From API Listserve:
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is holding a series of public forums about the NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources, which outlines technical, operational, ethical, legal and policy principles for biospecimen resources. The purpose of these forums is to educate and obtain feedback about the NCI Best Practices from a broad range of perspectives, including those of investigators, physicians, industry representatives, hospital administrators, cancer survivors, patient advocates, and the general public. These forums will be held on November 5, 2007, in Boston, Massachusetts, December 3, 2007, in Chicago, Illinois, and January 28, 2008, in Seattle, Washington, and will feature expert presentations and interactive discussions. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.nci-bestpractices-forum.com/.