LabRoots is excited to announce our 9th Annual Genetics Virtual Week held on April 20-22, 2021!
Genetics Virtual Week 2021 will offer a multi-day content-rich program combining stellar expertise from world-renowned keynote and featured speakers in the areas of Genetics & Genomics an expanding field of biology and human health, Molecular Diagnostics, exploring best laboratory practices and novel diagnostic applications, and Precision Medicine, spanning innovative technologies and solutions transforming healthcare and changing how patients are treated today.
Over the three days, invited lectures, thought-provoking discussions, and posters will be presented by academia and industry experts, professionals in medical and clinical genetics, scientific leaders, and research scholars.
This year's Genetics Virtual Week includes the following tracks:
Genetics and Genomics
Advancements in Genomic Technologies
Sex, Epigenetics, Aging, and Disease
New Approaches in the Genetics of Disease
Emerging Technologies and Methodologies in Molecular Diagnostics
Liquid Biopsies (Cancer Monitoring and Screening)
Infectious Disease Diagnostics - COVID-19 Testing
Therapeutics in Precision Medicine
Precision Medicine in Clinical Practice
The Role of Technology in Precision Medicine
Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open for 2 years from the date of the live event, and the webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.
Enjoy the interactive environment via live-streaming video and chat sessions with peers, and using the Leaderboard and Gamification to move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots most popular t-shirts.
Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2021 Genetics Virtual Week. Submit your free abstract here.
Continuing Education – LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 50 credits. This event will also provide CEU's for Genetic Counselors and is pending approval by the NSGC.
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Angshumoy Roy, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine and the Director of Cancer Genomics at Texas Children's Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology. Dr. Roy completed a PhD in Human Genetics, and residency and fellowship training in molecular genetic pathology, from Baylor College of Medicine. His research interests involve understanding the genetic and epigenetic landscape of sarcomas and rare soft tissue tumors in children. His clinical focus is in the implementation of genomic technologies in molecular diagnostics. Dr. Roy is involved in several efforts to develop professional standards and guidelines for clinical genomic knowledge curation and clinical genomic test development and implementation. His long-term goal is to increase the use of genomic testing in clinical care.
Arthur P. Arnold (AB, Grinnell College; PhD, The Rockefeller University) studies mechanisms causing sex differences in physiology and disease. His research has included the discovery of large structural sexual dimorphisms in the CNS, development of several animal models for studying sex differences, and studies of mechanisms by which sex-biasing factors operate, including sex chromosome effects. Dr. Arnold is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology at UCLA, and a fellow of the AAAS and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Previous positions include departmental Chair, Associate Director of the UCLA Brain Research Institute, Chair of the UCLA interdepartmental PhD and undergraduate programs for neuroscience, founding President of the Society of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, and founding Editor-in-Chief of Biology of Sex Differences.
Holly Ellis completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Oxford University and then went on to complete an MSc in Medical Genetics at Chester University. She gained another MSc in Clinical Sciences (Genomics) as part of the NHS Scientist Training Programme and she now work as a HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist in Genomics at North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (Liverpool). Holly has developed her own YouTube channel and social media platforms as "The Scouse Scientist" to inspire the next generation of scientists and raise awareness of the importance of genomics in the NHS.
Donald has worked in a variety of disciplines related to the field of molecular research. He began his research career in Biomedical Engineering at Mississippi State University and later in Neuroscience studying Autism Spectrum Disorders at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Over the past eleven years, he has worked in the research industry for well-established life sciences organizations in several roles, including, Field Engineering Specialist, Field Application Specialist, and Clinical Application Specialist. Along his varied path he has gained experience in clinical diagnostics, lab developed tests, and helping develop start-ups focused on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) using targeted sequencing for Oncology. He continues to use his knowledge to help get new and older labs up and running with new assays or projects. Whether it is contributing to a new kit or instrument development, he enjoys working through the process. Donald values assisting biotech companies and labs find solutions for problems as they grow and adapt to the continuously changing tech landscape. For him watching them get to the next level is one of the most rewarding aspects of his job. If you were to peek at his personality profile, you would see his core skill set is what you call an integrator, meaning he specializes in bringing multifaceted teams together to drive goals to completion. What Donald genuinely wants above all else is to help labs kickstart and achieve their goals allowing them to continue to use science to make it a safer and healthier world.
