2006 Annual Conference
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
January 18-21, 2006

Meeting Sponsors:
Breakfast including tip is included in the room rate. Pre and post meeting dates are included. The
breakfast is for the full buffet (South American and American selections) in the Laguna Restaurant
(7:00am - noon). You should only need to sign to your room number at the restaurant.
Tuesday January 17, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Registration Packet Pickup
Wednesday January 18, 2006
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Registration Packet Pickup
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
(Sapphire Room)
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception in Honor of
Attending Nobel Laureates
(Active Pool Deck)
Thursday January 19, 2006
(All Scientific sessions will be held in Salons B & C)
Sponsored by:
8:30 - 8:45 am
Welcome and Introduction
Steven R. Goodman
President, AACBNC
University of Texas at Dallas
8:45 - 9:45 am

Aaron J. Ciechanover
2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
9:45 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 10:30 am
Exhibitors and Coffee Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Future of Interdisciplinary Research and Training

Steven R. Goodman, Moderator
Aaron J. Ciechanover,
Russell A. Hulse,
Da Hsuan Feng
University of Texas at Dallas,
Stephen Fluckiger
Jones Day
8:00 - 10:00 pm
President's Reception
(Active Pool Deck)
Friday January 20, 2006
(All scientific sessions will be held in Salons B & C)
8:30 - 8:45 am
IBMST - A Trans-Texas
Interdisciplinary/Institutional Consortium
Steven R. Goodman
University of Texas at Dallas
8:45 - 9:45 am
Sponsored by

Russell A. Hulse
1993 Nobel Laureate in Physics
9:45 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 10:30 am
Exhibitors and Coffee Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

10:30 - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Peter J. Stambrook, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati

Erik S. Knudsen, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati

Peter J. Stambrook, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Past Presidents'/Nobel Luncheon
(by invitation)
6:30 - 7:30 pm
At the Beach (no shoes)
(Salons B&C backup)
7:30 - 10:00 pm
At the Beach (no shoes)
(Salons B&C backup)
Saturday January 21, 2006
(All sessions will be held in Salon B & C)
8:30 - 10:30 am

Conflicts of Interest, Scientific Misconduct, Fair Sharing
and  Intellectual Property in an
Interdisciplinary/Inter-institutional Consortium

Susan H. Ehringhaus
Association of American Medical Colleges

Aaron J. Ciechanover,
Russell A. Hulse,
Chris B. Pascal
Office of Research Integrity
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
10:30 - 11:00 am
Exhibitors and Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 am
Business meeting
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino

Meeting Registration Information
There are two MUST DO forms for the Annual Meeting registration. One is for
AACBNC Meeting Registration and the other one is for Radisson Aruba Resort
and Casino Registration. Both forms are accessible online.

The AACBNC Meeting Registration form can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat
Reader and should be printed, completed, and faxed to (304) 696-7290 or
mailed to the Association address on the form. Meeting registrations via credit
card can also be called into (304) 696-7390. Please be sure to sign the form
before you fax or mail it to the Association. If you should have difficulty with
the online form, e-mail
lucaskh@marshall.edu and provide your name and the
fax number to obtain a faxed copy. PLEASE, send in your completed Meeting
Registration form to the AACBNC as soon as possible (fax to 304- 696-7290)
because the Association must prepay some of the meeting costs to the resort
and also provide the resort with a near final list of attendees in September.

We encourage you to REGISTER EARLY to ensure room availability! The
Radisson Aruba Resort Registration form is available at URL:  
www.radisson.com/aacbnc. Go down to the last option "Run of  House" and
click on reserve.  Set your Check-in Date and Check-out Date, and enter the
number of persons.  Continue through the series of pages to complete
registration. The Run of House price of $240 per night is for up to two people
per room and includes full breakfast buffet for two at the Laguna Restaurant.
Children ages 4 and under eat free. The resort is holding rooms for us from
Wednesday, January 18th - Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 and you can have our
group rate for up to three days before and three days after those dates.  Check
in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out is noon. There is a 7% government tax, 11%
hotel service charge, and possible energy surcharges on rooms that will be
shown on your hotel bill.
The deadline for receipt of the Resort Registration is October 14, 2005, but, as
noted above, we encourage you to register early due to limited room

Nota bene:  Airline service to Aruba is somewhat limited, therefore seats going
and coming from there are limited. You may want to make your airline
reservations soon. Furthermore, airfares purchased now for the trip from
many cities in the U.S. and Canada to Aruba (AUA) may be less expensive than
those purchased later. Seats for low published, companion, or zone fares
further limit availability.  Airlines that serve AUA include American, Continental,
Delta, United, US Airways, and North American. Discount and/or zone fares
have been negotiated with US Airways, Continental, and American Airlines and
that information follows below.

