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Tuesday 9/23 – MicroRNA Tools for Trial Use for Evaluating Asbestos-Related Cancers and Other

How to use microRNA in trials?  My law school education did not cover microRNA, nor did it even cover much about DNA. But today, there’s an ongoing revolution in molecular biology and so it’s back to school time for students of all ages and professions. There’s plenty of new science to learn for lawyers, risk managers and others involved with mass tort claims.

To start, a free webinar on actual and potential uses of microRNA for toxic tort trials involving asbestos and other substances. The key speakers are scientists and doctors. One is Bob Wassman, CMO of Rosetta Genomics, a world leader in microRNA for identifying tumors, not to mention other evolving uses. Bob’s done it all when it comes to molecular science and medicine. Another key speaker is Dr. Allan Feingold, a pulmonologist who thrives on the latest in things molecular, and utilized Rosetta’s technology for a recent trial in which he was an expert witness. And there are two layers named Hartley, who both enjoy science but are not related and work on the opposite sides for some litigation. The webinar is free. See below for the agenda for tomorrow, and sign up information.

September 23, 2014 2:00-3:30pm ET


Allan Feingold, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP, Medical Director, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, South Miami Hospital, Miami, FL Christian H. Hartley, Esq., Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, Los Angeles, CA Kirk T. Hartley, Esq., LSP Group LLC, Chicago, IL E. Robert Wassman, MD, FAAP, FACMG, Chief Medical Officer, Rosetta Genomics, Princeton, NJ

Topics to be covered:

  1. Mesothelioma trial use of microRNA – the experience in a Texas mesothelioma trial

  2. Plaintiff and defense lawyer perspectives on admissibility issues

  3. Asbestos lung cancer trials – actual and potential uses of microRNA

  4. Non-asbestos uses for microRNA – heavy metal exposures change microRNA expression patterns

  5. Other examples of “toxins” changing microRNA patterns/expression

  6. Doctors looking at microRNA patterns for indications on cancer relapse or possible survival


Cost: COMPLIMENTARY There is no cost to register for this program.

Register online through the REGISTER NOW button or contact Bethany Corio to register by email.

Each complimentary registration includes 1.5-1.8 CLE Credit Hours

Applications are being made to all CLE states as requested by attendees.

For more information about the program and registration, contact Kelsey Minerd.

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