Powerful Line-Up of Speakers for Precision Genomics Midwest: May 11, 2018

December 6, 2017

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BioOhio Leadership Members Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati have shared an exciting update about an event they are co-hosting in 2018. For more information, please contact Heide Aungst, Senior Specialist, Outreach & Communications, Center for Pediatric Genomics, Cincinnati Children’s.

Nationally renowned speakers from the National Human Research Genome Institute (NHGRI) and Geisinger Health System will highlight the second annual Precision Genomics Midwest (PGM) conference on May 11, 2018 at the Kingsgate Marriott in Cincinnati. Dan Kastner, Scientific Director at NHGRI will deliver the morning keynote, while Mike Murray, Director of Clinical Genomics at Geisinger Health System will give the afternoon keynote.

This one-day event is rapidly becoming the Midwest’s premier precision medicine conference, by attracting regional attendance and national speakers while simultaneously showcasing our local talent at UC and Cincinnati Children’s. The inaugural year had nearly 360 registrants from more than 25 different institutions across the Midwest, including academia, industry, and nonprofit organizations. Those attendees included physicians, research scientists, genetic counselors, bioinformaticists, nurses, bioethicists, and students.

This year, PGM has extended its agenda, adding a third break-out track in informatics. Break-out sessions include Clinical Genomics, Clinical Genome Informatics, Genome Bioinformatics, Epigenetics, the Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Genomics, and Translational/Pharmacogenomics.

Speakers include Ivan Marrazi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, at the Icahn School at Mt. Sinai; Stephen Montgomery, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Genetics, and Computer Science at Stanford University; and Richard Weinshilbourn, MD, Professor of Pharmacology, at Mayo Clinic. A full list of speakers to date can be found at cincinnatichildrens.org/pgm.

Cincinnati Children’s and UC College of Medicine are co-sponsoring the free conference that includes lunch and an exhibitor fair. Other contributing partners include the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, University of Cincinnati Libraries, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.

PGM is free, but space is limited. Register early at cincinnatichildrens.org/pgm.