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An Evening with the Experts: DNA, Personalized Medicine And You!

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:30pm to Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:30pm

An Evening with The Experts, held in St. Louis at the Cortext Innovation District, was a special partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), with support from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

Keynote Speaker: Eric Green, MD, PhD, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health


Panel 1: Holding Hope: The Promise of Precision Medicine

Panel Moderator: Eric Green, MD, PhD, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

F. Sessions Cole, MD, Chief Medical Officer,Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer,
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Stephen F. Kingsmore, MB, BAO, ChB, DSc, FRCPath; Executive Director, Medical Panomics

Elaine Mardis, PhD; Co-Director, The Elizabeth H. and James S. McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University


PANEL 2: The Playing Field: Ethics and Health Disparities Issues in Precision Medicine

Panel Moderator: Laura Lyman Rodriguez, PhD, Director, Division of Policy, Communications, and Education; Acting Chief, Policy and Program Analysis Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

Sarah Gehlert, PhD; E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Professor, Department of Surgery (School of Medicine) Washington University in St. Louis

Anya Plutynski, PhD; Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis

Will Ross, MD, MPH; Professor of Medicine, Renal Division, Associate Dean for Diversity, Office of Diversity Programs, Washington University School of Medicine