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Penn's 11th Annual Translational Medicine Symposium

October 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' (ITMAT) 11th Annual International Symposium will cover precision medicine research in academic medical centers and biotech. Speakers will include experts in precision medicine, epigenetics, global health, and microbiome biology.

Date: Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18, 2016, starting at 8:00 am.

Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research, Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Additional details:


The symposium will feature presentations in seven major areas:
  • Precision Medicine at Scale
  • The Biology of Senescene
  • Precision in Cardiovascular Biology
  • Chasing Precision in Cancer
  • Immunometabolism and Cancer
  • Personalized Paradigms in Diagnosis and Therapeutics
  • Parsing the Microbiome


Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, director of ITMAT, will host the event. Speakers and talks include:
  • Precision Medicine and Global Health, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Epigenetic Biomarkers of Aging and Applications, Steve Horvath, PhD, ScD, Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Correction of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by Genome Editing, Eric Olson, PhD, Professor and Chairman, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Precision Guiding T Cells: Lessons from Scaling to the Masses, Carl June, MD, Richard Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hypoxia, Metabolism, and Tumor Progression, M. Celeste Simon, PhD, Scientific Director and Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Wearable Sweat Sensors for Instantaneous Health Monitoring, Ali Javey, PhD, Conexant Systems Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Applied Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley
For additional details and presentation times, visit the 2016 Agenda.

Registration is required for attendance and for participation via web:
  • Follow this link to attend the 2016 ITMAT Symposium
  • Follow this link to participate via web in the 2016 ITMAT Symposium
If you plan to attend, please register and RSVP to Karen Kreeger at Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu.
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Funding for this conference was made possible in part from the journal Science Translational Medicine.

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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