Dr Horvath's research lies at the intersection of aging research, epidemiology, chronic diseases, epigenetics, genetics, and systems biology. He works on all aspects of biomarker development with a particular focus on genomic biomarkers of aging. He developed a highly accurate multi-tissue biomarker of aging known as the epigenetic clock. Dr Horvath developed systems biologic approaches such as weighted gene co-expression network analysis which lend themselves for integrating gene genomic data sets. These methods have been used for a broad spectrum of age related diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease. Dr. Horvath received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1995 and a Doctorate of Science in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2000.
Dr. Hertz is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hertz received his PharmD from Rutgers University and PhD from UNC for his dissertation research on pharmacogenetic predictors of taxane-induced neuropathy. Dr. Hertz’s current research is interested in developing tools for individualizing treatment in patients with cancer and translating them into clinical practice. He has a particular interest in optimal use of paclitaxel for women with breast cancer, including identification of an ideal exposure target to maximize efficacy while avoiding unnecessary toxicity. Dr. Hertz has several other ongoing projects to discover and translate genetic variants that affect cancer treatment outcomes, in collaborations with medical oncologists at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and within SWOG.
Rasika Mathias, ScD, is Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and the Director of Genomics for the GeneSTAR Research Program in General Internal Medicine. She has recently named as the Miller-Coulson Family Human Aging Project Scholar for the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine. A formally trained Genetic Epidemiologist, Dr. Mathias has extensive experience in the analysis of array- and whole genome sequence-based genomewide association studies in the context of inflammatory diseases with significant health disparities. She plays a key leadership role in numerous NIH sponsored consortia including The Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program for the NHLBI and the Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA). Her work focuses on the tremendous scientific value of out-of-the-box and non-linear approaches to leveraging pre-existing data and the opportunities at scale from large multi-ethnic GWAS resources to bridge major gaps with health disparities research within a Precision Medicine framework.
Dr. Miga is an Assistant Research Scientist at the UCSC Genomics Institute. In 2018, she co-founded the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium, an open, community-based effort to generate the first complete assembly of a human genome. Additionally, Dr. Miga is the Director of the Data Production Center for the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC). Central to Dr. Miga’s research program is the emphasis on satellite DNA biology and the use of long-read and new genome technologies to construct high-quality genetics and epigenetic maps of human peri/centromeric regions.
Kenny is currently the Chief Product Officer at xCures, a company that is focusing on supporting advanced cancer patients and their doctors with evidence-based treatment options while capturing outcomes and learning in real-time to accelerate the future of oncology. He has over a decade of product leadership/management experience in growing innovative healthcare products. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Products at GenomeSmart which was acquired by Ambry Genetics in 2020, a subsidiary of Konica Minolta. Prior to that, he was the Senior Product Director for Counsyl, which was acquired by Myriad Genetics in 2018. Kenny developed his passion for helping patients early in his career as a board-certified genetic counselor at UCSF Medical Center. He holds a B.Sc from University of British Columbia in Cell Biology and Genetics and a M.S. in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College.
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The speakers below have been approved for Continuing Education Credits. To redeem your credits, locate the presentation you watched and click on the CE buttons for further direction. For more general information regarding continuing education, the processes to receive credits, and the accreditation bodies, Click here
POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PDF file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer-reviewed. Submission is free. If you are interested in sponsoring a Poster for this virtual event and generate leads, the cost is $250 and you can submit the poster at email@example.com.
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT
Enter the following information to this Submission Form:
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt of acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.
If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.
Questions? Email Posters@LabRoots.com
Dr. Shawn C. Baker is the Chief Science Officer and co-founder of AllSeq. Having received his Ph.D. at the University of California - Davis, he started his career as a Research Scientist at Illumina when it was a 15-person startup. After spending several years at the bench ...See more See less
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Dr. Sarah H. Elsea is an Associate Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and is Senior Division Director of Biochemical Genetics at Baylor Genetics. Dr. Elsea earned a B.S. in chemistry from Missouri State University and Ph.D. in biochemistry ...See more See less
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Molly McGinniss, MS, LCGC is a Senior Market Development Manager for Illumina's "Healthy Genome Initiatives" team. Her current role focuses on advancing the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care by providing access and education to healthy individuals through the ...See more See less
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