Child Health Symposium: Transforming Child Health Through Genome Biology

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Harvard Medical School 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Boston, MA 02115

Child Health Symposium: Transforming Child Health Through Genome Biology

The purpose of this annual symposium, which coincides with Child Health Day, is to convene researchers across Harvard to promote collaborative research and innovation on topics relevant to children and child health. This year’s topic will explore the strengths and successes of the new genetics in childhood disorders, address the formidable ethical and operational challenges around which individuals should be tested and when, and explore directions in genome biology and child health over the next decade.

Open to everyone, registration is required:
http://catalyst.harvard.edu/programs/childhealth/

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
2:00-5:30pm

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
 

2013 Speakers:

Alan E. Guttmacher, MD
Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Health
Pediatric Genomics: Now in its Infancy, What Will Adulthood Look Like?

Diana W. Bianchi, MD
Executive Director, Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center
Prenatal Pediatrics: How is Genomics Changing Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy?

Joshua Boger, PhD
Founder and former CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
The Deceptive Simplicity of a Monogenic Recessive Disease: A Comprehensive Approach to Cystic Fibrosis

 

 

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