Peter Marks to Deliver Keynote Address on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Peter Marks WORLDSymposium 2020 Keynote SpeakerThe WORLDSymposium Planning Committee is excited to announce Peter Marks, MD, PhD, will provide the Keynote Address on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the 16th Annual WORLDSymposium Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Dr. Marks is the director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The center is responsible for assuring the safety and effectiveness of biological products, including vaccines, allergenic products, blood and blood products, and cellular, tissue, and gene therapies.

Dr. Marks received his graduate degree in cell and molecular biology and his medical degree at New York University. Following this, he completed an Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he subsequently joined the attending staff as a clinician-scientist and eventually served as Clinical Director of Hematology.

He then moved on to work for several years in the pharmaceutical industry on the clinical development of hematology and oncology products prior to returning to academic medicine at Yale University where he led the Adult Leukemia Service and served as Chief Clinical Officer of Smilow Cancer Hospital. He joined the FDA in 2012 as Deputy Center Director for CBER and became Center Director in 2016.  Dr. Marks is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Marks is a renowned speaker and expert in numerous areas, including the current issues facing gene therapy research not only in the Unites States, but also from a global perspective. Dr. Marks will be presenting  “The Shift from Personalized to Individualized Therapies” as the Keynote Address on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:30 AM.  Plan to arrive early on Thursday, as seating is expected to fill quickly for his important messages.