2002 ASCB Annual Meeting Press Book - page 4

The American Society for Cell Biology presents a seminar:
The “New” Nucleus: Mothership of the Human Genome
THE AMERICAN
SOCIETY FOR
CELL BIOLOGY
8120 Woodmont Ave., Suite 750,
Bethesda, MD, 20814-2762
TEL: 301-347-9300; FAX: 301-347-9310;
Dear science journalist,
November, 2002
In a year when there was no business as usual, can there be science as usual? For
some answers, the American Society for Cell Biology invites you to cover its 42nd An-
nual Meeting, the largest and most influential meeting of research cell biologists in the
world, on December 14-18, 2002 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
Working Press can register through the ASCB Newsroom
) until Dec.10
and thereafter in person at the Annual Meeting.
Bioterrorism, stem cells, bioethics, and cell biology in a genomic world are the
subjects of this year’s unusual Keynote Symposium, “Opportunities and Challenges in
Cell Biology,” (Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.) featuring three scientists and a law profes-
sor: Steven M. Block of Stanford, Ron McKay of NIH, and Andrew W. Murray of Harvard
plus R. Alta Charo, a professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law
School.
In addition, symposia and mini-symposia will feature overviews of such fast-mov-
ing fields as “The Cell Biology of Cancer” (Monday, Dec. 16), “Inheritance of Organelles.”
(Monday, Dec. 16), “Stem Cells” (Wednesday, Dec. 18) and “The Cell Biology of Angio-
genesis” (Tuesday, Dec. 17). See our back cover for a fuller program overview.
This press book,
Cell Biology 2002,
highlights a baker’s dozen of what we think are
the top news “picks,” chosen from more than 3,000 abstracts submitted for the Annual
Meeting. As usual, all stories in this press book are embargoed until 5 p.m., pst,
Dec. 13, the evening before the meeting opens. Instead of a single large press confer-
ence, this year we will invite two or three “Press Book” authors each day to be on hand
in Room 212 for our all-new Ten A.M. Press Briefing, on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
(Which authors and which day will be announced on site.)
Media credentials are for WORKING PRESS ONLY. This means reporters, news
producers, desk editors, science freelancers, research institution PIOs, journalism teach-
ers, and journalism students on assignment. The ASCB welcomes card-carrying mem-
bers of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), International Science Writers
Association (ISWA), and the Canadian Science Writers Association (CSWA). Other
freelancers should bring a letter of assignment from an editor or producer. Full-time
professional editors of scientific journals may register as media. Academics who serve
as journal editors should register as regular members of the Society.
All others including publishers, sales representatives, and media senior manage-
ment are invited to register as paying guests. Anyone with questions should contact John
Fleischman (
immediately. We look forward to seeing you in San
Francisco and helping you to cover the world’s liveliest science.
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“If You Liked Us in San Francisco,
You’ll Love Us in Denver.”
OFFICERS
Gary Borisy
President
Suzanne Pfeffer
President-Elect
Elaine Fuchs
Past-President
Lawrence S.B. Goldstein
Secretary
Gary Ward
Treasurer
Elizabeth Marincola
Executive Director
COUNCIL
Helen Blau
Joan Brugge
Kevin P. Campbell
Pietro De Camilli
Susan Michaelis
John R. Pringle
Sandra L. Schmid
W. Sue Shafer
Julie Theriot
Peter Walter
Donella J. Wilson
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Suzanne Pfeffer
Constitution &
By-Laws
Sarah C.R. Elgin
Education
Gary Ward
Finance
Enrique Rodriquez-Boulan
International Affairs
Patricia Calarco
Local Arrangements
Lawrence S.B. Goldstein
Membership
Donella Wilson
Minorities Affairs
W. James Nelson
Nominating
Katherine L. Wilson
Public Information
Paul Berg
Public Policy
John A. Cooper
Scientific Meetings
Zena Werb
Women in Cell Biology
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
OF THE CELL
Keith Yamamoto
Editor-in-Chief
CELL BIOLOGY EDUCATION
Malcolm Campbell
Editor-in-Chief
Sarah C.R. Elgin
Editor-in-Chief
Elizabeth Marincola, Executive Director
John Fleischman, Science Writer
Katherine L. Wilson, Chair, Public Information Committee
Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Policy
AAAS Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
Monday, February 17, 2003; 10 AM—1 PM
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