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Second Annual IDDRC Gene Variant Symposium

"Functional Genomics and the Path from Genetic Variation to Clinical Translation" 

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When: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Moore Auditorium (Medical Campus, North Building)

Please save the date and register for the second annual institution-wide Gene Variant Symposium organized by the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at W.U.  

This year’s event will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 1 to 5PM at Moore Auditorium in the WUSM-North Building. A flyer is attached and the speaker list is copied below.  This year’s topic is: Functional Genomics and the Path from Genetic Variation to Clinical Translation.  

Please note that significant time is allocated to panel discussions and audience participation to raise understanding and awareness of the state of science, and to discuss our opportunities as a community of scientists to use, improve, and benefit from available technologies. 

There is no charge for this event, which includes a reception of refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.  We do ask that you click HERE to register so that we can get an accurate count for accommodations.  For more details, click here

This event is sponsored by the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Speakers & Topics:
Dean David Perlmutter, MD: "A Vision for Personalized Medicine at Washington University"
F. Sessions Cole, MD: "Bottlenecks in Interpretation of Variants of Undiagnosed Disease in Newborns"
Session 1: Experimental Validation of Variants
Gary Silverman, MD, PhD: "Functional Genomic Assays in C. elegans"
Lila Solnica-Krezel, PhD: "Functional Genomic Assays in Zebrafish"
Barak Cohen, PhD: "Cell-Based Functional Genomic Assays"
Panel Discussion: "Matchmaking Clinicians and Scientists for Designing and Performing Functional Genetic Screens"
Co-led by Xiaoxia Cui, PhD, Chris Gurnett, MD, PhD, and Session 1 Speakers
Session 2: Translating Variant Knowledge from Bench to Bedside (and Back Again)
Nate Stitziel, MD, PhD: "Harnessing the Human Clinical Phenotype as an Axis of Validation"
Philip Payne, PhD: "The Role of Informatics in Leveraging Functional Genomic Information for the Development of Novel Therapies" 
Susan Dutcher, PhD: "Perspectives on the Role of Functional Validation in the Gene Discovery Process"
Panel Discussion:  "Gene Variant Knowledge and an Impending Revolution in Patient Care"
Co-led by Laura Bierut, MD, Jon Heusel, MD, PhD, Dave Spencer, MD, PhD, Don Conrad, PhD, and Session 2 Speakers

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