Registrations open for Sidra Medicine’s precision medicine symposium
November 11 2020 08:55 PM
Dr Damien Chaussabel and Dr Bernice Lo
Dr Damien Chaussabel and Dr Bernice Lo

Sidra Medicine has opened registrations for its virtual Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics Symposium (PMFG), to be held online from December 5 to 7.

PMFG 2020 Organising co-chair, Dr Bernice Lo, investigator at Sidra Medicine said, “We have finalised some very topical discussions this year including precision medicine solutions for managing Covid-19. We are also going to cover the large-scale discoveries that drive precision medicine as well as lessons from industry and biotechnology sectors.”

International speakers to PMFG 2020 include Mark Caulfield from Genomics England; Dr Adolfo Garcia-Sastre from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Dr Ingrid Scheffer from the University of Melbourne; Dr Paul Thompson from the University of Southern California and Dr Virginia Pascual from Cornell University.

In addition, attendees will also have access to presentations from Dr Alan Shuldiner from Regeneron Genetics Centre; Dr Stuart Tangye from the Garvan Institute and Dr Lara Mangravite from Sage Bionetworks.

Dr Damien Chaussabel, organising co-chair of PMFG 2020 and director of Sidra Medicine’s Immunology Programme said, “Our cohort of renowned speakers will share their insights about the advancements in precision medicine through data-driven science and research. We are excited that Sidra Medicine is in a very unique position to highlight its own precision medicine journey so far. We look forward to welcoming delegates online from all over the world for this year’s symposium.”

PMFG 2020 will feature live and on-demand programming from invited speakers, as well as provide opportunities for talks from competitive abstract submissions. It will bring together researchers, academics, healthcare professionals, policy makers, partners and the community, to explore the latest developments and innovations in genomics research and how they translate into precision medicine solutions.

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