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DAY 1 - Thursday, September 9, 2021 (Evening)

Session I: Genomic Medicine I (Mike Talkowski, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard, and The Broad Institute, Chair) Commodore Ballrooms C,D & E

5:00pm – 5:05PM

Welcome Remarks

5:05 PM – 5:35 PM

Stephen Kingsmore

President/CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

“Recent developments and future directions in genome-informed healthcare for infants.”

5:37 PM – 6:05 PM

Joyce Tung

23andMe, Vice President of Research

“Consumer-driven precision health”

6:07 PM – 6:37 PM

Joshua Denny

Chief Executive Officer of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program.

“All of Us Research Program: Improving health through technology, huge cohorts, and precision medicine”

6:39 PM – 7:09 PM

Vence Bonham, Jr.

Senior advisor to the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) on genomics and health disparities

“Maximizing the usability of genomics for all”

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Bay Terrace

Welcome Reception

Friday, September 10, 2021 (Morning)

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Bay Terrace


Session II: Genomic Medicine II (Eric Green, National Human Genome Research Institute, Chair) – Commodore Ballrooms C, D & E

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Rory Collins

PI/CEO of UK Biobank, and Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at the University of Oxford

“UK Biobank: an international resource for studying the determinants of disease”

9:32 AM – 10:02 AM

David Glazer

Verily Life Sciences engineering director and CTO of the Terra project

“Genomics for All of Us”

10:04 AM – 10:34 AM

Kathryn Phillips

Founding Director of the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS)

Addressing economic and reimbursement challenges for genomic medicine: Who should pay?  Who will pay?”

10:35 AM – 11:05 AM

Coffee Break

Session III: The Great Debate (Geoff Ginsburg, Founding Director for the Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center)

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM

To sequence or not: the relative value of genome sequencing across a healthcare system.


Lew Berman, Deputy Chief Technology Officer/All of Us Research Program at The National Institutes of Health.

Muin Khoury, Founding director of the CDC’s Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health

Heidi Rehm, Massachusetts General Hospital and The Broad Institute

Friday, September 10, 2021 (Afternoon)

12:05 PM – 1:30 PM

Bay Terrace


1:30 PM – 2:55 PM

Commodore A&B

Poster Session

Session IV: Precision Therapeutics

(Wendy Chung, Columbia University, Chair) –
Commodore Ballrooms C,D & E

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sek Kathiresan

Co-founder and chief executive officer of Verve Therapeutics

“From reading the genome for risk to rewriting it for cardiovascular health”

3:32 PM – 4:02 PM

Mark Zylka

Professor and Director,  UNC Neuroscience Center

“Advancing a CRISPR/Cas9 gene therapy for Angelman Syndrome”

4:04 PM – 4:34 PM

Cori Bargmann

The Rockefeller University

“Accelerating science through technology and collaboration”

4:36 PM – 4:56 PM

Kathryn Geiger-Schuller (Abstract Selected)

Regev Group, Genentech

Identifying redundancy and synergy in regulatory networks by observing and predicting genetic interactions in massively parallel pooled genetic screens

Sponsor Talks

5:00 PM – 5:25 PM

Diamond Sponsor Workshop – IsoPlexis

Rui Zheng, Ph.D., SVP of Innovation

Patrick Paczkowski, Ph.D., VP of Software

“Duomic: A highly multiplexed and simultaneous single cell transcriptomics and functional proteomics platform to transform biology”

5:25 PM – 5:40 PM

Sapphire Sponsor Workshop – Veranome Biosystems

Christopher Streck, Director, Applications & Technical Marketing

“Veranome’s highly multiplexed spatial RNA profiling of TME and neuro tissues”

5:40 PM – 5:52 PM

Ruby 1 Sponsor Workshop – PerkinElmer

Michelle Fraser, General Manager, Next Generation Sequencing, PerkinElmer

Emerging trends in infection disease surveillance

6:00 PM

Dinner on your own, free evening

Saturday, September 11, 2021 (Morning)

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Bay Terrace


Session V: Advancing human disease studies (Heidi Rehm, Massachusetts General Hospital and Broad Institute, Chair)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Elizabeth McNally

Director for the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine

“Genetics of heart function: rare, common, and in between”

9:32 AM – 10:01 AM

Mary De Silva

Head of Population Health, Wellcome Trust

“Disrupting population health research to achieve better health for all”

10:03 AM – 10:33 AM

Fabiola Quintero-Rivera

Professor in pathology and pediatrics, UCI

10:33 AM – 11:02 AM

Coffee Break

11:05 AM – 11:25 AM

Iain Forrest (Abstract Selected)

Do Lab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Underdiagnosis of genetic disorders in a large population-based biobank cohort: a genome-first study using linked exome sequencing and electronic health record data

Sponsor Talks

11:27 AM – 11:47 AM

Emerald Sponsor Workshop – Canopy Biosciences
Thomas Campbell

Precise spatial multiplexing for immune profiling in cancer with ChipCytometryTM

11:47 AM – 11:59 AM

Ruby Sponsor Workshop – Dovetail Genomics

Iain Russell, PhD, Director of Marketing, Dovetail Genomics

From mechanism of action to biomarker discovery: How chromatin landscape informs translational research

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Bay Terrace


Session VI: Late Breaking: Updates on Covid-19 Research: Commodore Ballrooms C, D & E

Late Breaking Advances

Moderator: Howard McLeod, FASCO, FCCP Medical Director, Precision Medicine Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine

1:30 PM – 1:50 PM

Josh Cohen (Abstract Selected)

Vogelstein Lab, Johns Hopkins Ludwig Center

“Detection of low-frequency DNA varients by targeted sequencing of the Watson and Crick strands”

1:52 PM – 2:22 PM

Joseph Gleeson

Rady Professor, University of California San Diego Neurosciences and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

“Gene-environment interactions in central nervous system development.”


2:24 PM – 3:04 PM

Andrea Ganna

Co-founder of the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative and group leader at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)

“The COVID-19 Host Genetic Initiative”

3:06 PM – 3:36 PM

Bronwyn Macinnis

Director of Pathogen Genomic Surveillance and an Institute Scientist at the Broad Institute

3:36 PM – 3:45 PM

Closing Comments

Prize Winners Announced

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Bay Terrace

Closing Dinner