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Precision Medicine 2018
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LabRoots continues to champions the advancements and discoveries in precision medicine with the 3rd Annual Precision Medicine Virtual Conference. Precision Medicine 2018, a two-day event held June 20-21, will continue the dialogue and provide updates on the Precision Medicine Initiative ® (PMI), new efforts in drug discoveries, developments in FDA regulatory structures, and the integration of genetics on disease progression.

Precision Medicine is becoming an integral part of research in the science community. The discipline not only involves individual genetic information, but also environmental, behavioral, and clinical data. A combination of these factors allows researchers to put together a comprehensive view of each patient that aids in their search for precision approaches to health maintenance, disease prevention, and therapies.

Attendees of the 2018 event will learn from industry experts on a range of topics, such as NGS applications and technology development, large-scale genomics data sets, large-scale sequencing efforts, pharmagenomics and drug development to name a few. Presentations on developments for diagnostic and treatment for diseases such as cancer and Crohn's will also be available. 

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2018 Precision Medicine Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here.  

Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (CE) and/or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation. you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.

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Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer-reviewed. Submission is free.


Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

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All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

Questions? Email Posters@LabRoots.com

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  • JUN 20, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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    Precision Medicine: The Way Forward!
    Speaker: Prasun Mishra, MsC, PhD
  • JUN 20, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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    Precision Medicine: The Way Forward!
    Speaker: Prasun Mishra, MsC, PhD

  • Niall Lennon, PhD
    Senior Director of Translational Genomics and Product Development, Institute Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
      Niall J. Lennon, PhD, is Senior Director of Translational Genomics and Product Development with the Genomics Platform at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard. Niall has been working on NGS applications and technology development at the Broad for over 11 years. Most recently, Dr. Lennon oversaw the creation, certification and launch of a CLIA certified & CAP accredited laboratory within the Broad. He led the efforts to validate and implement a clinical Whole Exome sequencing test for both germline and somatic samples. Niall is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University. Niall has received a Black Belt in Six Sigma for his work on process design and optimization. He also holds an executive certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Niall earned a PhD in Pharmacology, and a BSc from University College Dublin, Ireland.
    • Andres Hurtado-Lorenzo, PhD
      Senior Director of Translational Research, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
    • Stephen Kingsmore, MD
      President and CEO, Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine
    • Prasun Mishra, MsC, PhD
      Founder and CEO of Agility Pharmaceuticals, CEO, American Association for Precision Medicine
        Dr. Mishra (Ex-Genentech, Ex-NCI, Ex-NIH, Ex-Rutgers) is the Founder and CEO of Agility Pharmaceuticals. He is also founding president and CEO of American Association for Precision Medicine (AAPM). He is best known for discovering the role for noncoding RNA in drug resistance and pharmacogenomics. Moreover, his passion for drug development and precision medicine has led to identification of new drug targets, biomarkers, companion diagnostics, and mechanisms of action/resistance of both new and established drugs, which has facilitated development of rational drug combinations in the clinic. While at Genentech, besides translational research, he participated in discovery project teams at various stages. He was instrumental in establishing robotic automation (robotization) driven mammalian cell based phenotypic screening capabilities and hit to lead identification efforts within Genentech. His research work has been recognized globally by numerous awards and honors. In addition to his professional commitments, Dr. Mishra also gives back to his local biotech community by serving as an advisor to several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area to advance their R&D and funding strategy. The companies that he has advised have raised multimillion dollars. Notably, he serves as a mentor and advisor to startup accelerators such as IndieBio, Project Zygote and California Life Sciences Association, to help grow California's life sciences innovation ecosystem. Moreover, discoveries lead by Dr. Mishra and his teams have contributed to the development of new and viable strategies of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients in the clinic.
      • Ronald Przygodzki, PhD
        Director of Translational Research, Department of Veterans Affairs
      • Jeffrey Reid, PhD
        Executive Director, Head of Genome Informatics, Regeneron Genetics Center
          Dr. Jeffrey G. Reid, Ph.D., is Executive Director, Head of Genome Informatics at the Regeneron Genetics Center, a large-scale sequencing initiative marrying exome sequence data with patient EMRs to improve patient outcomes and provide a blueprint for a future where genomics plays a central role in all aspects of drug development as well as the everyday practice of medicine. Dr. Reid focuses on the integration of EMR and sequence data in large data sets to provide insights into basic biology and improve patient outcomes. Before moving to Regeneron, Dr. Reid served for over six years as the leader of the next-generation sequencing informatics group at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reid has been involved in all aspects of high-throughput DNA sequence analysis applications, from the on-instrument primary analysis to algorithm development for data handling, variant calling, annotation, and all analysis steps in between. Using his experience in early big data analysis research from his work in relativistic heavy-ion collision physics computation in graduate school, Dr. Reid is a pioneer in the field of cloud-based genomics. Dr. Reid received his Ph.D. in physics from The University of Washington and his Bachelor's degree from Harvey Mudd College.
        • Nikolaus Schultz, PhD
          Head of Knowledge Systems, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology
            Nikolaus Schultz leads the development of the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics, a popular resource for the visualization and analysis of large-scale cancer genomics data sets. His research focuses on identifying the genomic alterations that underlie different types of cancer. He is involved in several projects of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and is an investigator in the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Prostate Cancer Dream Team. Dr. Schultz is an Associate Attending Computational Oncologist in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and an affiliate member of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program. He is the Head of Knowledge Systems in the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology.
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          Continuing Education (CME/CE/CEU) Credits

          The speakers below have been approved for CME, CE, or CEU credits. To redeem your credits, locate the presentation you watched and click on the CME/CE/CEU buttons for further direction. For more general information regarding continuing education, the processes to receive credits, and the accreditation bodies, Click here


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          • Sarah Elsea, PhD

            Dr. Sarah H. Elsea is an Associate Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and is Senior Division Director of Biochemical Genetics at Baylor Genetics. Dr. Elsea earned a B.S. in chemistry from Missouri State University and Ph.D. in biochemistry ...

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          • Iya Khalil, PhD

            Iya Khalil, co-founder and executive vice president of GNS, has promoted use of the Cambridge, MA-based company's technology in the biopharma industry. One of the inventors of the company's computational platform, her work has helped major players such as Biogen Idec and Johnson ...

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          • Tatjana Matejic, PhD, D(ABMLI)

          • Giacinto Scoles, PhD

            Giacinto Scoles (b. 1935, married to Lim Giok Lan since 1964) is Donner professor of Science, Emeritus at Princeton University, distinguished adjoint professor in the Departments of Physics and Biology at Temple University, and distinguished scientist at Synchrotron Elettra in ...

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          • Ruth Luna, PhD, MB (ASCP) CM

            Dr. Ruth Ann Luna serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology of Baylor College of Medicine and as Director of Medical Metagenomics within the Texas Children's Microbiome Center at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Luna directs the next-generation ...

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          • David Smith, PhD

            David I Smith received his B.S. in Mathematics and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He then received his Ph.D. for the Department of Biochemistry also at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After several postdoctoral positions he got his first ...

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          • Daniel Mueller, PhD

            Dr. Mueller earned his MD at the University of Bonn (Germany) and completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the Charité University Clinic in Berlin. In 2008, he has been appointed at the University of Toronto (Department of Psychiatry), and as Clinician Scientist at ...

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          • Marty Tenenbaum, PhD

            Dr. Jay M. ("Marty") Tenenbaum, a world-renowned Internet commerce pioneer and visionary, founded CommerceNet (1994) to accelerate business use of the Internet. While at CommerceNet, he co-founded Veo Systems (1997), the company that pioneered the use of XML for automating ...

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