Precision Medicine Day (Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:00AM - 2:30PM

Join the experts from UTHealth and national leaders to learn how precision medicine is integrating research disciplines and clinical care in guiding individualized patient care. The purpose of this event is to foster peer to peer networking and provide opportunities to explore collaboration endeavors with other researchers, participating guests, and external partners who are working to bring precision medicine to the forefront of healthcare.

The program involves talks from experts in precision medicine areas followed by a poster session.
Registration is by invitation. Please check your email to complete the registration process. If you like to participate in this event, please send an email to Smita.Saraykar@uth.tmc.edu.

Speakers

Program Schedule

Program Schedule
Time Event
8:00 – 8:30 AM BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
8:30 – 8:40 AM Opening remarks: Eric Boerwinkle
8:40 – 8:50 AM Review of Center: Zhongming Zhao
8:50 – 9:00 AM Trainee Education: Degui Zhi
9:00 – 9:15 AM Biobank: Jennifer Sanner
9:15 – 9:30 AM Machine Learning: Luca Giancardo
9:30 – 9:45 AM Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: Peilin Jia
9:45 – 10:00 AM COFFEE BREAK
10:00 – 10:15 AM Short talk: Han Chen
10:15 – 10:30 AM Short talk: John Hagan
10:30 – 10:45 AM Short talk: Piper Below
10:45 – 11:00 AM Short talk: Paul DeVries
11:00 – 11:15 AM Short talk: Khader Hasan
11:15 – 11:30 AM Short talk: Diana Milewicz
11:30 – 11:45 AM Short talk: Xiaoming Liu
11:45 – 12:00 PM Short talk: Jair Soares
12:00 – 1:30PM LUNCH AND POSTER PRESENTATION
1:30 – 2:15 PM KEYNOTE SPEECH
2:15 – 2:30 PM Adjourn and Poster awards: Jiajie Zhang

Poster Session

You are invited to submit abstracts with published and unpublished work describing recent advances in precision medicine including but not restricted to the following topics –

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Machine Learning
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Imaging
  • Health Informatics
  • Population Genetics

We encourage the PIs to bring a student/post-doc/trainee to present the poster. This is an excellent opportunity for them. Please forward the “save the date” email with the registration link to your student/trainee, they can register for this event.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three posters. Unstructured abstracts limited to 400 words should be sent to Smita.Saraykar@uth.tmc.edu.  Please include “Precision Medicine Day – Poster Session – Call for Abstracts”  in the subject line or “reply” to this email. Mark the presenter of the poster by an asterisk (*). Submit your abstracts by April 3rd 2017. 

Poster preparation - The size of the poster board is 4feet high X 6feet wide. Please ensure that your poster is within this range. Posters will be displayed on either sides of the poster boards.

If you have further question, please feel free to contact me.

About CPH

Mission Statement
The mission of the Center for Precision Health is to develop, implement and evaluate novel informatics and analytic approaches to advancing precision health, including basic, translational and population research aiming to promote prevention, improve treatment efficacy, and ensure patient safety.

Research
The Center for Precision Health designs and conducts research and demonstration projects focusing on the use of state-of-art informatics and analytics coupled with Electronic Health Record (EHR), phenotype and –omics data to advance precision health. The center works in close collaboration with researchers and physician scientists across UTHealth and nationwide. The center is currently developing the following four immediate high priority research areas –

  1. Population-based Genomics for Precision Health will identify novel genes and biomarkers for disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Special emphasis will be placed on novel gene discovery and pharmacogenomics.

  2. Cancer Precision Medicine will develop and lead research projects utilizing high throughput technologies to identify actionable mutations so that appropriate molecular targeted therapies can be implemented. The CPH will develop cancer genomic and proteomic analytics projects using cancer -omics and related clinical data.

  3. Translational Bioinformatics programs will be developed at the CPH to translate the discoveries of genomic medicine and other studies to promote patient care. This will include pharmacogenomics to produce new drugs based on clinically relevant mutations, drug repositioning or repurposing and the precise prediction of drug side effects, among other foci.

  4. Smart Clinical Trials will be necessary to save costs, increase efficiency and take into account the characteristics of individual study participants. The CPH will conduct research on the design and implementation of smart clinical trials.