channel Drug Discovery"

Min Li, PhD,
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
"High throughput approaches to study potassium channels - innovations for the "unwanted" targets"

Tina Garyantes,PhD,
Head of Automated Screening, Drug Discovery
Aventis Pharmaceuticals
"Ion Channels: What HTS Needs

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Additional Information

The registration fee for this Conference includes all breakfasts, lunches, refreshments, reception, a dinner, a Aurora Biomed sponsored recreational activity and the conference documentation workbook. Payments may be made by company check, Visa, MasterCard or Purchase Order. Please make checks payable to Aurora Biomed Inc. and make sure to write the name of the registrant on the face along with the Conference Name. PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED FIFTEEN (15) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE. Register online before April 30 for early bird registration fees of $250 USD. Registration fees after April 30 will be $400 USD.

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