2020 Symposium Schedule

Draft as of 08/18/2020

All listed times are US Eastern time

Polygenic Risk Scores in Precision Medicine:  Predictably Unpredictable in Diverse Populations

August 31, 2020 (DAY 1)

1:00 – 1:30pm   Genetic and Polygenic Risk Scores: A Primer with Prostate Cancer

Fred Schumacher, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

1:30 – 2:00pm Applications of Multi-Ethnic Polygenic Risk Scores to Improve Risk Prediction in Diverse Populations 

Carla Márquez Luna, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow
Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine and Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2:00 – 2:30pm Combining Community Outreach and Breast Cancer Genetics to Investigate a Polygenic Risk Score for Black Women in the South

Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor
Genetics, Genomics and Informatics at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

September 1, 2020 (DAY 2)

1:00 – 1:30pm   Polygenic risk vectors improve predictions for complex diseases

Ruowang Li, PhD, MS, Research Associate
Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

1:30 – 2:00pm Characterizing the Clinical and Genetic Spectrum of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Electronic Health Records  

Ky’Era Actkins, BS, Graduate Student
Biomedical Sciences
Meharry Medical College

2:00 – 2:30pm Trainee Spotlight: Association of Preeclampsia with Infant APOL1 Genotype in African Americans

Anna Miller, BA, Graduate Student
Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

2:30 – 3:00pm Progress, Not Perfection: Diversifying the Genetic and Polygenic Risk Scores for Glaucoma

Jessica Cooke Bailey, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor
Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Case Western Reserve University