US Airways has provided us with both zone fares and discount fares for travel
to AUA. Discount fares range from 5-15% less depending upon class of service
and published fare type. Zone fares also offer significant savings. The
Gold File number is GF39133425
and the Meeting Reservation number is
1-877-874-7687. Select option 2, "Meetings, conventions, …"; then select
option 1, "Make reservation", then select option 2, "All other inquiries". You
may be routed yet one more time to an international reservations person, but
at the end of it all, you should reach someone who can give you the applicable
zone fare and discount fares. I tried to find a more direct way to the
international meetings reservations people, but was told there was none.
Travel dates for the discount fares are January 14-25, 2006.

Discount fares for travel between Jan. 14 - Jan. 25 are also available through
American Airlines by calling Meeting Services at 1-800-433-1790. Our
Booking Authorization Number is A2316AC
. The discount should be 5% off an
applicable fare.  

Continental Airlines offers zone fares which are less restrictive and usually
less expensive, as well as time-of-ticketing discounts. For Continental Airlines
MeetingWorks call 1-800-468-7022 and ask for International Reservations. The
Z code is ZQ2D and the MeetingWorks Agreement Code is 371C7S. Valid travel
dates are January 12-27, 2006.

With the expansion of Delta's SimpliFares, they no longer offer Delta Meeting
Network discounts and zone fares.

Travel to Aruba requires a current passport or a certified birth certificate and
a return or onward ticket is required of all visitors. (
com/pages/entryrequirements.htm) Although it seems unlikely to me, it may be
possible that US Passports will be required for travel to the Caribbean
beginning January 1, 2006.  Official passport information is located at URL:  
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2224.html.  Presently, a visa and
immunizations are not required. Aruba is in the Atlantic Standard time zone,
which is the same as Eastern Daylight Savings time all year (one hour ahead of
Eastern Standard time).
Ground Transportation
Radisson Aruba Resort is approximately 10 minutes from Queen Beatrix
International Airport. The Resort does NOT have a shuttle from the airport. Taxi
service is available for about $18 one way. Automobile rentals are available at
the airport or can be arranged for at the Resort. Reservations can be made
with Hertz, National, Thrifty, Budget, Avis or Dollar Rent a Car. Arrangements
can be made with Thrifty or National to drop off the car at the Resort for a small
fee, or sometimes complementary, depending on the number of days the car is
being rented. For the other companies, rental would have to be done at the
Activities & General Information

Destination Aruba

Aruba links

Birds of Aruba
Message from the President

The completion of the human genome project and the gathering of large amounts
of proteomic data, coupled to powerful bioinformatics tools, have heralded a new
era in research and training where large interdisciplinary teams will be required
to answer many essential questions in biomedical research.  This need for teams
of life, physical, and engineering scientists was recognized by Dr. Elias Zerhouni
when he established the NIH Roadmap.  New inter- disciplinary and inter-
institutional consortia are springing up around the country. What impact will
these interdisciplinary efforts have upon the short- and long-term future of
biomedical research? What changes can we expect in the way we educate and
train a future generation of clinicians and researchers? What new legal issues
are raised by these large interdisciplinary/inter-institutional consortia? How will
they affect your life as a basic science chair, or that of your faculty? These are
the questions that we will explore at this meeting.

To help us explore these questions, I have assembled an eminent group of
participants. We have three Nobel Laureates coming to our 06 meeting: Dr. Aaron
J. Ciechanover (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004 for work on the ubiquitin-
proteasome system), Dr. Russell A. Hulse, (Nobel Prize in Physics 1993 for the
discovery of binary pulsars), Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid (Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2000 for the discovery of conducting polymers). Our Nobel Laureates will give
scientific lectures and participate in two Nobel round-table discussions dealing
with 1) the future of interdisciplinary research and training and 2) the impact of
big interdisciplinary and inter-institutional consortium on topics such as conflict
of interest, scientific misconduct, intellectual property, and promotion and
tenure. In the second round-table discussion, the Nobel Laureates will be joined
by Susan H. Ehringhaus, J.D., General Counsel for the AAMC, Chris B. Pascal, J.D.,
Director of the Office of Research Integrity HHS, and Dr. Da Hsuan Feng, VP for
Research, UT Dallas. In addition to these sessions, we will have a research
symposium on Cell Cycle Regulation, chaired by Dr. Peter Stambrook.

All of these exciting meetings will be held on the beautiful island of Aruba, where
you will be captivated by the beauty of the beaches, enjoy the wonderful
hospitality of our hosts at the Aruba Radisson, and enjoy the company of your
colleagues and family members at memorable social events. In fact, I have one
final surprise that I will announce as the meeting approaches. It is a very special
social event that I am planning for the evening of January 19th, 2006. I am so
excited about this meeting that I don't know how I am going to wait until January
2006. I am really looking forward to seeing you in Aruba in 06. Until then I wish  
you a happy, healthy and successful year.

Steve Goodman
Steven R. Goodman, Ph.D. - President

C.L. and Amelia A. Lundell Professor of Life Sciences
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
Adjunct Professor of Cell Biology, Univ. of Texas Southwestern
Director, Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology