Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati have joined together to launch the first genomics conference in the Midwest region. Precision Genomics Midwest will be held Friday, May 19 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.
The conference focuses on genomic research, clinical translation, and ethics. In addition, it features a compelling line-up of nationally acclaimed speakers, including Len Pennacchio, PhD, deputy director of The Joint Genome Institute; Heidi Rehm, PhD, of Harvard and the Broad Institute; and Teri Manolio, MD, PhD, director of Genomic Medicine at the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Rehm will open the conference with a keynote, “Deciphering the Genome through Community-Driven Approaches.” Pennacchio will deliver a second keynote in the afternoon, “Genomic Views of Gene Regulation in Health & Disease.”
In addition, there will be breakout sessions in Single-Cell RNA-Seq in Translation; Genomics in the Clinic; Translational Genomic Research; and the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genomics.
Conference support comes from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the University of Cincinnati Libraries, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science & Training (CCTST), and the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation.
Registration is free, including lunch, but space is limited. Visit http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/pgm to register by May 10. Event updates will also be available at that link.