Three-day La Jolla Meeting Features Leaders from Academia and Industry  

St. Louis, MO (July 22, 2019) – The highly acclaimed Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Precision Health meeting will kick off again this September 5th – 7th, with three of the most esteemed leaders advancing genomics, precision health and precision medicine.  The opening session features, Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific officer for England, Elaine Mardis, co-Executive Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Heidi Rehm, the Medical Director of the Broad Institute’s Clinical Research Sequencing Platform and Chief Genomics Officer of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Now entering its 4th year, AGBT-Precision Health unites the world’s leading professionals and stakeholders in genomic medicine for keynote talks and industry insights about developments in precision health.

“In organizing AGBT-Precision Health, we sought to emphasize the current trends in clinical translation of next-generation genome sequencing, permitting attendees to get a sense of the cutting-edge applications and analytical combinations that are changing the clinical reality for patients across the spectrum of diagnoses and diseases.” commented Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, who co-chairs the scientific organizing committee for AGBT-Precision Health. To view full conference agenda, see: https://www.agbt.org/ph-agenda/ 

 To register for AGBT-Precision Health, visit: https://www.nixmeetings.com/agbtph2019

 The agenda features global leaders advancing the interface of genomics and precision health including: 

  • Leslie Biesecker, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Penelope Bonnen, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Kym Boycott, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Daniel Geschwind, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Katherine High, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • David Hyman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Bruce Korf, University of Alabama
  • Dennis Lo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh, the Broad Institute
  • Susan Slaugenhaupt, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Jill Mesirov, University of California, San Diego
  • Stephen Montgomery, Stanford University
  • Eric Topol, Scripps Research Translational Institute
  • Alica Zhou, Color Genomics

Scientific Organizing Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Eric Green, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Len Pennacchio, DOE Joint Genome Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Elaine Mardis, Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Michael Talkowski, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard and the Broad Institute 

Committee Members:

  • Michael Berger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Penelope Bonnen, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Wendy Chung, Columbia University
  • Paul Flicek, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Geoffrey Ginsburg, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Stephen Kingsmore, Rady Children’s Hospital for Genomic Medicine
  • Howard McLeod, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Heidi Rehm, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University and the Broad Institute

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