2000-01-15: Mark Your Calendars for NOGLSTP at 2000 AAAS AMSIE – Washington DC


The American Association for Advancement of Science will be holding its Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition February 17-22, 2000, in Washington DC, at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham hotels. The conference theme this year is “Science in an Uncertain Millennium, and features David Satcher, US Surgeon General, as the keynote address speaker.

NOGLSTP will be hosting a reception at the conference on Sunday, February 20, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel / Senate Room. This reception is open to all meeting attendees and interested NOGLSTP members in the local area. It is a good opportunity to meet and greet fellow travelers, as well as the volunteers who serve NOGLSTP. You do not have to register for the AAAS conference to attend this reception.

There will be a NOGLSTP Board Meeting on Sunday February 20, 10:30-12noon at the Marriott/ Lanai Suite 144. Any NOGLSTP member who is interested in NOGLSTP business, or has opinions or ideas to share is welcome to attend. You do not have to register for the AAAS conference to attend this business meeting.

Alas, NOGLSTP will not be presenting a symposium this year. We were forced to withdraw our proposal, “Scientific, ethical, and legal perspectives on potentially mutagenic/genotoxic therapeutics,” when our main presenters withdrew mid-year. The symposium was to have discussed recent research published on animal studies that suggest some chemotherapeutic agents for HIV management and breast cancer incorporate into DNA. The presenters withdrew because they felt the data were too premature to present in a public forum that involved ethical and legal opinions.